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Michael J Edwards

Government Attorney at Olympia, WA

3.7   3 reviews
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Government Attorney
This attorney is currently not accepting new clients.
Reason: Government Attorney
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 17 years
    Oregon - OR 11 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2013
    Resigned No misconduct found

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Office Of Administrative Hearings
PO box 42489
Olympia, WA, -


3.7 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Stefanie | May 29, 2013
Very pleased!
Due to Mr. Edwards' hard work and nose to the grindstone diligence, my husband and I were able to actually begin receiving payments from our previous court awarded settlement! With the Defendant dragging her feet and utilizing every trick in the book, it looked as though going back to court was going to be our only option. Mr. Edwards worked long and hard to keep that from happening (even though going to court would have been financially beneficial to him) and did a phenomenal job of fighting for us as well as keeping us constantly updated! Mr. Edwards is an outstanding lawyer who I cannot speak enough good things about! You will be severely disappointed with yourself if you choose someone else to represent you!!! No lie.
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Posted by Stefanie | May 4, 2012
Wonderful!!! Could not have asked for anyone better!!!
Upon speaking with Mr. Edwards, I knew right away that he knew what he was talking about and would be of great help to my husband and me as we looked to collect upon a court awarded debt incurred by/through/from a previous (rental property) tenant. Mr. Edwards took the time to speak with me (via phone consultation due to being an active duty military family away from the Olympia, WA area) and explain how we needed to proceed with collecting the funds already awarded. He was very knowledgable, spoke straight-forward and with absolute sincerity. I value Mr. Edwards' insight and legal expertise and will most certainly utilize him again in the future should the need arise! Again, we could not have asked for a better attorney to help with resolving our situation!!! Update: Because of Mr. Edwards' assistance, we have been able to begin collecting our money and without the need to go to court!!!
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Posted by staci | November 7, 2013
Michael Edwards
I had a case with Michael Edwards. 10,000 dollars later and I was actually in a worst-case scenario then I was before I got him. He only knows how to take money. I am sorry but this guy useless. Promises a lot but does not come through. If you really want someone to help you please do not use this lawyer.


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Work Experience

  • Administrative Law Judge
  • Office Of Administrative Hearings
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Michael J Edwards
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Legal Benefits Advisor
  • Adult Protective Servies DSHS
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Beckford Law, PS
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Sans M. Gilmore, PS, Inc
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Mason County Prosecutor's Office
  • Mason County
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Rule 9 Internship
  • University Legal Assistance, Gonzaga Law School
  • 2005 - 2006
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  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor cum laude
  • 2003
  • University of Utah
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993
  • Janus Pannonius University, Hungary
  • N/A


  • Washington State Bar Association, Administrative Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Nisqually Tribal Court
  • Admitted
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Court for the Distroict Court of Western Washington
  • Admitted to practice
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Family and Litigation Sections
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington Bar Association
  • Family Law Section
  • 2006 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2013 - 2013
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Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. When opposing Mike he is tough but even handed. His clients get good service from him."
Divorce and separation