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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.


Practice areas


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



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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.


    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.


    Leslie Tolzin Violent crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

William R Michelman

7512 Bridgeport Way West
Lakewood, WA, 98499


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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
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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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
State University of New YorkPolitical Science and PsychologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A