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Luke Edward Baumgarten

About me

I am a father, a husband, a lawyer, and a drummer. I live in Whitman County with my wife, kids, two dumb dogs, and a cat.  When I'm not lawyering, I'm playing drums for my church and for a local country rock band.



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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    6 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    6 years



Contingent (20-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Thomas Paul Lyden

    I have known Luke since law school and have been impressed with his passion and diligence ever since. Luke has quickly become a leader in the defense community and has developed both his criminal defense book smarts and his trial abilities to that of a serious defense attorney. I refer folks in the Palouse region to Luke with confidence. If you need someone on your side you should call Luke.


    Thomas Lyden Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeannie Patrice Mucklestone

    Luke is very familiar with the Courts, Judges and prosecutor's in his County and has a passion for what he does. I completely endorse his work.


    Jeannie Mucklestone DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Baumgarten Law Offices PLLC

445 S Grand Ave
Pullman, WA, 99163-2751


IDAuthorized to practice law201401/12/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Avvo Clients' Choice Award, DUI/Criminal DefenseAvvo2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Avvo Clients' Choice Award, Criminal DefenseAvvo2013
Avvo Clients' Choice Award, Criminal DefenseAvvo2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentWhitman County Bar Association2013 - Present
FounderEastern Washington DUI Defense Association2013 - Present
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyWhitman County Prosecuting Attorney2008 - 2010
Legal InternUniversity of Idaho Legal Aid Clinic2007 - 2008
Legal InternWhitman County Prosecuting Attorney2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Whitman County Legal ServicesAdvisory Board member2014 - Present
National College for DUI DefenseMember2013 - Present
Whitman County Bar AssociationPresident2013 - Present
Eastern Washington DUI Defense AssociationFounder2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Washington State Association for Justice (formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association)Attorney Member2011 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
WSBA Family Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Whitman County Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2013
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Idaho College of LawFine ArtOther - Bachelors2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advice Clinic, 1/25/13Family Law2013
Friday, 3/2/12Family Law Advice Clinic2012
Law Practice ManagementPrivate Practice Q&A2011
Legal Advice ClinicFamily Law2010
Law Practice ManagementPrivate Practice Q&A2010
Family Law Advice ClinicFamily Law2010