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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 News

Case Dismissed!

Heseter Law Group attorney, Casey Arbenz works hard to get case abandoned by prosecution.

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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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$75,000 for slip and fall incident

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.

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Success against the Department of Licensing

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 preponderan...

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Client receives "exceptionally low" sentence

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.

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Federal Court Sentence

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. 

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Vacated Conviction - 4th Degree Assault - Domestic Violence

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.

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Case Dismissed!

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!

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