Michael Paul Iaria

Michael Paul Iaria

Law Office of Michael Iaria PS
  • Criminal Law
  • New Jersey, Washington
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For almost thirty years, Michael Iaria has defended clients accused by the government of serious crimes.

An accomplished and successful advocate, he has received the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers President's Award for "distinguished service in the highest traditions of the criminal defense bar." His peers have voted him a "Super Lawyer" each year since Washington Law & Politics Magazine began the award in 1999 and have selected him as one of the 100 best trial lawyers in Washington. Seattle Business Monthly has listed him as one of the best lawyers in Seattle. He has a "superb" rating on avvo.com and has also received Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating, based on confidential peer evaluations that rank him "at the highest level of professional excellence." A frequent continuing legal education lecturer, he regularly teaches trial advocacy to other lawyers and has taught advanced criminal procedure at the University of Washington School of Law.

Mr. Iaria's practice emphasizes representing individuals and businesses in difficult and complex criminal cases in both state and federal court. His practice also includes representing professionals in disciplinary matters and victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and police misconduct in civil cases. He also coordinates and conducts mitigation investigations and presentations for clients who, in any type of case, but particularly in the sentencing or disposition phase of criminal or professional licensing cases, need critical decision makers to understand their lives as a whole

Mr. Iaria handles matters throughout the state.

Practice Area
  • Criminal Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees are limited to my civil plaintiffs practice.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
Washington
Professional Experience
Consulting Attorney
Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program
- Current
Private Practice
- Current
Adjunct Professor of Law in Advanced Criminal Procedure
University of Washington School of Law
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Trial Attorney
Seattle-King County Public Defender Association, Felony Division
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Trial Attorney
New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, Middlesex Trial Region
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Judicial Clerk
New Jersey Superior Court, Criminal Division
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Legal Intern
Seattle-King County Public Defender Association
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Legal Intern
New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, Middlesex Trial Region
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Education
Seattle University School of Law
J.D.
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University of Vermont
B.A. | English
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Honors: Departmental Honors
Awards
Selected for Inclusion 2014, 2015
Best Lawyers in America
100 Best Trial Lawyers in Washington
National Trial Lawyers
Best Lawyers in Seattle
Seattle Business Monthly
President's Award
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
for "distinguished service in the highest traditions of the criminal defense bar"
AV rating
Martindale-Hubbell
signifying "the highest level of professional excellence"
Super Lawyer
Washington Law & Politics
each year since 1999
"Superb" 10.0 Rating
Avvo.com
Professional Associations
Washington Association fo Criminal Defense Lawyers
Co-Chair, Lawyers Assistance Strike Force
- Current
Northwest Defender Association
President, Board of Directors
- Current
Northwest Defender Association
Member, Board of Directors
- Current
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
Washington State Bar # 15312
Member
- Current
Activities: Past Member, Criminal Law Executive Board
New Jersey State Bar
Member
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Chair, Death Penalty Committee
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Washington Appellate Defender Association
Member, Board of Directors
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
1111 Third Avenue
Suite 2220
Seattle, WA 98101-3213
USA
Telephone: (206) 235-4101
Fax: (206) 274-4939-