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

DUI - Dismissed!
  • August 22, 2017

Attorney Brett Purtzer helped his client get a DUI from 2010 dismissed in Puyallup Municipal Court. The client was extremely pleased with his representation and the outcome of the case.

Mortgage snafu resolved
  • August 22, 2017

While it is not his normal area of practice, Casey Arbenz assisted a family pro bono with a frustrating and complex mortage issue. The clients were very pleased that Mr. Arbenz helped clear up the issue in less than a week. 

Diversion Agreement will lead to dismissal of charges
  • August 22, 2017

In Chehalis Municipal Court today, Mr. Purtzer convinced the prosecutor to allow his client to enter a diversion agreement that will lead to dismissal of his Domestic Violence charges (Malicious Mischief in the third degree). The client is thrilled to have this issue behind him.

No jail time for client looking at more than 10 years
  • August 16, 2017

Brett Purtzer's client was involved in a marijuana grow operation for a dispensary - or so she thought. Due to lack of proper licensing, she was charged with unlawful manufacturing of 100's of marijuana plants and firearm possession charges and firearm enhancements. Had she gone to trial, the client would faced more than 10 years in prison. Mr. Purtzer secured a plea deal with an exceptional sentence of no jail or prison time. The client was thrilled to avoid prison.

Domestic Violence Protection Order
  • August 15, 2017

In Pierce County Superior Court, attorneys Casey Arbenz and Brett Purtzer helped their client obtain a Domestic Violence Protection Order. The client was thrilled the Court believed her and incredibly appreciative of the work of Mr. Arbenz and Mr. Purtzer.

Client looking at more than 10 years in prison - Case Dismissed!
  • July 10, 2017

Brett Purtzer's client was charged with the following Domestic Violence charges: Rape, Unlawful Imprisonment, Assault, Malicious Mischief and Felony Harassment in Thurston County Superior Court. After battling the charges for more than a year, this morning, the prosecutor's office agreed to dismiss all charges. The client, and his family were thrilled with the result!

State felony possession charges dismissed upon plea to federal misdemeanor
  • July 7, 2017

This morning, in Federal District Court, Casey Arbenz assisted his client in pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of possession of methamphetamine with an agreed sentence of only probation. In exchange for the plea, the client's felony possession charge in Clallam County Superior Court will be dismissed. The client was thrilled to avoid a felony and the corresponding jail/prison time.

20 year old restitution amount settled
  • June 15, 2017

Attorney Casey Arbenz helped a client who owed roughly $70,000 in restitution substantially reduce the amount owed so as to close a Pierce County Superior Court file that was more than 20 years old.

DV Protection Order DISMISSED!
  • May 23, 2017

Casey Arbenz helped a client get a petition for domestic violence restraining order dismissed following two hearings in Pierce County Superior Court. Mr. Arbenz filed declarations on his client's behalf which showed the petitioner was unable to prove his case. 

DUI (refusal) amended to Negligent Driving
  • May 19, 2017

Lance Hester successfully negotiated a resolution for his client in Tacoma Municipal Court whereby the client's DUI (refusal) case was amended to Negligent Driving in the first degree. The client received no jail time and roughly a $300 fine. 

Appellate Victory
  • May 11, 2017

Casey Arbenz successfully convinced the Court of Appeals to reverse a finding of summary judgement against his client who was injured while riding her bike on the Foothills Trail. The defendant (Pierce County) had claimed immunity. Thanks to Mr. Arbenz's good work, his client will get her day in court. Read the opinion here: http://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/?fa=opinions.disp&filename=486598MAJ

New lawyer - hugely improved results!
  • May 10, 2017

A Pierce county defendant was being told by his lawyer to plead to a 10-year sentence. Instead, the defendant hired Wayne Fricke and was thrilled when Mr. Fricke convinced the prosecutor to agree to a 27-month DOSA sentence that will likely lead to the client being out of custody in less than a year.

Serious felony charges DISMISSED
  • May 9, 2017

Wayne Fricke convinced the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's office to dismiss all his client's charges, including second degree assault with a firearm enhancement and four counts of felony harassment - an INCREDIBLE result.

Not Guilty
  • April 26, 2017

Brett Purtzer just convinced a jury to find his client not guilty of unlawfully displaying a weapon (a handgun) in Tacoma Municipal Court. The client was looking at a lengthy jail term and was very pleased with Mr. Purtzer's effort in proving that he was acting in self-defense. This is the second time the Hester Law Group has obtained a not guilty verdict for this same client. Roughly six years ago, Lance Hester and Casey Arbenz convinced a jury to find the client not guilty of trespassing in the second degree.

Appellate Victory
  • April 25, 2017

Two years after obtaining a favorable verdict for his client, Mr. Arbenz was successful again - this time in the Court of Appeals - where the trial verdict and an award of attorney fees in his client's favor were affirmed. The Court of Appeals opinion can be reviewed here: http://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/index.cfm?fa=opinions.showOpinion&filename=487616MAJ

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