When It's All On The Line You Need The Best

Tacoma Lawyers

We 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 News

Domestic Violence Protection Order - DISMISSED!

Casey Arbenz helped a client get a wrongfully filed Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) in Pierce County Superior Court DISMISSED today. The client was thrilled to have the matter behind her.

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Case Dismissed

Brett Purtzer's client was facing a domestic violence charge (4th degree assault) in Gig Harbor Municipal Court. At today's hearing, the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case. Another successful result for the Hester Law Group!

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Result of Jury Trial in Federal Court: NOT GUILTY

Casey Arbenz convinced a jury in Federal District Court to find his client Not Guilty of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. The client was very pleased with Mr. Arbenz's efforts in what was a very difficult case.

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Casey Arbenz presented to the Washington State Chiropractic Association

Casey Arbenz recently presented to the Washington State Chiropractic Association as a special guest.

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Reduced Sentence - Drugs Charge

Brett Purtzer argued and won reduced sentence to probation and time served for client convicted of major drug charge.

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Plea Offer for Serious Felony Charges

Casey Arbenz hired as private defense attorney days before trial successfully reduces charges and client avoids sex registry.

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Case Dismissed!

Casey Arbenz worked hard to get domestic dispute charged as second degree assault at hotel dismissed.

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Not Guilty!

Hester Law Group attorney Brett Purtzer obtained Not Guilty verdicts on all four child rape counts his client was facing in Pierce County Superior Court. His client was thrilled to put the matter behind him and move on. 

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Back in the saddle! Wayne Fricke back to trial...

After obtaining a hung jury in a difficult child sex case last week, Hester Law Group Attorney Wayne Fricke is starting a new trial. This time it's a drug possession case in Lewis County, WA. 

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Hit and Run Attended - DISMISSED

In the City of Tacoma's criminal court, Tacoma Municipal Court, attorney Casey Arbenz secured a dismissal of the charges against his client (Hit and Run Attended Vehicle). She was very appreciative of Mr. Arbenz's hard work.

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Wayne Fricke's defense leads to hung jury on childhood sex case

Mr. Fricke's client was charged with a felony child sex act. After more than a week in trial, the jury came back deadlocked. The state will now decide whether to re-try the case.

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Negligent Driving allegation - DISMISSED

Casey Arbenz's client was alleged to have driven negligently after being involved in a collision in Tacoma, Washington. Mr. Arbenz argued that there was insufficient evidence to proceed and the judge agreed - dismissing the case. Mr. Arbenz's client was very please to have t...

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Four felony charges in Whatcom County DISMISSED day of trial

Lance Hester appeared with his client in Whatcom County Superior Court (Bellingham) for trial on four felony counts: 1. Assault in the second degree, 2. Felony Harassment, 3. Unlawful possession of firearm and 4. Unlawful possession of short barreled shotgun. Knowing that Mr...

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Dismissal of second degree assault with firearm enhancement

Casey Arbenz assisted a client being prosecuted for assault in the second degree with a firearm enhancement in King County Superior Court (Regional Justice Center). The client was also charged with a misdemeanor assault. By way of negotiation with the prosecutor, Mr. Arbenz ...

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