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Michael Steven Clark

About me

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).  While in law school 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 client in all criminal matters.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    23 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    23 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Cristine Beckwith

    I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a well respected and skilled attorney in the Pierce County area.


    Cristine Beckwith Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    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.


    Wade Samuelson
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

705 S 9th St Ste 202
Tacoma, WA, 98405


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Krupa & Clark1997 - Present
Judge Pro TemPierce County District Court2005 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationTrustee2009 - Present
Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel, Advisory BoardMember2008 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/A2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonN/A1993 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionChair2008 - 2009
Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionExecutive Committee Member2003 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. SDismissed
DOL v. CCCase Dismissed
State v. JBDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Book-chapterNegotiating a Plea Deal in DUI Cases2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual ConventionCriminal Law Update2003
WSTLA, Annual ConventionDefending Domestic Violence Cases2001
Annual ConventionHow to Present Winning Appeals2001