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Greetings. My name is Steve Krupa and I've been practicing law since 1994. My main areas of practice are criminal defense including Military, Federal, DUI, Domestic Violence and felony charges, and white collar civil litigation defense. I also work on selected personal injury, and federal and state whistle blower claims.I've tried cases throughout Western Washington and in United States and Military Courts.


In addition, I proudly serve my country as a USAR JAG Officer and I have years of experience in military criminal law and adverse administrative proceedings. This experience allows me to understand and meet the unique needs of military personnel and dependents in criminal and civil matters.


My goal has always been to give all of my clients the personal service they deserve. I'd like to put my experience to work for you. Please feel free to contact my office for a free consultation.       


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Practice areas


  1. Military Law: 40%
    22 years
  2. Federal Crime: 20%
    22 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 20%
    22 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
    22 years



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  • James Barry Feldman

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Krupa for many years. I have watched his effective courtroom representation and have referred him clients. I have consulted him on collateral consequences of conviction to military clients. He is a fine and effective lawyer.


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Contact info

705 South 9th Street, Suite 202
Atrium Court Building
Tacoma, WA, 98405-4850


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MSM w OLC, ARCOM w/ 2 OLC, AAM w/2 OLCUnited States Army / USARN/A
Commander's Coin8th ArmyN/A
Commander's CoinUSAR Legal CommandN/A
Commander's CoinUnited States Army Trial Defense ServiceN/A
Commanders' CoinCommander USATDS Western RegionN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices Of Krupa & Clark1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
USDC Criminal Jutice Act Standing CommitteeMember2015 - Present
Thurston County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
American Inns of CourtFormer Program Chair and Current Master2010 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationJudicial Qualifications Committee2003 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember1999 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationFormer Trustee and Current Member1994 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Assault with Deadly Weaponcase dismissed
Sexual Harassment / AssaultLOR (restricted file)
Larcenycharges dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pierce County LawyerEnlisted Administrative Separations2015
Pierce County LawyerMilitary Legal Assistance Programs2015
22d LSO / CAARNGUS v. SGT David Brown (Mock Admin Sep Case)2010
Legal Assistance Office FLWAWA DUI Law for the Legal Assistance Attorney1999
Legal Assistance Office FLWAWA DV Law and Lautenberg for Legal Assistance Attorneys1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Defense UniversityN/ARCNSC2013
United States Army Command and General Staff CollegeN/AILE2011
Rutgers UniversityN/ABAN/A
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
United States Army Judge Advocate General's SchoolN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Section CLEIntroduction to Military Law2015
JBLM Civilian Personnel Advisory BoardDUI Law2013
Army JAG OPDLautenberg Amendment and Washington DV Law2012
USAR TDS / CAARNG TDS Bi-regional ConferenceDefending a Drug Board2010
22d LSO PACNW Regional TrainingMultiplicity / UMC2010
TDS West OPDUsing Experts in a 112a case2009
22d LSO Unit On-siteOpening Statements in Courts Martial2009
22d LSO Unit On-citeCross Examination in Courts Martial2009
Recorder TrainingMock Administrative Separation Board2004
Trial Counsel TrainingMock General Court Martial2003
Military Police TrainingDetermining Who Is a Noncombatant2001
Legal Assistance Office FLWAWA DUI Law for Legal Assistance Attorneys2000
PAC NW Joint JAG SpringTrainingThe Lautenberg Amendment1999
FLWA Legal Assistance OPDLautenberg and WA Domestic Violence Law for Legal Assistance Attorneys1999
FLWA Legal Assistance Office OPDWA Landloard Tenant Law for the Legal Assitance Attorney1998