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I'm a 39 year old father of one living in the Bellevue area.  I married my college sweetheart and she stuck with me through law school.  When not in the courtroom, I enjoy the outdoors, often fishing and photographing nature.  I'm usually in the courtroom or on the side of a mountain somewhere. Check out some of my photography at


I vary my practice between criminal defense and personal injury, believing that they mutually benefit each other.  One of my passions is trial work and being in a courtroom.  This is one of the reasons I love criminal defense work as it keeps me in the courtroom and out of an office.  Court and trial experience makes me a better personal injury lawyer.  I have found that many civil lawyers are "scared" of the courtroom and often you can get a better outcome on your civil case by pushing it toward a courtroom.


i have worked as a private and public defense attorney during my career.  While I started my career and love representing private clients, public defense has been a very satisfying part of my career.  Helping those that are indigent and giving them a lawyer experience they would normally have to pay thousands of dollars for is particularly rewarding.  I'm a firm believer that some of the best lawyers I know are public defense lawyers.  You are able to gain valuable trial experience making you an effective advocate for private clients.  


I have handled nearly every type of criminal charge out there from Attempted Murder, sex crimes, Vehicular Homicide/Assault, VUCSA, Domestic Violence, DUI/Physical Control, and misdemeanor law.  I have extensive experience in the court helping me wade my clients through the system in the most beneficial way for them.


I started my career in personal injury and have maintained a case load during my career.  I find it challenging work helping those that have been injured at the hand of another in a negligent manner.  My court experience gives me a leg up on the competition when it comes to personal injury.  Often, taking a case to the steps of the courthouse gets my clients the best results and covers the true cost of their injuries and loss.


If you are in the need, please contact me about your case.  if you trust me to advocate on your behalf, I'll promise to do the best I can to protect you and your interests.  Thanks! 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    15 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    15 years, 600 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
    15 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($150-250/hour), contingent (25-39%), Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. Always concerned for the best interests of a client, he loves a good fight in the courtroom.


    Ann Gruben Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

1275 12th AVE NW, Suite 5
Issaquah, WA, 98027


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer - Rising StarSeattle Magazine2015
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2014
Super Lawyer - Rising StarSeattle Magazine2014
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Associaton2013
Super Lawyer - Rising StarSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2013
Rick Severtson Award, Outstanding Effort/MembershipWSB2010
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2009
President's Honor RollWashington State University1998
Student Of The YearNatural Resources - WSU1998
President's Honor RollWashington State University1997
President's Honor RollWashington State University1996
President's Honor RollWashington State University1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/AttorneyMcCully & Gardner, PLLC2015 - Present
Owner/AttorneyValley Defenders, PLLC2013 - Present
OwnerMcCully Law Group, PLLC2012 - 2014
AttorneyJacobson Law Group2003 - 2012
AttorneyPhillips & Webster, PLLC2001 - 2003
InternCreason, Moore & Dokken, PLLC2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Citizens For Judicial ExcellenceBoard Member2015 - Present
Washington Department Fish & WildlifeGMAC Member2011 - Present
Citizens For Judicial ExcellenceMember2010 - Present
WSBBoard Member2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
WSBPresident2011 - 2014
WSBVice President2009 - 2011
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Snoqualmie v. HowatsonNot Guilty
Issaquah v. YarchoNot Guilty
Shoreline v. FlemingNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
WSBGMAC Update2012
WSBWAC Coalition Update2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Washington State UniversityWildlife BiologyOther - Bachelors1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSB RendezvousWA Wolf Plan, Implementation, Legal Update2012
WSB RendezvousWashington Wolf Plan Draft EIS, What You Need To Know2011
WSB BanquetMC/Host2011