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Emily Caitlin Beschen

Criminal defense Attorney at Bellingham, WA

5.0   36 reviews

also known as Emily C. Beschen

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
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About Emily

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Emily C. Beschen is an attorney with Beschen Law PLLC. She focuses her practice primarily on defending those accused of criminal conduct and protecting the privacy rights and civil rights of individuals.

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Location

Beschen Law PLLC
103 East Holly Street
Suite 512
Bellingham, WA, 98225

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Posted by Matthew | December 28, 2023
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Emily knows her stuff. Quick thinking and very intelligent.
I came to Beschen law from the recommendation of a well respected family law attorney in Bellingham to handle an DVOP. Emily is top notch. You won’t regret hiring her. She’s very smart, and pays attention to all the details that may have an effect later on. I ended up being able to see my two daughters that my ex was keeping from me. Thank you Emily and Teddy for all your hard work.
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Posted by Trevor | October 3, 2023
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Second To None
Emily is the absolute best at what she does. I retained Emily's services in my darkest hour. She single-handedly pulled me out of the depths and gave me a new chance in life. If you are looking for someone who will be in your corner when the chips are down, Emily is the one.
Posted by Eric | March 24, 2023
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DUI representation
Emily provided excellent representation during my recent DUI case in Whatcom County, WA. She is well seasoned, and has developed good working relationships with members of the court system. This allows her to get in, get out, and get the job done. He persistence in my case resulted in a plea down to a conviction of reckless driving instead of a DUI. If you want no nonsense, solid representation, then Emily is your lawyer.
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Posted by Jordan | June 9, 2021
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Tenacious
Emily was amazing to work with, she had such dedication & drive to achieving the best outcome. I felt confident navigating the legal system with her guidance & knowledge. They kept me apprised every step of the way & I always felt comfortable asking questions. You can tell she has passion in law & justice, she will tenaciously pursue every avenue to resolve your situation. I highly recommend Emily Beschen if you find yourself in need of legal representation.
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Posted by Jackson | January 1, 2021
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Godly Lawyer and Team
I was in desperate need of an attorney after an incident that made me have to withdraw from college temporarily. I was facing severe consequences, and after consulting with several lawyers, Emily was clearly the top for my case. I hired her, and then I moved back accross the country to be with my family. Emily managed to stay in amazing contact the entire time through her and her amazingly kind assistant Samantha, and 1 years later almost exactly, my entire case got dismissed on an agreement. With her help, I made the necessary steps to turn my life around. 5/5 10/10 100/100.
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Posted by Nathaniel | October 26, 2020
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Just Let Her Take The Wheel
I came to Emily after doing some research online. All of her reviews are well-earned. Emily and her staff are prompt, diligent and resourceful. She was able to secure a dismissal of a case which was multifaceted, and very challenging to sort out. She was able to perform all of the leg work while I mostly just answered simple questions over the course of the case. What I appreciated most was that she made me feel like she was working on my case only, though I know she carries a heavy case-load. I really couldn't have asked for a better attorney. I hope I never need such a lawyer in the future, but if I do, Emily will be my go-to. Thank you!
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Posted by Megan | July 23, 2020
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She is amazing!
I hired Emily as my lawyer and I’m so happy I did! She worked hard and dug into my case and was able to find flaws on the prosecution’s side that ended up winning my case. She was super easy to talk to and is very professional. I highly recommend Emily as a defense lawyer!
Posted by cameron | December 30, 2019
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Absolute Professional
I retained Ms Beschen as counsel for a federal trespassing case involving a firearm. The counsel that I received was top quality. When Ms Beschen represents you, you will feel like you are her only client and your case is the most important legal defense of her career. I was very worried about the proceedings of the litigation but she advised me clearly about every step of the process and defended me with the passion and insight of a seasoned professional. I would advise anyone who is seeking criminal defense to consider Ms Emily Beschen. She has integrity and competence that is well worth her retainer. Nobody ever wants to hire a lawyer; they NEED to hire a lawyer. And when you need to hire a lawyer, you should hire Emily Beschen.
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Posted by Christine | November 4, 2019
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Emily is amazing!!!! She handled my case perfectly!
Emily was amazing in communicating with me and keeping up on everything. The minute she took on my case, she dove right in and found all the information on my case. I was facing parental kidnapping charges and was in extreme danger from my ex. She worked with the prosecutor to get a fair sentence and worked on keeping my whereabouts safe and secure. She even managed the impossble; I was allowed to skype in for my sentencing so I would not be in danger from my ex.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2019
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Honest, knowledgeable and a lawyer who cares about her clients
Hiring Emily proved to be the best decision I made during my legal battle. From the first phone call to the final day in court, Emily was right there to help guide me, like a wise friend offering up solid advice. I can't say thank you enough!
Posted by Nick | August 11, 2018
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Highly recommended!
Emily handled my DUI case with professionalism and great attention to detail. I chose to take my case to trial despite a good offer from the prosecutor that Emily had negotiated on my behalf. I was nervous about going to trial, but I felt confident in Emily's knowledge and trial experience, and she was very thorough in addressing my concerns. Thanks to her diligent work in gathering key pieces of evidence, and presenting them in a well prepared and organized manner, the outcome couldn't have been better! I'm glad I chose Emily to represent me!
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Posted by Eric | June 30, 2018
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Thanks Emily!
Navigating the legal system can be difficult for anyone. Thankfully I was able to get in touch with Emily. She gave me a free consultation and demystified what was going on. I was always able to get in touch with her when I needed it to and she was very proactive in dealing with my situation. Emily ended up getting my case dismissed and throughout the process I had the peace of mind knowing I was well represented. She always had a plan and has great foresight. Dealing with court can be very stressful and I am very thankful she was able to alleviate that.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2018
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Caring and reaponsive!
I communicated with Emily frequently during my difficult time. She was available by phone or email. If she needed to talk she would email me and ask me to call on my lunch. When I called she would step out of meetings to take my call and give me her assessment of the situation. Very easy to understand common sense advice. She reaponded to my emails and answered questions before I had put any money down and responded after they closed my case sucessfully to offer advice, even though it wasn’t directly related to my case. I believe she cares about her clients and does all she can to passionately defend them. My case never made it to trial. We had ups and downs. When she had news that wasn’t great she would advise to be calm and sleep . When she had good news she would suggest I sleep well that night knowing I would be safe. I would definitely seek out her service again, although I hope to never need to do so.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2018
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Amazing! Would recommend!
I really enjoyed working with Emily, from the first meeting I could tell she was very experienced and that she knew what she was doing. Emily was able to help me get a case dismissed with little involvement in my end. I would highly recommend working with Emily.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2017
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Very professional and diligent
Emily was completely top notch. I was in a very difficult situation but she quickly identified several holes in how my case was handled and was able to reduce my charges drastically. I can not thank her enough for her professionalism, her hard work, her consistent follow up and helping me navigate a bad decision on my end. Emily is top notch and anyone considering an attorney surrounding a DUI should definitely choose her first.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2017
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Getting my case dismissed!
Emily was an excellent attorney throughout my case. She respected and understood my concerns regarding what I felt was an unjust situation. She clearly explained complicated legal documents, frequently updated me with new information, and always made certain that I felt comfortable with the process/decisions that were made. Most importantly, Emily eased a lot of the stress I would have otherwise endured during the time it took to get my case dismissed. She worked diligently to get me a good result.
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Posted by John | February 2, 2017
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professional
Emily was professional. Explained how my case would be. My case out come was better then expected. I would recommend Emily for a defense lawyer. Thank you Emily.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2017
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Professional
Emily kept my case confidential. She was respectful and efficient. I appreciate the way she handled my case and I would recommend her to everyone.
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Emily Beschen is a great Attorney
Emily Beschen has to be one of the best criminal defense attorneys available. I faced some very serious sex crime allegations. Emily Beschen played a huge role with the offices of Robert D. Butler in getting some of the charges against me dropped and another substantially reduced. I faced prison time, and she handled the worst situation I have ever been in with so much care and humor that I felt like human being again when she was defending me. She hit the ground running, and in a very complex situation was unwavering in her commitment to me and my family. Her ability to get to the bottom of what brought these charges about was amazing. Through her commitment to finding the truth, the sex crime charges were found to have been made against so many other people by the same accuser during a short period of time, that credibility crumbled and they were dropped. Emily is a brilliant attorney and someone you would undoubtedly be thankful to have on your side.
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Posted by Ronda | June 9, 2016
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Highly Recommended
Emily Beschen did an excellent job on my case. If ever need an attorney, I would hire her again in a heartbeat. She was very professional and personable. I felt comfortable having her represent me and she was able to get case dismissed.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Beschen Law PLLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Butler Beschen Law PLLC
  • 2017 - 2022
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Robert D. Butler, PLLC
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Certified Law Student
  • Metropolitan Public Defenders, Inc.
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • United States Federal Defenders
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Consumer Protection Analyst/Mediator
  • Washington State Attorney General's Office
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Western Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bellingham Municipal: Unlawful Discharge of Firearm
  • Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Whatcom Superior Court: Defamation
  • Defamatory statements removed by the Defendant and an agreement to cease and desist was signed.
  • Whatcom County: Arson
  • Dismissal
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Associations

  • Whatcom Public Defense Committee
  • Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers (Whatcom County chapter)
  • President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Whatcom Women Lawyers
  • President
  • 2019 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Whatcom County Young Professionals
  • 2012 - Present
  • Whatcom County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Legislative Committee
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Trial Advocacy: Moot Court
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2010
  • Trial Skills Program
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Moot Court Client Counseling Award
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2010
  • Deans Scholarship for Excellence
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • 2009
  • Scholarship
  • Certified Fraud Examiners
  • 2007
  • Scholarship
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2007
  • Scholarship
  • Certified Fraud Examiners
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cutting Edge Issues in Evidence & Discovery
  • Electronic Discovery
  • 2017
  • Law & Technology
  • Law & Technology
  • 2016
  • New Lawyer Education Program
  • "View from the Old and the New"
  • 2012
  • Getting Started in Criminal Defense
  • Co-Chair
  • 2012
  • New Lawyers Seminar
  • Successful Communication Strategies
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (8)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Emily on a complicated criminal case and was extremely impressed by her attention to detail and her ability to spot issues that everyone else missed. She fights for her clients and brings that attention to detail to all her cases. She is a pleasure to work with and an amazing attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily is a wonderful professional who uses knowledge and compassion to defend her clients. She is excellent in court and approaches each legal case with confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Beschen goes above and beyond to take care of her clients. I had the pleasure of previously working with her on federal criminal defense matters. She would be my go-to for zealous advocacy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily is a hardworking and effective attorney. She gets great results for her clients and is a joy to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have litigated against Ms. Beschen on a number of issues, and also had the opportunity to watch her in a trial in Bellingham, in which her client was acquitted of charges by a jury. I find she is very passionate about criminal defense and has the keen mind required to know what the odds are and what the best possible result for her clients will be. I find it extremely helpful for my own practice when I bounce defense ideas between us. I would refer clients to Ms. Beschen with confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily is creative, insightful, determined, and very devoted to her clients. She is everything you could want in a litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily is warm and wonderful to work with, but don't let that fool you. She is a smart, hard working lawyer that will take on tough battles and get good results. I wholeheartedly endorse her!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Emily Beschen is a smart, aggressive, and highly creative defense attorney. She cares about her clients, and I know she does absolutely everything possible to achieve the best results. I recommend her without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Emily on a difficult felony matter where she was assisting counsel for the Co-Defendant. She was competent, professional and extremely helpful when it came to organization and technology. I recommend Emily without reservation or hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Emily has a commanding knowledge of criminal law and procedure. She is fearless in court on behalf of her client. Emily has demonstrated creative problem solving when handling criminal cases. Emily has a passion for the client's rights and does not quit until the proper result is obtained. Emily has successfully handled criminal matters in both Federal Court as well as Superior and District Courts."
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