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James Edmund Oliver JR

About me

You deserve a top rated defense that you can afford.  If you have been charged with a crime, received a traffic ticket, or have been injured, the choice you make in an attorney will have long lasting consequences.

You should carefully choose an attorney who fill fight for you, your freedom, your future, your health. I'm an experienced trial attorney in an office of experienced trial attorneys who will fight for you. IF YOU DEMAND JUSTICE, DEMAND DURFLINGER OLIVER!


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    17 years, 100 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
    16 years, 500 cases
  4. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    16 years, 700 cases



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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Contact info

Durflinger Oliver & Associates

711 Saint Helens Ave.
Suite 209
Tacoma, WA, 98402


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers In State of WashingtonThe American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Firm of the YearNALS2013
Firm of the YearNALS2012
Best Answer to Legal QuestionAvvo2011
Best Pierce County Law Firm 2011-2012NALS - Association for Legal Professionals2011
Spring 1997 Mock Trial - 1st PlaceSeattle University Moot Court Board1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDurflinger, Oliver & Associates2011 - Present
Attorney at LawLaw Office of James Oliver2002 - Present
PartnerWickens Oliver, PS2008 - 2010
Paralegal/Contract AttorneyDavies Pearson, P.C.1999 - 2002
MediatorPierce County District Court1997 - 1999
Street Law TeacherLincoln High School1997 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tacoma/Pierce County Chamber of CommerceMember2014 - Present
Tacoma Events CommissionOf Counsel2014 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2012 - Present
Tulalip Tribal Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2010 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Legislative CommitteeChairman2009 - Present
Republican PartyPrecinct Committee Officer2005 - Present
Tillicum American Lake Gardens Community Service CenterPast President2005 - Present
Puyallup Tribal CourtAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2003 - Present
Federal CourtAdmitted to Practice2002 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
City of Lakewood Planning Advisory BoardBoard Member2007 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State Of Washington, Respondent V Marvin D. Mccormick, AppellantRemanded for resentencing.
State of Washington v. MataDismissed with prejudice.
State v. SmithNot Guilty Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
AvvoThe Stages of a Criminal Case In Washington2011
Merchant CircleFight Your Ticket2007 Changes in Pierce County Superior Court2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington Assoc. of Criminal DefenseDefending DUIsContinuing Legal Education2011
Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Association7 Keys to Winning in the CourtroomContinuing Legal Education2010
Pierce County Center for Dispute ResolutionMediationOther - Bachelors1998
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of California - Santa CruzPoliticsBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial TacticsCriminal Trial Techniques2011
Local PoliticsReagan Political Accomplishments2007
Candidates ForumLegislative Candidate2006
Career DayOverview of the Law1999