Tough and aggressive in the courtroom, yet approachable and open to his clients, Michael Austin Stewart is one of the most skilled and sought-after criminal defense attorneys in the Tacoma area. For over 17 years, he has successfully defended clients in cases ranging from homicide to DUI, helping them explore ways to stay out of such situations again. The vast majority of Mr. Stewart’s clients are referred to him by clients and other lawyers who know the great work he does.
His knowledge of all aspects of criminal defense is such that he’s called upon to teach continuing legal education (CLE) to other attorneys. He’s received numerous accolades from fellow attorneys for his ability to impart knowledge regarding the intricacies of criminal defense, and he’s consistently among the top-rated CLE speakers.
Michael is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Pierce County Bar Association and Washington Association of Criminal Defense, National Trial Lawyers Association, Sports Lawyers Association.
Mr. Stewart is available for consultation for all people, for all problems of a criminal nature.
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
- Rated Attorney, Lead Counsel, 2016
- Department of Pediatrics Courtroom Preparation for Doctors, Madigan Army Medical Center, 2016
- Rated Attorney, Lead Counsel, 2015
- Lead Counsel Rated, Thomson Reuters, 2014
- Rated Attorney, Lead Counsel, 2014
- Certificate of Appreciation, National Association of Legal Secretaries, 2013
- Rated Attorney, Lead Counsel, 2013
- Rotary International, 2004 – Present
- Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2000 – Present
- Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, CLE Committee, 1995 – Present
- Washington State Bar Association, Membership, 1994 – Present
- Seattle University School of Law, JD – Juris Doctor, 1994
- University of Washington, BA – Bachelor of Arts, 1991
Licenses + Work Experience
- Licensed to Practice in Washington State
- Attorney, Department of Assigned Counsel, 1995
- Prosecuting Attorney, City of Kent, 1994 – 1995
- Attorney, Law Offices of Michael Austin Stewart, 1994 – Present