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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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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    13 years, 800 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    13 years, 500 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    16 years, 500 cases



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Blanford Law

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


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationNALS2014
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2012
AvvoTop Criminal Defense2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ABlanford Law2007 - Present
Legal Research and Writing ProfessorTacoma Community College2005 - Present
N/ALaw Offices Of Monte Hester2004 - 2007
N/APalace Law Offices2002 - 2003
N/AMessina Bulzomi Christensen2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pierce County Bar AssociationSecretary/Treasurer2015 - Present
(WLA) Washington Lawyers for the ArtsMember2014 - Present
Ronald Roslyn Cle Elum Heritage ClubMember2012 - Present
WSAJ Taylor Bridge Fire Volunteer AttorneyMember2012 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Bar Convention CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Tacoma Attorneys Round TableMember2011 - Present
Pierce County Bar Annual Golf Trophy Tournament CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Pierce County Bar Association Convention CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2006 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2005 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionPresident2004 - 2005
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionTrustee2003 - 2004
Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Lawyer Referral CommitteeCoChair2002 - 2003
American Inns of CourtMember2002 - 2003
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Speed InfractionDismissed
School Bus ViolationDismissed
Unlawful Possession of a Stolen VehicleDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Trial NewsMortal Evidence: The Forensics Behind Nine Shocking Cases2005
Hester Law GroupJuveniles Are Still Not Entitled to Jury Trials2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/ARegional Seminar2010
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/ARegional Seminar2009
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Eastern Washington UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Skagit Valley Community CollegeN/AAA1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Educational SeminarDUI's/Criminal Law2014
DAC CleBail Bonds and Representing Indigent Defendants2014
Criminal Law QuickieBail Bonds2014
Bail Bonds & Pierce County CourtsBail Bonds2014
Hot Coffee discusion of Tort Reform at CWUTort Reform2012
Pierce County Family Law Section MeetingExpunge/Vacation of Criminal Convictions2009
Presentation of the Liberty Bell AwardProfessionalism2005
Pierce County Bar Association LuncheonWar Stories2005
Law DayProtecting the interests of Children2001