For over thirty years, Michael Iaria has defended clients – including lawyers, prosecutors, physicians, politicians, professional athletes, corporate executives, business entities, and everyday people – accused by the government of serious crimes. He has substantial trial, appellate and post-conviction experience, and his current practice emphasizes the defense of white collar, health care fraud, death penalty, homicide, and other serious felony and misdemeanor cases in state and federal courts. Additionally, he represents professionals in disciplinary matters and victims of sexual abuse, police misconduct, and other traumatic events as plaintiffs in civil cases. He also coordinates and conducts mitigation investigations and presentations for clients who, in any type of case, but particularly in the sentencing or disposition phase of criminal or professional licensing cases, need critical decision makers – prosecutors, judges, jurors, licensing board members – to understand their lives as a whole.
State v. M****** F*****, 122 Wn.2d 440, 858 P.2d 1092 (1993) — In this appellate case, the Washington Supreme Court held that the death penalty could not be imposed on juveniles in Washington.
Anonymous — Secured $1,000,000.00 settlement for sexual assault victim.
Anonymous — No charges filed against client who was target of lengthy federal investigation into allegedly fraudulent billing practices at major hospital system.
Anonymous — No charges filed against client who was target of lengthy federal investigation into allegedly illegal oil drilling practices of major international oil corporation.
Anonymous — Not guilty verdict for young man charged with first degree murder, despite claim by arresting officer that he had confessed to the crime.