|Judge Pro-Tempore||Municipal Court - City of Union Gap||2005 - 2009|
|Judge Pro-Tempore||Municipal Court - City of Yakima||2003 - 2008|
|Sociology Instructor||Yakima Valley Community College||2000 - 2003|
|County-Designated Mental Health Professional||Benton County Crisis Response Unit||1995 - 1997|
|Sociology Instructor||Yakima Valley Community College||1995 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|University of Montana School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Walla Walla College||N/A||N/A||1995|
|Central Washington University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
Posted by Derrick
I have not had a very positive experience with public defenders. The public defender I had before Mr. Laws barely knew my name or carried what it was. so, when he quit his position and left my case up in the air. I didn't have much faith in whoever was going to take over my case.
Mr. Laws however proved to be better then I could ever dream for. He really took time and showed passion to be there for everyone of his clients, and that's saying something because he has a lot! This really shows the type of character and lawyer he is. He well fight for you and make time for you no matter what. He never made me feel anything less then his most important client, and I know he has to do that with all his clients, because there was nothing special about me or my case. He just gave me a personal feeling of representation that really made me feel he was fighting for me, and that is not what you expect with a public defender. I can't recommend him more for legal representation he will fight for you to find the best resolution possible.
John Tymczyszyn, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
As I former prosecutor with the City of Everett I have gone to trial on the opposing side of Mr. Laws. He is a talented and competent advocate for his clients. As a young lawyer I learned a lot from Mr. Laws. I respect his work and hope to emulate him as I develop in my career.
Luke Baumgarten, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Mr. Laws and I are members of Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I have had the pleasure of dealing with Mr. Laws through this organization and I can recommend him without reservation as an excellent and principled attorney who not only zealously advocates for his clients but who also supports his colleagues in the ultimate pursuit of justice.