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Timothy L. Healy

Criminal defense Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.8   96 reviews
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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    34%

  2. Domestic violence
    33%
    Women often have an ulterior motive to lie, fabricate or exaggerate and I uncover these usually resulting in dismissals, acquittals or substantially reduced charges.

    29 years, 500 cases

  3. Sex crime
    33%
    There are probably more innocent men in prison over false sex abuse allegations than any other criminal charge and I use state and national experts and my years of criminal trial experience to exonerate the innocent or help those who need help.

    29 years, 500 cases

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When you are facing the most difficult time in your life--being accused, you need skilled advocates who have spent their whole lives preparing for the fight of your life.

Mr. Healy and our lawyers at Vindicate Law have a reputation for being the most prepared people in the courtroom. When literally everything you care about: family, freedom, livelihood and reputation are all on the line, you need a lawyer who will go to the ends of the earth and leave no stone unturned while preparing a defense that will convince the Jury to vindicate you and your life.

Police officers, women, children and others often have ulterior motives to lie and fabricate. The jury needs to understand this and understand why this happens. We are extremely skilled in getting juries to understand the how and why false allegations happen all the time. Police officers are specifically trained in how to manipulate the accused in to making false confessions and portraying innocent facts into sounding incriminating.

There are literally tens of thousands of innocent people in prison and most of the time they are there because their lawyer failed to thoroughly investigate was unprepared and unpersuasive and not skilled in the art of cross-examination.

Our lawyers have astounding success in the courtroom. To the point of jurors hugging and crying with the accused in the hallway of the courthouse after the "Not Guilty!" verdict. To the point of jurors sending a note to the judge asking of they can render a verdict against a police officer who fabricated testimony and slammed the accused's head against the car causing injury. These are the moments that our lawyers live for and achieve.

When naming our law firm we spent many, many hours and reviewed literally thousands of options, but chose Vindicate Law Group. According to Webster's Dictionary, "vindicate" is defined as, "to free from allegation or blame" and this is exactly our mission towards each and every client we proudly represent.

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Client's Choice 2019,2018,2017,2016,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010
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Location

Vindicate Criminal Law
Vindicate Criminal Law Group
1201 Pacific Ave, Suite 1503
Tacoma, WA, 98402
Vindicate Criminal Law Group
10655 NE 4th St.
Suite 208
Bellevue, WA, 98004
Vindicate Criminal Law Group
707 S Grady Way
Suite 600
Renton, WA, 98057
Vindicate Criminal Law Group
10116 36th St Ct SW
Suite 310
Lakewood, WA, 98499
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4.8 / 5.0
  96 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2014
Best Lawyer
I OWE MY LIFE TO THIS MAN – NOT GUILTY!   I work in the criminal justice field and was falsely accused of a very serious “strike” felony – my life and career were about to be ruined.  Because of my job I know there are different types of lawyers:  great, good, average, and flat-out bad.  After researching a lot of criminal lawyers and talking with co-workers I chose Tim.  During my trial Tim tore apart the many witnesses who testified against me and convinced the jury of my innocence!  Words cannot express how lucky I was to have Tim on my side.  As far as lawyers go, he is BEYOND GREAT!  Thank you, Tim!
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2014
A Great Attorney!
Timothy Healy is always on top of his cases. He is a winner, and very trustworthy. I was accused of four counts of child molestation, which were false allegations. I was facing Class A felony charges, and Timothy was able to get the charges dismissed. He is a wonderful lawyer, and he has his clients' best interests at heart. I would definitely use Timothy again.
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Posted by Terry | January 10, 2019
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Fighting for me.
I was served with a protection order from my soon to be ex wife that I had been with for 40 plus years. Never seen it coming. I was totally lost. When I read the order I realized she was out to destroy me. Thank God I found Mr. Healy. I walked into his office and his professional team made me feel like family. They wanted to hear every detail about my situation. They were in no hurry. I then realized I had the right people on my side. Thanks Tim for fighting so hard for me. Two parts to my case, and already the first part was thrown out, thanks to Tim and his staff of professionals. Major thanks' to Tim, Michelle, Tyler, and Quinita. Thanks so much for listening to me and being on my side when I had no one else. If you need help like I did, contact Timothy Healy. Thanks' Tim.
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Posted by Heidi | October 3, 2019
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Great. Will Re-Hire if Needed:)
i hired Timothy Healy's firm for my criminal case. I was recommended Duncan Lewis by Jason Benjamin who had represented me in my divorce and I trusted his opinion. I had a review hearing for an old Physical Control charge coming up and I had had very traumatizing experiences with this court and jail. I was convinced it was just not a smart or safe idea for me to show up alone and was I very nervous. I hired Duncan as recommended and I'm so glad I did! He validated all of my concerns and worries, and addressed everything I asked about. To me, he seems like a very understanding, agreeable and likeable man. He showed up early and handled things ahead of time so I was in and out of that awful court in 15 minutes flat! I could not have asked for a better outcome that day. It makes me feel a lot more confident knowing I can call him just in case, and I'm grateful for that. I highly recommend Duncan Lewis.
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2019
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My innoncence was proven.
I contracted Mr. Healey's firm to represent me in a complex criminal case where I was falsely accused of a felony. Mr. Healey appointed Duncan Lewis to my defense. I am grateful to Mr. Healey's firm and Duncan Lewis. Please read my review to Mr. Duncan below: I was falsely accused of a serious crime and Mr. Lewis’ exceptional talent proved my innocence. Throughout the many months of agonizing proceedings and countless court dates, Mr. Lewis never missed a court date and he was always thoroughly prepared. Mr. Lewis was supportive of my family and I during this incredibly painful experience. I was facing prison time, loss of my career, and the ability to care for my family. Everything I had worked so arduously for my entirely life was at peril. Today, I have my freedom and my integrity is sound in the eyes of the law, family and friends because of Mr. Lewis. He has over three decades of professional experience and he is deservingly well-respected in the law community. Mr. Lewis’ diligence, breadth of experience, and professionalism helped save my life. My family and I are grateful to Mr. Lewis and we affectionately refer to him as Duncan “The Lion” Lewis. Thank you for saving my life and family’s future.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2019
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Very Thankful
We retained Mr Healy’s firm Benjamin and Healy for my husbands case. Duncan Lewis was our attorney. Mr. Lewis is a very seasoned defense attorney and genuinely cares for his clients. He went above and beyond for my husband and helped my family tremendously. I highly recommend his services as it is hard to find someone who see's you for who you are and not your criminal offense.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2019
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Astounding team of individuals!
I hired the law firm of Benjamin & Healy to represent my daughter in her criminal trial. I met with Mr. Healy within a few days to discuss circumstances and alternate paths and again with Lucas. Both took the time to clarify and validate each step that needed to be taken. I would like to take the opportunity at this time to thank everyone for the hard work managing this case. There were many hurdles and barriers to overcome through out the process. I believe the firm was dedicated and committed to conclusion. You are a remarkable astounding team of individuals!
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Posted by Teresa | May 6, 2019
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I cant thank you enough. Or family is forever grateful.
If we had to rate Tim Healy’s firm 1-10 they deserve a 20. We retained Benjamin and Healy for our son who suffers from a traumatic brain injury, they assigned Duncan Lewis to the case. Duncan was so extremely respectful of my son and made him feel very comfortable with the entire process. He was facing 91 days in jail, his jail time was waived, probation terminated and fines pulled from collections. Your firm gave our son his freedom and his life back. Its like a mountain has been lifted off our shoulders and this burden that held him back is no longer there. I cant thank you enough. Or family is forever grateful.
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Posted by Patrick | May 6, 2019
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THE BEST
I retained Benjamin and Healy for my case and now I no longer have the stress of my warrants or jail time. I would 150% recommend Benjamin & Healy to anyone facing serious criminal charges.
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2019
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Tim Healy's Firm is the best!
Tim Healys firm , I would recommend to ANYONE! I have used them twice now, once when i was convicted 5 years ago and AGAIN recently to vacate my conviction! Both times the lawyers I've used gave it there all & helped me beyond belief!
Posted by Stephanie | January 18, 2019
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Dv case
I hired this firm for my DV case, they were great with me, fair price and patient. I was assigned a lawyer from the firm her name was Carrie Fulton she helped me more than I expected, she worked hard and my case was dismissed. I'm more than happy with the service I recieved.
Posted by Lyndi | November 22, 2018
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Hard working and determined!
I had an anti- harassment order served on me from a previous employee, all along everyone was very helpful and wanting to get things done ASAP.. definitely would hire again...
Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2018
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The best of the best
The Law Firm of Benjamin & Healy, PLLC was the right group to hire for my legal needs. Mr. Healy has a proven track record that can not be beaten, hiring him was the right choice. They have professionals at all levels in the office that knew how to orient clients and locate the best service for my issue. My first contact with this firm was positive and encouraging; insisting they could influence a good outcome. I was explained all aspects of service including: cost, type of legal assistance I needed, and how the process worked up front and by the first person greeting me in their offices. This information provided me a great deal of confidence this firm would represent me in the best possible way. I will consult this firm for future legal needs.
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Posted by Cindi | October 26, 2018
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A true advocate for my daughter
I hired the law firm of Mr. Healy to represent my daughter in an attempted murder case in Pierce County. My daughter was a drug addicted and struggled most of her adult life with dependency issues. I was scared for her life and very limited financially. I met with me Healy and his legal team and was very happy with the professionalism, and legal advocacy my daughter received. This was a tough case and a very emotional one for my family and for my daughter. Ultimately she received the best outcome possible and I am very thankful for this firm.
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Posted by K. Owens | October 17, 2018
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In our time of need..
I hired this firm to represent my brother on a sexual assault case. The chargers were a lie as my brother was the target of a very bitter ex girlfriend. This firm was professional from the beginning and told us the truth from day one. They believed in my brothers innocence and got him the best results based on the facts! I strongly recommend, this firm, Mr. Healy and all of the attorneys that work here. They will fight for you.
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Posted by AV | October 9, 2018
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Had my back!
I hired this firm through a friend referral and it was the best decision I made. This firm was knowledgeable, prepared, confident and communicated with me very closely. I was very afraid of the court system and didn’t understand the process. Duncan put me at ease and handled my case in the best possible manner. My case was dismissed! I owe my life to this firm and would recommend Mr. Healy and his team of attorneys to anyone in need of serious help.
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Posted by Shawn | October 7, 2018
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Amazing lawyer
My lawyer was amazing despite the court that she had to work with. She fought to get me home even with all the obstacles thrown in our way. She got me a great plea. Was in great communication with me and explained everything including answering all my questions. She helped keep me positive throughout the whole process. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone that has to go through what I had too.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2018
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Tim Healy
I retained Mr Healy's law team because I was uncertain of allegations and a "no-contact order." addressed to me. The order could have escalated into a very much more serious issue. Tim Healy addressed all legal aspects and advised of best moving forward steps.
Posted by Mary E. | September 17, 2018
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Best firm in town
I hired Mr. Healy’s firm to represent my son in a Felony domestic violence case. My son suffers from depression and has severe mental health issues that put him in vulnerable situation with his wife. He needed a lot of legal help. Mr. Healy’s firm took my son’s case in spite of some financial issues we had and worked with us in spite of our hardships. Mr. Healy and his team believed in my son’s innocence. We ultimately took the case to trial and won! My son got his life back as a result of the hard work, advocacy and diligence of this firm. I can not thank Mr. Healy enough for the representation we were provided. I would recommend this firm to anyone in true need of legal help. You will get the best outcome with this firm.
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Posted by JM | September 12, 2018
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Case dismissed!
I was arrested a few months ago on a frivolous Domestic Violence charge after having an argument with a family member. I was taken to jail, my rights were impeded upon and I was falsely charged. I hired this law firm to represent me and was impressed with the representation I received. Ms. Shea was professional, aggressive and persistent. After tough negotiations and a long battle with the state she got my case dismissed. I would hire this firm again and strongly recommend them to anyone in a serious legal situation.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Vindicate Criminal Law Group
  • 1995 - Present
  • Judicial Assistant
  • Hon. Judge Frederick B. Hayes, Pierce County Superior Court
  • 1994 - 1995
  • United States Marine
  • Marine Corps
  • 1983 - 1987

Education

  • University of Virginia Trial Advocacy College
  • 2007
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Child Molestation - Dismissed
  • Dismissal
  • Child Molestation First Degree Reduced To Misdemeanor With No Jail
  • Class A felony reduced to misdemeanor with no jail
  • Rape - Facing 10 Years Reduced To Misdemeanor
  • Class A felony reduced to misdemeanor
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Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1995 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1995 - Present
  • National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center
  • Member
  • N/A
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • A+ Rating
  • BBB
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Leaders in Criminal Defense
  • Newsweek
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Just News
  • Criminal Defense
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Advocacy College
  • Jury Trial
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (26)
Endorse Timothy
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim Healy is an outstanding lawyer. I handled a difficult criminal defense case in which Tim represented a co-defendant. He has a great staff and the experience to handle complex criminal defense cases. If you are researching attorneys you should look no further. I endorse this lawyer. Kris Jensen, JensenLegal.com"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim takes every one of his cases very personally. He expects that he will get the very best possible outcome. Prosecutors and Judges have routinely commented on the very high level of preparation Tim does on every single case. He takes the saying, "Success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration" literally. Every prosecutor knows they are in for a huge fight when Tim Healy is on the other side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tim's primary goal is to get the best result for each of his clients. He fights for them and works hard to ensure they are represented in the best manner possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tim is an experienced, well respected, and zealous advocate for his clients. It is my pleasure to endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tim is a highly experienced and effective litigator. He knows what it takes to get great results for people accused of crimes. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"The defense of serious criminal charges requires a serious lawyer with the judgment and skills that only come with years of trial experience. Timothy Healy is that lawyer. He gets results. I give him my highest endorsement."
Unknown Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tim is an excellent advocate for his clients. He is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced in criminal law and I do not hesitate to endorse him."
Sex crime Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tim is an aggressive advocate and litigator for his clients. I regularly refer criminal defense and sex crimes cases to him because I am confident in the results he will produce."
Domestic violence Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is my go-to resource for criminal law matters. He is always someone I can trust for sound advice."
Sex crime Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tim is a zealous and effective advocate on behalf of his clients. With over 20 years experience, he is a seasoned trial attorney who gets demonstrated results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Healy has a well earned reputation for being a top litigation attorney. He offers intelligent and rigorous representation to all of his clients. If you are in need of a serious defense attorney to represent you, then Mr. Healy is the person you should call. I highly recommend Mr. Healy"
Sex crime Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tim Healy is a top tier defense attorney that fights for his clients. His expertise and knowledge of the criminal justice system is second to none. I endorse this Lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Healy is an exceptional attorney that is always confident and articulate in court and with his clients. He is always professional and courteous towards his colleagues, and a pleasure to know. I endorse Mr. Healy."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Timothy. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is a great attorney who handles the toughest cases with expertise and gets great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen this attorney in court many times. He fights for his clients and gets great results. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have practiced with Mr. Healy in Pierce County for over a decade. He is an exceptional attorney and his reputation reflects that fact. Mr. Healy recently went head to head in a weeks long civil trial with my former law partner and did an excellent job for his client. He was very, very prepared for trial and advocated vigorously and capably in a difficult case. I highly recommend Mr. Healy."
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Seattle Criminal defense Lawyer Timothy L. Healy
Timothy L. Healy
Criminal defense Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 28 years
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