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Erin Bradley McAleer

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Attorney McAleer’s practice is based in Southwest Washington with offices in Vancouver and Camas, but routinely handles state and federal cases in numerous counties in Washington as well as in all federal courts in Washington. In addition to Washington, Mr. McAleer has been admitted Pro Hac Vice and has represented clients in courts in Oregon and California.

Attorney McAleer has primarily devoted his practice to criminal defense with a focus on defending those accused of sex crimes and other major felony crimes. Attorney McAleer’s approach to these cases and attention to detail has earned him a local, state and national reputation which was achieved by passionately representing hundreds of clients charged with essentially every type of criminal offense.

Among awards and recognition, attorney McAleer has been recognized by Avvo and has been awarded a Superb Rating of 10.0, the highest rating an attorney can be awarded. Attorney McAleer’s peer and client reviews speak for themselves and demonstrate a detailed aggressive approach that focuses on what matters most – results. Most recently, Attorney McAleer has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the top 40 attorneys in Washington under 40. The selection for this elite honor is made by invitation only. Selected attorneys must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection criteria and evaluation process include a review of the attorney’s reputation among his peers, the judiciary and the public, previous years’ achievement, nominations received from leading trial lawyers, as well as rankings and ratings of the attorney by established organizations.

Dedicated to service to others, Attorney McAleer has been routinely recognized by the Washington State Bar Association for his commitment to providing pro-bono and low-bono service to members of his community in various areas of law. Attorney McAleer has also been recognized for his service to the Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program and regularly assists clients through the Washington State Bar Association’s Moderate Means Program. Attorney McAleer has also recently finished serving a two year volunteer position on a board of the Washington State Bar Association advocating for a unique program in Washington that allows an alternative path to admission to the practice of law.


  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Masters of Laws (LLM) 2015

  • Thomas Cooley Law School Juris Doctor (J.D.) 2010

  • American InterContinental  University Bachelors (B.A) 2005

  • Spokane Falls Community College Associate of Arts (A.A.) 1998


  • United States Supreme Court 2015

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 2014

  • United States Tax Court 2011

  • United States District Court Eastern District of Washington 2011

  • United States Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Washington 2011

  • United States District Court Western District of Washington 2010

  • United States Bankruptcy Court Western District of Washington 2010

  • Washington State Bar Association 2010

Membership and Activities:

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)

  • National Trial Lawyers (Member)

  • American Bar Association (Member)

  • Clark County Bar Association (Member)

  • Washington State Bar Association (Member / Former Law Clerk Board Member)

  • Portland Winterhawks Booster Club (Member)

  • Professional Association of Diving Instructors (Member)


Awards and Honors:

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Attorney’s under 40 (Washington) 2014

  • AVVO Superb Rating 10.0 / 10.0 & Clients Choice Award  2014

  • Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation 2011/2013

  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Public Service Appreciation Award 2011-2013



Languages spoken: English, Russian

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 20%
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
  3. Sex Crime: 20%
  4. Expungement: 20%
  5. DUI & DWI: 20%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer

3709 E. Fourth Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA, 98661


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Under 40 for the State of WashingtonAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Recognized MemberHertitage Registry of Who's Who for Executives and Professionals2013
Superb RatingAvvo2012
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association Board of Governors2011
Outstanding RatingAvvo2011
AV Rated FirmMartindale-Hubbell2011
Public Service Appreciation AwardClark County Volunteer Lawyers Project2011
Moot Court Top 10 AdvocateThomas M. Cooley Law School2008
Deans ListThomas M. Cooley Law School2008
Deans ListThomas M. Cooley Law School2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and Counselor at LawLaw Office of Erin Bradley McAleer2014 - Present
AttorneyRobert Russell Law Group2011 - 2014
Rule 9 InternHarlan Law Firm P.C.2010 - 2010
AttorneyRobert Russell P.C.2010 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationAppointed To Law Clerk Board2012 - Present
Inns of CourtAssociate Member2012 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeMember2011 - Present
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Western District of Washington Federal Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. IWDUI Dismissed - Ticket Dismiss - DOL Hearing Won
City of Vancouver v. LKDUI - Reduced to Negligent Driving 1st Degree (Sentence Deferred for 1 Year - Pending Dismissal)
State of Washington v. PRDUI - Reduced to Traffic Infraction
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Publication nameTitleDate
Portland Russian Business MagazineDiminished Value - Is Your Car Worth Less After an Accident?2012
Portland Russian Business MagazineAlternatives to Foreclosure2012
American Bar Association Publication SubmissionMetadata in an E-Dsicovery World2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
American UniversityComputer Information SciencesOther - Bachelors2005
Spokane Falls Community CollegeLiberal ArtsAssociate of Arts1998
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolIntellectual PropertyLL.M - Master of LawsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Vista Financial Planning Group LLCAlternatives to Bankruptcy2011
Vista Financial Planning Group LLCPre-Foreclosure and Bankruptcy Options2011