Tacoma Personal Injury, Criminal Defense & DUI Lawyers

Tacoma LawyersWe at the Hester Law Group are aggressive advocates for our clients - with over 100 years of combined litigation experience. We pursue justice and explore sensible solutions for those we represent and their families. Our attorneys include Monte Hester, Wayne Fricke, Brett Purtzer, Lance Hester, and Casey Arbenz. We are here to fight for your Constitutional Rights, negotiate optimal results, and go to trial on your case if justice so requires.

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Unsurpassed Experience

Our decades of litigation experience, combined with our commitment to excellence, allows us to offer our clients sensible solutions with positive outcomes for difficult legal situations.


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We Are Trial Lawyers

We have successfully tried cases in both state and federal courts located in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, Nevada, Montana, Idaho and Arizona. Our representation has been documented in news articles, television shows and even in books about our clients and their cases. We understand how to navigate high profile cases but we also understand that many of our clients require anonymity. We will fight for what is best for you.

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Recent Results

Negligent Driving Charge
  • October 6, 2010

Wayne Fricke and Casey Arbenz represented a client in Grant County, Washington who was facing a negligent driving charge. The facts were such that the prosecutor was threatening to add a count of Driving Under the Influence.

Violation of Lakewood Municipal Code
  • October 5, 2016

Lance Hester represented two clients facing seven total counts of violating Lakewood's Municipal Code - all relating to their ownership of two dogs. Mr. Hester and his team were able to have 5 of the 7 allegations dismissed. His clients were very pleased to only have to pay $150 in fines.

Electrician At Risk For Improper Hookup
  • October 1, 2016

Attorney Casey Arbenz represented an electrician at risk of losing his license for an allegedly improper hookup. After several months of negotiation with the Department of Licensing and Attorney General's Office, Mr. Arbenz was able to successfully resolve the matter in a way that was very pleasing to his client.

Accused of Punching Fellow Customer at Supermarket
  • August 26, 2016

Wayne Fricke defended a client in a civil case who was accused of punching a fellow consumer at an area Safeway Supermarket. After several days of trial, the jury came back with a quick verdict in his client's favor.

Negligent Boating
Negligent Boating
  • August 22, 2016

Casey Arbenz fought to have his client's citation for Negligent Boating dismissed. The trial judge in Lakewood Municipal Court agreed to dismiss the case.

Old Charges and Convictions Expunged
  • August 10, 2016

Brett Purtzer successfully assisted an out-of-state client seeking to have old charges and convictions expunged and vacated from an incident out of Steilacoom Municipal Court.

Pump and Dump Scheme in Violation of SEC Regulations
  • March 15, 2016

Over a several-year period, Mr. Arbenz fought for a client accused of being involved in a "pump and dump" scheme in violation of SEC regulations and federal laws. The client was charged with several felonies as well as sued civilly by the SEC. The client entered a guilty plea and the government sought a two-year prison sentence. The court rejected the government's request in favor of Mr. Arbenz's argument that his client receive no jail or prison time. Additionally, Mr. Arbenz settled the SEC civil case in a manner that was pleasing to his client.

Spokane Sheriff Deputy Withdrew Blood Samples ithout Search Warrants
  • February 18, 2016

After filing claims, Mr. Arbenz settled two cases against a Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy who withdrew blood samples from Mr. Arbenz's clients without search warrants in violation of the US Supreme Court case Missouri v. McNeely, 133 S.Ct 1552 (2013). Both clients received $25,000 settlements for the deputy's unconstitutional acts.

Assult in the Fourth Degree & Harassment
  • August 10, 2016

Casey Arbenz helped a client facing two charges of Assault in the Fourth Degree and one count of Harassment in Lakewood Municipal Court. Mr. Arbenz convinced the City Attorney's Office to allow his client to enter a six-month stipulated order of continuance - meaning the case will be dismissed in six months time upon successful completion of a few minor conditions.

Hit and Run Charge
  • August 10, 2016

Lance Hester helped a client obtain a one-year stipulated order of continuance with a small fine and no other conditions in response to a charge of Hit and Run. The client was very pleased with the result.

Uninsurred Motorist Policy
  • August 3, 2016

Casey Arbenz secured a $50,000 policy limit award for a motorist injured by an uninsured driver utilizing his client's Uninsured Motorist (UIM) Policy.

Suspension of DUI Suspect's Drivers License
  • November 15, 2016

During an administrative hearing regarding whether to suspend a DUI suspect's Drivers License, Casey Arbenz successfully argued that the citing officer's report was statutory inadequate. The Department of Licensing's motion to suspend the client's license was dismissed.

Forth Degree Domestic Violence Charge in Lacey Municipality Court
  • July 27, 2016

After only one court appearance, Casey Arbenz convinced the prosecuting attorney for the City of Lacey to dismiss an assault in the fourth degree, domestic violence, charge in Lacey Municipal Court. The client was very pleased with the result.

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