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Casey Matthew Arbenz

Personal injury Attorney at Tacoma, WA

5.0   12 reviews
  • State Years
    Oregon - OR 3 years
    Washington - WA 15 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2020
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Casey

Learn Casey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury

  2. Criminal defense
    I have experience prosecuting and defending numerous criminal cases including major felonies, DUI's, other misdemeanors and speeding/traffic infractions.

  3. DUI and DWI

In sixteen years of practice I have successfully tried dozens of jury trials in both state and federal court. I have argued at the Washington Supreme Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. I believe there are no unwinnable cases, and that oral advocacy skills in the courtroom are secondary to the research and analysis necessary to weaken the opponent’s case and ultimately achieve the best result for the client.  I am licensed to practice law in all Washington State courts, as well as federally, in both the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington. Feel free to give me a call and give me the opportunity to fight for you. 

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Puget Law Group
938 Broadway
Suite 400
Tacoma, WA, 98402

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  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Brian B | July 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney - trust the process!
A few months ago, I found myself doing some hung-over Googling on a Saturday after a series of poor decisions. I took a chance and called the firm that Casey is part of, Puget Law Group. No attorney will guarantee an outcome, but like most things in life, you get what you pay for with legal representation. Casey Arbenz represented me in Thurston County Court and 100% knew what he was doing. I had to trust the process (and continuances galore), but he secured a great outcome with a significantly reduced charge. After seeing other defendants in court get ground up by the justice system, I know that I made the right choice with hiring Casey. Retaining his services was probably the best decision I made in all of March. Best of all, Casey is a great person. I can't say that about all of the attorneys I have worked with (in a professional capacity, this is my first time as a defendant). He's compassionate, communicative, and takes the time to explain. Just a stand up dude.
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Posted by Brian | December 12, 2018
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Casey is a Great Defense Attorney
I first consulted with Casey and he explained how he could handle my defense case. I hired him and everything went according to the outline he gave me and my case was reduced substantially. I am sure there was much more work that went into my case then he led me to believe, and in the end I was very satisfied. Casey is extremely professional and I would hire/recommend him again.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2018
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Mr. Arbenz - Exceptional Representation
Mr. Arbenz took the necessary time to fully explain the charges, potential outcomes and consequences. We developed a strategy, carefully evaluating possible results and he articulately challenged the nuances of my case. We were able to reach a favorable outcome and I was fortunate to be referred to Mr. Arbenz by one of his peers!
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Posted by Sokhavy | December 12, 2017
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One of the best attorney!!!
Casey Arbenz is one of the best attorney their is. He helped my case and I was completely satisfied with the results!
Posted by Craig | June 28, 2017
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About More Than Winning
I was accused of assault by one of my adult daughters. As soon as I found out, I prayed that God would direct me to the attorney of his choosing for my case. After contacting several and meeting with Casey, I felt strongly he was the right person. I, and my case, were unlike any that Casey had worked with before. It involved family complexities resulting from a difficult divorce, and my desire to leave the door of reconciliation open to my adult children and their mother. I was willing to have all testimony and evidence brought out into the light, and accept the decision of a jury, regardless the outcome. Casey did a great job of adjusting. He explained well what was at risk (up to 365 days in jail), and what it would mean if I were to accept any continuance (the risk that the case would be tried based solely on the facts provided by the alleged victim). Though he encouraged me to consider the offers presented, I believed it more important to my family for me to risk being tried and found guilty, than to have them suspect that I was guilty and worked a deal. Being firmly convinced that the action for which I was accused was in truth a measured response to behavior which risked the safety of others, we proceeded toward trial. After the first trial ended in a hung jury (4 of 6 to acquit), Casey again made adjustments as we prepared for a stronger approach to the next trial. During the pretrial hearing the prosecutor offered one more deal, which was more of a "wrist-slap". Still feeling it was in my families best interest to continue to trial, I refused. Within a couple weeks, Casey received a call from the State prosecutor that they decided to drop the charges. Casey was the right attorney for my trial, was understanding and effective.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2015
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Great lawyer
I was being charged with Conspiracy to Commit Securities Fraud. It was a very stressful situation and felt like it would never end. Casey was straight to the point and never gave me any false hope. I was really happy with the end results. I would definitely recommend Mr.Arbenz
Posted by stephanie | July 5, 2012
Great attorney
I hired casey for a traffic violation. He was great and tried his hardest to clear my record. He communicates with me throughout the whole process and is has full knowledge of the law. Gladly recommend Casey
Posted by Julie | May 11, 2011
wrongful termination
Casey took my case even though he wasn't sure about it. It was kind of a weird case. He was really supportive and made me feel like he was on my side even though the facts were not always completely clear. He is patient, friendly and knowledgable. And he managed to get me everything I wanted out of the situation.
Posted by Matthew | October 26, 2010
I would recommend Casey Arbenz to any family member or friend
I contacted Casey last year after I was issued an out of state traffic violation that I knew I was not guilty of. After gathering the facts, Casey was able to draft a letter to the local department of public safety which ultimately resulted in the case being dropped. My driving record is free and clear of any any violations and I am extremely thankful to Casey for that. I would recommend Casey Arbenz to any family member or friend should they ever be in need of any legal advice.
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Posted by Lonna Calas | September 30, 2010
Traffic Violations issues
Our family used Casey earlier in this year and he was tremendous. He knew exactly what to do, was very reassuring and was very successful in the courtroom. We couldn't be happier! He's younger and eager to get things done right.
Posted by Bethany | September 29, 2010
Casey Arbenz
Whenever you are forced to hire a lawyer, it is never a "fun" experience. Either you are in trouble or you have been wronged, either way it is stressful, intimidating and, often times, very scary. Casey, however, helped to turn a negative experience into one in which I felt confident, knowledgeable, in control and, most importantly, he gave me peace of mind. When I walked in to Casey's office, I expected to feel judged and criminalized but he instantly demonstrated his humanistic nature. He understands that being charged with a crime does not mean a person is bad by nature. This allowed me to feel more comfortable speaking honestly with him and even gave me personal comfort when dealing with my transgressions. His easy demeanor and compassion lent a positive atmosphere to every communication we had and made the entire episode more tolerable. Additionally, his confidence and communicativeness about the progress of the case helped to put my mind at ease. Of course, all the good intentions in the world don't mean a thing if a lawyer isn't proficient. Casey, I am glad to say, is able to back up his confidence with real results. The outcome of my case was much more favorable than what is generally expected and I have no doubt it was his hard work and attentiveness that made it possible. I am very happy with the results and with the experience overall. Casey is highly recommended in my opinion.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2010
Traffic toll violations-excellent!
I was visiting from out of town and blew through the toll bridge 5 times. Mr. Arbenz had 4 of 5 of them thrown out!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Hester Law Group
  • 2008 - Present
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Tacoma, Washington
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Everett, Washington
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Debate Coach
  • Kansas State University
  • 2002 - 2005
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • MA - Masters
  • 2002
  • California State University, Chico
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Domestic Violence -- DISMISSED!
  • Possession of Meth with Intent to Distribute


  • Gig Harbor City Council
  • City Council Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • President
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar
  • Trustee to the Young Lawyers Division
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Professionalism Award
  • Washington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • 2012
  • Best Brief Award
  • National Moot Court
  • 2008
  • Semi-Finalist
  • National Moot Court
  • 2008
  • Representative
  • American Bar Association
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Western State Communication Association
  • “First Affirmatives, First Negatives and First Generation Students: High School Debate as a Means of Creating Opportunities.”
  • 2001
  • National Communication Association Conference, Atlanta Georgia
  • “Empowering Latinas Through Debate: An Analysis of Success at SCUDL Tournaments of Latina Debaters.”"
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (30)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Casey for years as a fellow lawyer in the area. Casey is very bright and fights hard for his clients. I refer clients to him with full confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an exceptional attorney that is always confident and reassuring with his clients, and professional and courteous towards his colleagues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I confidently refer clients to Casey as he has consistently demonstrated that he is a highly-skilled and capable attorney. He is a pleasure to work with and an asset to the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Casey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Casey is an exceptional leader in Pierce-County legal community and a strong and capable advocate for his clients in court. I have referred several criminal matters to Casey, and my clients have unanimously reported complete satisfication with the services provided by Casey and his firm. I fully endorse Casey's work."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"During my time as a deputy prosecuting attorney, I was always impressed with Casey's passionate advocacy for his clients. He delivers excellent results and is a skilled attorney. Now, as a criminal defense attorney, I admire him for these same qualities. In addition, I have gotten to know Casey well in his capacity as the president of the Pierce County Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Division - I recommend him highly."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I would send any of my clients to Casey with confidence, knowing he would address their needs and give them straight answers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Arbenz is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is a skilled negotiator and excellent trial lawyer who gets great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Arbenz is an amazing orator in the court room who always handles himself in a professional and dignified manner. His strongest attribute is the ability to relate to his clients and advocate for their needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A smart man who gets great results. Also personable and communicates well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Arbenz is a highly respected member of the Tacoma/Pierce County Bar. He is a zealous advocate for his clients with a track record of success. I recommend him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Casey is a well respected criminal and personal injury lawyer in the Pierce County area. He is an advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Casey has an exceptional grasp of the law. When combined with his experience as a professor of communications and his mastery of debate, this combination makes him a formidable opponent to anyone unfortunate enough to oppose him. I strongly endorse Casey."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I retained Mr. Arbenz to handle an important, time-sensitive civil litigation matter for one of my California clients, for which he did an exemplary job. Mr. Arbenz worked efficiently, communicated well, and I would not hesitate to use his services again in the future."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Casey cares for his clients and works hard for their rights. The excellent results he obtains result from his hard work ethic and intellect."
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Casey Matthew Arbenz
Personal injury Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 15 years
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