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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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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Results Matter

While it is impossible to predict how a case will work out it is crucial to retain a lawyer who values successful outcomes. See some of our recent results below:

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Recent Results

Reversal of attorney fees award
  • April 14, 2017

Casey Arbenz successfully convinced a King County District Court judge to reverse an award of attorney fees stemming from a protection order hearing commenced several years ago when the client was unrepresented. Mr. Arbenz appealed the case to Superior Court and won just enough to have the $8,000 attorney fee award imposed against his client excused.

Insurance "policy limit" Settlement
  • April 13, 2017

Lance Hester successfully negotiated a policy-limit settlement for a homeless pedestrian who attepted to cross a busy four-lance road without using a crosswalk and was struck by a vehicle that failed to "lookout" for the pedestrian.

Serious theft charges dismissed
  • April 12, 2017

Lance Hester's hard work convinced a Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney to dismisses serious theft/embezzlement charges (without prejudice) against a client who was falsely accused by a former employer.

Case Dismissed
  • April 11, 2017

Casey Arbenz helped a client accused of Negligent Driving have his case dismissed in Thurston County District Court.

Federal Probation Violation
  • April 7, 2017

A client was facing several violations for violating his federal felony probation. Mr. Arbenz was able to convince the judge to release his client from custody with credit for time served and to terminate the client's remaining term of probation. The client was released from the federal court house and went home with his wife.

Not guilty verdict in King County Superior Court!
  • March 1, 2017

After a month-long trial in Seattle (King County Superior Court) attorney Casey Arbenz obtained a NOT GUILTY verdict for a client charged with first degree theft with a "major economic offense" aggravator. Mr. Arbenz's client was very relieved at the result and extremely pleased with Mr. Arbenz's hard work and dedication to the complex embezzlement case. 

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.

Negligent Driving Charge
  • October 6, 2016

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.

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.

Assault 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.

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