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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    25 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    25 years, 500 cases
  3. Family: 5%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Luke Edward Baumgarten

    Mr. Schiffner and I are members of Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I have had the pleasure of dealing with Mr. Schiffner through this organization and I can recommend him without reservation as an excellent and principled attorney who not only zealously advocates for his clients but who also supports his colleagues in the ultimate pursuit of justice.


    Luke Baumgarten Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Valerie Semmes Bouffiou

    If I were charged with a crime in Eastern Washington, this is who I would turn to. Robert is knowledgeable, aggressive and frequently achieves successful results on behalf of his clients.


    Valerie Bouffiou Domestic Violence Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Po Box 776
Moses Lake, WA, 98837-0117


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Compostellae Certificate of CompletionS.A.M.I. Catedral de Santiago2013
Graduate Student of the YearWashington State University1987
Graduation SpeakerWashington State University1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Robert E. Schiffner1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers of AmericaFounding Member2014 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2003 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
UnknownState v. Cerrillo, 122 Wn.App. 341, 93 P.3d 960 (2004)2004
UnknownState v. Smith, 113 Wn.App. 846, 55 P.3d 686 (2002)2002
UnknownState v. Rainey, 107 Wn.App. 129, 28 P.3d 10 (2001)2001
UnknownState v. Alvarez, 105 Wn.App. 215, 19 P.3d 485 (2001)2001
UnknownState v. Garnica, 105 Wn.App. 762, 20 P.3d 1069 (2001)2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
LaPier & Associates/NHTSAARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving EnforcementCertificate of Completion2013
National Patent Analytical SystemsBAC Datamaster Training/Owners CourseCertificate of Completion2007
LaPier & Associates/NHTSAStandardized Field Sobriety TestingPractitioner2004
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Washington State UniversityFinanceMBA1987
Washington State UniversityEngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WACDL Winter CLEProsecutorial Misconduct2013
Search and Seizure CLESearch and Seizure2008
Tuesday Lunch MeetingSearch and Seizure Law Update2007
Continuing Legal Education SeminarPublic Defender Crisis in Grant County2005