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Michael R Frans

also known as Mike Frans

About me

Since graduating from Seattle University School of Law in 1999, I have worked exclusively in the area of criminal defense.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 47%
  3. Appeals: 3%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

14 total 

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  • D Angus Lee

    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.


    D Lee Domestic violence Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Daniel Joseph Gerl

    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).


    Daniel Gerl DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Michael Frans

645 Sw 153rd St Ste C2
Burien, WA, 98166-2262


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
Recognition for Contribution to Criminal JusticeWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Michael R. Frans2002 - Present
Of CounselLaw Office of Barbara A. Bowden1999 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2015 - Present
Washington Foundation for Criminal JusticeMember2015 - Present
Citizens for Judicial ExcellenceMember2012 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
United States District CourtLicensed to practice in Federal court2001 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Myersconviction reversed and remanded for dismissal
State v. TheurichFelony DUI: Not Guilty
State v. DavisNot Guilty on 2 counts of Vehicular Homicide
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Highway Traffic SafetyN/ACertified FST Administrator2001
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Central Washington UniversityLaw and JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Defending DUI's CLEOpening Statement: Setting the Tone2016
DPD-SCRAP Misdemeanor Unit Retreat CLECross Examination of BAC Tech2015
Defending DUI's CLECross Examination of BAC Tech2014
Gathering of Professional Driver Union RepsAffect of alcohol related offenses on CDL holders2011