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Shane M Silverthorn

About Me

My goal as an attorney is to help my clients acheive their goals, to keep them informed, to assist them in understanding our legal system, and to promote justice and equality through the practice of law.
I concentrate my practice in criminal defense of felony and misdemeanor charges.
Call for a Free Consultation - 253-274-9900


Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    17 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 15%
    3 years
  3. Family: 10%
    17 years
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 5%
    17 years



Hourly ($150-250/hour), Contingent (25-35%), Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Sophia May Palmer

    I endorsed Shane approximately five months ago, but wanted to update my endorsement. He recently finished a case I referred to him, by convincing the judge to dismiss the criminal charge after the State rested their case. His analysis of the facts and law was dead on and gave our mutual client the best result possible: a dismissal. I recommend Shane without hesitation. He gets the job done.


    Sophia Palmer Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Natalie Lynn Durflinger

    Mr. Silverthorn is a skilled trial attorney and an excellent negotiator. He fights for his clients and gets them excellent results. I would not hesitate to endorse this attorney.


    Natalie Durflinger DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Silverthorn Law Office

2 N 1st Street
Selah, WA, 98942



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Accommodation for Pro Bono ServiceWashington State Bar Association2011
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneySilverthorn Law Office1999 - Present
AttorneyMathews & Silverthorn, PLLC1999 - 1999
ParalegalLatham & Watkins, LLP1998 - 1998
Legal InternGonzaga University Legal Assistance1996 - 1996
Legal InternMichaelson Mix Rodrigues, PLLC1996 - 1996
Law ClerkKenneth Albrecht, Attorney1995 - 1996
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2002 - Present
Washington Defenders AssociationMember2001 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. MarlowAcquital on Attempted Murder 1
State v. DavisNo Guilty of Assault 1 - 4 Counts
State v. BrewerAssault Case Dismissed
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Publication NameTitleDate
Tacoma News TribuneShe Took Rover, then a lot more2007
Tacoma News TibuneNot Guilty plea in cat killing case2005
Tacoma News TribuneDeputy's Wife Pleads Not Guilty2005
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJuris Doctorate1997
Central Washington UniversityPolitical ScienceBachelor of Arts1993
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Still Haven't Found What Your Looking For?Suppression of Physical Evidence2011