Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Olympia, and throughout Western Washington.

If you are arrested or charged with a criminal offense in Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, or Olympia, or throughout Western Washington, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner fighting for you. Our Puget Law Group defense team, which includes four former prosecutors, has successfully defended thousands of clients charged with criminal offenses in Tacoma, Olympia and Bremerton, and throughout Western Washington. PLG Partners Dan Gerl, Casey Arbenz, Nick Andrews, and Jared Ausserer are each rated “10/10” and “Superb” on AVVO. Casey has been named a SuperLawyer® honoree for 2019.


Our criminal defense team consists of eight attorneys, four of whom are former prosecutors. Casey Arbenz won his first eight trials and has added dozens more over a stellar 10 year career, recently earning him the coveted “SuperLawyers” designation. 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.

All four PLG partners are rated a perfect “10/10” on AVVO – a distinction no other area firm can claim. Together they have obtained reductions, dismissals, and not guilty verdicts for thousands of clients. Along with attorneys Gina Buskirk, Nichole Fisher, 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)