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

Vacated Conviction - 4th Degree Assault - Domestic Violence
  • October 19, 2017

This morning, Wayne Fricke appeared in Thurston County Superior Court and was able to get his client's 4th Degree Assault (Domestic Violence) conviction vacated. The client was thrilled to finally put the unfortunate situation behind him.

Case Dismissed!
  • October 16, 2017

This morning, attorney Wayne Fricke of the Hester Law Group convinced the prosecutor to DISMISS the possession of stolen property (motor vehicle) charge his client was facing in Mason County Superior Court. It was a good way to start the week!

Three-year restraining order obtained
  • October 13, 2017

A client of Casey Arbenz's has been harassed off and on for several years. On Friday, October 13th, Mr. Arbenz was able to convince a judge in Thurston County District Court to impose a three-year restraining order. Such orders are typically limited to one year but, based on the circumstances, Mr. Arbenz was able to convince the judge to order a longer term of restraint.

Credit for time served
  • October 13, 2017

Mr. Arbenz secured a credit for time served sentence for a client upon his plea to one count of a sex offense.

Two consecutive weeks of success in the world of restraining orders!
  • October 12, 2017

During two consecutive weeks Lance Hester achieved anti-harassment orders for two separate clients.  One had been the subject of bullying and road-rage harassment by a co-worker; the other’s family had been stalked by a former baby sitter over the course of several months following termination of her services.

Slip and fall settlement
  • October 6, 2017

The day before court ordered arbitration, Casey Arbenz helped a client settle her case and recover for the injuries sustained when she slipped on spilled ice cream at the Southcenter Mall. The client was very appreciative of Mr. Arbenz's work.

Stipulated Order of Continuance
  • September 28, 2017

Lance Hester and Casey Arbenz helped a client facing a serious charge of Violating a Anti-harassment Order in Lakewood Municipal Court avoid a conviction despite overwhelming evidence of guilt. The client was thrilled to enter a two-year stipulated order of continuance.

Jail sentence converted to electronic home monitoring
  • September 26, 2017

In Mercer Island Municipal Court, Hester Law Group Attorney Casey Arbenz helped a client convert her court ordered jail time to electronic home monitoring. The client was appreciative of the opportunity to wear an ankle bracelet in lieu of jail.

Federal Court Success
  • September 22, 2017

During a Federal probation violation hearing, Lance Hester successfully assisted his client in convincing the court to release him from continued incarceration despite the fact the client admitted to cutting off his electronic monitoring ankle bracelet.

Failure to provide wheelchair access
  • September 8, 2017

Attorney Lance Hester successfully negotiated settlement on behalf of a disabled plaintiff whose rights were violated by a University District strip mall owner whose property lacked appropriate wheelchair access.

Rape of a child case - Dismissed
  • September 6, 2017

Attorney Brett Purtzer negotiated a full dismissal of a rape of a child case against his client in Thurston County Superior Court. The client was thrilled to have the allegations behind him.

Life sentence avoided
  • September 5, 2017

Lance Hester's client was facing a probable life sentence in Louisiana as well as federal criminal sex charges in the Western District of Washington. Thanks to Mr. Hester's expansive knowledge and negotiation, the case was settled globally and the client was able to avoid the life sentence.

Settlement for disabled plaintiff
  • August 25, 2017

Attorney Lance Hester secured a successful settlement for a disabled plaintiff whose rights were violated by a Woodinville strip mall owner. The result came about whem Mr. Hester pointed out the many instances where the property lacked appropriate wheelchair access.

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!

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