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One of the most terrifying moments in your life comes when you are charged with a crime. Trying to navigate the legal system can be overwhelming and confusing.  You need an aggressive and experienced attorney fighting for you. 


I spent the majority of my career as a prosecuting attorney handling every type of case from fish and wildlife violations to first degree murder. After serving as a prosecutor I went on to become a pro tem judge in multiple courts. Now, with the team of attorneys at the Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear, I put that experience to work for you.


My experience in the courtroom gives me special insight into your case. I know the consequences you are facing. I know how to identify evidentiary problems and your best legal defenses, and I dedicate myself to thorough investigation, research and negotiation on your behalf.


Whether you are facing serious criminal charges, fighting a traffic infraction or looking for assistance with civil protection and anti-harassment orders, you deserve to have an advocate who has been on all sides of the courtroom by your side.


If you need an aggressive and experienced attorney, call my team at (425) 670-9090.


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    Valerie is an experienced, highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse her without hesitation or reservation.


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Law Office Of Lance R. Fryrear

19401 40th Ave. W. Ste 340
Lynnwood, WA, 98036-5600


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2015
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2014
Bulldog AwardSnohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2006
Cum Laude Graduation HonorsSeattle University School of Law2005
Mock Trial ChampionSeattle University School of Law2004
Dean's ListUniversity of Washington2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office Of Lance R. Fryrear2015 - Present
Judge Pro TemEvergreen District Court2014 - Present
Judge Pro TemMarysville Municipal Court2014 - Present
Judge Pro TemBothell Municipal Court2013 - Present
Judge Pro TemSouth District Court2013 - Present
Volunteer for Cold Case Homicide ReviewMonroe Police Department2013 - 2014
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneySnohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2005 - 2012
Rule 9 InternSnohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2004 - 2005
Volunteer InternSnohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Order of BarristersHonor Society Member2005 - Present
Washington Women LawyersBoard Member at Large2012 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. MonsonGuilty verdict. Affirmed on appeal.
DUI - RefusalReduced to Reckless Driving
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Publication nameTitleDate
Guide for School Resource OfficersSchool Searches and K9 Sniffs2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's OfficeJuvenile Charging and Disposition CLE2010
Interagency Police Training through Snohomish County Sheriff’s OfficeDomestic Violence Laws2010
Snohomish County School Resource OfficersSchool Resource Officer Legal Update2007
Snohomish County School Resource OfficersScool Searches and K9 Sniffs2007
Snohomish County Citizen's AcademyCriminal Prosecution2007
Safe Schools Interagency Team Planning ProgramSafe Schools Forum2007
Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's OfficeDUI Voir Dire CLE2006