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Michael Paul Iaria

About Michael Iaria

About me

For almost thirty years, I have defended clients accused by the government of serious crimes.  I have substantial trial, appellate and post-conviction experience, and my current practice emphasizes the defense of white collar, death penalty, homicide, and other serious and complex cases in state and federal courts.  Additionally, I represent professionals in disciplinary matters and victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and police misconduct as plaintiffs in civil cases.  I also coordinate and conduct mitigation investigations and presentations for clients who, in any type of case, but particularly in the sentencing or disposition phase of criminal or professional licensing cases, need critical decision makers – prosecutors, judges, jurors, licensing board members – to understand their lives as a whole.   I appear in courts throughout Washington.