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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    16 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    16 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 15%
    16 years
  4. Expungement: 15%
    16 years
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    16 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Antonio Garguile

    Scott is an excellent attorney! He is very knowledgable on the law and fights hard for his clients. I endorse this lawyer!


    Antonio Garguile Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
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Contact info

215 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA, 98402-2523


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 4.5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Client's Choice Award-DUIAvvo2012
Certificate of AppreciationCommunity Awards Committee2006
Certificate of AppreciationCommunity Awards Committee2005
Certificate of AppreciationCommunity Awards Committee2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Scott Moriarity2007 - Present
PartnerLaw Office of Bauer and Balerud2006 - 2007
AssociateLaw Office of Bauer and Balerud1999 - 2006
InternThe Defender Association Seattle1998 - 1999
Summer AssociateSelzer, Caplan, Wilkins & McMahon1998 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of WashingtonMember2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember1999 - 2013
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, District/Municipal Court LiaisonBoard Member1999 - 2013
Publication nameTitleDate
Scott Moriarity BlogDUI Reduced to Reckless2012
Scott Moriarity BlogDUI Cases-The Traffic Stop2012
Scott Moriarity BlogDUI and the Department of Licensing2012
Scott Moriarity BlogChanges in DUI Law2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WashingtonLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of WashingtonEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
NorthWest Champions Annual MeetingGun Restoration-Are you Eligible?2014
NorthWest Champions Annual MeetingField Sobriety Tests-Don't do them!2013
Northwest Champions Annual MeetingThe Dos and Don'ts of DUI Defense2012
NW Champions Annual MeetingDUI Breath Tests2011
NW Champions Annual MeetingDUI Basics2010
NW Champions Annual MeetingSearch of Automobiles2009