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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide all clients with superior quality legal representation at a reasonable cost, in a friendly, caring manner that is sensitive to the individual needs of our client.  Michael Tario.

Our Firm


In 1979, founding attorney Michael Tario opened the prominent law firm Tario & Associates, P.S. in Bellingham, WA. The firm is incorporated as a professional service corporation. For over 20 years, they have also maintained an office in Mount Vernon with an attorney and paralegal secretary. The team of experienced legal professionals has been proudly serving Washington State residents on a full range of legal needs for over 30 years. They employ four lawyers with a Spanish speaking attorney on staff. They strive to provide each client with superior legal representation at competitive and reasonable attorney fees. They have the respect of their peers and thousands of satisfied clients.

Representing thousands of legal cases both in and out of court, Tario & Associates, P.S. is the law firm you want on your side. Areas of practice include Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Family Law, DUI and Criminal Defense. Tario & Associates, P.S. strives to employ competent, caring, and concerned attorneys who respect your budget while helping you solve your legal issue with the best possible outcome. Whenever possible, they favor out-of-court solutions but always obtain client approval before closing a case.

We have recognition as one of the nation's top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyer's Association; we rank as a "Top Lawyer in Washington" for Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence by the Legal Network; we have a "Very High–Distinguished" and a "BV Distinguished" rating from Martindale-Hubbell which signifies a very high rating in both Legal ability & Ethical Standards; we were voted as "The Best Attorney in Bellingham to Defend You in a Lawsuit" by the Bellingham Business Journal; we are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum; we earned a "Superb" 10.0 rating and a Clients' Choice Award both from Avvo and a Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by Super Lawyers.