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Adrian Martinez Madrone

Criminal defense Attorney at Bellingham, WA

4.9   55 reviews

also known as Adrian Madrone

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Adrian

Learn Adrian’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    Also defending probation violations, vacating misdemeanors & felonies, & restoring gun rights.

    17 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    35%

    17 years

  3. Domestic violence
    20%

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

As a partner in Victory Legal Services, PLLC, I focus on defending people who face criminal charges. I have developed particular knowledge and training regarding DUI charges, which I use to assist my clients. I also work extensively in defending against domestic violence allegations, and in defending felony drug and property crimes. Regardless of the charge, I advocate for my clients through every step of the court process.

In addition to my work defending against criminal charges, I also assist clients in vacating and expunging old criminal convictions, sealing juvenile offender records, and restoring firearm rights. Helping people get a fresh start with a clean slate is a very rewarding part of my job.

All in all, it is an incredible feeling to come to work everyday knowing that I can help people through some of the toughest times in their lives.

Photos and videos

May 2014 - Speaking at Western Washington University with campus police officer Todd Osborn and Sharon Foster, chair of the Washington State Liquor Control Board.

Location

Victory Legal Services, PLLC
222 Grand Ave, Suite A
Bellingham, WA, 98225

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  55 customer reviews
Posted by Chris | September 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed
I can’t thank Mr. Madrone enough. He handle my case from day one after my arrest, came to my bail hearing, walked through everything with my spouse, and all this before we even cut a check to hire him. He was always available for my questions, no matter how random they were and took all of my emails. He maintained patience with the prosecutor about the facts of my case, and eventually was able to assist convincing them to dismiss my case outright. I believe he was the best attorney we could have asked for in this and I can’t imagine how we would’ve continued our day to day life without having him in our corner. If you need the best attorney in town, Adrian and his team are it.
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Posted by Vasken | June 30, 2023
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The best DUI lawyer in whatcom county
I hired Adrian for my DUI case and Mr Madrone was so good he got me off with no probation very low fines . I would recommend him for anybody anytime , Mr Madrone was very well spoken , when he walked into that court room you can feel he's not playing around ,Mr Madrone knows when and where is the best time to present your case .He will stand there and fight for you and he will do his best to get you the best results , Mr Madrone is the go to guy , he explained to the judge my situation talked to the prosecutor and step by step got everything done . i cant be more thankful to have him as my defense attorney
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Posted by Megan | March 9, 2021
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Handled my brother's case with genuine care
My brother was in an accident that caused a man's death. He was stuck in county jail and we worked hard to get him an attorney that wouldn't judge him and would treat him like a human. Adrian delivered! My mother trusted Adrian with her son's life and he was able to get him a deal when the DA wanted to throw away the key. Adrian dealt with my calls and emails when I was frantic. He helped ME by helping my brother and he inspired me to change my degree. I have a BA in Legal Studies now! For real. Thank you, Adrian.
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Posted by CHRIS | January 18, 2020
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A Good Outcome
Adrian looked after my and my case well for the several months it took for the charge to finally be dismissed. I would certainly retain him again if I should ever need an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Will be by your side
Right from the beginning I felt like I was in the right hands. I expressed my concerns and kept me constantly updated and was a phone call away. My charges ended up getting thrown out because of his hard work. Even 3 years later I had a question about the case and he was there to explain things to me further. He is an amazing lawyer who I would recommend to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2017
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Outstanding Representation
Adrian Madrone was exceptionally knowledgeable and proved to be a strong advocate for our son. Adrian was proactive and provided excellent advice. He fought hard and was strategic to get our son a reduced sentence. Mr. Madrone understands the law and creatively bargained with the prosecuting attorney which gave my son a greater chance to move forward with his life. The entire staff at Lustick Law firm was friendly and compassionate. The outcome was fair and definitely not one that would have happened without Adrian's advocacy. I would strongly recommend Adrian Madrone.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2017
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Juvenile Court
We hired Mr. Madrone to represent my 15 year old son CCJ for a criminal case that occurred when my son was 12 years old. Mr. Madrone was very welcoming and confident with our needs. As the case progressed though the juvenile court Mr. Madrone was compassionate and sensitive to my son’s situation and was very patient with me and my wife as we were frustrated with the courts. In the end, we were happy with the outcome and the service Mr. Madrone provided. I would highly recommend Mr. Madrone and would hire him again if the needed. CCSR
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2017
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Adrian Madrone
We hired Adrian to handle my spouses DUI Case. Adrian did a great job, he kept us informed of what to except at each court showing. His office staff was very helpful and supportive to my spouse when she need help. Would highly recommend Adrian and good to know we have a great lawyer for any future use.
Posted by Jay | May 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellence from start to finish!
Mr. Madrone is a true professional! He was entirely honest from the beginning, set the expectation and delivered on every single word to conclusion. I couldn't possibly be more satisfied with my experience. Five Stars aren't enough! DO NOT HESITATE TO DO BUSINESS WITH THIS FIRM! Trust and believe that you will not be disappointed. Thank you Mr. Madrone for putting integrity back into your profession...
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2017
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Professional, Knowledgeable & Helpful
This was our first experience hiring an attorney. I'm thankful we hired Adrian, we were able to get the outcome we wanted, with very little work on our part. Adrian was professional and knowledgeable of what needed to be done and the order it needed to be done to get what we wanted. He and his staff were also kind and responded to most phone messages or email usually the same day. Thank you
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Posted by Carolyn | March 11, 2017
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Adrian got my son a second chance to be the person he was raised to be!
My son (like many college students), realized the hard way that being free of his parents restrictions, and the added influences of his peers a little to much to manage..........and one night found himself in legal trouble. He was charged with shoplifting alcohol and minor in possession, along with a couple of lessor offenses. Well, coming from a mother's point of view Adrian performed a miracle of sorts by getting my son back his life after a night of very bad choices!! At the end of the day my son was charged with MIP, his sentence was community service and alcohol classes. And as long as he has no reoccurring incidents within the next 24 months his record will be free and clear. I couldn't be more appreciative! The kid that committed that crime, was NOT the boy we raised, and to see him be able to right this wrong without having it haunt him the rest of his life is something I will forever be grateful to Adrian for. I would never hesitate to put your legal issues into his hands. Thank you Adrian for all your help.
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Response from Adrian Madrone March 13, 2017
It is always rewarding to help a young person correct their mistakes and start turning their life around. I am sure this will be just a bump in a road, and this young man will move on to a productive adult life. Thanks for the positive feedback!
Posted by Jason | January 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thank-you very much Adrian Madrone
I would like to thank Adrian Madrone for all his help and guidance. Right from the start the experience dealing with Adrian was top notch. He replied to my request for help even though it was on a Sunday and always kept me in the loop to what was happening. In the end my legal issue was resolved and would like to again thank Adrian and his team for all the help.
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Response from Adrian Madrone January 27, 2017
It was our pleasure to assist. Thank you for the positive feedback.
Posted by Gus | January 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Results & Wonderful Staff
Mr. Adrian Madrone has defended me in two separate cases, the outcome of both were fair and positive. Before hiring Adrian, I had no experience with our criminal justice system and was quite intimidated by my circumstances. I found Adrian to be personable, patient and straight forward while explaining the elements of my cases to me and his staff knowledgeable and friendly. I feel very fortunate to have had an excellent legal team and highly recommend Adrian Madrone.
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Response from Adrian Madrone January 24, 2017
I appreciate the positive feedback here. I worked hard to ensure a fair outcome for this client, and it is good to receive this note of recognition. Thank you!
Posted by Ted | August 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Canadian charged with DWLS 3rd degree
I'm a Canadian who was pulled over in WA state. Due to a couple of old outstanding tickets that I had forgotten about my license was suspended in WA state. I was given a notice to appear for Driving While License suspended 3rd degree. I was surprised to learn this was a misdemeanour criminal charge. Given that I decided to hire a lawyer as I did not want to try and navigate the WA state courts on my own. When I came into contact with Adrian I was impressed with how he broke down exactly what the procedure was to have a case like mine dropped from a misdemeanour to a simple traffic infraction. I decided to hire him and did not regret it. Adrain was patient and quick to reply with requests for updates and information. I was quite anxious about the situation and he assured me we would get the outcome desired each time I contacted him. In the end, the desired outcome happened just like he said it would and now I have no need to worry about my travel to the states. I would recommend Adrian to any individual in my same position or a similar one.
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2016
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DUI reduced to Reckless Driving
Adrian Madrone, with Lustick Kaiman & Madrone, reviewed the facts of my case, a DUI charge, and with his help and guidance we created a plan to fight my charge and get it reduced to a reckless driving. He first had me get an alcohol evaluation and follow up with whatever the evaluator required me to do. After completing my evaluation as well as an ADIS class and Victims Panel Adrian had me collect character letters from family and friends as well as any certificates of education and a work resume. He filed this with the prosecutor and I received the opportunity to get a reduced charge. Had it not been for Adrian Madrone my case could have gone very badly, but with him as my defense attorney my life was not ruined by a gross criminal charge.
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2016
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Extreme Charges
Originally arrested on and charged with Assault 4 DV, a Misdemeanor, somehow my case was sent up to the Superior Court while the head PA was on vacation and I was simultaneously charged with Assault 2 DV and Unlawful Imprisonment, both Felonies. I found myself facing up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Adrian was recommended by the bondswoman as the best DV defense lawyer in town, and was she ever right! After a year and a half of negotiating with the PA, many trial postponements, and much questionably behavior on the part of my ex, during which time both Adrian and his office staff were incredibly helpful, we were able to negotiate the charges down to Assault 4, with no DV tag, and 30 days house arrest. Not the dream-come-true of having all charges drop, I admit, but much better than prison or the risk of an actual trial, which can often go either way despite clear facts and evidence. Adrian was dogged in his continued belief that I should not have faced such extreme charges and persistent in his dealing with the PA. I am incredibly thankful for his handling of my case.
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Posted by Russ | April 5, 2016
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Firearms Rights Restoration
I simply sent a few inquiries via e-mail to several attorneys in the local area after some online searches. A phone consultation with Adrian convinced me that he would be best attorney to handle this issue if I wanted to avoid trying to do it myself. I encountered a short delay with the filling fee as his firm was changing accountants, and my check did not get properly deposited into the escrow account, but that issue was quickly resolved by the office staff. From there on everything proceeded as scheduled, without any appearances in court on my part.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2015
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Excellent Results
Adrian is a pro that knows his way around the legal system. I was very nervous about my case and he and his staff were very helpful and attentive to my needs. He was able to get my case dismissed. I would strongly recommend hiring Adrian to represent you in your time of need.
Posted by Christina | October 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Very grateful!
Adrian was the best possible choice for me to help me through this very difficult time. He was compassionate and caring, and immediately gave me hope to move forward. He walked me through the whole process and made sure I understood every step of the way. He also enable my husband and I to get back together after a lengthy no contact order, which we were very grateful for. Thank you so much, Adrian, for treating us with such respect.
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Posted by Andy | March 1, 2015
One of the best in the business
I came to Adrian with a difficult case, and Adrian immediately knew the correct course of action to take. Without a doubt Adrian possesses the knowledge to tackle anything thrown his way, and he truly cares about his clients. In my case, Adrian went out of his way to contact people that other lawyers may not have tried to contact, and Adrian kept me informed regularly throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend Adrian for representation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chair
  • Whatcom County Ethics Commission
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Lustick, Kaiman & Madrone, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Arbitrator
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • 2013 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Western Washington University
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Member
  • Whatcom County Ethics Commission
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Lustick Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Fox, Bowman, Duarte
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Northwest Defenders Association
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk to Judge Steven González
  • King County Superior Court
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Contract Attorney
  • Northwest Defenders Association
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • The Evergreen State College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Felony Assault negotiation
  • Felony on hold pending dismissal; guilty plea to misdemeanor.
  • Petition for Antiharassment Order
  • Petition granted to my client
  • Domestic Violence Protection Order
  • Petition dismissed in favor of my client
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Associations

  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Arbitrator
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Whatcom County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Order of Barristers
  • National member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Latina/o Bar Association of Washington
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Leadership Whatcom
  • Selected Participant
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Community Law Education Committee - Whatcom County Bar Association
  • Committee Member
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Leadership Tomorrow
  • Selected Participant
  • 2009 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • County Ethics Commission Appointment
  • Whatcom County Council
  • 2013
  • Selected Arbitrator
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Completion - Field Sobriety Testing Course
  • Platt & Associates
  • 2010
  • Winner - Mock Trial Competition
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • 2007
  • Selected Member
  • National Order of Barristers
  • 2007
  • Winner - Best Oral Advocate
  • Judge John C. Coughenour Trial Advocacy Competition
  • 2007
  • Public Service Grant
  • UW Public Interest Law Association
  • 2006
  • Winner-Opening Statement Competition
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • 2006
  • Evan E. Inslee Scholarship
  • Inslee, Best, Doezie & Ryder
  • 2005
  • Selected Member
  • University of Washington Moot Court Honor Board
  • 2005
  • Law School Scholarship
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • WWU Legal Information Center
  • Marijuana Law After I-502
  • 2013
  • 790 KGMI
  • The Legal Docket
  • 2013
  • Western Washington University
  • American Legal System - Guest Lecture
  • 2012
  • Western Washington University
  • Trayvon Martin & Stand Your Ground Laws
  • 2012
  • Whatcom County Library - Lynden Branch
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2011
  • Western Washington University Legal Information Center
  • Your Right To Party: Know Your Rights
  • 2010
  • Law School & the Practice of Law
  • The Evergreen State College: Alumni Panel
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (16)
Endorse Adrian
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Adrian Madrone is a much sought after lawyer with tremendous skills and an excellent court-room presence. He is a pleasure to have in my law firm, and I regularily trust him to handle complicated and sensitive matters. I highly endorse Adrian as one of the finest criminal law defenders arround."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Adrian's creativity, legal knowledge and commitment to his clients are already well known in the legal community. I am extremely impressed by the level of excellence in Adrian's practice of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. For the last several years, I've watched Adrian fight hard for his clients. He treats the people he is representing with the respect and dignity that they deserve, while never being afraid to fight hard for them. He's a great trial lawyer and has taken time to mentor me as I learned the ropes. I absolutely endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Adrian and I have had many cases against each other over the years, and also based on my experiences with him I have referred friends to him. He is competent, professional and aggressive while maintaining an air of civility- he never loses his cool or lets emotion cloud his thinking."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adrian Madrone is a highly skilled, knowledgeable, and competent attorney. I often have the pleasure of observing Adrian hard at work both inside and outside the courtroom. Adrian is a dedicated advocate for his clients. Adrian's willingness to go the extra mile shows in his work. Adrian's clients are at ease in the courtroom, a place that can be terrifying to someone inexperienced in the criminal justice system. Adrian's courtroom presence is undeniable. When Adrian has the floor, the respect and admiration he's earned from the prosecution as well as the bench is clear to all. I'm proud to endorse Adrian Madrone as a fellow attorney, colleague, and friend."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adrian is a fierce litigator that is always well prepared. He has tremendous compassion for his clients and he has the highest of ethics. I strongly endorse his work."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Adrian worked with me on a murder case. His research and writing skills were a vital part in preparing our trial brief. I felt his work was highly professional. In the end, we won this murder case with a total dismissal of the charges. Adrian was an important part of the defense team that achieved this result."
Domestic violence Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Adrian and I worked on a case in Thurston County, Washington. Adrian was extremely well prepared and zealously advocated on behalf of his client. Adrian has a calm demeanor and I believe that the judiciary in Thurston County was impressed with his argument, legal reasoning and courtroom presence. I enthusiastically recommend Adrian."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a past prosecutor for Whatcom County, I have worked opposite Adrian on a fair number of cases where he was defending clients accused of crimes. I can tell you honestly that their are few better criminal defense attorneys here in Bellingham. Adrian's intelligence, confidence, and zeal on behalf of his clients always made my job of prosecuting them far more difficult. I highly recommend Adrian."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adrian Madrone is a skilled advocate and litigator for matters big and small. He is smart and hardworking, but is also a very down-to-earth person who communicates well with both clients and prosecutors. I endorse Adrian's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adrian is a natural trial lawyer. His persuasion and speaking skills are outstanding. He is dedicated to obtaining justice for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adrian has quickly earned the respect and admiration of his peers in the Bellingham legal community, through his diligence, intelligence and - most importantly - his authenticity. His high level of competence is immediately apparent, earned through hard work and perseverence as a public defender and judicial law clerk in WA's busiest jurisdictions, and as a Whatcom county private practitioner. No stone will be left unturned, and nothing beneath will escape his careful scrutiny. Adrian is also a loving Father and Husband, with varied life experiences that equip him to apply a level of understanding to his representation that is as uncommon as it is essential. A skilled and articulate communicator, Adrian's clients enjoy top notch advocacy. He is the best."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I knew Adrian when we were in law school, and I was always very impressed with his performance in moot court competitions and in trial-related classes. I am happy to see that he has become so successful in Bellingham. He is a great lawyer!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Adrian is a very talented trial attorney and an amazing human being. He is a leader in the courtroom as well as in the legal community. Adrian is passionate about the pursuit of justice and relentless in the battle for his client's best interests. I recommend him without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adrian is an outsanding attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable and has obtained excellent results for his clients. I recommend him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Adrian is a young, aggressive and tenacious advocate for his clients. He leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit for justice for his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Adrian is a great trial attorney. He cares about his clients and always gets good results."
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Bellingham Criminal defense Lawyer Adrian Martinez Madrone
Adrian Martinez Madrone
Criminal defense Attorney
Bellingham, WA
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation