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Mychael R Raya

Government Attorney at Bremerton, WA

4.9   9 reviews
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Government Attorney
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Government Attorney
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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City of Bremerton
345 6th Street, 600
Bremerton, WA, 98337


4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2013
mychael raya, DUI review
After being charged with a DUI Mychael provided me the information I needed to be proactive in the case. With only a few months until I was moving back home from WA he was able to get my charge down to a lower offense. Which gave me an easier opportunity to get my license. back and work on getting home. I would definitely refer him, he was professional, informative, and was quick to update me on the case.
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Posted by Stephen | October 30, 2013
Highly Recommended!
Mychael Raya did an exceptional job for us when I hired him to represent my brother-in-law. It was a unique situation that the police & prosecutors were handling 'by the book', and rightfully so, but Mychael did an outstanding job conveying the nuances of our case to the prosecutor BEFORE it went to trial. He also was open-minded enough to let me have input on the matter. So, if I were asked what made the entire endeavor successful, I would say its about relationships. Mychael did a great job relating to my brother-in-law's dilemma, relating to me in what I was trying to accomplish, and, most importantly, relating to the prosecutor and judge in a way that was successful and brought forth the desired outcome. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him again if needed, or recommend him to a friend.
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Posted by Jon | October 18, 2013
Excellent Lawyer
Mychael was excellent through the entire process. I was always kept up to date on what was going on and was completley satisifed in choosing Mychael.
Posted by Mark | October 3, 2013
Mychael Raya is a very talented attorney and a must use!
I have used several attorneys for various business and personal matters. I was referred to Mr. Raya and am very thankful I was. Mychael's communication was both clear and informative, his knowledge is immediately recognized upon talking about your case. He was very responive to my calls and went out of his way to keep me up to date as things progressed with my case. I was very comfortable with his advice which ultimately led to winning my case. He is a clear choice for me and I will definatly use him in the future for all my legal needs, both professionally and personally.
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Posted by Chelsea | June 24, 2013
Helped with my first ticket in 11 years.
After 11 years of great driving and no traffic violations or record of any kind, I received a speeding ticket with no warning even though I was following a truck going the same speed (I've been rear-ended twice and neither driver received any tickets for creating both vehicle damage and putting me through PT) . I asked Mychael Raya to review my case and to see if I may have the ticket dismissed. He reviewed my case and did get the ticket dismissed. It was nice to finally have someone in my corner.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2013
Got my speeding ticket dismissed!
I hired Mychael to help me with a traffic ticket. I received a speeding ticket and my court date was set for my birthday. When I spoke with Mychael he was so helpful and very informative when it came to explaining what to expect with my case. I felt very reassured and confident by the time we had finished our conversation. Sure enough he went to court and got my ticket dismissed, and I was so happy to start my birthday off with that! I have recommended Mychael to friends and family and they have also had positive results.
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Posted by A'lan | June 3, 2013
One of the best attorneys I have worked with
Mychael was my attorney for a traffic accident ticket that I had received. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the proceedings. He guided me through all the possible outcomes, and made me feel secure in the outcome. He got the ticket dismissed. He is very confident, which I really liked because it made me trust him. I didn't feel thee need to call and make sure he knew what was going on. If he needed anything he contacted me. The communication was great too because he always covered all my questions. He is a great attorney, and he really knows his stuff. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2013
Very Happy With My Results
I contacted Mychael when I was burned with a legal problem that would have plagued me the rest of my life had he not taken care of it. Mychael treated me with respect throughout the process and was great at communicating. Looking back, I appreciate that during my consult with him he under promised then over delivered on results. I would definitely recommend him to a friend or family member.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2013
Good DUI lawyer
Mr. Raya, was great, did everything he said he would, kept me informed on what was happening, did things in timely manner. Was a pleasure working with him!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Prosecutor
  • City of Bremerton
  • 2014 - Present
  • Owner
  • Raya Law, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Luce, Lineberry & Kenney, PS
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Rovang Fong & Associates
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Mark E. Vovos, PS
  • 2006 - 2007
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Port Orchard v. BR
  • DOL suspension dismissed/DUI charge dismissed and re-filed as Negligent Driving 1
  • State v. MR
  • Speeding Ticket Dismissed
  • State v. JD
  • Felony Residential Burglary amended to misdemeanor


  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted
  • 2008 - Present
  • Kitsap County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Clients' Choice Award- DUI
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Kitsap County Youth Court
  • 2010
  • University Achievement Award
  • Washington State University
  • 2000
  • University Scholar in Residence
  • Washington State University
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • BNI
  • Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2012
  • Real Estate Professionals
  • Foreclosure Fairness Act
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
Endorse Mychael
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mychael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I recommend Mychael to anyone looking for a criminal defense lawyer, in particular, help with a DUI. Mychael is knowledgeable, professional and dedicated. I have had the opportunity to refer clients to Mychael and all have been incredible satisfied."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I sat as a Judge Pro Tem several times in the Bremerton Municipal Court when Mychael Raya was serving as the Public Defender. Unlike most public defenders with overwhelming caseloads, Mr. Raya presented each case to the court as if it were his only one. He was dedicated to each client and had great knowledge of every case. He always presented candid, intelligent and thoughtful arguments. I have also worked along side Mr. Raya as a criminal defense attorney in many courts in Kitsap and Pierce Counties. He continues to maintain the highest levels of commitment to his clients and is securing an excellent reputation amongst legal professionals in the area. He is truly a "rising star" in the criminal defense field in Western Washington."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mychael and I have worked together on a number of matters. His depth of knowledge regarding criminal, and especially DUI/DWI, matters is impressive. He is also a great communicator and genuinely a very nice person to work with. I would highly recommend Mychael to anyone seeking a great criminal defense attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A smart lawyer who is not afraid of trial. Aggressive and thorough, I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Raya to anyone who needs an aggressive defense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I'm pleased to endorse Mychael and recommend him for DUI and general criminal matters. Mychael was an associate attorney at my firm for two years and I had numerous opportunities to observe his work. I would not hesitate to have him assist with matters for my clients and I was always pleased with his work. Mychael is thorough, diligent, results-oriented and offers practical counsel to his clients. I am confident referring potential clients to him and know that he will always do an outstanding job. I would gladly work with Mychael again in the future."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mychael worked for our firm for over two years. During that time i had the opportunity to work with him and observe him. I know that he does a great job on DUI and criminal defense matters. He has several years experience in those areas and achieves excellent results for his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse him for these areas of law."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mychael is a talented and skillful attorney in DUI/DWI, criminal, and general litigation matters. Mychael is thorough in his analysis and offers excellent practical results-oriented advise. He is calm under pressure and stands up for his clients. Mychael is versatile in his approach to problem solving, and he is the attorney you want on your side when you are facing a tough problem. I highly endorse this talented attorney."
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Bremerton Government Lawyer Mychael R Raya
Mychael R Raya
Government Attorney
Bremerton, WA
Licensed for 16 years
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