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When you face a criminal charge or a serious personal injury case, the most important thing to do is get a Tacoma lawyer on your side who has experience with the law and how to effectively litigate cases. Hester Law Group has a track record of outstanding results. Read more about what we have done to help our clients obtain favorable outcomes. Call (253) 300-3034 now or contact us online for a free consultation.

  • Case Dismissed
    Domestic Violence
    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!
  • Case Dismissed
    Domestic Violence
    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 ...
  • Charges Amended
    Domestic Violence
    Lacey Municipal Court charge amended from domestic violence assault to disorderly conduct.
  • Case Dismissed
    Domestic Violence
    Lance Hester was able to have assault in the fourth degree, domestic violence charges dismissed on behalf of a client charged in Federal Way Municipal Court.
  • Not Guilty
    Domestic Violence
    Brett Purtzer obtained a verdict of NOT GUILTY following a jury trial. His client was accused of domestic violence assault and Mr. Purtzer convinced the jury that the client acted in self-defense.
  • Case Dismissed
    Domestic Violence charges: Rape, Unlawful Imprisonment, Assault
    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 ...
  • Reduced Sentence
    Drug Crime
    Brett Purtzer argued and won reduced sentence to probation and time served for client convicted of major drug charge.
  • Reduced Sentence
    Drug Distribution
    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.
  • Case Dismissed
    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.
  • Case Reduced
    Lance Hester successfully negotiated a resolution for his client in Tacoma Municipal Court whereby the client's DUI (refusal) case was amended to Negligent Driving in the first degree. The client received no jail time and roughly a $300 fine.
  • Case Dismissed
    Lance Hester helped a client have her DUI case from 2005 dismissed with prejudice in Lakewood Municipal Court.
  • Case Dismissed
    Lance Hester helped a client have his DUI case DISMISSED with prejudice.
  • Life Sentence Avoided
    Federal Criminal Sex Charges
    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 ...
  • Federal Court Success
    Federal Probation Violation
    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 bracel ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Felony Assault in the Second Degree
    Lance Hester fought for a client charged with felony assault in the second degree and convinced the prosecutor to DISMISS the charge.
  • Vacated Conviction
    4th Degree Assault
    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.
  • Two Restraining Orders Granted
    Anti-harassment Orders
    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 ...
  • Not Liable
    Wayne Fricke defended a client in a civil case who was accused of punching a fellow consumer at an area Safeway Supermarket. After several days of trial, the jury came back with a quick verdict in his client's favor.
  • Case Dismissed
    Case Dismissed
    Attorney Wayne Fricke, again, convinced the prosecution to dismiss charges against his client, which would have ended up in him spending the rest of his life in prison, had he been convicted. This was no easy task, but due to his independent ...
  • Reduced Charges
    Felony DUI & Eluding, Reckless, Driving Without Ignition Interlock
    Client was facing charges for felony DUI, felony eluding, reckless, and driving without an ignition interlock. Attorney Wayne Fricke was able to argue this down to a gross misdemeanor DUI with 60 days of work release.
  • Not Guilty
    First Degree Assault with a Firearm Sentencing Enhancement
    Brett Purtzer recently obtained a Not Guilty verdict on a case charged as First Degree Assault with a Firearm Sentencing Enhancement. Mr. Purtzer’s client was attacked by an individual at a local homeless shelter, where Mr. Purtzer’s client was also ...
  • Reduced Sentence
    Five Counts of First Degree Assault
    Brett Purtzer recently defended a case where his client had been convicted of five counts of first degree assault - two of which included a mandatory five-year (consecutive) sentencing enhancement. The client was likely to receive a 60+ year ...
  • Four Felony Charges Dismissed
    Four Felony Counts
    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 ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Fourth Degree Assault Charge
    Brett Purtzer helped a client obtain a DISMISSAL of a fourth degree assault charge - domestic violence - out of Lakewood Municipal Court.
  • $275,000 Settlement
    Head-On Accident
    Attorney Lance Hester successfully negotiated a $275,000 settlement of a complicated head-on accident for his client.
  • Case Dismissed
    Second Degree Assault
    Wayne Fricke convinced the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's office to dismiss all his client's charges, including second degree assault with a firearm enhancement and four counts of felony harassment - an INCREDIBLE result.
  • Five Charges Dismissed
    Seven Total Counts of Violating Lakewood's Municipal Code
    Lance Hester represented two clients facing seven total counts of violating Lakewood's Municipal Code - all relating to their ownership of two dogs. Mr. Hester and his team were able to have 5 of the 7 allegations dismissed. His clients were very ...
  • $75,000 Settlement
    Slip and Fall
    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.
  • Reduced Charge
    Strike Offense - 2nd Degree Assault Charge Reduced to Misdemeanor
    Attorney Wayne Fricke was able to have a charged strike offense, 2nd-degree assault based on strangulation, reduced to a misdemeanor 4th-degree assault charge following his independent investigation.
  • Five Counts of First Degree Assault
    Struck by a Vehicle
    Lance Hester successfully negotiated a policy-limit settlement for a homeless pedestrian who attepted to cross a busy four-lane road without using a crosswalk and was struck by a vehicle that failed to "lookout" for the pedestrian.
  • Case Dismissed
    Theft/Embezzlement Charges
    Lance Hester's hard work convinced a Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney to dismiss serious theft/embezzlement charges (without prejudice) against a client who was falsely accused by a former employer.
  • Plea Agreement
    Unlawful Manufacturing
    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 ...
  • Not Guilty
    Unlawfully Displaying a Weapon
    Brett Purtzer just convinced a jury to find his client not guilty of unlawfully displaying a weapon (a handgun) in Tacoma Municipal Court. The client was looking at a lengthy jail term and was very pleased with Mr. Purtzer's effort in proving that he ...
  • Settlement
    Violated Rights
    Lance Hester successfully negotiated a settlement on behalf of a disabled plaintiff whose rights were violated by a strip mall owner in Seattle’s International District whose property lacked appropriate wheelchair access.
  • Case Settled
    Violated Rights
    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 when Mr. Hester pointed out the many instances where the property lacked appropriate ...
  • $225,000 Settlement
    Hit by a Negligent Driver
    Attorney Brett Purtzer secured a $225,000 settlement for a client who was hit by a negligent driver while walking on a sidewalk.
  • Case Dismissed
    Minor in Possession
    Prior to the client's first pretrial conference, Brett Purtzer was successful in convincing the prosecutor to dismiss an MIP charge in Lakewood Municipal Court.
  • Case Dismissed
    Multiple Counts of Child Exploitation
    Wayne Fricke represented an individual charged with multiple counts of child exploitation with multiple alleged victims. Mr. Fricke pressed to interview the alleged victims, who refused to cooperate. After filing a motion to dismiss, the State ...
  • Case Dismissed
    Possession of Stolen Property
    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!
  • Case Dismissed
    Attorney Brett Purtzer negotiated a full dismissal of rape of a child case against his client in Thurston County Superior Court. The client was thrilled to have the allegations behind him.
  • Case Reduced
    Reckless Driving
    In Cowlitz County District Court, Lance Hester reduced his client's case from a criminal Reckless Driving charge to an infraction.
  • Reduced Sentence
    Reduced Sentence
    A Pierce county defendant was being told by his lawyer to plead to a 10-year sentence. Instead, the defendant hired Wayne Fricke and was thrilled when Mr. Fricke convinced the prosecutor to agree to a 27-month DOSA sentence that will likely lead to ...
  • Hit and Run
    Lance Hester helped a client obtain a one-year stipulated order of continuance with a small fine and no other conditions in response to a charge of Hit and Run. The client was very pleased with the result.
  • Case Dismissed
    Case Dismissed
    The state attempted to revoke a client's SSOSA - threatening to put the client in prison. Wayne Fricke was retained and had the multiple allegations of violative behavior dismissed.
  • Charges and Convictions Expunged
    Charges and Convictions Expunged
    Brett Purtzer successfully assisted an out-of-state client seeking to have old charges and convictions expunged and vacated from an incident out of Steilacoom Municipal Court.
  • Not Guilty
    Child Rape
    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.
  • Hung Jury
    Felony Child Sex Act
    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.