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I have have been practicing criminal defense law in Puyallup for nearly 25 years.  My practice at this time is mostly Criminal Defense coupled with civil law. I am rated BV (very good legal expertise) by Martindale-Hubbel.


I have represented clients before the Washington State Supreme Court, the Washington Court of Appeals, The State Superior Court, Various County District Courts and Municipal Courts. I am also admitted to practice before the United States District Court For The Western District of Washington.


Prior to attending law school I worked in politics and as a military officer. In 2004, I was given the privilege of commanding one of the Washington Army National Guard units in Baghdad, Iraq where I was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. I was also inducted into the 1st Cavalry Division’s Order of the Combat Spur. I am currently a member of American Legion Post #167 (Lifetime member). I am also a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and AMVETs Post #1 in Tacoma. I’m a member of the Elks, Eagles, Pythian Knights and other civic/fraternal organizations. I am also a member of the Columbia Tower Club, The Washington Athletic Club and  Rainer Club of Seattle, the College Club of Seattle. I attend church at Blessed Sacrament in Seattle. I live in downtown Seattle with my wife and son.




Languages spoken: German

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
    23 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    23 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 15%
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
  5. Other: 30%
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Contact info

Fuhrman Law Offices (Puyallup)

112 West Meeker Street
Puyallup, WA, 98371-5376

Fuhrman Law Offices

112 West Meeker Street
Puyallup, WA, 98372

Fuhrman Law Offices

112 West Meeker Street
Puyallup, WA, 98372



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bronze Star Medal. Order of the Combat Spur.U.S. Army2004
American Jurisprudence Prize Award (2)Thomas M. Cooley Law School1988
Raymond Burr Award Excellence in Criminal Law StudiesThomas M. Cooley Law School1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerFuhrman Law Offices2007 - Present
Unit CommanderUS Army National Guard on Active Duty2003 - 2007
PartnerFuhrman & Wright, PS1997 - 2003
AssociateMcCarthy & Hogan, PS1993 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationActive Member1993 - Present
Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Individual Rights FoundationMember1993 - Present
US Army Legal AffairsAssistance to Soldiers on Medical Hold, Ft. Lewis2005 - 2007
Washington State Bar Association, Legal Assistance to Military Personnel SectionCommittee Member1994 - 1996
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Initiative 172 (Fair Play for Washington) v. Western Wash. Fair Ass'n, 88 Wn. App. 579, 583, 945 P.2d 761 (1997)Victory
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Publication nameTitleDate
US Army Training MaterialsA Practicle Guide to the Laws of Land Warfare1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
US Army Command and General Staff CollegeArmy Staff Officer Training CAS3Certification/Diploma1997
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Seattle UniversityPolitical Science/Military ScienceCommissioned 2LT1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KIRO New RadioIraq War in Baghdad, Iraq2005
National Public Affairs Conference - Reno, NVEthical Issues related to contracting with Iraqi Journalists2004
CNN InternationalBaghdad - Iraq War2004