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About Your South King County & Pierce County Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Michael Harbeson has resided in Pierce County, Washington for over 40 years and graduated from Bethel High School in 1989. He grew-up in a military family and before graduating high school obtained the distinguished award of Eagle Scout from the Boys Scouts of America. Michael was accepted to various universities immediately after high school and decided to enroll in undergraduate studies at Seattle University, graduating with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in 1993. From there Michael was accepted into the Gonzaga University Law School and graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 1996. At the age of 25, Michael was sworn in as a member of the Washington State Bar Association and since then has been a practicing criminal trial attorney.

Michael also is the proud father of two daughters and has maintained active ties with his community and church. Part of the key in maintaining a successful law practice, is having strong ties with the local community. Michael is a driven individual who genuinely cares about the other person’s problems and can help you with any legal problem that arise. Besides having extensive knowledge and experience as a criminal trial attorney, Michael believes that compassion and genuine understanding of your legal problem is the cornerstone of his law practice.

If you, a friend or family member has been arrested and needs strong defense and are in need of the help from an experienced Criminal Defense or DUI trial attorney, please contact Michael any day of the week for a free consultation.

Experience Matters


Years in Business


Cases Handled


Criminal Cases

Community Involvement

National College of DUI Defense (2015 - present)

Washington State Bar Assoc. Criminal Law Sec (2015-present)

National Advocacy for DUI Defense (2014 - present)

Pierce County District Court Liaison Committee (2014-present)

Washington Defender Association (2014 - present)

National Institute for Trial Advocacy (2004 - present)

Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association (2004 - present)

Tacoma Pierce County Bar Assoc.,Criminal Law (2004-pres)

Federal Trial Bar (2002 - present)


Eatonville Municipal Court (2012)


City of Auburn (1999-2001)


County Prosecutors Office (1998-1999)