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James B. Feldman is an experienced trial and criminal defense attorney in Pierce, King, Kitsap and Thurston counties Tacoma and other areas of Western Washington. He is a graduate of the College of the University of Chicago and the University of Puget Sound School of Law.  For twenty-eight years, he has been fighting to protect the rights of people accused of crimes both misdemeanors and felonies including dui, domestic violence, property crimes, fraud and murder.

He is a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association, The Federal Bar of the Western District of Washington, the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.   He takes the time to listen to you and prepare your case well.  His personal service and knowledge of area courts have given him a proven track record of successful outcomes for his clients.


Languages Spoken: English, French

Practice Areas


  1. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 25%
  2. Domestic Violence: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%



Hourly ($250-500/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. He helped our mutual client gather the evaluations and records our client needed so I could apply for a DMV hearing. He was very helpful.


    Stacy Adams Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

James B Feldman PSC

4947 N Pearl St
Tacoma, WA, 98407-3119



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of Appreciation for Domestic Violence SeminarNALS (Natl Assoc for Legal Professionals) of Washington2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyJames B. Feldman, Attorney At Law, P.S.C.2005 - Present
Pro tem JudgePierce County District Court2006 - 2015
Lead AttorneyPierce County Assigned Counsel2002 - 2004
Public DefenderPierce County Department Of Assigned Counsel1986 - 2005
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Confederated Tribes Chehalisbar member2013 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember2013 - Present
United States District Court Western District WashingtonCJA Panel Attorney2008 - Present
Pierce County District CourtProtem Judge2006 - Present
Kent Municipal Court Conflict CounselMember2006 - 2014
Pierce County Department Assigned CounselConflict Counsel2005 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember1987 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Indian Reservation v Thomas FoleyDismissed and Property Ordered Returned
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Publication NameTitleDate
Washington JournalCocaine Addicted Mother Faced Distribution Charge1993
Tacoma News TribuneDrug Charge in Pregnancy1993
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of ChicagoHumanitiesAB1983
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Domestic Violence SeminarDomestic Violence Cases2009