Highline Law Group, PLLC

Highline Law Group, PLLC

Experienced & Comprehensive Criminal Defense-Western WA

Firm Overview

Highline Law Group, PLLC represents individuals charged with all types and levels of criminal offenses. The firm is dedicated to providing comprehensive, experienced, and reliable criminal defense in Washington State. Further, the mission of Highline Law Group, PLLC is to provide the highest quality defense to ensure all persons are effectively represented and the constitutional rights of all individuals are protected. I understand that being charged with a crime is a frightening experience and I will be there with you 100% along the way to advise and guide you.

Example cases

Client was charged with Taking Motor Vehicle Without Permission in the Second degree. Client was walking down the street with other individuals, who all appeared to be high-school aged, and school was in session. Officer saw the individuals and noted that they were in the parking lot of a mini-mart and there were no cars in the parking lot. The individuals left the store and walked down the street. The officer watched for a few minutes, he then drove around the block. The officer decided the boys were "up to no good", so he stopped the boys; the officer later discovered that the boys had been in a vehicle that had been reported stolen. However, the officer did not know, when he stopped them, that they had been in that vehicle earlier. It was not until after being detained that the incriminating information was developed. The evidence was suppressed and the case was dismissed.

Client was charged with Possession of Marijuana, Less Than 40 Grams. Client was walking in a neighborhood and knocking on doors, when a person would answer the door, the client would ask if they needed help around the yard or house. A resident of the neighborhood called the police because they felt this was unusual behavior. The officer arrived and stopped the client. When the officer stopped the client, he searched him and found the marijuana. Because the office did not have a basis to search the client, the court suppressed the evidence and the case was dismissed.

Main Office

Main
PO Box 66653
Seattle  WA  98166

Phone
  • (206) 669-8618

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Initial consultations are always free. I will take the time you need to discuss your case, answer questions, and outline the cost of my legal fee.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

My cases are charged on a fixed/flat fee schedule. Prices vary depending on the type of case (i.e., seriousness of crime, individual facts of a case, complexity of a case, and a person's criminal history). The fee structure is competitive with other local firms and is always specified in the fee agreement. Payment plans can be negotiated. Clients will always know exactly how much their legal services will cost. Additionally, if you mention that you found me on Nolo, I will offer you a 10% discount.

Hourly Rates

Not Applicable.

Office Information

Office Hours

Standard office hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, I understand that these hours may not accommodate all persons, so I am available for appointments outside these times. I will meet clients at a location and time that is convenient for them.

Office Manager

None.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

None.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

If it is possible to assist with only part of a case, and the client so chose, I would assist as best I am able.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

My clients will always deal directly with me. My clients have the benefit of being able to have direct access to me, as their attorney because I do my best to keep overhead costs low.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

All cases are fact specific and the clients always direct the course their cases take, be it trial or plea bargain. Because of my extensive criminal defense experience, I always explain the various options a person has and will provide guidance as to the benefits or detriments of each.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Highline Law Group, PLLC is enrolled with the King County Office of Public Defense and the Seattle Municipal Court to provide conflict representation to indigent clients charged with criminal offenses.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Highline Law Group, PLLC is a small criminal defense firm that focuses on providing the highest quality defense to its clients. My clients will always have the benefit of direct access to me and will be able to contact me anytime of the day or night if necessary.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I always encourage my clients to gain knowledge and understanding of the law. It is vital that they understand the crimes they are charged with and the evidence the state or city will use against them. By having an understanding of the law and criminal justice process, my clients can better assist me in developing their individual representation.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I prepare any court documents and my client would review them before submission to the court. However, I always review any other documents or letters prepared by my clients. It is the client's case and they are in the best position to know what happened during the incident that brought about the current charges. Often times, the client is in possession of a vital piece of information or document that will help in developing their defense.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Criminal prosecution presents serious potential consequences; this is not an avenue you should take without representation. If you cannot afford an attorney the court will appoint one to represent you. I have had experience with clients that wish to represent themselves, and I always advise against it. If, however, after reviewing the case and a client so chose to represent themselves, I would assist, where and when possible.

Holli Giffin

Highline Law Group, PLLC was formed in late 2011. I started this firm so that I can provide experienced, focused, and effective representation for persons charged with criminal offenses at a reasonable fee. Highline Law Group, PLLC limits the number of clients it takes so that each client will have a focused, diligent, and specialized defense.

My clients will always deal directly with me. My clients have the benefit of being able to have direct access to me, as their attorney because I do my best to keep overhead costs low.

License
  • Bar Number: 35015
    Washington , 2004

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