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Kenneth W Blanford

DUI and DWI Attorney at Tacoma, WA

5.0   24 reviews

About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%

    19 years, 800 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    35%

    19 years, 500 cases

  3. Personal injury
    30%

    22 years, 500 cases

It's essential to get a good sense of what we're all about. Beyond being aware of what type of law we practice, defining who we are is just as important. Obviously, selecting a criminal defense attorney is a critical decision. A firm with experience is, no doubt, a must have – however, it's crucial to work with a firm you're comfortable with, and have the utmost confidence in.

We believe that the Blanford Law attitude and approach set us apart. And, our owner and lead attorney, Ken Blanford, exemplifies the essence of the firm. Put simply, Ken is passionate about connecting with clients on a personal level. He fosters relationships without assumptions, without preconceived notions, and he focuses on establishing a deep rapport with every individual he represents.

Taking the lead from Ken, we are a firm where what you see is what you get – in the best sense of the phrase. We are no-nonsense and relentless, yet we maintain pride in being fair and honest. Maybe opposite of what you're prepared to expect from attorneys, here at Blanford Law we're great listeners instead of fast talkers – that's just who we are.

With over 10 years of defense experience, Blanford Law represents clients across Washington: King, Pierce, Kitsap, Kittitas, Jefferson, Thurston, Snohomish, Yakima, Lewis, Island, Cowlitz, Clallam, Chelan, Grant, Whitman, Walla-Walla, Skamania, Clark, Grays Harbor, Okanogan, Spokane, Skagit and Mason Counties, as well as Seattle and Tacoma Federal District Court.

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Licensed for 22 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/25/2022

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

Contact Kenneth

Blanford Law
705 S 9th Street
Suite 303
Tacoma, WA, 98405-4600

Reviews

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Posted by Preston | June 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client Review
Ken has been my attorney for over 13 years now. His ability to fight for his client is incredible. He has kept me from surveying time on many occasions and gets me my best possible outcome to my case. He cares and is always a phone call away. Truly the best in the business, I trust him with my life and I don’t say that lightly.
Posted by Theresa | May 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Always easy to work with. Quick to respond, thorough and efficient. I have been a client for over 15yrs. Has helped me through my speeding tickets and accident. Whether my fault or not. He has been my hero
Posted by Derek | December 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
You need look no further for an Attorney
I called Ken Blanford explained my situation, he calmed me down asked me some questions and told me everything will be and not to stress about it, he explained to me what could happen but assured me again not to stress. Ken Blanford is a man of his word he is honest and doesn't sugar coat anything and he always speaks the truth, I highly recommend if you are in trouble or need some one to fight for you Ken Blanford is the attorney Is the attorney you want in your corner.
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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2020
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Ideal Outcome
Ken was very understanding of my situation and provided a pragmatic, straight forward approach to my case. He was great at explaining details, getting me the information I needed and achieving the results I desired. I had a lot riding on the outcome of my case and with his help, my case was dismissed. By explaining my priorities, and what my intent for him was, he was able to go to work to get the exact outcome I was hoping for. I could not be happier with his performance.
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Posted by Ian | September 4, 2020
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Great experience !
Thankful for Kens promptness and follow up for a speeding ticket. Walked me through the process and represented me without needing to be present. Felt completely taken care of and he cared ! Thank you Ken. His office as well is very easy to work with.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Ken is wonderful
Calm and thoughtful. Confident and a straight shooter. Extremely good at weighing the opposition.
Posted by David | February 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Recommend to my family and friends!
My case was just a terrible/horrible accident that should have never happened but due to my irresponsible actions it caused so many headaches for a lot of my family members throughout the entire case. The last thing I needed was a terrible attorney, and that I didn’t get. Ken understood my actions were an accident. His part in my case was to proove to the court that I’m not a bad guy but a guy that made a bad decision and that he did. He really worked with me, was very patient, and his approach to my case deserves so much more credit. I recommend anyone who works with Ken to show him respect, and be patient. Be mindful that courts and trials take months but rest assured that Ken will be there the entire time defending you until the end of the case. Best of luck to you.
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Posted by William | November 2, 2018
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Hit and Run charges dismissed
I hired Ken to help with a hit and run charge I was facing. From the start, Ken explained the situation to me and how to best move forward. He was extremely knowledgeable, and helpful throughout the entire process. In the end Ken was able to get all the charges dismissed. I am very thankful to have meet such a great professional and would recommend his services to anyone!
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Posted by Michelle | October 17, 2018
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Speeding Ticket Dismissed!
Ken got my speeding ticket dismissed, it was so easy and I didn't even have to appear. It was worth it he did a great job and the outcome is exactly what I hoped for!
Posted by Kenneth | August 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work by Ken!
Ken helped me with a few tickets, easiest process ever. I didn’t have to go to court and he took care of everything! Would definitely hire him again and recommend him to friends.
Posted by Greg | December 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Ken has taken care of my tickets - and now my son’s as well. I would hire him again
Posted by Charles | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding ticket
He just handled it! Sent information, then got email infraction was dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Ken is a great attorney and would highly recommend him. I got a speeding ticket and he got it dismissed!
Posted by Camacho | August 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Kenneth Blanford an Amazing Attorney
I've hired Kenneth Blandord on several occasions and he has always come through for me. I will continue to hire Kenneth and refer him to my family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied clients
Ken was always willing to answer any questions that we had, made sure he recommended what he thought was best and explained why he thought that was best. He was willing to work out a payment plan. Ultimately got our case dismissed! I would recommend him anytime!
Posted by Sarah | March 10, 2015
The Real Deal!
Ken was very prompt and professional when handling my daughters case. We were very pleased with outcome and he exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend him to represent any of my friends or family.
Posted by Mr. Jeudy | November 15, 2014
Have no doubts, He gets the job done!
Mr. Blanford worked diligently over 8months to help me prove my innocents. I was charged with multiple charges, however with his expertise in legal defense helped produce a not guilty verdict for all charges. My career and life was ultimately at stake and he believed in me and my story. I thank him beyond words and I am truly grateful for his patience handling my case. I had spoke with a lawyer before him and chose to go with him because of his reasonable fees and his confident demeanor upon our initial meeting. I highly recommend Mr. Blanford. He is truly worth every dime spent and I am a satisfied customer. Thanks again!!! Mr. Jeudy
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Posted by Kevin | March 11, 2011
You won't be dissappointed!
Professionally and expeditiously handled my case and came back with a positive result. What more could you want?
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2011
Excellent
Excellent Experience, if you can call dealing with courts a great experience. Ken made it easy and got the court to dismiss my case rather quickly. Would use him again in a heartbeat.
Posted by Wendy | March 11, 2011
The Best!
Ken was able to reduce an unfair ticket so it did not blemish my driving record. His knowledge and advocacy impressed not only me, but the Judge was clearly impressed as well. He took the worry away from the start. Ken also resolved a property dispute with a neighbor for me. I highly recommend Ken Blanford for a variety of legal problems.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Blanford Law
  • 2007 - Present
  • Legal Research and Writing Professor
  • Tacoma Community College
  • 2005 - Present
  • Law Offices Of Monte Hester
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Palace Law Offices
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Messina Bulzomi Christensen
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • ABA Bar Leader Ship Conference
  • 2019
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Regional Seminar
  • 2010
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Regional Seminar
  • 2009
  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Eastern Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995
  • Skagit Valley Community College
  • AA
  • 1993
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Legal Cases

  • Assault 4th Degree
  • Dismissal
  • Speed over the Limit
  • Dismissal
  • Speeding Over the Speed Limit
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Citizen Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Kittitas County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2021 - Present
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2020 - Present
  • Alaska’s Online Pro Bono Legal Advice Clinic
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2019 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2018 - Present
  • Pierce County Bar Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2015 - Present
  • (WLA) Washington Lawyers for the Arts
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • WSAJ Taylor Bridge Fire Volunteer Attorney
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ronald Roslyn Cle Elum Heritage Club
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tacoma Attorneys Round Table
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Bar Convention Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pierce County Bar Annual Golf Trophy Tournament Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pierce County Bar Association Convention Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Trustee
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2007
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Committee
  • CoChair
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • NALS
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Avvo
  • Top Criminal Defense
  • 2012

Publications

  • Trial News
  • Mortal Evidence: The Forensics Behind Nine Shocking Cases
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Educational Seminar
  • DUI's/Criminal Law
  • 2014
  • DAC Cle
  • Bail Bonds and Representing Indigent Defendants
  • 2014
  • Criminal Law Quickie
  • Bail Bonds
  • 2014
  • Bail Bonds & Pierce County Courts
  • Bail Bonds
  • 2014
  • Hot Coffee discusion of Tort Reform at CWU
  • Tort Reform
  • 2012
  • Pierce County Family Law Section Meeting
  • Expunge/Vacation of Criminal Convictions
  • 2009
  • Presentation of the Liberty Bell Award
  • Professionalism
  • 2005
  • Pierce County Bar Association Luncheon
  • War Stories
  • 2005
  • Law Day
  • Protecting the interests of Children
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (65)
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Other
"A very knowledge and competent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kenneth. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken is a skilled advocate for his clients rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ken is a skilled advocate and a true gentleman who is liked and respected by his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ken. He is a brilliant and passionate advocate, with incredible experience under his belt."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He responds quickly and knows what he is doing. I refer friends and clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ken is smart, helpful and excellent to work with. I would not hesitate in retaining him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ken has taught me more, more concisely, than any other attorney, ever. You should probably hire him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. During my time as a prosecutor, I always found Ken to be well prepared and a highly effective advocate for his clients. Now as a criminal defense attorney, I admire him for these same qualities. I highly recommend Ken!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ken is a dedicated advocate for his clients. He has an incredible depth and breadth of knowledge and experience that allows him to obtain excellent results for his clients. He is reasonable and down to earth which allows him to provide his clients with a no-nonsense evaluation of their matter and potential outcomes. I enthusiastically endorse Ken and his quality of work."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Blanford is a very talented, gifted trial attorney. His clients are lucky to have him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ken is bright and personable. His clients can rely on his expertise. Ken has excelled in Local Bar fundraising and support, including for our annual Convention. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ken is hard working and intelligent attorney who works hard for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am happy to refer my clients who need a good criminal defense lawyer to Ken, because I know he will give them highly competent representation and will treat them fairly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken knows the law. He is intelligent and well prepared. I would recommend his services to anyone."
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