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|Partner||Lester and Hyldahl||2003 - Present|
|Judge Pro Tem||Blaine Municipal Court||2012 - 2012|
|Judge Pro Tem||Bellingham Municipal Court||2003 - 2005|
|Senior Deputy Public Defender||Whatcom County Public Defender||1987 - 2003|
|Associate||Shepherd and Abbott||1985 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2005 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Co-Chair/CLE Committee||2005 - Present|
|WSBA Committee on Public Defense||Member||2005 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2003 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member/Current Member of Board of Governors||1988 - Present|
|Whatcom County Bar Association||Member/Chair - CLE Committee||1987 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||President-Elect||2012 - 2013|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Treasurer||2011 - 2012|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Secretary||2010 - 2011|
|Whatcom County Bar Association Newsletter||Federal Laws Complicate Post Conviction Firearm Rights||2007|
|Whatcom County Bar Association Newsletter||Alford Plea Consequences Should Prompt Caution||2007|
|Defense Magazine (WACDL)||The Essential Elements Rule||N/A|
|LaPier and Associates||Standardized Field Sobriety Testing||Certificate||2006|
|National Criminal Defense College||N/A||N/A||1990|
|University of Washington School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|University of Washington||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|The Role of the Courts in Society||Constitutional Law and Role of Courts||2009|
|Trying a Case In Whatcom County: The Ultimate Guide||Voir Dire||2007|
|DUIs In a Post Jensen World||Simulator Solution Challenge||2007|
|Forensics: Using, Evaluating and Challenging Scientific Evidence||Co-Chair||2006|
|Nuts and Bolts of Criminal Defense||Effective Use of Case Law||2005|
|Criminal Law and Evidence||Diminished Capacity||2005|
|Criminal Law and Evidence||Chair||2005|
|WACDL Annual Conference||Co-Chair||2004|
|WACDL Annual Conference||Ethical Considerations in Defending Difficult Clients||2003|
|Coping With Confessions||Co-Chair||2002|
|WDA Annual Conference||Capacity of Juveniles to Commit Crime||1999|
|WDA Annual Conference||Character Evidence||1997|
Posted by anonymous
After being arrested and imprisoned for a crime I didn't commit, I needed an attorney fast. Mr. Hyldahl was highly recommended by everyone I asked. He was also very respected by Sherriff's Deputies, other attorneys, prosecutors, judges, and most importantly the jury! His cool, calm courtroom demeanor was a sharp contrast to the prosecutor who came off as a rabid weasel. His knowledge of the law was excellent, but more important was his knowledge of the way the kangaroo court system works in Whatcom county. I was falsely accused and exonerated by the jury, but I have no doubt Doug would have worked as hard even if I was guilty of the alleged crime. If you find yourself in trouble in Whatcom county you want Doug on your side!
Posted by anonymous
Doug is a caring and knowledgeable lawyer. I came to him for help in vacating a reckless driving conviction and he responded to my cold call within an hour. In his assessment of my case he showed empathy, but he was very straightforward about the potential for denial of the motion. Anyone who has ever had this sort of blemish on their record knows it follows you in background checks, which makes finding a decent job very difficult. Doug was able to use precedence in a brief he presented that was thorough and compelling. The motion was granted! Can't thank Doug enough. It has opened up a world of possibilities for me. Thank you Doug!
Posted by Todd
From the minute I met and hired this lawyer I felt I was in good hands He listened to me, heard me, helped me prove my Innocence. was the only person I needed in court on my side......
He most surely helped me. A+++++. A real working mans 's lawyer!
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