Serving You in Whitman, Latah & Asotin Counties
Meet Attorney Luke Baumgarten

Luke Baumgarten


I am a father, a lawyer, and a drummer. I live in Whitman County with my son, two dumb dogs, and a cat. I'm active in my church and community, and I spend time volunteering my legal services to indigent clients through the Whitman County Community Legal Services. I'm proud and honored to provide monthly financial support to organizations like InterVarsity and Compassion International.

I am a member of several professional organizations, including the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Washington State Association for Justice (formerly the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association), The Top 100 Trial Lawyers (The National Trial Lawyers), the Washington State Bar Association, and the Whitman County Bar Association. Through my commitment to upholding the finest traditions of the bar and legal profession, I have been honored to speak to classes at the University of Idaho College of Law as well as mentor young lawyers and recent graduates.

Professional Development and Education

I worked as a legal intern in the Whitman County Prosecutor's Office while I was in law school, from 2006 to 2008. I spent much of that time practicing law with a limited license handling hundreds of misdemeanor cases from first appearances all the way through trials. I was officially sworn-in as a Deputy Prosecutor after I graduated from law school and was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2008. After four years working in the prosecutor's office and handling thousands of cases, I decided it was time to use my experience and inside knowledge to pursue my passion: excellent, zealous, and principled representations of good people who find themselves facing criminal prosecution.


University of Idaho, College of Law - Moscow, Idaho

  • Juris Doctor
  • Legal Aid Clinic
  • General practice and domestic violence
  • Extern at Whitman County Prosecutor, 2006 -2007
  • Rule 9 Intern at Whitman County Prosecutor from 2007-2008

University of Idaho - Moscow, Idaho

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Washington, 2008

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer, 2011
  • Washington State Association for Justice (Formerly Washington Trial Lawyers Association), 2011
  • Whitman County Bar Association, 2008 - President
  • Whitman County Legal Services Advisory Board, 2014 - Board Chair
  • Eastern Washington DUI Defense Association, 2013 - Founder
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyer, 2014


  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Avvoo Rating 10.0 Superb
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Top DUI & DWI Attorney
  • Avvo 2016 Client's Choice Criminal Defense
  • Eastern Washington DUI Defense Association Founder
  • National College for DUI Defense

Don't Just Take Our Word For It

See What Our Clients Have to Say
  • “I found Luke, and he had great reviews, so I tried him out. Best decision I ever made.”

    Former Client

  • “I would recommend his services without reservation and with great confidence.”


  • “The Right Choice”

    Former Clients

  • “Highly recommended for DUI”


  • “He was IN COURT representing me 20 min after I spoke with him over the phone.”


  • “He is simply your best criminal defense.”


  • “Excellent, hard working, most honest attorney in Pullman”

    Former Client

  • “Reliable Lawyer”


  • “Terrific Experience”

    Former Client

  • “He took the time to listen to all of my concerns in a very personable manner”

    Former Client

  • “To top it all off, he even got the DUI case dismissed!”


  • “He went above and beyond the call of duty to help our child with a MIP/theft charge.”

    Former Client

  • “Thanks to Luke, my son's life has changed for better.”

    Criminal Defense Client

  • “Mr. Baumgarten made me feel as though my case was always his top priority and fought hard in my defense.”

    Former Client

  • “My case ended up turning out the best way for my situation thanks to Luke.”

    Past Client

Our Commitment to You

  • Availability

    We are here for you and available to help any time or any day.

  • Convenience

    We're located conveniently for you in the heart of Pullman

  • Devotion

    We will deliver personalized and focused representation to you

  • Affordable Rates

    Flat-fee rates, simple payment plans, and free consultations

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