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Michael Steven Clark

Car accident Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.9   60 reviews

also known as Michael, Clark

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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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WE KNOW THE JUSTICE SYSTEM INSIDE AND OUT. LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL CLARK - PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY SERVING TACOMA, SEATTLE, OLYMPIA AND ALL OF WESTERN WASHINGTON.

I was born and raised in the Tacoma area. After graduating from the University of Washington I attended law school at the Universtity of Puget Sound (Cum Laude). I was an associate editor of the law review.  While in law school I began to intern in a criminal defense firm. I enjoyed that work so much, I opened my own practice in 1997.  Since that time i have been proudly serving clients in serious injury cases and select criminal matters. I have tried cases in state, federal and military courts and throughout Washington.  I have also assisted clients in out of state matters.  Over the last 5 years the focus of my practice has been primarily on serious accident and injury cases.  

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Location

The Law Offices of Michael Clark
705 S 9th St Ste 202
Tacoma, WA, 98405

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  60 customer reviews
Posted by Nichole | March 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job!
It has been a positive experience working with Krupa & Clark. Michael Clark was so wonderful to work with...very quick to respond & attentive. It was nice to work with him & he did a fantastic job for me. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2017
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Top Notch
Micheal Clark is an experienced attorney that knows the court system well, and will get the best results for your case. Would highly recommend him and his team if you want great service and dependability.Best in the business as far as I am concerned, very happy .
Posted by Latisha Welker | June 29, 2020
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Micheal Clark
I think he is amazing!! Helped me out when I was in need of a lawyer. I got great response, and he was on top of it like white on rice! Always returning calls and letting me know what was going on. I would recommend him to anyone in need. He’s amazing and I can’t thank him enough!
Posted by Jay | September 6, 2017
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Excellent Attorny
I'm so glad I chose this law firm. Quickly took care of everything I needed at a beyond fair price. Michael Clark was personable and smart, no nonsense and effective.
Posted by Andy | July 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great personal injury lawyer!
Michael has been a living saint for me-when other lawyers turned me away he stepped up to the plate to help me and get thru difficult times. If you ever need a lawyer he's the guy thanks Michael
Posted by Sarah | February 7, 2017
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He literally saved my life
I had a serious felony charge, and now I can go on with my life and not be haunted. I hired Michael Clark in my mind within ministers of meeting him. I knew I would be a person to him and not just a number. I was facing a minimum of seven years in jail for an offense I did not commit. Michael took on my case and went above and beyond for my family and I. I was always able to reach him, he always put my mind at ease. He never stopped fighting for me. I ended up taking a plea, which I was never forced into doing, michael just advised me on what was the best route to go. He did everything in his power to work with the Prosecutor to get my deal down. I went into sentencing not knowing if I would walk out to my children or not. However, Micheal did his magic and I was not taken away. He worked so hard for me and I am so thankful for him. For what I was charged with I had the best possible outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2017
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Michael Clark Recommendation
I hired Mr. Clark to defend me in a federal case in another state. He is very professional and candid. His pricing is extremely fair. He communicates very professionally and his responses to questions are clear, concise and timely. He presents his thoughts with empathy and yet is very honest.
Posted by Mackenzie | December 12, 2016
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I recommend Michael Clark
I was charged with assault in the fourth degree. Michael Clark worked efficiently with my time, and gathered necessary evidence for my case which resulted in the case being dropped. Michael Clark is very knowledgable and professional. I was lucky to be referred to him, and I would recommend him highly.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2016
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Michael knows his stuff
I had a NEG1 charge that was basically a cop profiling bikers and pushing the limits of a potential search. Michael got into the way the law was written. Something I definitely could not do myself. His understanding and communication of this understanding, resulted in a case dismissed. Glad I found him here and hired him.
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2016
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Best case scenario
Mike's work on this case resulted in the absolute best result possible. My daughter was charged with DUI but Mike identified the best plan of action and and managed to get the charges dropped completely without a trial. This was better than we could have expected. He kept things simple and easy to understand and was very easy to work with. We could have not asked for any better scenario
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Posted by Kyle | March 16, 2016
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Iron grit excellence
Went above and beyond. Forced the prosecution to into a losing battle by eliminating invalid evidence which eventually led to the dropping to a lesser charge. The continued effort of Michael Clark then battled the lesser charger and eliminated all charges against me. Definitely worth every penny to maintain your legal dignity and clean record by investing in Michael Clark. Thanks again for everything you've done for me Mr. Clark.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2016
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Quality legal representation
A friend referred me to Mike after I was charged with DUI. While I am an attorney, I don't practice criminal law and knew next to nothing about the DUI process. During our initial consultation, Mike cleared up a lot of confusion and stress I had by explaining the "big picture" as well as the particular steps involved with the separate criminal and administrative processes a DUI charge triggers. After my second meeting with Mike I knew what to expect at each hearing and which options I'd likely have along the way. Mike took the time to answer my questions (and I had a lot!) and he helped me understand the likely consequences for each option I had. Based on Mike's insight and advice I felt I had the information needed to make each of the key decisions I made during my case. All things considered, I am happy with how things turned out and without a doubt Mike had a lot to do with that result.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2015
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Professional, knowledgable, and friendly service!
I was very happy with the outcome of both of my cases using Michael Clark as my attorney. I was arrested for once for domestic violence and then again for a DUI (cannabis and alcohol together), violating a no contact order, and possession of cannabis. With Michael's instructions I was able to get the dv charge dismissed, the cannabis charge, and the no contact order violation. I was only charged with negligent driving in the first degree which I plead guilty to after Michael talked to the prosecution to get me a deal. When I would meet with Michael he would be very helpful and knowledgable. My charges were on state and federal land so I am very positive that Michael knows the law very well and I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by John | November 19, 2015
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Defense of my son
Mr Clark did a fabulous job defending my son who had been wrongly accused of domestic violence. Police arrived at our home and arrested my son at night. By referral from an attorney acquaintance, we called Mr Clark's answering service. He responded promptly and handled the case in a very professional manner. He was able to have the charges dismissed before it went to trial. I recommend him highly.
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Posted by Todd | October 11, 2015
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Outstanding
Mr. Clark was very professional and helpful. He was able to accommodate my work schedule and was very straight forward and easy to work with. Mr. Clark helped me create a plan to minimize my potential penalties. He communicated with me in a timely manner and was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Michael but hope to never need his services again.
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Posted by Rolene | August 2, 2015
Awesome Job
Michael did a great job for my son. The deal yoy got David was a whole lot better than we could of thought he would get. i would defiantly recommend Michael Clark to everyone in need of a lawyer. Thank you so much for all of your hard work.
Posted by Jeremy | June 19, 2015
Very happy customer will recommend to all friends
Loved dealing with Mike. Highly professional, willing to fight for what is right and true, and they are willing to dig deep and ask all the fact finding questions to find the truth too bring it to light.
Posted by Jason | February 18, 2015
Excellent
Michael Clark believed in me and defended me and helped me to have a great outcome to my case. He worked hard and countless hours for our success in court.
Posted by Keith | September 17, 2014
Michael Clark helped me tremendously through a frightening ordeal.
I selected Michael Clark from a host of lawyers advertising online because he specialized in federal and military cases. I'm so glad I did! He was so kind and non-judgmental yet very professional and sharp as a tack. He walked me through every step of the process and always returned my calls in a prompt manner. Mike was very careful to inform me of all my options along the way; making suggestions but never pressuring me. As a result, I believe I received the best possible counsel and the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Mike to anyone seeking a criminal attorney.
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Posted by Robert | August 31, 2014
Trustworthy and persistent
After realizing i had a some-what complicated case, I was overbearing in question asking. Mr. Clark never failed to be kind with me. In this particular matter, Mr. Clark dealt with a wide spectrum of the judicial system, from the city level up to the DOJ. I was actually with Mr. Clark in a court setting and was impressed with his demeanor. He is honest and knowledgeable. His staff is as well kind and easy to approach. In the end, I feel not only was i well represented with talent and experience, but i gained a trustworthy friend in Michael Clark.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Krupa & Clark
  • 1997 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Pierce County District Court
  • 2005 - 2010

Education

  • University of Puget Sound
  • JD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)
  • 1993
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gig Harbor v. RB
  • Dismissed
  • DOL v. CC
  • Case Dismissed
  • State v. JB
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Trustee
  • 2009 - Present
  • Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel, Advisory Board
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2000 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 1993 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • 1993 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2003 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Convention
  • Criminal Law Update
  • 2003
  • WSTLA, Annual Convention
  • Defending Domestic Violence Cases
  • 2001
  • Annual Convention
  • How to Present Winning Appeals
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (20)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a well respected and skilled attorney in the Pierce County area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Clark is hard-nosed and hard working. He is always prepared and knows the law and the facts of his case better than anyone in the courtroom--including the judge! It is a pleasure to recommend Mike to anyone needing a criminal defense attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Competent, experienced, and helpful. I highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I feel confident when I refer clients to Michael Clark's office. He speaks wisely about the criminal justice system and how he can provide good services for clients. He has treated me, personally, with respect. His office staff is responsive and personable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a highly skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer that I would highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and an exceptional trial attorney. He truly cares about his clients and works hard to get each of them the best possible result. He is always courteous and helpful towards his colleagues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael's office is professional and hard working. I have referred clients to Michael and have always received very positive feedback about his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. When I was a young prosecutor I had the privilege of going to trial against Michael. I found him to be intelligent, articulate and well-prepared."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a hardworking attorney and a great client advocate. He truly fights for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a great advocate for his clients and also brings with him a wealth of experience as a Judge and as a trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for many years. He is well respected by attorneys, clients, and judges in the community and always provides his clients with excellent representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for many year. We have had co-defendants together numerous times. Michael is one of the smartest lawyers I have had the privilege to work with. He is creative and thorough in his analysis of any issue. I often turn to Michael for advise on difficult cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael has a consistent presence in the Pierce County Criminal Bar. I value his input as a collegue. He is a top notch defense attorney, along with being a respected Pro-Tem Judge. I highly recommend this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is smart and dedicated."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Clark is one of those attorneys who is thoughtful, thorough and highly competent. He handles his clients' matters with professionalism but also has a personal relationship with them. I know Mike in the court and in his personal life. He exhibits integrity in both."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mike for over 20 years. We have represented several co-defendants together. He is a very competent and creative trial attorney."
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Tacoma Car accident Lawyer Michael Steven Clark
Michael Steven Clark
Car accident Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available