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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 Results

Not Guilty!
  • January 29, 2018

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. 

Back in the saddle! Wayne Fricke back to trial...
  • November 20, 2017

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. 

Hit and Run Attended - DISMISSED
  • November 16, 2017

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.

Negligent Driving allegation - DISMISSED
  • November 13, 2017

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 the matter behind him. 

Four felony charges in Whatcom County DISMISSED day of trial
  • November 6, 2017

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. Hester was prepared to prove his client's innocence, the state dismissed all charges. The client was thrilled.

Dismissal of second degree assault with firearm enhancement
  • November 1, 2017

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 was able to have the felony assault 2 charge and the corresponding 24 month sentencing enhancement dismissed upon a plea to the misdemeanor. The client was very pleased with Mr. Arbenz's work in helping him avoid a felony conviction and prison time.

$75,000 for slip and fall incident
  • November 1, 2017

Brett Purtzer helped a client recover $75,000 for a slip and fall incident that ocurred in Wenatchee, Washington. The client was very pleased with the generous settlement.

Success against the Department of Licensing
  • October 30, 2017

The Washington State Department of Licensing sought to suspend the drivers license of one of Casey Arbenz's clients for allegedly refusing to provide a breath sample during a DUI arrest. Mr. Arbenz requested a hearing and argued the Department could not show by a preponderance of the evidence his client had actually "refused" the test. The Hearing Examiner agreed and dismissed the action. 

Client receives "exceptionally low" sentence
  • October 27, 2017

Casey Arbenz's client faced a standard sentencing range of 22-27 months in prison. Mr. Arbenz was able to convince the Court to sentence her to an "exceptional" sentence of only 15 months. The client was extremely pleased with Mr. Arbenz's efforts.

Federal Court Sentence
  • October 23, 2017

Wayne Fricke's client was facing a sentencing range of 15-21 months for federal drug distribution conspiracy charges. Based on Mr. Fricke's sound argumentation to the judge, his client received only a 7-month sentence. 

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.

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