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 eight attorneys, five of whom are former prosecutors. Casey Arbenz won his first eight trials and has added dozens more over a stellar 11 year career, recently earning him the coveted “SuperLawyers” designation for 2019 and 2020. Dan Gerl has taken over fifty trials before a jury, winning the vast majority of them. Nick Andrews, who served as a public defender for 10 years handling hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases before joining PLG, has often also served as a “pro tem” judge in various courts. And Jared Ausserer served as Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor with Pierce County – the second highest position in that office – before joining PLG this summer.

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All four PLG partners, as well as Senior Attorney Gina Buskirk, are rated a perfect “10/10” on AVVO – a distinction no other area firm can claim. Together they have obtained reductions, dismissals, and winning trial verdicts for thousands of clients. Along with attorneys Nichole Fisher, Teresa Groves, and Phil Su (of Counsel), they 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.

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)