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My goal is to provide aggresive competent, compassionate and timely legal representation to you and your loved ones. I welcome the opportunity to talk with you and to discuss how I can be of service. I am a sole practitioner located in Bellingham, Washington. I have been practicing criminal defense almost exclusively for 17 years, with extensive experience with DUI/DWI cases and related criminal traffic and licensing issues as well as more serious criminal charges. One of the leading complaints about lawyers is their failure to return calls and answer emails.  You will never have to wait more than 48 hours for me to return a phone call or email!  Please call for a free consultation.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    20 years, 200 cases
  3. White Collar Crime: 10%
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
    3 years
  5. Other: 30%
  6. More 



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Office of Michael Brodsky

120 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA, 98225-4300


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Lead Council Ratedlawinfo.com2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Award for Academic Achievement in Political ScienceNortheastern University1992
Honors Independent StudyNortheastern University1990
Dean's ListNortheastern University1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Defense AttorneyLaw Office of Michael Brodsky2003 - Present
AttorneySnohomish County Public Defender Association1998 - 2003
AttorneyLaw Office of Michael Brodsky1996 - 1998
Owner/ProprietorHarvard Square Art Center1984 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseGraduateN/A
National Criminal Defense CollegeGraduate2002 - 2002
Whatcom County Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2011
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2011
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1998 - 2010
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1998 - 2011
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyGraduate1996 - 1996
Vanderbilt School of Law National First Amendment Moot Court CompetitionCompetitor1995 - 1995
University of Wisconsin Law School Moot Court BoardMember1995 - 1995
Legal Defense ProgramLaw Student1995 - 1995
Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons Program (LAIP)Legal Assistance1994 - 1994
Immigration Law ProjectLegal Assistance1994 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
White Collar Charge DismissedDismissal
Assualt in the 2nd Degree with a Deadly WeaponAcquitted after trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
WHATCOM COUNTY BAR JOURNALUnethical Sub-contracting in Representation: Watch Out for This!2013
Bellingham HeraldFormer Bellingham scientist sentenced to prison-based drug treatment for heroin dealing2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Northeastern UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Berklee College of MusicString BassN/A1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
What's New Post I-502Implications I-502 in Criminal Law2013
Whatcom County Bar Association CLEJury Selection - CLE Chair2012
CLE ChairPower Litigation—Communicating to Win2011