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Defending all criminal matters with an emphasis on DUI's and traffic related matters.We will do everything possible to keep a DUI off your record and get you the results you deserve.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Recognition for Contribution to Criminal Justice||Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice||2014|
|Owner||Law Office of Michael R. Frans||2002 - Present|
|Of Counsel||Law Office of Barbara A. Bowden||1999 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2015 - Present|
|Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice||Member||2015 - Present|
|Citizens for Judicial Excellence||Member||2012 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|United States District Court||Licensed to practice in Federal court||2001 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|State v. Goodall||Dismissed|
|City of Seattle v. Brown||Not Guilty|
|State v. Myers||conviction reversed and remanded for dismissal|
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|National Highway Traffic Safety||N/A||Certified FST Administrator||2001|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Central Washington University||Law and Justice||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Defending DUI's CLE||Opening Statement: Setting the Tone||2016|
|DPD-SCRAP Misdemeanor Unit Retreat CLE||Cross Examination of BAC Tech||2015|
|Defending DUI's CLE||Cross Examination of BAC Tech||2014|
|Gathering of Professional Driver Union Reps||Affect of alcohol related offenses on CDL holders||2011|
Posted by Marcos
I was charged with assaulting my son and both the prosecutor's office and local police were intent on making sure the charges stuck. The residing judge showed bias towards the state in every motion we could make, to include stating that our star witness would be incredibly limited in their testimony. Through Mike's knowledge and expertise we were able to present our story to the jury and get a not guilty verdict! Mike kept me sane while advising me that the prosecutor's actions were merely attempts to get me to plea. I owe Mike big time and I highly recommend him.
Posted by Matt
Mike Frans was a pleasure to work with. He is very realistic when discussing my options during our meetings and provided his professional opinion at every turn. I could not have asked for a better result for my DUI case: DOL case was dismissed and my DUI charge (I was well over the BAC limit) was reduced to Reckless Driving. It was a stressful time, but Mike always kept me informed and his professionalism and confidence in court were very reassuring.
Posted by anonymous
I was up for a felony related DUI. A felony conviction would have destroyed my profession credibility and no option other than reduction to misdemeanor was acceptable. Amazingly Michael accomplished this with finesse, quality thinking and attention to details. His defense was well rounded and had no holes. Anyone can rely on Michael with confidence he will deliver the best possible outcome.
D Lee, Domestic violence Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I recently had the opportunity to work side by side with Mike on a very challenging felony traffic case in King County. Mike displayed a deep mastery of the facts of the case, but what really impressed me was his ability to find the best possible legal arguments for our client and use them to get the best possible result.
Daniel Gerl, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
There is no better DUI attorney in this state than Mike Frans. Period. I've worked against him as a prosecutor, and I've seen him in action as a DUI attorney myself and learned a great deal from him in the process both in court and at CLEs where he has been a presenter. I've reached out to Mike on occasion for advice and he's always been gracious with his time and input. He is without question a "10.0" (Avvo's ridiculous "rating" system notwithstanding).
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