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Bellingham, WA Criminal defense lawyers (22 attorneys, 231 reviews)

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  • Keating & Lyden, LLC
    114 W. Magnolia Street, Suite 440, Bellingham, WA
    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 ...
  • Butler Beschen Law PLLC
    103 East Holly Street, Bellingham, WA
    Avvo Rating: 8.7  
    Licensed
    We are open for business during this stressful time. My office will make every effort to accommodate you, including telephonic and virtual meetings. I joined Butler Beschen Law PLLC after spending several years at the Whatcom County Public Defende...
  • 119 N Commercial St Ste 860, Bellingham, WA
    Avvo Rating: 9.4  
    Licensed
    I graduated from the University of Washington in 1994 with a double major in History and Political Science.  I then attended Gonzaga University School of Law, obtaining my law degree in 1997. I began working at Maxwell & Webb, PLLC, in 2016.  The...
  • Butler Beschen Law PLLC
    103 East Holly Street, Suite 503, Bellingham, WA
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Emily C. Beschen is an attorney with Butler Beschen Law PLLC. She focuses her practice primarily on defending those accused of criminal conduct and protecting the privacy rights and civil rights of individuals.
  • 301 Prospect St, Bellingham, WA
    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 Da...
  • Office of Patrick T. Lackie
    2003 D Street, Bellingham, WA
    Avvo Rating: 7.9  
    Licensed
    I'v e been practicing law in Washington state for 17 years.  When working on a clients case, i bring years of experience and courtroom knowledge.  I work dilligently on behalf of all  my clients and strive to obtain the best outcomes in case.  
  • Sean D. McKee
    215 Flora Street, P.O. Box 1153, Bellingham, WA
    Avvo Rating: 7.6  
    Licensed
    My goal is to provide professional and yet affordable legal sevices.  I strive to make myself accessible and to provide excellent communication with my clients.  I always make the time to answer my phone and respond quickly to e-mails to make sure...
  • Grochmal & Fryer, PC
    114 W. Magnolia St., Suite 315, Bellingham, WA
    Avvo Rating: 9.3  
    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 verdi...
  • Bratlien Law Firm
    119 N. Commercial Street, Suite 195 B, Bellingham, WA
    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 ...
  • Law Office of David A. Henken PLLC
    PO Box 1191, Bellingham, WA
    Avvo Rating: 7.2  
    Licensed
    Review: “David has not only helped me once but he has helped me twice. Very respectable man I was in a tough situation and he got me through it very understanding listens and explain to you the whole process as you go along he is ...
  • Attorney at Law
    1503 E Street, Bellingham, WA
    Avvo Rating: 6.6  
    Licensed
    In my free time I enjoy ice skating. It is a great stress reliever, helps me relax, refocus and better represent my clients. 
  • PO Box 953, Bellingham, WA
    Licensed
    Review: “Bill Johnston represented me in a court case a couple years ago. The case went to the wa state supreme court 3 times. he won my case for me. Bill is a go getter and never gives up on his clients. My name is lorretta eriks...
  • 119 N Commercial St Ste 1000, Bellingham, WA
    Licensed
    John Tario has an office in Bellingham, WA and has been licensed for 34 years. This attorney handles cases in General Practice, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense and attended Hamline University.
  • 1828 Franklin St, Suite D, Bellingham, WA
    Avvo Rating: 7.4  
    Licensed
    I am a local boy, born and raised in Whatcom County, and I understand the complexities and inner-workings of this very interesting and diverse community.  My familiies have lived here for at least 5 generations and I am proud of my heritage and de...
  • Law Offices of Ziad Youssef, PLLC
    1828 Franklin Street, Ste. D, Bellingham, WA
    Avvo Rating: 6.7  
    Licensed
    Review: “She was my first assigned counsel that cared enough to listen. So many in the system get processed through the system as " cut and dry" cases. Not with Jenna, she cares to know the truth and fight for justice. I...
  • 510 E Holly St, Bellingham, WA
    Avvo Rating: 6.6  Attention 
    Licensed
    Review: “Mr. Tasker is the only atty in Whatcom County that I would ever hire to defend me or anyone in my family on a criminal matter. It's not that other attys aren't qualified, its just that he is by far the best quali...
  • 2003 D St, Bellingham, WA
    Avvo Rating: 6.0  
    Licensed
    Review: “Mr. Roche cared very much about getting me out of jail enough to call anyone I asked him to with great effort. He called my father, which is huge because I refere to him as Hitler. He's Hitler reincarnated. He accuall...

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.