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Thank you for your interest in my office. I have extensive experience over 3 decades as a trial and appellate attorney, and as an arbitrator and municipal court judge. I focus my practice on plaintiff's personal injury and criminal defense. I have successfully represented clients in a variety of complex and difficult cases over the years. I have extensive experience in DUI and drug cases, both state and federal. Please do not hesitate to contact my office, if you want us to help you.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
    39 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    39 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    39 years

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Barry J Wallis

    I have literally enjoyed the honor of witnessing Mr. Michelman's skill in the courtroom in regards to hundreds of cases. He is a consummate attorney, always on the cutting edge of legal analysis and intelligent interpretation of the law. You will not find a better lawyer.

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    Barry Wallis Litigation Attorney
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  • Leslie Eugene Tolzin

    I have known Bill Michaelman for over twenty years. He is an intelligent, dedicated, and fierce attorney.

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    Leslie Tolzin Violent crime Attorney
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Contact info

William R Michelman

7512 Bridgeport Way West
Lakewood, WA, 98499

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197607/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawWilliam R. Michelman, Inc., P.S.1976 - Present
Municipal Court JudgeSteilacoom Municipal Court Judge2005 - 2013
Instructor (Law and Society)Pierce College1981 - 1983
Adjunct Professor of LawUniversity Of Puget Sound School Of Law1976 - 1977
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysCharter memberN/A
Washington State District and Municipal Court Judges AssociationMember2006 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. SylveWon at 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
State University of New YorkPolitical Science and PsychologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A