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I have been a trial attorney for over 20 years. Examples of settlements and verdicts include: $2 million settlment in a slip and fall case; $650,000 jury verdict for a soft tissue injury; $492,500 settlement for a serious dog bite case.

I have handled all types of criminal cases from trespass to 1st degree murder. 



Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%



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  • Dennis P. Murphy

    I endorse this lawyer.I have worked with Joe for over a decade on many cases and we consult often. I find him to be professional, ethical and a diligent attorney. He is willing to take whatever time and effort is required to best represent his clients. If he says that he will do something he will do it and he will not commit to something he cannot do. If I or anyone I loved were injured, I would trust Joe to handle the claim.


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  • Douglas R. Hyldahl

    Joe is a hardworking, inventive and relentless advocate. Having worked with him in the Whatcom County Public Defender's office for the better part of a decade, I know Joe's work habits and his tenacity. He's on the short list of lawyers I would hire should I need one.


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Contact info

Joseph P. Bartek

114 W. Magnolia, Suite 427
Bellingham, WA, 98225


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Evergreen State CollegeN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1981