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  • Michael Brodsky
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    Law Office of Michael Brodsky
    120 Prospect Street, Bellingham, WA
    5.0 stars 70 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.4  
    Licensed
    Aggressive Representation for DUIs & Criminal Charges . Don’t settle for a less experienced lawyer!

    Practice area
    40% Criminal defense, 20% DUI and DWI, 10% Sex crime, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutes

    License
    WA, Active since 1998

  • Robert Butler
    Law Offices of Robert D. Butler, PLLC
    1303 Commercial St. Suite #4, Bellingham, WA
    5.0 stars 23 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Aggressive Defense Counsel with Over 28+ Years of Experience.
  • Douglas Hyldahl
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    Douglas Hyldahl, P.S.
    103 East Holly Street, Suite 505, Bellingham, WA
    5.0 stars 17 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    First Class Criminal Defense Attorney Who Gets Results!

    Practice area
    50% Criminal defense, 50% DUI and DWI

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutesHourly Rates, $250-$300/hour

    License
    WA, Active since 1983

  • Jeffrey Lustick
    Lustick, Kaiman & Madrone, PLLC
    222 Grand Avenue, Suite A, Bellingham, WA
    5.0 stars 67 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Jeffrey Lustick is an lawyer, former military JAG attorney, and part-time judge in Northwest Washington State. He is currently providing citiminal defense in Whatcom and Skagit Counties and aviation-related legal services to the aviation community...
  • Ziad Youssef
    Law Offices of Ziad I. Youssef, PLLC
    1828 Franklin Street, STE D, Bellingham, WA
    4.5 stars 35 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.3  
    Licensed
    12 Years of Proven Experience & Great Results: Research, Investigation, Negotiations & Trial!

    Practice area
    25% Criminal defense, 30% DUI and DWI, 30% Car accident, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutesHourly Rates, $350-$475/hourContingency A contingency fee is the percent of the final award a lawyer will receive as compensation. For some of these cases, lawyers will only be paid if there is a successful outcome. 25%-50%

    License
    WA, Active since 2003

  • Alexander Ransom
    Law Office Alexander F. Ransom, PLLC
    119 North Commercial Street, Suite #1420, Bellingham, WA
    5.0 stars 65 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Attorney Alexander F. Ransom provides professional and zealous legal services in criminal law. Alexander routinely handles cases in the District and Superior Courts of Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish Counties as well as in all of the local municipa...
  • Paul Richmond
    Paul Richmond, Attorney at Law
    119 North Commercial Street, Suite 610, Bellingham, WA
    4.5 stars 25 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    I will work diligently to assess your problem and work with you to obtain the best available outcome. Offering remote consultations as available, just call!
  • Adrian Madrone
    Lustick, Kaiman & Madrone PLLC
    222 Grand Ave, Suite A, Bellingham, WA
    5.0 stars 53 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    As a partner in the law firm Lustick, Kaiman & Madrone, I focus on defending people who face criminal charges. I have developed particular knowledge and training regarding DUI charges, which I use to assist my clients. I also work extensively in d...
  • David Jolly
    Law Firm Of David N. Jolly Ps
    218 W. Champion Street, Bellingham, WA
    5.0 stars 79 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Criminal Defense Attorney & Award Winning Legal Author | Superior Results | Payment Plans
  • Emily Beschen
    103 East Holly Street, Suite 505, Bellingham, WA
    5.0 stars 33 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Emily C. Beschen is an attorney with Beschen Law Group PLLC. She focuses her practice primarily on defending those accused of criminal conduct and protecting the privacy rights and civil rights of individuals.
  • David Nelson
    301 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA
    5.0 stars 8 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
          David Nelson has been practicing criminal law for 28 years in Whatcom County. He  handles DUI cases, Domestic Violence cases (all types of misdemeanor matters), Sex Offenses, all Felony charges and Murder cases.        In September 2013 Dave...
  • Thomas Lyden
    Keating & Lyden, LLC
    114 W. Magnolia Street, Suite 440, Bellingham, WA
    5.0 stars 12 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    I was born and raised in Washington State and love living in the Northwest.  I attended the University of Washington where I studied politics and philosophy and earned my Bachelor of Arts degree.  I continued on to law school at the University of ...
  • Ryan Swinburnson
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    Swin Law LLC
    1313 E. Maple St, Suite 734, Bellingham, WA
    5.0 stars 3 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 7.8  
    Licensed
    Ryan Swinburnson grew up in Northwest Washington.  He went to Central Washington University were he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1996.  In 1999 he graduated  from Willamette University College of Law.   Ryan first passed the Oregon Stat...

    Practice area
    40% Criminal defense, 40% DUI and DWI, 20% Personal injury

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    60 minutes

    License
    WA, Active since 2000

  • Mark Kaiman
    Lustick Kaiman & Madrone PLLC
    222 Grand Avenue, Suite "A", Bellingham, WA
    4.5 stars 16 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
      Attorney Mark A. Kaiman is a 1997 graduate of Washington State University, and graduated with honors from Syracuse University College of Law in 2000. Even though he went to law school in New York State, Mark's northwest roots brought him back ho...
  • Carl Munson
    119 N Commercial St Ste 860, Bellingham, WA
    5.0 stars 19 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.4  
    Licensed
    I graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane in 1997. I started working as a Deputy Prosecutor in the Yakima County Prosecutor’s office that fall. As a Deputy Prosecutor, I prosecuted cases from Driving Under the Influence to serio...
  • Jason Smith
    LAW FIRM OF JASON R. SMITH
    114 W. Magnolia Street, Suite 437, Bellingham, WA
    5.0 stars 5 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.5  
    Licensed
    Mr. Smith is owner and lead attorney at the Law Firm of Jason R. Smith. He grew up in Canada playing ice-hockey which as a teenager included competition overseas in Russia, Sweden and Finland. Mr. Smith graduated from the University of Victoria in...
  • Aaron Lukoff
    PO BOX 1153, Bellingham, WA
    5.0 stars 5 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.0  
    Licensed
    Review: “I hired Mr. Lukoff to take care of a traffic infraction--I couldn't afford to have it go on my record. He got the ticket completely dismissed, and I didn't have to do anything but pay the fee (which was very reaso...
  • Thomas Fryer
    Grochmal & Fryer, PC
    114 W. Magnolia St., Suite 315, Bellingham, WA
    5.0 stars 4 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.2  
    Licensed
    Tom has significant experience with very serious cases such as homicide, sex offenses, drug cases, and three-strikes cases. His jury trial experience far exceeds that of most lawyers in our community. Tom has had a number of successful jury verdic...
  • Andrew Schwarz
    ANDREW SCHWARZ
    119 N COMMERCIAL ST, SUITE 1225, Bellingham, WA
    5.0 stars 5 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.1  
    Licensed
    Nobody wants to have to hire a lawyer, but when you do, do it well. Money spent now on high quality legal help may prevent lots of heart ache later. When serious matters arise, you want to be able to say, "No matter what the outcome, I gave it e...
  • Mark Bratlien
    Bratlien Law Firm
    119 N. Commercial Street, Suite 195 B, Bellingham, WA
    5.0 stars 6 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.3  
    Licensed
    Mark Bratlien started his criminal justice career in 1976 as a military policeman in the U.S. Army.  He was stationed in Germany for his three year tour of duty.  After being honorably discharged, Mark worked his way through college.  He earned a ...

If you have criminal charges, you will need a good defense strategy to have your case dismissed by the judge or get a reduced sentence. An experienced criminal defense attorney will represent you in court and defend you against criminal charges. They review the materials, devise a defense strategy to appeal to the judge or jury, and effectively negotiate the terms for dismissal if it is an option. They are familiar with Washington state and local Whatcom County laws to justify your actions. Whatcom County criminal defense attorneys handle criminal cases ranging from assault, battery, and theft. They ensure a loss of liberty, property, or children does not occur.

How much does a criminal defense lawyer charge per hour in the Bellingham area

Based on Attorneys' reported rates, you should expect to pay between $144.00 and $169.00 per hour. This rate may be dependent on factors like experience and different specializations within criminal defense.

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