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Stephen Wray Jackson

Criminal defense Attorney at Bellingham, WA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Stephen W. Jackson

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    26%
    Handles representation of those accused of crimes in State and Federal court.

    9 years

  2. Appeals
    24%

    9 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    15%

    9 years

  4. Violent crime
    15%

    9 years

  5. Drug Crime
    10%

    9 years

  6. Domestic violence
    5%

    9 years

  7. Expungement
    5%

    9 years

I am open for business during this stressful time. I will make every effort to accommodate you, including telephonic and virtual meetings.

My work largely consists of criminal defense. I am experienced in all aspects of the criminal justice system -- from the first appearance with the judge to a case going to trial. I also have experience handling appeals in criminal cases.

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Location

Stephen Jackson Law, PLLC
1303 Commercial St Suite 4
Bellingham, WA, 98225

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
All star attorney
Mr. Jackson was calm and confident through my case. He was caring, professional and knows his stuff. He continued to be available long after my case closed.
Posted by Brett | November 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Such a great help, and very responsive!
I hired Stephen after he was referred to me by another friend. I was in the middle of the biggest legal fiasco of my life and really needed his help. He was able to guide me through the whole legal process, and give me great advice. I also loved that I could meet with him pretty quickly whenever I had questions about my case. Would definitely recommend!
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Posted by Tracy | September 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Clear objective and a winning case
Mr Jackson and I discussed this case of mine and how he planned it to execute the plan. Well, this is exactly how it transpired. Should you have a case and are interested in following a great criminal attorneys advise and keeping your skin then give this counselor a call.
Posted by SHERRI | August 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
protection order
Stephen Jackson was very professional, attentive to my situation, & responsive to my questions. I am appreciative of his knowledge & support in what has been a very difficult time/situation for me. I & my family, are very grateful to him.
Posted by Tessa | June 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Stephen was an incredible lawyer who went above and beyond
Stephen was my attorney for two DUI's I received. He was always kind and compassionate when I met with him or talked on the phone. He helped me greatly when letting me know how the process works and what I need to get done. Stephen also answered my many questions I had over the months and always responded via phone or email quickly. He gave me great recommendations on treatment centers, alcohol evaluations, etc. which was so relieving as it felt overwhelming trying to figure out who and where to go to. In the courtroom, he fought hard and made sure that we never settled until we had the best deal we could get which resulted in getting my punishments reduced greatly on both of my cases. I loved that Stephen would give his input or suggestions for my case when I asked, but I always felt in control as he constantly reminded me that it is up to me how the case proceeds and would be willing to take it to trial if I wanted. I am so grateful for everything Stephen did for me throughout the many months that I worked with him. Though getting into legal trouble was awful and scary, Stephen helped make things as easy and smooth as possible for me.
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Posted by Joanie | June 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I had the pleasure of working with Stephen during a difficult time with my niece. Stephen went above and beyond every step of the way. He responded right away, was strategic in his approach, coached us along the way, and, ultimately, we had a successful case. I can’t thank him enough for everything he did for us. I highly recommend Stephen.
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Posted by Cassandra | June 14, 2019
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Amazing man!
After meeting with Stephen I was immediately calmed. He took what could have been multiple very serious charges against me and made it manageable for me. He cares about his clients and about what's best for them. You will never go wrong or regret going to him with any legal issues you may have.
Posted by Stella | June 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney!
Mr. Jackson represented me in handling DUI. At the time I was buried head deep in the suicide of my daughter, suffering from depression and PTSD. Because of Stephen’s knowledge of mental illness, I really didn’t have to explain myself, he just knew what I was talking about. He is compassionate, caring, friendly and always the consummate professional. And he has great sense of humor, which I appreciated immensely. It’s tough making mistakes, scary going to court. He always knew exactly what to say to assuage any of my concerns or fear and get a laugh out of me. I will always be indebted for him and what he did for me as my attorney. I would absolutely refer him to anyone, anytime.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Butler Beschen Law
  • 2019 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Whatcom County District Court
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Senior Deputy Public Defender
  • Whatcom County Public Defender
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Law Clerk
  • Federal Public Defender's Office
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Extern
  • United States District Court
  • 2013 - 2013
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Education

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2012

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bellingham Municipal Court
  • DUI amended to headlight infraction
  • Whatcom County District Court
  • Not Guilty
  • Whatcom County Superior Court
  • All evidence suppressed and the case was dismissed

Associations

  • Whatcom County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Whatcom County Planning Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Chair -- Editorial Advisory Board
  • N/A
  • North Sound Behavioral Health
  • Advisory Board
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Editorial Advisory Board
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Emmy Award — Crime Reporting
  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • 2006
  • Emmy Award — Investigative Reporting
  • Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • 2006
  • Peabody Award
  • University of Georgia
  • N/A
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Advocates Day
  • Criminal Law 101
  • 2018
  • Street Law
  • Drive Legal, Whatcom
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (10)
Endorse Stephen
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Mr. Jackson for two years and have nothing but the utmost respect for him. While Mr. Jackson is an excellent attorney, what differentiates him is the compassion and dignity he extends to every client. Mr. Jackson is technically proficient in the law, including the litigation of motions, jury trial, and negotiations with prosecutors. Mr. Jackson commands the respect of opposing counsel because of his thorough and diligent representation. However, Mr. Jackson also treats all people with respect, which means prosecutors actually enjoy making him offers favorable for his clients. As a colleague, I often sought Mr. Jackson's advice on legal strategy and procedure. He always offered insight and support. I am a better attorney for having worked with Mr. Jackson."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is an outstanding attorney with the perfect mixture of courage and compassion. I've had the opportunity to observe him in court and to consult with him on cases. He knows the law and facts of his cases and is a highly effective advocate before both judges and juries. I highly recommend him to anyone who has the misfortune to get involved with the criminal justice system."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Stephen since he joined the Whatcom County Public Defender. I saw him go from District Court to being on TV as the lead attorney for the biggest case this county has seen in living memory. Attorneys don't rise that far that fast without living up to their reputation. Stephen lives up to his. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Stephen is a fantastic attorney who is passionate about the practice of law and it shows in how he represents his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable in his practice areas and truly a benefit to anyone he represents. In working with him through the years he has made me a better attorney and is one of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and would certainly recommend him to anyone seeking legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A great lawyer and a fine human being. I would not hesitate to recommend"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Stephen for several years as a fellow defense attorney. Stephen is a tenacious, smart, skilled lawyer who can handle any case that comes his way. I wholeheartedly endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I watched Stephen Jackson represent a mutual client. He is a tremendous attorney with excellent work ethic. Stephen represents his client with care and puts thought into each case. I will be sending referrals to Stephen."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen has earned a well deserved reputation for hard work on behalf of his clients among lawyers; I can refer clients to Stephen with confidence knowing he can defend them with vigor and is qualified to handle the most serious cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephen Jackson is a diligent, hard working and compassionate lawyer. He secures outstanding results for his clients and does so efficiently. Stephen is extremely smart and highly respected by not only his peers, but also opposing counsel and Judges. Stephen is one of the very best criminal defense lawyers in Bellingham."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is one of Whatcom County’s top criminal defense attorneys. He cares about his clients, and is an amazing legal writer which benefits his clients greatly. He has quickly developed a strong reputation in the legal community by getting amazing results for his clients."
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