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Jeffrey Alan Lustick

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Attorney Jeffrey Lustick provides professional and zealous legal services in criminal law, military law, and aviation law. Jeffrey routinely handles cases in the District and Superior Courts of Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan and Snohomish Counties as well as in all of the local municipal courts. He also provides clients with last wills and testaments, living wills, and powers of attorney.

Jeffrey originally hails from Mount Vernon where he graduated high school and was a class valedictorian in 1989.  He is a 1997 graduate of Gonzaga Law School.


Aviators: please note the firm is now accepting clients with aviation law-related issues as part of legal services offered under the AOPA Legal Services Panel. 


Languages spoken: German

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    19 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  3. Military Law: 10%
    19 years, 800 cases
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
    19 years, 500 cases



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Patrick Kane Korody

    As a prosecutor for the Navy in the Northwest, I litigated courts-martial against Jeff and his law partners. He is a consummate professional, stellar advocate, and outstanding litigator. His clients always benefited from his representation.


    Patrick Korody Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Amber Regina Bellante

    I endorse this lawyer. Jeff has always been one of the hardest working lawyers out there, which is demonstrated by his excellent accomplishments. I recommend him for anyone who wants a top notch attorney.


    Amber Bellante DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Lustick, Kaiman & Madrone, PLLC

222 Grand Avenue
Suite A
Bellingham, WA, 98225-4427


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Washington Super Lawyers 2014Thomson Reuters2014
Lead Counsel RatedThompson-Reuters2014
Top rated attorneyNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2014
Top 100 DUI Defense Lawyers in Washington StateThe National Advocacy for DUI Defense2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United StatesNational Trial Lawyers2013
Washington Super Lawyers 2012Thompson West Publishing2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2011
Super Lawyer 2011Thompson West Publishing2011
Super Lawyer 2010Washington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super Lawyer 2009Washington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super Lawyer 2008Washington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Pro Bono Service AwardWashington State Bar Association2008
Air Force Commendation Medal (3rd OLC)U.S. Air Force2007
Pro Bono Service AwardWashington State Bar Association2007
Pro Bono Service AwardWashington State Bar Association2006
Pro Bono Service AwardWashington State Bar Association2005
Meritorious Service MedalU.S. Air Force2005
Pro Bono Service AwardWashington State Bar Association2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Managing AttorneyLustick, Kaiman & Madrone, PLLC2014 - Present
Judge Pro TemporeWhatcom County District Court2012 - Present
OwnerLustick Law Firm2004 - 2014
Lead City ProsecutorCity of Bellingham2001 - 2004
Deputy Staff Judge Advocate / State Defense CounselAir National Guard2001 - 2009
Federal Prosecutor - AUSAUnited States Attorney's Office1998 - 2000
Assistant Staff Judge Advocate / Circuit Defense CounselUnited States Air Force1997 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
American LeigonPost Staff Judge Advocate2013 - Present
AOPA Legal Services PanelPanel Attorney2008 - Present
Lawyer Pilots Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2006 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2003 - Present
Washington Wing - Civil Air PatrolWing Legal Officer2010 - 2012
Whatcom County Bar AssociationPresident2006 - 2007
Whatcom County Bar AssociationVice-President / President Elect2005 - 2006
Whatcom County Bar AssociationTreasurer2004 - 2005
Whatcom County Bar AssociationEditor - Newsletter2003 - 2006
Whatcom County Bar AssociationSecretary2003 - 2004
Baker Creek Neighboorhood AssociationPresident2003 - 2005
Baker Creek Neighboorhood AssociationVice President2001 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Bellingham v. WebbFull Acquittal
State v. FenoFull Dismissal
State v. Flores-VivarFull Acquittal
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Daily BeastThe Bandidos Biker Gang Had a Bloody Past Even Before Waco2015
KOMO News at NoonOn Defending Bikers: What Lays Ahead in Waco2015
KGMI Newsmaker WebsiteSamish Way incident starts online firestorm2014
Federal Way Mirror NewspaperFederal Way man gets 7-year sentence for using firearm during deadly drug deal2014
Bellingham HeraldNine Whatcom County lawyers honored with Super Lawyer designation2014
Whatcom HorrizonKnow your rights2014
KGMI 790-AM WebsiteCommunity rises above rioters2013
Reuters Worldwide News ServiceAfghan massacre suspect identified, due at Kansas base2012
KOMO Newradio 1000-AMLegal Commentaries on Military Law2012
KVI 570-AMReview and Comments upon Court-Martial of Robert Bales2012
KBAI 930-AMSelf Defense Laws & the Shooting of Trayvon Martin2012
Al JazeeraUS army names Afghan killings suspect2012
The Bellingham HeraldWhatcom County man pleads not guilty to charges he disrupted helicopter with spotlight2011
KGMI Newstalk 790-AMLynden man's fate now in the hands of the jury2011
SeattlePI.comCivil Air Patrol Cessna crashes in Puyallup; pilots unhurt2011
Yakima Herald-RepublicDeputy expected to plead guilty today2011
KIRO 710-AMRoss & Burbank: Lynden Man Jailed2011
Blaine Northern LightTrial begins in case of man accused of blinding two CBP pilots2011
Tacoma News TribuneAttorney: Whatcom County man shined light at border helicopter, but agents were not in danger2011
Lynden TribuneGroen verdict: Guilty of single ‘lesser’ charge2011
The Seattle TimesLynden man convicted of incapacitating pilot2011
Bellingham HeraldLustick Law Firm opens Mount Vernon office2010
Bellingham HeraldSuspect in Bellingham shooting surrenders to police, bail set at $1M2010
USA TodayYakima sheriff's deputy charged with rape2010
Yakima HeraldDeputy jailed on rape charge will ask for lower bail2010
KAPP-TV-YakimaAttempt to Disqualify County Prosecutor from Case Unsuccessful2010
KING5.comJury deliberations begin in Everett officer's murder trial2010
Bellingham HeraldBellingham airport to shut down for much of September2010
KXLY-TV-SpokaneDeputy wants Yakima prosecutor off his rape case2010
Bellingham HeraldCaregiver who stole from Haggen matriarch sentenced to community service2009
Bellingham HeraldWoman pleads guilty to stealing money, repays Bellingham preschool2009
Lynden TribuneBoys' bill in Delft Square fire: $579,801.322009
KIRO TV-7Litigation Checklist for Photo Tickets2009
Cascadia WeeklyWar Torn: Special courts give veterans a second chance2009
USA TodayWashington case against Ryan Leaf dismissed2009
Seattle Post IntelligencerFugitive charges against Leaf dismissed in Bellingham2009
KIROTV.comTips To Fight Your Traffic Fine2009
kirotv.comCrash Check List: Legal Tips From An Attorney2009
Bellingham HeraldFormer caretaker accused of stealing from Haggen matriarch2009
Bellingham HeraldWoman charged with embezzling money from Bellingham preschool2009
Bellingham HeraldTeens who burned Lynden's Delft Square to pay more than $500,0002009
National Geographic ChannelTV Documentary "Outlaw Bikers: Bandido Nation"2009
KCPQ-FOX-13 TV SeattleRyan Leaf Arrested At Canadian Border2009
Seattle TimesArmy charges Fort Lewis soldier in double homicide2008
KOMOTV.comTeens sentenced in deadly street racing crash2008
Bellingham HeraldTeens sentenced to prison in Meridian auto fatality2008
Lynden TribuneSecond boy in Delft Square fire case sentenced2008
Seattle Post-Intellingencer2 teens sentenced in Bellingham for vehicular homicide2008
KING5TV.comTeens sentenced for Bellingham street race death2008
KIROTV.comTeens Sentenced In Bellingham Street Racing Death2008
The Western FrontReady reinstated to men's basketball team2008
Bellingham HeraldWWU men reinstate Ready after plea2008
Seattle TimesArmy to prosecute Fort Lewis soldier charged in double homicide2008
Bellingham HeraldLynden fire suspects appear in court2008
KING5TV.comBoys accused in Lynden fire appear in court2008
Lynden TribuneBREAKING NEWS: Two boys charged with arson in Delft Square fire2008
Seattle TimesCharges against teens upgraded to arson in Lynden fire2008
Bellingham HeraldBoth teens plead not guilty to Lynden fire charges2008
Lynden TribuneBoys plead 'not guilty' in fire case2008
Seattle TimesTeens sentenced in Lynden's Delft Square fire2008
NWCitizen.comDave McEachran and His Frivolous Prosecutions2008
CNNMan: Mall attack post made in 'heat of the moment'2008
Lynden TribuneSentences handed down in Meridian students' crash2008
USA TodayWeb post inflames post-shooting emotions in Wash.2008
Bellingham HeraldMore Jail Crowding Seen2008
Bellingham HeraldLocal attorney on national TV show2008
ABC NewsNo Jail for WA Man Who Posted He'd Shoot up Mall2008
KING 5 Evening NewsBlog post about shooting rampage leads to charges2008
First Amendment Center.orgWash. man's Web post was threat, prosecutors say2008
Bellingham HeraldDriver’s parents say teen had problems2007
Bellingham HeraldMyspace entries argued in teen racing case2007
Bellingham HeraldTeen driver’s behavior at issue2007
Methow Valley NewsLlama cruelty claims unfounded, mishandled, attorney says2007
Bellingham HeraldTeen will be tried as adult in fatal crash 2007
AS Review - WWUCutting Through the Legal Mumbo Jumbo2007
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterPresident's Columns2006
Seattle WeeklyBad Boys of Bellingham2006
Associated Press NewswireBandidos Leader Sentenced to 20 Months2006
Seattle TimesFirefighter who discussed fires pleads innocent2006
Whatcom IndependentCity Trying for Bells Shot-out?2006
Seattle TimesPresident of Bandidos motorcycle gang sentenced to 20 months2006
Bellingham HeraldEx-firefighter Pleads Guilty to Arson, Some Charges Dismissed2006
Associated PressEx Firefighter Pleads Guilty To District 10 Arson2006
Washington PostBandido Leader Gets Twenty Month Sentence2006
Cop.ComNew Rules Make It Hard To Prosecute Visitng Canadians2006
Associated PressWash. County Presents Question of Justice2006
New York TimesAuthorities Say Biker Gang Strong-Armed the Northwest2006
Wall Street JournalHow Tools of War On Terror Ensnare Wanted Citizens2005
Seattle Post-IntellingencerVolunteer firefighter pleads not guilty to setting fires2005
Seattle TimesFeds take another run at heading off biker gang2005
New York TimesAuthorities Say Biker Gang Strong-Armed the Northwest2005
Seattle TimesTrial begins for woman trying to warn recruits2003
The Western FrontJury Finds Local Protester Guilty2003
Air Force News ServiceAirman convicted in anthrax court-martial 1999
Regulatory Intelligence DataOffutt Airman Refuses Anthrax Shot, Convicted at Court-Martial1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's SchoolMilitary LawN/A1998
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Western Washington UniversitySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KXAN-TV NewsAttorney: ‘Daunting task’ ahead for prosecutors after Waco shooting2015
CNN Late Night With Don LemonProsecution of Biker Shooting Cases in Texas2015
AC360 With Anderson CooperBiker Shootings in Waco, TX2015
KPUG NewsAG: Cities and counties can ban pot business2014
KOMO Radio Evening NewsNaval Commander Under Criminal Investigation2014
KGMI Morning NewsSeattle Considering Banning Helipads in Wake of KOMO Copter Crash2014
U.S. v. Robert BalesMilitary Legal Analyist2013
The Joe ShowMilitary Law2013
San Juan Pilot's Assocation-Key note speakerDealing with FAA Ramp Checks2010
KSDK TV Saint Louis, MOJudge orders lesbian reinstated to Air Force2010
KOMO AM-1000 Radio NewsPrivacy Laws2010
KING 5 NewsLegal Analysis of Police Officer on Trial for Murder2010
ESPN Sports RadioNFL Player Ben Roethlisberger Rape Investigation2010
"The Zone" Sports Talk 1170 KPUGLegal Analysis of NBA's Gilbert Arenas' Plea2010
truTV/Court TV "In-Session" with Ashleigh BanfieldOn Air Legal Analysis on an NC Murder Trial2009
The Morning Show on KGMI-790-AMLegal Analysis2009
Outlaw Bikers: Bandido NationNational Geographic Channel (NatGeo)2009
ACLU Presents "Surviving Police Encounters" Panel DiscussionYour Rights and the Police2009
truTV/Court TV "In-Session"Legal analysis / commentary on murder trial2008
Student Legal IssuessACLU/Student Legal Rights2008
KIRO Newsradio 710The Dori Monson Show2008
KGMI News Radio 790-AMLegal Analysis2008
Continuing Legal EducationBuilding and Managing a Law Firm2008
Your Rights and the PoliceHow to deal with arrests. Criminal Procedure2007
The Debbie Chavez ShowOn-Air Legal Expert2007
Northwest Notebook With Tye RayBordertown Legal Issues . Criminal Law2007
KGMI News Radio 790-AMLegal Analysis 2007
American and Canadian Legal Issues on the BorderlineInternational Criminal Law 2007
Your Rights and the PoliceCriminal Law2006
On-Air Legal Expert for KGMI News Radio 790-AMLegal Topics of Interest2006
Is Justice For Sale in a Wash. County?Criminal Defense2006