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Mike Maltby is an experienced criminal lawyer with over nineteen years of experience litigating thousands of criminal cases including homicide.  As a  straight shooter,  Mike is known for excellent trial, advocacy and negotiating skills.  He is respected by both judges and opposing counsel for his high degree of professionalism and effectiveness.  Mr. Maltby is a passionate advocate who works tirelessly to achieve the best possible results for his clients. 


Away from the office and court you would likely find Mike enjoying hiking, rowing and fly fishing.  Mike also has been known to do extensive remodeling, happily hammering & chiseling away imploded rooms into beautiful living spaces.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    22 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    22 years



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Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • Allen Robert McKenzie

    Mr. Maltby is a fantastic trial lawyer. I have had the pleasure of watching him wrap a jury around his little finger, and I frequently bounce ideas off of him to make sure I am seeing all of the angles in my own clients' cases. His experience and shrewdness are obvious within thirty seconds of meeting him. I heartily endorse this lawyer.


    Allen McKenzie DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Peter John Marek

    I endorse this lawyer. Very strong local endorsements coupled with great reviews and contributions. 19 years of practice at this level is impressive. Schedule a consultation if you want a fine attorney.


    Peter Marek Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Michael Maltby Law

705 South 9th Street, Suite 206
Tacoma, WA, 98405

Michael Maltby Law

705 South 9th Street
Suite 206
Tacoma, WA, 98405



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mental Health Court FounderThurston County District Court2004
Cutting Edge Award for Drug CourtIdaho Department of Corrections2001
cum laudeWashington State University1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyThurston County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2008 - 2008
Prosecuting AttorneyCity of Lacey2005 - 2008
Prosecuting AttorneyLewis County Prosecutor's Office2002 - 2005
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKootenai County, Id1995 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Ma**ingNot Guilty
State v. M***eDismissal
State v. Ram***zNot guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Arizona State UniversityEnvironmental SciencesMS - Master of Science1991
Washington State UniversityRange/Wildlife ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lacey Police DepartmentCriminal Law/Procedure2007