Recent Results

4th Degree Assault Amended
  • January 9, 2019

Casey Arbenz helped his client have her domestic violence assault case reduced to a misdemeanor non-DV malicious mischief charge that will be dismissed in one year.

$130,000 for trip and fall against Dept. of Transportation
  • January 3, 2019

Casey Arbenz's client tripped over a piece of fencing that was negligently maintained by the Washington Department of Transportation. She used her hands to break the fall and in doing so she fractured her wrist. She was very pleased with the $130,000 settlement.

Case Dismissed
  • December 20, 2018

An elderly client with dementia was referred to Casey Arbenz after being arrested and charged with shoplifting for leaving a Fred Myer grocery store without paying for the items in her cart. After procuring letters from the client's doctors and explaining the circumstances to the City Attorney in Puyallup, the case was dismissed. The client and her loved ones were very pleased with Mr. Arbenz's approach to the difficult circumstances surrounding the unfortunate situation. 

Domestic Violence Protection Order - DISMISSED!
  • December 7, 2018

Casey Arbenz helped a client get a wrongfully filed Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) in Pierce County Superior Court DISMISSED today. The client was thrilled to have the matter behind her.

Case Dismissed
  • December 5, 2018

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!

Result of Jury Trial in Federal Court: NOT GUILTY
  • December 3, 2018

Casey Arbenz convinced a jury in Federal District Court to find his client Not Guilty of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. The client was very pleased with Mr. Arbenz's efforts in what was a very difficult case.

Reduced Sentence - Drugs Charge
  • April 22, 2018

Brett Purtzer argued and won reduced sentence to probation and time served for client convicted of major drug charge.

Case Dismissed!
  • April 5, 2018

Casey Arbenz worked hard to get domestic dispute charged as second degree assault at hotel dismissed.

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.

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