705 S. 9th St. Ste. 204

Tacoma, WA 98405



Our Approach

For over 35 years, our firm has represented people just like you. No one ever wants to need to hire an attorney. Unfortunately, almost everyone will need the help of a lawyer at some point in their life. This is true regardless of whether you need help fighting a speeding ticket, defending your liberty from the government's criminal allegations, recovering appropriate compensation to heal after an accident, or making sure your loved ones are taken care of after your passing.


We made a promise to ourselves a long time ago about the type of attorneys we were going to be and it didn't involve doing just enough to get by or putting our interests ahead of our clients. We believe the practice of law is a relationship between the attorney and the client and not just simply a transaction of money for services. The truth is, when you hire an attorney, you are handing over more than just your hard earned money, you are putting your trust, your livelihood, and possibly even your freedom in our hands. This is a fact we don't take lightly.


That's why our goal with every case is to provide more than just legal representation, we strive to give you peace of mind.  We love the fact that another name for an attorney is counselor. Our approach gives us a sense of pride, and an added benefit because our business exists almost entirely from referrals from past clients. We believe in legacy over transactions. We want to be your trusted legal adviser for the rest of your life. Contact us today and let us get to work helping you.

Practice Areas

We limit our practice areas to criminal defense, DUI defense, traffic tickets, personal injury, select civil litigation, and estate planning. Each of these practice areas is complicated and involves different types of legal actions.  You can find a larger, but not exclusive, list of our practice areas here.


For over 35 years, we've been helping people all over western Washington.  Although our office is located in Tacoma, we have vast experience handling cases all over western Washington (and even some east of the mountains), including but not limited to Pierce County, King County, Kitsap County, Thurston County, and Snohomish County. In addition, our experience includes all of the municipal courts within the broader counties as well, including but not limited to, Tacoma, Puyallup, Fircrest, Ruston, Steilacoom, Fife, Gig Harbor, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Yelm, Kent, Federal Way, Maple Valley, Covington, Auburn, Redmond, Renton, Black Diamond, Algona-Pacific, Seattle, Olympia, Lacey, and Issaquah. 


This list is not exhaustive though, so if you have a matter somewhere else in Washington, give us a call. If we can't help you, we'll be glad to give you a few names of other trusted attorneys we know in the state. 


If you are unsure about whether we would be able to represent you in your legal matter, please call us at 253-383-3328 or e-mail us at OFFICE@WILLIAMAWHITELAW.COM and we can figure it out together.

Client Reviews

Our firm has enjoyed the great pleasure of needing to do very little marketing because our clients consistently refer our services to their friends and family. We are proud of this accomplishment as the greatest compliment one of our clients can give us is a referral to someone else in need of help. We have found over the years that doing good work, protecting your clients, and spending the time to explain everything so that you feel comfortable is not only the right way to practice law but also good business.


We really enjoy helping people and hope that every client is as satisfied as the ones that submit these reviews. If you need some help give us a call or send us an e-mail and let's see if we can take the worry and burden off your shoulders and get you back to living your life.

Office Location

We are located next to the building that holds the Pierce County District Court, Pierce County Superior Court, and the Tacoma Municipal Court. We have free client parking in the alley located between South G St. and Yakima Ave.  If you have any trouble finding our location or have a question about scheduling an appointment give us a call at 253-383-3328 or e-mail us at Office@williamawhitelaw.com.