Hester Law Group attorneys are recipients of extensive honors and accolades. From being named one of "The Best Lawyers in America," to "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" in Washington Law and Politics Magazine, our attorneys include a former judge, a former prosecutor and three of our lawyers have served as president of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association.
Our lawyers have represented clients in multiple states, the 9th Circuit, the Supreme Court and in high-profile cases including white-collar crime, environmental law and aggravated murder charges. Despite the varied accomplishments and backgrounds, our team of lawyers have one thing in common: they all share a tireless dedication to zealous advocacy for their clients and their rights.
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Monte Hester has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for clients who were victims of tortuous or criminal acts. He has also obtained Not Guilty verdicts for many innocent clients who were falsely accused of murder and other serious felonies. Learn More
Mr. Fricke is a decorated criminal defense attorney who has been hired to represent individuals in state and federal courts in Washington, Alaska, California and Montana. He has obtained not guilty verdicts in nearly all manner of criminal charge and has also achieved unparalleled results on appeals to the Washington Supreme Court as well as the 9th Circuit court of appeals. He has earned the respect of judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors and juries throughout the State of Washington and beyond. Learn More
Mr. Purtzer represents individuals charged with criminal matters in federal, state and military courts and has obtained not guilty verdicts multiple times in cases such as rape, child rape, child molestation, assault, kidnapping, perjury, false statements, DUI, reckless and negligent driving, assault, trespass and shoplifting. Several of his acquittals were self-defense cases which then required the state to pay his legal fees. Learn More
Mr. Hester's trial experience spans from state murder charges to federal drug trafficking allegations. With his experiences comes an eye for legal issues that often time result in filing motions designed to make sure the playing field is as fair for his clients as possible. Sometimes this restricts the extent of the evidence the opposition is allowed to introduce at trial, and at other times is has resulted in complete dismissal of charges. It is the pursuit of justice and fairness to his clients that motivates Lance and his allegiance to those principles has yielded remarkable results. Learn More
Mr. Arbenz fights vigorously for his clients. His efforts have led to his designation as a "Rising Star" in professional legal publications. His representation ranges from serious felonies such as Assault, Murder, Rape, and the like – as well as white collar crimes involving accusations of complex embezzlement, theft, forgery, perjury and fraud in both state and federal courts. He has also helped clients injured or wronged by the government, corporations and negligent individuals recover millions in damages. Learn More