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William "Beau" Coats has been providing effective criminal defense since 1992. He has a thorough and creative approach to the practice of law and leaves "no stone unturned" in his representation of clients.


With extensive trial and appellate experience he has earned a reputation for honesty and integrity in the courtroom where he consistently displays a thorough understanding and analysis of the subject matter.


Recognized for astute and effective motions regarding unlawful search and seizure, want of authority, and constitutional defect, he aggressively covers all facets of his client's case.


Most importantly he maintains that "human" touch that is so rare in the business.


Practice areas

  1. Elder Law: 37%
    27 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 32%
  3. Real Estate: 17%
    27 years
  4. Business: 14%
    27 years



Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Kirk Charles Davis

    I am hard pressed to think of a better person or attorney than Mr. Coats. He is excellent.


    Kirk Davis Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Drue Lyn Kirby

    I endorse this lawyer. Although I am a little biased, Beau does an excellent job on his cases. He is thorough to a fault. He researches and contemplates his cases like no other attorney that I know. He practices in the area of criminal law, probate and real estate/contract law. I would not hesitate to hire Beau.


    Drue Kirby Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

The Coats Law Firm

1609 - 208th St. SE
Bothell, WA, 98012

1609 - 208th St. SE
Bothell, WA, 98012



TXInactive 200907/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Order of the CoifNational Order of the Coif1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalWilliam Coats, P.S. Inc.1990 - Present
Judge Pro TemporeKing County2004 - 2008
Judge Pro TemporeSnohomish County2003 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Land Trust AllianceN/A2008 - Present
King County Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Washington Bar AssociationN/A1990 - Present
Washington State Real Estate BrokerDesignated Broker1999 - 2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Whitman CollegeSociology and EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Keeping your practice up to dateAudio-Video recording of defendants: on-scene and in-custody2009
Keeping your small practice up to date.2008: Conservation Easements & Conservation Development2008
Small Practice Update2011: Elder Law: Essential Documents for the General PractitionerN/A