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Heather Rogers Straub

also known as Heather Straub, Heather R. Straub

About me

I have been a trial lawyer for about 11 years, and have over 15 years experience in the legal profession.  My practice focuses on criminal defense and military law.  I spend the majority of my time in courtrooms and at military boards, or at the office, working closely with my clients to achieve the best outcome for each individual.  I pride myself on my oral and written legal advocacy, and I have advanced training in negotiation and alternative dispute resolution.


Perhaps because of the long military background in my family, I especially enjoy fighting for my military clients and their families, but I work with clients from all walks of life and genuinely enjoy advocating for all of them. My clients appreciate that I am passionate about what I do and the fact that I am committed to fighting my cases in court, but also the fact that I'm a down-to-earth person they can relate to. Although I credit my Duke and UW educational background for develop my legal reasoning and writing abilities, what makes me a successful attorney is my hardworking attitude and my passion for defending people who are facing their toughest legal challenges. If you have any questions about my practice and how I can help you, please call or email me. I offer a free consultation to discuss your legal concerns.


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Practice areas


  1. Military Law: 40%
    5 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    12 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    12 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Leslie Eugene Tolzin

    One of the hardest working most committed lawyers I know, and one of only a few I will consult on military issues.


    Leslie Tolzin Violent crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jonathan A Baner

    Whenever anyone comes to me looking for help with an issue in the armed forces I refer them to Heather Straub immediately. She works incredibly hard (and with a lot of passion) for her clients. She clearly knows the unique position service members face when confronting either the civilian or the military justice system, and gets the results needed for her clients.


    Jonathan Baner Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Heather R. Straub, PLLC

1019 Pacific Ave, Ste 920
Tacoma, WA, 98402

Law Offices of Heather R. Straub, PLLC

PO Box 1414
Tacoma, WA, 98401



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2014
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2014
Rising StarThomson Reuters2014
Super LawyerThomson Reuters2013
Rising StarThomson Reuters2013
Appointed to Pro Bono and Legal Aid CommitteeWashington State Bar Association2006
Cum LaudeDuke University1996
Golden Key Honor SocietyDuke University1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judge Pro TemLakewood Municipal Court2015 - Present
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Heather R. Straub2010 - Present
PartnerHarlowe & Falk LLP2012 - 2012
VP Non-Profits & DevelopmentAB Hays, LLC2009 - 2010
AttorneyAssociated Counsel for the Accused2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar Association (Washington chapter)Member2014 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Legal Assistance to Military Personnel SectionVice Chair2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonAdmitted2012 - Present
US Court of Appeals for Veterans ClaimsAdmitted2011 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Tacoma Historical SocietyBoard of Directors2009 - Present
JAG Spouse ClubMember2008 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
Washington Women Lawyers (Pierce County Chapter)Judicial Evaluation Committee Chair2013 - 2015
Northwest Justice Project Board of DirectorsSecretary, Executive Cmte, Board Dev & Quality of Practice Cmtes2012 - 2014
Washington Women Lawyers (Pierce County chapter)President2012 - 2013
WSBA Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section (LAMP)Secretary/Treasurer2010 - 2012
Attorneys Assisting Citizen-Soldiers & FamiliesVolunteer Attorney2008 - 2010
WSBA Pro Bono & Legal Aid CommitteeCommittee Member2005 - 2007
WSBA Lawyer Assistance ProjectPeer Counselor2004 - 2009
Law Women's CaucusMember, UW School of Law1996 - 1999
Alpha Phi SororitySocial Chair1993 - 1996
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nonprofit Board of Directors CorruptionSettled out of court - problematic board members resigned or were dismissed. New financial controls and protections in place.
Commercial LitigationSettlement - client got paid for their hard work
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Publication nameTitleDate
Defense Magazine (WACDL)Fighting the War at Home: Representing veteran clients during the drawdown2014
Defense Magazine (WACDL)Defending Members of the Service: Military Law for Non-Military Lawyers2014
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Trial News"What's So Funny: Mark Galanter's Lowering the Bar"2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1999
Duke UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)N/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Military APR 8(g) Training CLEFirearm Law in Washington State2014
Dealer's Choice: New Tactics & Issues in Drug DefenseConference Co-chair2014
In-House CLETime Management for Busy Lawyers2007