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Michael Harbeson

Michael Harbeson

Law Office of Michael E. Harbeson
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets...
  • Washington
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I have been a local resident of Pierce County for over 40 years and have strong ties with the local community. I am the proud father of two daughters and maintain active ties with my local church and community. Upon graduation from Seattle University in 1993, I decided to become a trial attorney. At the age of 25 years, I graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law and have been a successful trial attorney ever since. My experiences include being a former prosecutor with King County and the City of Auburn. I have successfully won hundreds of trials and litigated thousands of cases with great success. My philosophy is to leave "no stone unturned" when handling any matter and to ultimately solve your problem. I genuinely care about my clients and I believe that compassion and understanding are the cornerstone for a successful resolution. If you, a friend or family member needs a experienced, aggressive defense attorney, please contact my office for a free consultation.

Gonzaga University School of Law
J.D. (1996) | Law
Seattle University
B.A. (1993) | Political Science
Professional Experience
Law Office of Michael E. Harbeson
- Current
Law Office of Barbara A. Bowden
Duties included litigating jury trials, bench trials, motion hearings, writing legal briefs, litigating Department of Licensing administrative hearings, negotiating with the prosecutor on criminal cases and arguing appeals. Experience included dealings with every court in Pierce County, King County, Thurston County and Kitsap County, also had dealings with various other courts throughout the State of Washington.
City Prosecuting Attorney
City of Auburn
Duties including litigating jury trials, bench trials, contested infraction hearings, deciding to file criminal charges, negotiating all criminal matters, representing the City at drug forfeiture hearings, appeals and vehicle impound hearings.
Junior Associate
Crawford, McGuillard, Yelish & Dixon
Public defense attorney for Kitsap County. Duties including interviewing new clients at the jail, representing clients at felony probation violation hearings, arraignments and pre-trial hearings.
Special Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
King County Prosecuting Attorney
Responsible for reviewing police reports and making recommendation for criminal charges. Main responsibilities were litigating trials in the Juvenile Division for King County.
Articles & Publications
Can the State Toxicology Lab Still Make Mistakes?
Continuing Legal Education Seminar Publication
Speaking Engagements
State Toxicology Lab, CLE
Trial Advocacy Skills
National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Best DUI Attorneys In Tacoma
Best DWI Attorneys
Top 100 DUI Attorneys
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
Eagle Scout
Boy Scouts of America
Professional Associations
National College for DUI Defense, Inc.
- Current
National Institute for Trial Advocacy
- Current
Pierce County Tacoma Bar Association # 26206
- Current
Federal Trial Bar Association # 26206
- Current
Washington State Bar # 26206
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
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Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Juvenile Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • English
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Michael E Harbeson
105 W Main Avenue
Suite B117
Puyallup, WA 98371
Telephone: (253) 209-6366
Fax: (253) 295-4955