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Reed Manley Benjamin Speir

Appeals Attorney at University Place, WA

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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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About Reed

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Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    Since 2001 I have represented appellants at all levels of the Washington State appeal systems. From misdemeanor criminal appeals to Superior Court to first degree murder charges in the Supreme Court, I have done it.

    23 years, 150 cases

  2. General practice

  3. Criminal defense

    23 years, 100 cases

  4. DUI and DWI

    18 years

  5. Probate

  6. Real estate

  7. Administrative law

    18 years

  8. Sex crime

    23 years

  9. Bankruptcy and debt

  10. Cannabis Law

  11. Expungement

  12. Wills and living wills

I am devoted to ensuring that my clients get the highest quality representation on appeal. I have successfully represented criminal appellants since 2002 at all levels of the Washington legal system from Municipal Court to the Washington Supreme Court. I have represented and won appeals for individuals accused of crimes ranging from DUI to sex crimes to multiple murders. I have also successfully represented individuals whose driver's license and/or professional license have been suspended by the DOL or another State agency.  I also help individuals restore their firearm and voting rights as well as have convictions expunged from their record.  

Since 2004, I have also been a partner at the legal research and writing firm of Fraser Robinson Speir. At Fraser Robinson Speir I perform legal research and writing for other attorneys in both criminal and civil matters. Typically my work is drafting a research memorandum or motion, but I also draft appellate briefs in both civil and criminal cases, including administrative appeals.

I have taught numerous CLEs on appellate practice and how to preserve issues for appeal in Municipal and District courts.


Specialties: Criminal appellate practice, legal research and writing in all areas.


Reed Manley Benjamin Speir
3800 Bridgeport Way W Ste A23
University Place, WA, 98466-4495

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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Administrative Law Judge
  • Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings
  • 2021 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Reed Speir
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Fraser Robinson Speir
  • 2004 - Present


  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Puget Sound
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • Tacoma Community College
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Clemmons
  • Convictions vacated and charges dismissed


  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Appellate Procedure for Trial Lawyers
  • Appellate procedure for Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Appellate Procedure for Trial Lawyers
  • Appellate procedure for Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Preserving issues for appeals from District and Municipal Courts
  • Preserving issues for appeals from District and Municipal Courts
  • 2012
  • Appellate Procedure for Trial Lawyers
  • Appellate Procedure for Trial Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Attorney Continuing Education Course
  • Criminal Appeals from Court of Limited Jurisdiction
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Reed
Appeals Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I unequivocally endorse Reed . He is a talented and efficient legal writer with a broad scope of experience . We have worked together on a number of projects over the years and my clients have benefited greatly. They say it's a high compliment for one lawyer to refer to another and I refer to Reed with confidence ."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Speir has extensive criminal defense and appellate experience. His excellent persuasive writing and advocacy skills have benefited many clients."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Reed is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced appellate lawyer and criminal defense lawyer. He operates with the utmost professionalism and integrity and serves his clients exceedingly well."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Speir is a skilled and knowledgable appellate attorney who is willing to take the time to assist other attorneys by sharing his extensive knowledge of local procedures. I endorse this attorney."
General practice
Criminal defense
University Place Appeals Lawyer Reed Manley Benjamin Speir
Reed Manley Benjamin Speir
Appeals Attorney
University Place, WA
Licensed for 19 years