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Michael John Tario is thought of by many as being one of Washington State's most experienced and successful trial lawyers. In 2013, he was recognized as being one of the nation's top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyer's Association. In the same year, he was also ranked as a "Top Lawyer in Washington" for Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence by the Legal Network. In 2014, he earned a "Very HighDistinguished" and a "BV Distinguished" rating from Martindale-Hubbell which signifies a very high rating in both Legal ability & Ethical Standards. In 2007, the Bellingham Business Journal rated Mr. Tario as "The Best Attorney in Bellingham to Defend You in a Lawsuit". Mr. Tario is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and he has earned a 2014 "Superb" 10.0 rating and a 2012 clients choice award both with Avvo.
Mr. Tario has resided in Bellingham, Washington since 1979 when he graduated from the University of Puget Sound Law School (now Seattle University Law School). Prior to attending law school, Mr. Tario obtained both a Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degree in Persuasion and Speech Communication and Psychology (both degrees with Honors). In particular, he studied the psychology and social dynamics of perception and persuasion, focusing on the cognitive processes associated with the development of speech communication skills and persuasion techniques. Mr. Tario's undergraduate and graduate education afforded him significant insight and skills, which aided in becoming one of Washington state's most experienced and successful trial lawyers.
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, we favor out-of-court solutions but always obtain client approval before closing a case.
We promise to listen to you and treat you with dignity and respect in resolving your legal case.
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