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Since graduating from Gonzaga University School of Law, I have primarily focused my efforts on criminal defense – representing clients accused of a wide range of felonies, misdemeanors and infractions.  I also have significant experience with plaintiff’s personal injury cases, civil defense, administrative issues and employment law.  I have a particular passion for representing plaintiffs subjected to nursing home neglect or abuse.  While I spend most of my days in the courtroom, I have also submitted several appellate briefs to the Washington Supreme Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  I have represented clients in the courts of Pierce, King, Kitsap, Thurston, Snohomish, Mason, Pacific, Kittitas, Cowlitz, Grant, Benton, Yakima, Whatcom, and Lewis Counties.  I have trial experience in both State and Federal Courts.  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 the Western District of Washington. 


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 35%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Wrongful Death: 25%
  4. Class Action: 10%



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Contact info

1008 Yakima Ste 302
Tacoma, WA, 98405-4850

Hester Law Group

1008 S. Yakima
Suite 302
Tacoma, WA, 98405

Hester Law Group

Tacoma, WA



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Professionalism AwardWashington State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division2012
Best Brief AwardNational Moot Court2008
Semi-FinalistNational Moot Court2008
RepresentativeAmerican Bar Association2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyHester Law Group2008 - Present
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyPierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Tacoma, Washington2008 - 2008
Rule 9 InternSnohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Everett, Washington2007 - 2007
Debate CoachKansas State University2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Gig Harbor City CouncilCity Council Member2014 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionPresident2012 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Tacoma Pierce County BarTrustee to the Young Lawyers DivisionN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Washington State Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Domestic Violence -- DISMISSED!DISMISSED
Possession of Meth with Intent to DistributeDISMISSED -- CASH RETURNED
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
California State University, FullertonSpeech CommunicationMA - Masters2002
California State University, ChicoSpeech CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Law Practice for New LawyersSetting Up Your Law Practice and Taking Your First Client2014
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