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Erin Bradley McAleer

DUI and DWI Attorney at Vancouver, WA

4.8   61 reviews

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About Erin

Learn Erin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    DUI, Assault, Domestic Violence, Drug Possession, Medical Marijuana, Traffic Related Crimes, Telephone Harassment, Cyberstalking, and more.

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    DUI, Domestic Violence and Criminal Defense

  3. Domestic violence
    20%

  4. Expungement
    15%
    Vacation, Expungement, Firearm Rights

  5. Sex crime
    15%

  6. Gun Law
    10%

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.

Education:
  • 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
Admissions:
  • 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

 

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Licensed for 12 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Erin

Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer
3709 E. Fourth Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA, 98661

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  61 customer reviews
Posted by Aaron | March 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
I have retained the Law Firm twice. I was being sued by the county in civic court over a rare firearm violation. Mr. McAleer was trustworthy, professional, and responsible. The final lawsuit judgment was very satisfactory to me. I was so satisfied that I retained one of the attorneys for my divorce, Robert Andersen, straight away without shopping around for other attorneys. Again, I was highly satisfied. I would highly recommend the McAleer Firm. Beyond Satisfied.
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Posted by Ryan | January 24, 2021
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Can't wish for anyone better for your legal matters
In a time of dire need for a capable attorney, who would advocate for me, and who would refute the false claims and unfair accusations against me, Erin has done a phenomenal job. I have nothing but good things to say about Erin. He has fought fiercely for me to prove my innocence and at the same time remained very fair. He is effective, fast, and communicates well, keeping you in the loop every step of the way. I have dealt with attorneys before who were arrogant, non-communicative, ineffective and uncaring, with money on their minds first; but not Erin. If you want an excellent defense attorney on your side, look no further than Erin.
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Posted by Michael | June 16, 2019
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STOP LOOKING ! Mr. McAleer is what you need !!!!!
Mr. McAleer has been our family and my personal attorney for nine years. He has represented us in several cases that were found in our favor. Being one of the top attorney's of forty under forty in Washington State is obvious to us with the vigor and experience he's shown in every case. We have used him for defense as well as civil cases. Looking for an attorney worth every cent ? One who will treat YOUR case like a dog with a bone. Do yourself a big favor and stop looking Mr. McAleer is all the legal representation you will EVER need. Thank you M&M Ferrell.
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Posted by Mychael | June 16, 2019
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Mr.
I contacted Erin after being falsely accused of an extremely serious crime. Erin was pro-active and secured video evidence that proved the allegations were made-up. This quick movement on his part made all the difference in my case. Erin was easy to talk to and took my recollection of events and crafted them into a coherent legal defense. My case did not even make it to pre-trial, largely in part to Erin's skill and diligence. I highly recommend Erin McAleer to anyone who is facing criminal prosecution. I found him and his associates to be very professional and straight-forward. At a price I believe was reasonable for the complexity and seriousness of the accusations made against me.
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Posted by Chris | May 31, 2018
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Above and Beyond
I highly recommend Mr McAleer's firm . They take the time needed for your case to be handled correctly and professionally . Communication is great , even though I live out of state . They went above and beyond my expectations and got everything taken care of as fast as the court system would allow ! To say that I am pleased is an understatement !
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2018
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Great Service!
Erin and his team are great to work with and very professional. Their response time was excellent and were able to help with some pertinent information in an extremely timely manner.
Posted by Donald | July 29, 2017
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True Service of Justice
Erin, is a top-notch attorney who works on your time, instead if his time. I needed sn attorney immediately and he returnef my call on his day off. I would recommend Erin any day of the week
Posted by William | January 31, 2017
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Extremely Effective
Within minutes of emailing Erin... He called me. I discussed my frustrations with him concerning an issue that was of long-standing. I had been in contact with three other attorneys who had accomplished nothing and did not communicate with me... Erin and his staff knew what to do, who to contact... and they got the job done in one week..! He was professional and friendly... a welcomed change. Thank you, Erin! Bottom line... If you need effective legal advice/help ...contact Erin McAleer!! Bill S.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2016
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Criminal Defense advice session
Erin McAleer was very helpful. $40 on two separate occasions literally saved my butt. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2016
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Criminal Defense advice session
Excellent service
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2015
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Landlord & Tenant advice session
Excellent
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2015
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Landlord & Tenant advice session
Erin was quick to respond, very knowledgeable and respectful. I will definitely recommend this this site. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
Our home was broken into by squatters. Erin was reassuring and informative; I was better prepared for my talk with the Deputy Sherriff about the invasion. $39 was money well spent, I highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2015
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Landlord & Tenant advice session
Erin was informative, clear, to the point, helpful and kind. I recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2014
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Criminal Defense advice session
I appreciated the candor, the direct information and help with making decisions about the situation.
Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2014
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Criminal Defense advice session
Well informed and easy to communicate with lawyer: WOW!!! Let me email my evidence to explain my case: totally helpful: well worth the $99. I would definitely do this again if the correct situation arose. PS. thank you spell checker, ha ha ha
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2014
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Criminal Defense advice session
I spoke with a lawyer within 10 minutes and he answered fully all the questions I asked plus gave me additional information, he was very helpful.
Posted by Daniel | December 11, 2015
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Assault Case
Mr. McAleer was very knowledgeable, answered all of my questions and handled my case like a pro. Several offers were made by the prosecutor, but Mr. McAleer encouraged me to turn them down and eventually the charges were dismissed. I am extremely happy with his service.
Posted by Tiffany | September 8, 2015
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Saved My Home...
I contacted Mr. McAleer and received an immediate response from him personally! Not a secretary or someone else from his firm which was comforting. I laid out my Eviction and Writ of Execution, filed by the property I was renting, with hardly any time to get a motion in order. With all his professionalism and hard efforts, Erin was able to convince the prosecuting party to reinstate my tenancy. I would refer him to anyone in need of a firm defense!!!! 200% satisfied with his work!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2015
Excellent Advisor
A true legal advisor. Rather than thinking about how much menu is in it for him, Erin actually cares about his clients best interest. If you would rather have proper guuidence with advanced knowledge of the legal system, call Erin now.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Managing Partner
  • McAleer, Gojak & Associates
  • 2019 - Present
  • Owner/ Senior Litigation Attorney
  • Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Robert Russell Law Group
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Harlan Law Firm P.C.
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Robert Russell P.C.
  • 2010 - 2014
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Education

  • Western Governors University
  • MBA Course Work
  • 2019
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2015
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • American InterContinental University
  • Bachelors
  • 2005
  • Spokane Falls Community College
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1998
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Legal Cases

  • State v. IW
  • DUI Dismissed - Ticket Dismiss - DOL Hearing Won
  • City of Vancouver v. LK
  • DUI - Reduced to Negligent Driving 1st Degree (Sentence Deferred for 1 Year - Pending Dismissal)
  • State of Washington v. PR
  • DUI - Reduced to Traffic Infraction
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Associations

  • Western District of Washington Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Appointed To Law Clerk Board
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Inns of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Under 40 for the State of Washington
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Portland Russian Business Magazine
  • Diminished Value - Is Your Car Worth Less After an Accident?
  • 2012
  • Portland Russian Business Magazine
  • Alternatives to Foreclosure
  • 2012
  • American Bar Association Publication Submission
  • Metadata in an E-Dsicovery World
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (22)
Endorse Erin
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Erin fights for his clients and always gets a good result. I've been the opposing party on several cases with Erin and while we had our legal battles he was always respectful with me. I would recommend Erin for anyone seeking an attorney who will fight for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Erin is highly knowledgeable, professional, and smart and provides top-notch representation to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Erin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is professional, knowledgeable, skillful, and he works hard for his clients. Great guy, great lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Brilliant Issue Spotter and great writer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McAleer is a zealous advocate for his clients, and is extremely knowledgeable in all areas in which he practices law. You can be confident you are getting great representation with Erin as your attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is a true testament to the quality of attorneys in our community. His strong character and professional demeanor is a tremendous asset for his clients. It is an honor to consider him one of my friends and collegues. I'd recommend Erin without reservation to any of my family or friends in need of his expertise."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. McAleer is definitely an asset to the legal community as evidenced by his sound answers to the difficult questions presented to him on Avvo. I am glad to endorse Attorney McAleer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Attorney McAleer. Erin is not only a very intelligent and competent attorney, he truly cares about those he serves. I have personally known Attorney McAleer for some time and am proud to call him a colleague and a friend."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erin is a very smart and aggressive attorney. I strongly endorse him."
Debt and lending agreements Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Erin is smart, diligent, and does a great job for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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