Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Seattle and throughout Washington State

If you are arrested or charged with a criminal offense in Tacoma, Seattle, Bellevue, or Olympia, or anywhere in Washington state, you need a team of experienced criminal defense attorneys in your corner fighting for you. Our Puget Law Group defense team has successfully defended thousands of clients charged with criminal offenses in Tacoma, Seattle, Bellevue, Olympia, and throughout the state of Washington. In fact, Puget Law Group was recently listed as the “Fastest Growing” criminal defense firm in the nation for 2020 by none other than Inc. Magazine.



Our criminal defense team consists of nine attorneys, six of whom are former prosecutors. Founder/CEO and former prosecutor Dan Gerl has taken over fifty trials to jury, winning the vast majority of them, while leading PLG to becoming the fastest growing Criminal Defense firm in the U.S. Casey Arbenz won his first eight trials and has added dozens more over a stellar 11 year career, recently earning him the coveted “SuperLawyer” designation for 2019, 2020, and 2021, as well as South Sound Magazine’s “Best Lawyer” for 2021. And Jared Ausserer served as Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor with Pierce County – the second highest position in that office – before joining PLG this summer.

Together with Partners Gina Buskirk, Phil Su, Philip Petersen, and Chris Kattenhorn, Senior Attorneys Tim Lewis and John Sheeran, and Attorneys Nathan Trudeau and Seth Tuininga, the attorneys at PLG work as a team, putting their collective skills and experience to work defending those accused of criminal offenses. When you have a PLG attorney, you truly have an entire defense machine in your corner.

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My attorney Casey Arbenz is wonderful, he is very personable, professional and worked diligently to resolve my case. He always communicated with me and despite my “neediness” he was always gracious and efficient with me. He was a joy to work with, he had my best interest at heart, from the beginning and worked very hard on my case. Although I hope to never need an attorney again in the future, if I did I would DEFINITELY go with Casey – Absolutely AMAZING!”

Carol (Criminal Defense Client)