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Robert E. Schiffner

Criminal defense Attorney at Moses Lake, WA

5.0   61 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Robert

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    75%

    34 years, 2,500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    34 years, 500 cases

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Robert E. Schiffner
Po Box 776
Moses Lake, WA, 98837-0117

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Posted by Zach | May 21, 2024
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The Best
When you hire an attorney you want someone who cares, is trustworthy, and knows what they are doing. Robert is all the above and then some. Robert works for you and is the guy you want to hire.
Posted by Ryan | January 19, 2024
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Superior Counsel with the highest level of respect for ethics
I hired Mr. Schiffner for counsel in matters of a anti-harassment case and possible criminal case. Mr. Schiffner's precision attention to detail goes above and beyond anything I have ever seen. He knows what material is needed and what would be considered "fluff." He is matter-of-fact and gets straight to the point. I have never felt so comfortable in an uncomfortable situation because Mr. Schiffner was my counsel. Mr. Schiffner, hands down, is the best attorney I have ever witnessed in action.
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Posted by Matthew | December 28, 2023
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Best attorney I’ve ever had
Robert is more than you could ever imagine in an attorney. He blows every other attorney I’ve ever hired out of the water, and I’ve hired a few top-notch attorneys in my life. If you hire him, I can personally guarantee you, you won’t be let down. Don’t waste your time or money with anybody else. If you’re in a doozy of a jam or even if it’s something minor call Mr. Schiffner your problems are his specialty.
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Posted by Teresa | September 8, 2023
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100% recommend!!!
We were in a bad position. I called several attorneys. Went to one 300 dollar consultation and was told that it would be a long drawn out situation and an “uphill” battle. Essentially, told me it couldn’t be done. I called Mr Shiffner and left a message. He called me THE SAME DAY!!! We talked about what the issue and hired him right then. He had an “impossible“ case resolved in less than one month! He is the best!
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2023
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Couldn't ask for a better attorney
My grandaughter's husband had some very malicious, false allegations leveled against him. These were felony charges and were threatening to ruin his future, his life, his reputation, and put him in prison for a very long time. Knowing Mr. Schiffner's reputation in the community, it was obvious that we needed to hire him to represent this young man. Mr. Schiffner got right to work, held back no punches, and did everything necessary to zealously represent his client. In the end - the charges were dismissed. Thank you Mr. Schiffner for protecting this innocent young man, and for the guidance and compassion you showed throughout this ordeal. I would recommend Mr. Schiffner - 100%.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2023
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Valuable help
Mr. Schiffner took my case on very short notice and quickly researched and built the case with a constant focus on the issue. He helped me understand each of the documents and prepared me for what to expect in court. I appreciated his followup after the issue was settled.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2023
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Tough guy that will get the job done
Robert helped out when I had no experience with lawyers or court processes. If you need someone knowledgeable that will get the job done he is your guy.
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2022
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Great lawyer
Robert is a great attorney, definitely do not regret picking him to help me with my case. He helped me reduce my DUI case more than I could have ever imagined, and that’s that I was 19 years old at the time. He is an excellent attorney and there is no one else that I would have rather had along the way to help me out. He fought and pushed for more when I thought there was nothing I could do. He gets the job done and does what he has to do for his clients, I HIGHLY recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2022
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Pick him!
We had found robert and he had made time to meet with us very quickly, was great with communication and timely with getting things done! Legal knowledge outstanding 10/10
Posted by Evan | November 29, 2022
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Not a better lawer you could ask for
I went into this case very doubtful and came out with the best case scenario. all thanks to Robert. He is very confident and skillful in the courtroom and will fight harder for you than any other lawyer. He managed to keep me calm in a very stressful time. I highly recommend Robert.
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2022
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As good as it gets
Thank you Robert for your dedication, honesty, and fatherly advice as you took my case through to dismissal. Your friendship and dogged "I'll tell you when to panic" attitude helped me get through a frightening experience with my dignity intact. You truly don't like to lose and that determination was evident from the start. Underneath your tough exterior is a huge heart. I'm very grateful for your representation and the time you took to look after me outside of the courtroom too. It won't be forgotten.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2022
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Incredible lawyer!
Mr. schiffner is hands down one of the best lawyers in central Washington if not the best! He fights for you from the day you hire him until the day you get results no matter how long it may be. Robert figures out a way to approach your case in several ways and breaks it down and explains to you which way it should be handled. I was in serious trouble looking at 2-7 years. As I’m writing this I will be getting my case dismissed tomorrow. I can’t thank him enough for fighting for my freedom and getting the best results I could of imagined. Don’t hesitate if you want a trustworthy, determined attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2022
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No Frills or False Claims
Mr. Schiffner is dedicated to his clients’ best interest. Everything he asked me to do and understand was for a very specific reason. As bad as I wanted to control my situation, Robert quickly taught me that he was running the show. Robert followed through on everything he said he would. He always said things the way they were, no sugar coating. If you want an attorney to tell you what you want to hear, then Mr. Schiffner is not for you. He is direct for a reason. He needed me to do things a certain way because he knows what works. I was facing a possible dire situation. It didn’t take me long to trust and understand him. Over a period of four months, we developed a pretty strong connection. I highly respect Robert Schiffner not only as an attorney but also an everyday man. I truly thank God for our time together. I highly recommend him to be your criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2021
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Highly recomment & gets the job done.
Robert Shiffner, in the short amount of time that he was my attorney has left an imprint in my life. Mr. Shiffner followed through with everything he said would do. He knew what to look for through out this process and ensured that I understood the information he provided to me. He gave me hope, he gave me a voice. At the end, my children and I are safe, I had my Criminal case dismissed and now I have custody of my children. It is a good feeling to finally be able to breathe and enjoy life. Robert did everything he said he would do and on my last court date I left with the biggest smile, weight lifted off my shoulders and HOPE. I highly recommend Robert Shiffner. He is an attorney that gets the job done, ensures you are prepared for court and is not a *scam* inside joke. My sister made me :-). He is a lawyer you can trust that will get the job done.
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Posted by Isaac | November 3, 2021
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Gets the job done
I am very pleased with the way Robert handled my case. He is very skilled at his profession. Any time I needed to contact him, he always made time to communicate with me. He helped lower my sentence and I am grateful for that. I would highly recommend him if you are looking to hire a lawyer that understands the law.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2021
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The best pilot through turbulent skies
I discovered Robert ant a time in my life when I was facing uncertainty of my future freedom, minutes into the consultation I knew Robert was not my friend , but the best pilot I could ever have hoped for when the engine goes out and certain doom is eminent! Robert settled my case in ways I never thought possible , he is the only lawyer you would ever want to hire no matter what troubles are in front of u! I will always remember Robert as a the man that from possible disaster.
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Posted by Robert | July 12, 2021
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Extremely skillful lawyer
Robert helped me get two extreme charges down to a simple ticket that I had to pay a small fine for. He is brilliant in the court room, I ended up having six different appearances. Every time Robert kept me informed of what was going on and kept my mind at ease that everything would be fine. He will be very straight forward with what he’s thinking, but he gets results. He takes control of the room when he’s up there with you. If you want a winner and results this is the guy you want, worth every dime 10/10 will recommend. Would not even think twice if I need a lawyer again.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2021
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Resourceful and Determined
Robert is the most tenacious, hardest working lawyer I've ever known. He is down to earth and will tell you how it is. His legal knowledge is beyond comparison. If you ever need an attorney, Robert is your man to help get the outcome you desire.
Posted by Raven | May 5, 2021
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Goes above and beyond. 15/10 the best of the best!
Mr. Schiffner is not your average lawyer by any means. I was facing a total of 35 years prison time, 7 felonies, am not a person who has a great track record with law enforcement and was desperate to find anyone who could even possibly make me feel like I had a chance at my case ending in my favor. Mr. Schiffner eagerly took my case, assuring me the whole time that he’d do his best to get the best outcome possible for us. (Because it’s not him or you when you hire him, he does all the talking and he becomes your voice in the court room) Well I’m here writing this today, with my case ending in a full dismissal of all 7 charges. Robert did the impossible and I am happily here to tell you that if you’re looking for the best lawyer around, Mr. Schiffner is the one to go to. He is worth it, he is worth it, HE IS WORTH IT! You won’t regret hiring him!
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Posted by Beau | April 26, 2021
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Great Attorney!
Mr. Schiffner can be grumpy but that shouldn’t matter as he is a VERY good attorney and will fight tooth and nail for you! This man is one of the best and most competent Attorneys I have ever hired! I HIGHLY suggest his services! As he got two (False) felony charges dismissed for me! MY The Lord Bless this man and all his clients in Jesus Holy Name!
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Robert E. Schiffner
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • LaPier & Associates/NHTSA
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2013
  • National Patent Analytical Systems
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2007
  • LaPier & Associates/NHTSA
  • Practitioner
  • 2004
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Washington State University
  • MBA
  • 1987
  • Washington State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers of America
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Compostellae Certificate of Completion
  • S.A.M.I. Catedral de Santiago
  • 2013
  • Graduate Student of the Year
  • Washington State University
  • 1987
  • Graduation Speaker
  • Washington State University
  • 1987

Publications

  • Unknown
  • State v. Cerrillo, 122 Wn.App. 341, 93 P.3d 960 (2004)
  • 2004
  • Unknown
  • State v. Smith, 113 Wn.App. 846, 55 P.3d 686 (2002)
  • 2002
  • Unknown
  • State v. Rainey, 107 Wn.App. 129, 28 P.3d 10 (2001)
  • 2001
  • Unknown
  • State v. Alvarez, 105 Wn.App. 215, 19 P.3d 485 (2001)
  • 2001
  • Unknown
  • State v. Garnica, 105 Wn.App. 762, 20 P.3d 1069 (2001)
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • WACDL Winter CLE
  • Prosecutorial Misconduct
  • 2013
  • Search and Seizure CLE
  • Search and Seizure
  • 2008
  • Tuesday Lunch Meeting
  • Search and Seizure Law Update
  • 2007
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Public Defender Crisis in Grant County
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (9)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert is a fantastic lawyer. He and I had a mutual client, despite being in two very different states. Robert was a pleasure to work with. He is knowledgeable and gets amazing results. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert brings meaning to zealous representation. From my experience watching him in the courtroom, to being cross-examined by him when I was police officer, Robert’s knowledge of the law coupled with brilliant legal strategy is second to none. Robert is the first attorney I would call if I needed a criminal defense attorney in eastern Washington."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Schiffner and I are members of Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I have had the pleasure of dealing with Mr. Schiffner through this organization and I can recommend him without reservation as an excellent and principled attorney who not only zealously advocates for his clients but who also supports his colleagues in the ultimate pursuit of justice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If I were charged with a crime in Eastern Washington, this is who I would turn to. Robert is knowledgeable, aggressive and frequently achieves successful results on behalf of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The best criminal lawyer I know in Eastern Washington. Smart, aggressive and effective. I highly recommend Mr. Schiffner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is terrific criminal defense lawyer. I refer all of my Grant County criminal defense cases to him because I know that he will provide zealous representation to each individual."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a highly educated and intelligent advocate. He works in some of the harshest conditions a criminal lawyer can work in - and as a DUI attorney, he shines a cut above most. I would happily refer prospective clients east of the mountains to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is an outstanding attorney. He fights hard for his clients. I strongly recommend his services if you are facing a criminal charge. If you select Robert as your attorney, you're getting one of the best."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Schiffner is a fierce warrior for his clients. Over the years he has taken on really tough battles and won. He shakes things up whenever the system is unfair to his clients. I trust Robert, and strongly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert doesn't know the meaning of the word quit when it comes to defending citizens charged by the government...and he gets results. I would not hesitate to retain him to represent me and neither should you. I recomend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is an aggressive and tireless advocate for his clients. He achieves fantastic results. He wins his cases, and lawyers in the community know that he leaves no stone unturned when defending a case. I refer to him with confidence, knowing that those accused of crimes will be in capable hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is an amazing lawyer! I have known him for many years. We were Prosecutors at the same time. I was in Port Angeles and he was in Grant County. We were both involved in high profile cases and the same expert was involved in both cases. Robert came over to Port Angeles to help me get ready for my cross examination of this expert. With his help, we destroyed her and the defense dumped her off the case in Grant County. I have kept in contact with him ever since. He is diligent, creative, smart and hard-working. I have seen him successfully do things that I do not believe other attorneys would have even thought about. I refer all of my Eastern Washington cases to him. I have complete confidence in his abilities and you should as well. Feel free to call me if you need further information about Robert. I am at 206-321-3248."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert embodies everything you could want in a criminal defense lawyer: experience, intelligence, and passion. His experience provides him with all the inside knowledge necessary to effectively work the system; his intelligence and breadth of knowledge of the law give him easy superiority in the courtroom over his opponents; and his passion makes him an unassailable advocate for his clients. When I need to refer a matter to an attorney who I know will meet my high professional standards, I choose Robert with the confidence that comes from knowing that he is a pillar in the community who commands respect and gets results. He gets my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob Schiffner is in law enforcement, the BIG laws, like the United States Consitution, the Bill of Rights, the State of Washington Constitution, guaranteeing due process and fairness in criminal proceedings! A former prosecutor, Bob has always been looking out for the underdog, the persecuted, the falsely or wrongfully accused. His knowledge, drive and integrity has earned him an excellent reputation with his fellow criminal defense lawyers, and respect and appreciation from most of the police, prosecutors, and judges in all of Eastern Washington--he makes everyone do it right! He is rightfully proud to have ruffled the feathers of the incompetent and corrupt--he won't stand for it. I send all my "east of the mountains" work to Bob--knowing my clients are being served by the best! Murder to misdemeanors, he wins!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Schiffner is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is a gifted lawyer who is passionate about the law. A true trial lawyer. His level of practice raises the standard of practice for all lawyers. No hesitation in recommending Robert. One of the best."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Schiffner is well-known throughout the state of Washington as an excellent criminal defense attorney. I would recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a passionate and dedicated advocate. He fights for his clients and against injustice. He works in a challenging jurisdiction, and does so with unfailing strength, creativity, and good humor."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am sitting with Robert as I write this at National Patent Analytical Systems in Mansfield, Ohio, doing training on the breath test machines Washington uses. Roberts presence here is an example of his dedication to being the most well prepared lawyer in the courtroom on any given day. His preparation, tenacity and dedication to justice regularly results in extraordinary resolutions for his clients. When we were on opposite sides of the counsel table, he was a consummate professional. I have enjoyed working with him on several matters. When a friend or family member is in trouble in or around Grant County, I take great pleasure in referring them to Robert as I know they will be well represented."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is highly dedicated to assisting his clients and demanding justice even when unpopular. A zealous advocate that sets the bar for others to follow."
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Moses Lake Criminal defense Lawyer Robert E. Schiffner
Robert E. Schiffner
Criminal defense Attorney
Moses Lake, WA
Licensed for 33 years