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  • He is a lawyer who is not only professional, but trustworthy, kind, and patient.
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    “Mr. Baumgarten is the best attorney I know, and I definitely don't regret hiring him. He has been there to answer all of my questions and to guide and help me throughout the entire court process. I knew in my heart that he truly cared about me and did everything he could do to defend me against the charges against me. He is a lawyer who is not only professional, but trustworthy, kind, and patient. I would recommend him to anyone who is seeking great legal help. Thank you again, Mr. Baumgarten. ”

    Sam

  • ...He even got the DUI case dismissed! I would highly recommend Luke Baumgarten to anyone in a similar situation.
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    “This was my first DUI, and I was in the dark as far as the whole legal process went. Fortunately, Luke answered every last one of my numerous questions. He also kept in touch with me very frequently with emails and phone calls. What I respected the most from Luke was that he gave it to me straight with the resulting consequences.To top it all off, he even got the DUI case dismissed! I would highly recommend Luke Baumgarten to anyone in a similar situation. ”

    Robert

  • My case ended up turning out the best way for my situation thanks to Luke.
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    “Luke helped me the entire duration of my case and was always willing to answer my questions and represent me in the best way. My case ended up turning out the best way for my situation thanks to Luke. ”

    Past Client

  • Soooo helpful!
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    “I wish he could represent me, but I have court in another county. I called him to see if he could (on his cell-on a holiday!) And even though he couldn't he took time to discuss things with me and look up other options for me. I would go with him in a heartbeat.”

    Anonymous

  • His work and mistakes by the arresting agency that he identified ultimately resulted in a reduced charge.
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    “I had a legal issue over the weekend involving driving after drinking. I emailed Luke, and he responded over the weekend and met with me the very next Monday morning. I felt that was very impressive. The whole process was overwhelming, and Luke did a good job breaking it down and walking me through it. His work and mistakes by the arresting agency that he identified ultimately resulted in a reduced charge. I would highly recommend him.”

    Anonymous

  • He took the time to listen to all of my concerns in a very personable manner
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    “Directly after speaking with Mr. Baumgarten, I knew I would like him to represent me. Luke is an extremely well spoken and trustworthy gentleman who was always responsive to me; even prior to us discussing any method of payment. Not only did Mr. Baumgarten keep me informed with the process and status of my case, he took the time to listen to all of my concerns in a very personable manner. I am so glad I chose to have Luke E Baumgarten represent me and will not hesitate to have him represent me in the future if need be. I highly recommend Mr. Baumgarten to whoever and all are seeking legal advice/defense attorney.”

    Former Client

  • He works very, very, hard for his clients and will give you good results.
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    “During my career, I've worked with many attorneys, and quite simply, Mr. Baumgarten is the best. He really cares about his clients and is very knowledgeable about a variety of difficult situations. He works very, very, hard for his clients and will give you good results. I highly recommend him without any reservations. Feel free to call or email me if you have any questions about Luke.”

    Rich Gibb

  • Excellent, hard working, most honest attorney in Pullman
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    “Luke did an amazing job of defending our son who was charged with a very serious crime. He kept us posted at all times and worked out a very fair settlement with the prosecutor. Our son has the opportunity to continue studies and pursue his original career goals.”

    Former Client

  • Thanks to Luke, my son's life has changed for better.
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    “I highly recommend Luke to everyone. I have hired Luke three times to represent my son in the past, and he always exceeded our expectations and produced excellent outcomes every time. In addition, Luke goes the extra mile to provide guidance to his clients and to help them move towards the right direction in life. Thanks to Luke, my son's life has changed for better. He is now clean and sober and living in a productive life. Thank you, Luke, for making a difference in people's lives!”

    Criminal Defense Client

  • Christine does what it takes to help you as much as possible. Hiring her was well worth it.
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    “Christine was very helpful from the beginning. I was given a free consultation, and my options were clearly laid out for me in how to proceed. At first, I was very confused by laws and procedures, but she helped my understand everything. When I decided how I wanted to proceed, she was quick to get the ball rolling by preparing documents, contacting the necessary parties, and staying in communication with me as need. She re-reviewed laws and statutes for my case on her own time to best prepare. Christine helped me prepare for the various aspects of court, and when it came time for court, we ran through our strategy together. I felt as prepared as I could be. She understands that family law, especially when involving children, can be very delicate, and in my case she was direct yet careful how she addressed the opposing party (refraining from degrading the opposing party with snarky comments, etc.), as we'll be co-parenting for the next 14 years and need to maintain civility. Christine does what it takes to help you as much as possible. Hiring her was well worth it. I would work with her again.”

    Benjamin

  • I was able to get my charge dismissed with help from Luke...
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    “It was a blessing to find Luke Edward Baumgarten as my attorney to represent me in my case. Luke was immediately responsive after hearing my case. He carefully explained and outlined the process to me. He handled all the legalese with the court and prosecutor. He kept me updated by email with all of his correspondence and progress on the case. He quickly answered my questions by email. He built a strong case for me. I was able to get my charge dismissed with help from Luke by using his great law knowledge, working on detailed information, and persisting on my case. I am thankful with his service. Please call Luke if you need an attorney.”

    Former Client

  • He was IN COURT representing me 20 min after I spoke with him over the phone.
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    “Luke did an absolutely amazing job of handling an old warrant for me. Time was very important in this matter because of a background check a potential employer was doing. He was IN COURT representing me 20 min after I spoke with him over the phone. He had my case resolved within 2 business days. And I was extremely happy with the disposition I received. If I ever need an attorney again I will use Luke. I will also refer others to him. Thanks again!”

    Andy

  • She is very thorough, and diligent to get the best results for her clients.
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    “Christine Dow helped me to get through a very confusing family law dispute with the mother of my son. She is very thorough, and diligent to get the best results for her clients. She is also very patient in dealing with new clients like I was, and was able to explain the details in a way that I understood. I would definitely work with her again!”

    Scott

  • My case ended up turning out the best way for my situation, thanks to Luke.
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    “Luke helped me through the entire duration of my case and was always willing to answer my questions and represent me in the best way. My case ended up turning out the best way for my situation, thanks to Luke.”

  • His work has exceeded my expectation. I would highly recommend Luke to everyone.
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    “Luke has worked on my son's two cases. He has successfully brought each case to a satisfactory conclusion. I am so grateful to have him as our attorney. He is very smart, knowledgeable, and cares deeply about his clients. More importantly, he goes extra miles to educate my son about making the right decisions in life. His work has exceeded my expectation. I would highly recommend Luke to everyone.”

    Criminal Defense Client

  • To top it all off, he even got the DUI case dismissed!
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    “This was my first DUI, and I was in the dark as far as the whole legal process went. Fortunately, Luke answered every last one of my numerous questions. He also kept in touch with me very frequently with emails and phone calls. What I respected the most from Luke was that he gave it to me straight and the resulting consequences. To top it all off, he even got the DUI case dismissed! I would highly recommend Luke Baumgarten to anyone in a similar situation.”

    Robert

  • He is a lawyer who is not only professional, but is trustworthy, kind, and patient.
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    “Mr. Baumgarten is the best attorney I know and I definitely don't regret hiring him. He has been there to answer all of my questions and to guide and help me throughout the entire court process. I knew in my heart that he truly cared about me and did everything he could do to defend me against the charges. He is a lawyer who is not only professional, but is trustworthy, kind, and patient. I would recommend him to anyone who is seeking great legal help. Thank you again, Mr. Baumgarten.”

    Sam

  • He is the best attorney in town!
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    “Mr. Baumgarten is great. He is very knowledgeable and keeps us informed throughout the case. He did everything he could for our case. We appreciate him so much! He is the best attorney in town!”

  • We are extremely happy with the outcome and I highly recommend Luke!
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    “I don't live in the area so I didn't know how to go about finding an attorney for my son who is a student in Pullman. We contacted him based on his great reviews on this site. Luke treated my son's situation with the utmost respect and urgency throughout and his staff were incredibly responsive and exceptional at keeping us both informed at all times. We are extremely happy with the outcome and I highly recommend Luke!”

    Amy

  • He is not only a great lawyer, but an overall great person! I would recommend him to anyone in Pullman and it's surrounding areas.
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    “I am one of many WSU students that Luke has helped with an MIP. Through the whole process, he kept me informed and answered any questions I had. It's scary going through something like this without your parents physically by your side, but Luke put me and my parents at ease. He is not only a great lawyer, but an overall great person! I would recommend him to anyone in Pullman and it's surrounding areas.”

    Former Client

  • Luke was always honest with me and I felt that I was in good hands.
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    “I was charged with 4th degree assault, and thanks to the hard work of Luke Baumgarten, the case was dismissed. Luke always kept me up to date with how things were going which was great for me because I live on the other side of the state. Luke was also able to represent me without me having to be there which saved me both time and money. Luke was always honest with me and I felt that I was in good hands. I would highly recommend Luke for anyone that needs help with any legal issue.”

    Former Client

  • He went above and beyond the call of duty to help our child with a MIP/theft charge.
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    “Luke took the edge off of a very devastating situation. He went above and beyond the call of duty to help our child with a MIP/theft charge. It was an outrageous arrest by the Pullman police. He guided us very calmly, professionally, and thoroughly through the legal process, resulting in a dismissal of theft charges and a fair sentence for the MIP. I highly recommend Luke Baumgarten for any WSU student facing a legal situation in Pullman.”

    Former Client

  • He made the process so much easier and less stressful.
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    “Very trustworthy and easy to talk to, He made the process so much easier and less stressful. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a great attorney.”

    Former Client

  • He was an extremely good lawyer and did everything he could to get me out of trouble
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    “He was extremely helpful and kept me up to date with everything that was going on. He was able to get the best outcome for my case, which I am extremely grateful for. He was very knowledgeable of everything going on and was very specific in telling me what he was going to do. However, when he was explaining everything to me, he broke in down into very simple terms so I could understand what was going on. He was an extremely good lawyer and did everything he could to get me out of trouble, and I highly recommend him to anyone searching for a lawyer.”

    Allison

  • Luke not only took this case seriously but also became a mentor to my son.
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    “When my son was charged with DUI and MIP in Pullman, I was 300 miles away. Fortunately, I found an outstanding lawyer to represent him. Luke not only took this case seriously but also became a mentor to my son. He helped my son to learn from his mistake and guided him to get back to the right track. In addition, he worked very effectively with the prosecutors. He also kept parents informed from the beginning to the end. He provided consultation and advice to me over the phone and via emails. He even responded my email on Sunday, Saturday or late at night (I have never met a lawyer who responded clients' email so promptly). In the end, my son’s case outcome was much better than we expected. No one likes to see their kids get involved with legal issues. Luke has turned my stressful event into a surprisingly pleasant experience because his expertise, knowledge, personality and impeccable service. I would recommend Luke to everyone.”

    Parent of Former Client

  • I could not have been more pleased with... his efforts to resolve the case in my daughter's best interests
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    “I hired Mr. Baumgarten to assist my daughter in a legal matter. I could not have been more pleased with his immediate response, the timely manner with which he kept me informed, his efforts to resolve the case in my daughter's best interests, and a favorable outcome.”

    Former Client

  • I am very grateful to Luke for all of the emotional support and legal help he gave me during this difficult time.
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    “After looking at all of the positive reviews about Luke, I decided to hire him to represent me in charges from the Whitman Prosecutor. When I first tried to contact him he was on vacation, but he still contacted me the same day. Throughout my legal issue, he was always quick to reply to all my questions and concerns and gave me a straight forward and easy to understand answers. He did not sugar coat what I was up against, but at the same time, he reassured me that we had a strong case. Luke recommended I attend several assessments and classes to help get these false charges dismissed. At the time it seemed like a lot of time and money but I now see this was an excellent approach. Attending these assessments and class helped prove to the prosecutor that these charges should be dismissed. Luke kept me up to date on the progress and would either contact me or meet with me after meetings with the prosecutor. Luke was able to get the charges dismissed against me. Getting this charge dismissed has been a huge relief to me. I no longer have to worry about saying "yes" to "have you ever been convicted of a crime?" on job applications. I am very grateful to Luke for all of the emotional support and legal help he gave me during this difficult time. I am still trying to recover from all the unfair things that happened to me involving the Whitman Prosecutor and WSU police, but thanks to Luke, I have gotten a lot of my life back. Thanks for all your help, Luke!”

    Former Client

  • I would recommend his services without reservation and with great confidence.
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    “Mr. Baumgarten advised and defended my son in proceedings brought against him by another individual in two settings, including the local court system. He had experience working with students and was considerate of my input but directed the decision-making to my son, kept us both informed, wrote a superb brief to the court ,appealing one decision that had been rendered - in short, he gave us support and excellent advice all along the way. A satisfactory outcome was achieved. His fees were very reasonable, and a timely accounting of them was presented monthly. I would recommend his services without reservation and with great confidence.”

    David

  • I found Luke, and he had great reviews, so I tried him out. Best decision I ever made.
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    “I trust Luke 100%. I recently got in a bad situation and I had no experience with lawyers, so I did some research on the internet. I found Luke, and he had great reviews, so I tried him out. Best decision I ever made. He was very knowledgeable about the laws, didn't judge me, always kept me well informed, and advised me of the pros and cons of each legal decision I made. His rates were incredibly reasonable, and he even undercut his hours to bring down the bill to an even more manageable number that matched how much I had in the trust account. He is a pleasure to work with, and he knows his stuff. If you have a problem in the Pullman area, call Luke. You won't be sorry.”

    Former Client

  • ...I offered to pay court fees and both charges were dismissed. I highly recommend him.
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    “Luke was very accommodating, flexible, and genuine. The first thing that drew my eye was that he was a former prosecutor. He helped me defend my record by negotiating with the prosecutor, eventually getting them to drop charges due to a lack of evidence. He did this through gathered statements from my friends who were witnesses, statements from the property management, and the person's apartment I had mistaken for my own. I also had pictures in any case I offered to pay court fees and both charges were dismissed. I highly recommend him.”

    Michael

  • Everyone says the same thing; Luke is a really decent, nice guy who is very good at his job.
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    “The first thing I can say about Luke Baumgarten is that he genuinely cares about each and every one of his clients. Combine that with his vast knowledge of both sides of the law from his experience as a prosecutor as well as a criminal defense attorney, and you can not go wrong with Luke as your attorney. Luke represented me in what turned out to be a somewhat unusual DUI case that took over a year to play out. From my very first contact with him, I felt safe and secure that I was in the hands of someone who was going to do his very best to help me through my situation. He never gave me false hope, was always honest about his views on my case, telling me exactly what to expect and when to expect it and worked tirelessly to get me the best possible outcome. Luke was always open to listen to my concerns, frustrations and any ideas that I came up with about my case. He would return messages and emails at his very first convenience, usually within hours, and if I did not hear from him right away, I knew that it was because he was busy working on someone else’s case who needed him more than I did at that particular moment. It was not uncommon to receive an email from Luke at 1 o’clock in the morning, just to answer a question or put my mind at ease about something I was worried about. He assured me time and time again that he would get me through my really scary situation and I would be ok, and he did. He has an amazing ability to weed through all the legal jargon and find the small details that can build a workable defense. He found one small, improperly executed procedure in the police report of my case that was enough to have my administrative case by the DOL dismissed. This same detail was also enough to convince the prosecutor that my blood sample results would likely be inadmissible in a trial and therefore Luke was able to negotiate to reduce what could have been a very serious second DUI to a Negligent Driving I. Because my case lasted so long, I got to know Luke as more than an attorney. He is a caring compassionate man, who puts high value on family, integrity and people in general. He is dedicated to his profession and his clients and does his very best to be supportive and encouraging, while at the same time, is realistic and honest. At the conclusion of my court appearance and sentencing, I realized that over the past year, Luke had become my safe port in a storm and the only sadness I had that the case had come to an end, was that I was going to lose touch with him and I would miss him and the encouragement and support he has given me throughout. Though he tells me I would have been fine without him, I do not agree with that. From my first phone conversation with him, I never doubted that Luke knew exactly what he was doing. I had complete faith and trust in him and I knew that as long as I listened to his advice and followed his recommendations, my bad situation would turn out the best way that it possibly could, and that is exactly what happened. In a day and age when many attorneys can be viewed in a bad light, I can honestly say that I have never heard anything negative about Luke from other clients, law enforcement, probation officers, treatment facilitators or members of the judicial system. Everyone says the same thing; Luke is a really decent, nice guy who is very good at his job. Luke Baumgarten is an amazing individual as well as an attorney and I have the utmost respect for him. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal representation.”

    Former Client

  • He saved hours of my time and alleviated my stress like I never could have imagined.
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    “Luke Baumgarten helped me out more than I can ever explain on paper. Luke was extremely quick when it came to anything regarding my cases. He fully explained everything so I always understood what was going on. He saved hours of my time and alleviated my stress like I never could have imagined. I would recommend him to anyone searching for an attorney.”

    Stephen

  • Regardless of the outcome of your case, you can be assured that everything that is possible for Mr. Baumgarten to do will be done, and your child would be in excellent hands!
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    “Getting a phone call on a Sunday morning and having your child on the other end sobbing uncontrollably as my child had never received a speeding ticket in the 1st 5 years of driving but was now facing an MIC charge. A phone call I am sure that would have brought any parent to their knees, as you are trying to get out of them what has happened and everything goes through your head, someone died in a car crash... My child was devastated as this is something we all think and pray as parents that we have given them all the tools possible to face the big world as they go off to college, but sometimes, it just doesn't happen that way. We found Mr. Baumgarten, and upon hiring him, it felt like the world was lifted off of us as parents. He was very informative up front as to every step that our child was going to be going through and our part as parents can not just stop because they are out of the house and off to college. Mr. Baumgarten was always available by phone or email. He was prompt in returning every call and email that our child had along with any parent questions we had as well. Mr. Baumgarten would come highly recommended by this Mom and Dad! Regardless of the outcome of your case, you can be assured that everything that is possible for Mr. Baumgarten to do will be done and your child would be in Excellent hands!”

    Former Client

  • He also helped me by talking to the DOL and getting my license unsuspended.
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    “Honestly, I have never been put in a situation where I would need a lawyer and was very concerned on who I could find. Being in a small town had me worried on my options. I could not have found a better lawyer than Luke. He was always there when I had questions and was very concerned for my sake. He did everything he could to help me with everything, and I knew I could trust him. He helped me bring a DUI down to an MIP, which is almost impossible from what I have heard. He also helped me by talking to the DOL and getting my license unsuspended. Like I said before I could not have asked for a better lawyer and would recommend him to anyone!”

    Former Client

  • ...I must say that it was the greatest decision I made to hire him.
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    “When I had legal trouble, the very first thing I did was search for a lawyer to help me sort through the matter. A friend of mine referred me to Luke Baumgarten, and I must say that it was the greatest decision I made to hire him. Luke is a very personable individual, which made me feel at ease in a situation that was pretty frightening. He never judged me negatively for my specific infraction and assured me that individuals that have been in my position before went on to do great things in their lives. Affordability might be an issue for some people, but for the work Luke put into my case, I received a great bargain. There was a flat fee to hire Luke, and he put in more time in my case than I would have thought, going above and beyond my expectations. He kept on top of my case and I received emails or phone calls keeping me up to date with everything that was going on. Luke also explained various points of my case to me in ways that were clear, alleviating any confusion. When matters required my presence in court, he carefully explained to me do's and don'ts, and was able to work a great plea bargain for my case. Another thing about Luke is that he is very passionate about what he does very knowledgeable. He even kept up to date with any current decisions in cases in the news that would affect my case in anyway. Also, any issues that could affect my case the prosecutor might bring up. When making the decision on whether or not to take the plea bargain, he made very straightforward contrast grids, so the decisions were clear. As stated in the title, though nobody expects to get in trouble, things can happen. If things do happen, I implore anyone looking for an attorney to seek out guidance from Luke Baumgarten.”

  • He is simply your best criminal defense.
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    “Words can't express how much Luke Edward Baumgarten has helped me set my life back on the best road it has never been. His honesty and willing to help others makes him stand out from anyone I've come across in my life. He treated me like his own family member and helped me get through my legal situation financially by motivating me to stay strong. When you hire Luke you become his priority. He knows what he's talking about like any other lawyer I've spoken to. I suggest and recommend anyone to call him and speak with him. He is simply your best criminal defense.”

    Mikyas

  • Mr. Baumgarten made me feel as though my case was always his top priority and fought hard in my defense.
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    “I was charged with a DUI and enlisted the services of Mr. Baumgarten. I could not have asked for any more from an attorney. Mr. Baumgarten was the consummate professional. He always took the time to sit down and explain the information, discoveries, and updates in my case. He displayed an innate knowledge of the law and always made himself available for questions or concerns. Mr. Baumgarten made me feel as though my case was always his top priority and fought hard in my defense. For a DUI case with my circumstances, Mr. Baumgarten succeed in getting me a plea deal that was more than I could ever ask for. I am confident that without his help, knowledge, and guidance, I would not have had the fortunate outcome to my case that I did. If you are looking for an attorney who will do everything in his power to fight for your case, keep you up to date, and who genuinely cares about you and your well being, you cannot find a better attorney than Mr. Baumgarten.”

    Former Client

  • If you or a loved one is in need of a criminal attorney, I would highly recommend Mr. Baumgarten.
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    “We hired Mr. Baumgarten when our college student son was arrested in Whitman County and charged with a couple of misdemeanor crimes and traffic infractions. From the very beginning, I was impressed with his honesty, knowledge, and professionalism. Over the 3 month process, he was very responsive and kept us consistently informed through each step. The end result is all charges / infractions were dismissed. If you or a loved one is in need of a criminal attorney, I would highly recommend Mr. Baumgarten.”

    Former Client

  • The Right Choice
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    “When you get a dreaded call from your college student that they've had a run-in with the law, the first impulse is to find help. Luckily for us, Luke Baumgarten rose to the top both in internet visibility and reviews from other clients. Being that his work is in a college town, he's built a business that caters to families like ours where the parents are concerned but not familiar with the county's laws and practices. From our first conversation with Luke, we knew he was the man for the job. He walked us through the process and was very thorough as to what our expectations should be. Our daughter hired him and authorized him to communicate with us. As a result, we were kept apprised about important dates and what would transpire. The best one could hope for is someone who under-promises and over-delivers. That is exactly what happened in our case. After collecting the information that the county had, he found the holes, including issues that made the arrest questionable. His research included going out to the "scene of the crime" and coming to conclusions that had the county dismiss the case. We hope not to need Luke's services in the future, but would recommend him without hesitation.”

    Former Clients

  • Best Lawyer Ever!
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    “Luke is the best lawyer and I highly recommend him.”

    Rene

  • Very Efficient and Extremely Competent Lawyer
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    “Luke represented my son in an unfounded assault case and provided excellent guidance and detailed information throughout the entire ordeal. Once Luke was retained, he made us feel very confident and comfortable with the process and always responded to any concerns we had in a very timely manner. Due to Luke's attention to detail of the facts in the case, our case was dismissed, which is exactly what we hoped would happen. We would not hesitate to hire Luke again for any situation, if ever needed in the future.”

    Beth

  • Great Attorney
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    “He was a really nice guy and he did great work. I would highly recommend him.”

    Derrick

  • Put a Parent's Mind at Ease
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    “The last thing that the parent of a freshman in college wants to deal with is their child's arrest. Not 5 hours after we left our son at WSU he was arrested for trespassing into Martin Stadium. We were incredibly disappointed and upset with him, but also concerned about helping him preserve his long term record. Luke is well connected in Pullman and with the prosecutors and police. He has been able to achieve a fair and reasonable result for our son and has done so much to put our minds at ease. We feel very fortunate that our son's brush with the law will not negatively impact his long term success, but has been a good learning opportunity. We could not have achieved this result without Luke and his expertise. He communicated directly with our son, but after having him sign a release, he also kept us apprised of what was going on. He is professional, warm and very comforting for parents who are dealing with an upsetting and traumatic situation. We would recommend Luke to anyone and offer him our highest praise and gratitude.”

    Dennis and Danielle B.

  • Professional, Honest and Bright
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    “My son received a ticket for drunk in public and malicious mischief. Luke was upfront and forthright during the entire process. He kept us informed throughout the case and in the end, was able to get both charges dismissed. Luke is a very bright attorney and one that I would recommend highly.”

    Reviewer

  • Our College Student was Arrested for DUI - Charges Reduced
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    “Our son was arrested for DUI by campus police at WSU, and refused to blow. After spending a night in jail and then talking to a high pressure, high priced attorney from Spokane, our son found Luke Baumgarten. Luke is hard working and reasonably priced. He explained the charges against our son and his options, kept us informed, and answered all our questions. Luke sent an impressive plea offer to the county prosecutor, and our son's charges were reduced to negligent driving. Our son had total confidence in Luke, when he most needed someone (as we are in Seattle). I would not hesitate to recommend Luke Baumgarten to anyone facing a DUI.”

    Former Clients

  • Excellent
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    “I hired Luke to represent me in a DUI charge in Pullman. He was easy to contact and was readily available to answer and handle all my questions and concerns. Given the stressful nature of the DUI situation, Luke was able to give me the legal help I would need to keep moving forward and put this event behind me. He worked hard on my case and kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend Luke to anyone that is in need of legal help or advice.”

    Reviewer

  • Went Above and Beyond
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    “Was great at keeping me informed on what was going on and the plan of action that we were going to take. Helped me out so much!”

    Kyle

  • So Glad I Found Luke
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    “I have never hired a lawyer before, so I was very skeptical at first. I called about 6 different lawyers before I called Luke, but none seemed to give me the confidence that they would do their job well like I got from Mr. Baumgarten. He was not the cheapest, but just talking to him somehow gave me the confidence that he had integrity, honesty and enough knowledge about the law to work effectively on my behalf. I am glad I listened to my gut, because he more than came through for me when the case was finished and all was said and done. One really good thing about Luke is that he will keep you updated, fill in at court without you needing to be there, and he will keep you advised on all possible avenues and outcomes regarding your case. For instance, he came through for me with a plea bargain that halved much of my original mandatory minimum sentence. He also came through for me when the DOL made a mistake and gave me two years of license suspension instead of just one that was originally agreed to in the original suspension hearing. Luke caught this mistake and worked, without charging me extra, to correct it back to the one year suspension. It is this attention to details Luke has that also gives me the confidence to recommend him without reservation. I've never written a recommendation before, but I can say that as someone who has had first-hand experience with Luke, I can definitely advise anyone to hire him without any reservation. P.S. I was not paid to write this. I am only sharing my own experiences with, and opinions regarding, Mr. Baumgarten.”

    Dan

  • Simple and Effective
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    “All-in-all he was very reliable and very straightforward. He made the process very simple and easy and always kept me informed of what was going on and going to happen. He was very respectful and helpful!!!”

    Alex

  • Luke Helped Our Son
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    “Our son received a DUI. We did research online for an attorney and Luke was highly rated by other parents. WOW!! They were right! Luke is absolutely wonderful. He promptly answered our questions, reassured us, helped our son deal with the legal and emotional aspect of a DUI, handled all the hearings and gave great advice. He was able to decrease the charge to reckless driving. I would recommend Luke to any parent who needs help with a legal problem in Pullman, Washington.”

    Former Client

  • Great Preparation, Communication, and Result
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    “As a parent of a college freshman, we all naturally worry about our sons and daughters adjusting to collegiate life away from home. Imagine the stress to find out your son was arrested. While only a misdemeanor offense, the unsettling situation weighed heavy on the shoulders of both my wife and I. Finding Luke Baumgarten was a blessing I won't forget. Luke was immediately responsive. He carefully explained the details and outlined the process. He was, at once, both professional and comforting. He asked hard questions and followed up on small points and facts. He built a strong case and through his due diligence, got my son's charges dropped. It is an old cliche to say 'this guy really cares,' but for two distraught parents and a very worried son - it sure felt that way.”

    Former Client

  • Got Me the Best Possible Outcome for My Case
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    “Luke is a very good and helpful lawyer. From the very beginning of working with Luke, he made it clear that he was here to help and would do everything he could to defend my case. During my prosecution Luke kept me informed, was quick to answer my questions, and always made my case a priority. This prosecution was very stressful for me, but Luke continued to fight for my case and he was successful in dismissing my charges. I highly recommend Luke because he got me the best possible outcome for my case. He is a good lawyer and a good man.”

    Chris Kelley

  • The Best Lawyer
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    “Great job, very impressed. He put in time and effort, and always responded quickly in order to answer my questions and keep me informed of the progress of the case. He was always making sure that what he was doing would get the best possible outcome. Very professional and great lawyer who made it easy. If you ever have legal troubles, hire Luke!”

    Reviwer

  • Luke Baumgarten - An Excellent Lawyer
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    “Luke Baumgarten bailed me out of the only legal trouble I have ever had, and hopefully will ever get into. He was able to dismiss my case, and I could tell he put all the time and effort into what he was doing. Not only that, but Luke really cared about the outcome and wanted the best for me. If I would ever happen to get into legal trouble again, I would without a doubt go back to him. Great lawyer, great guy.”

    Former Client

  • Hire Luke. You wont regret it!
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    “I hired Luke as my attorney for my DUI case. We got it dropped to a Neg 1, and he is still helping me today with post court advice and helping me through the probation without charging me extra money. He is very trustworthy and is easy to talk to, and a great person to help clarify things that are hard to understand.”

    Mike

  • Terrific Experience
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    “I contacted Luke to help with a traffic infraction. I must say that I've used several attorneys over the years, and Mr. Baumgarten stands heads and tails above every person I have worked with. His responsiveness was second-to-none and he went absolutely above and beyond to keep me abreast of my case and its outcome. Additionally, he was able to get a reduced sentence and favorable outcome from the initial charge. All this was done faster than any attorney that I have used. I would not hesitate to use him again for any legal matter.”

    Former Client

  • Completely Professional and Very Helpful. Got Case Dismissed ...
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    “Luke is a great attorney. He was straightforward and honest. He never sugared-coated anything. He told me the odds, but worked hard to resolve my DUI case. He was able to get a dismissal on constitutional grounds. He may be a recent member to the bar, but I believe that this may be an asset because he worked harder than I expected. He kept me informed and was prompt to reply to emails and phone calls. I truly believe that other attorneys wouldn't have spent the same amount of time on my case and would have over looked details and holes in the case against me. Because of his detailed work and knowledge of the law he was able to get my case dismissed in the interest of justice. I believe most attorneys might have missed flaws in the case against me and I would not have gotten a positive conclusion. He wrote a well-written letter to the prosecutor stating all the flaws in the case and also met with the prosecutor. I was not at the meeting when he met with the prosecutor, but he did a good a enough job to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the case. I felt that he truly cared about my case, and without him I don't believe my case would have been dismissed. If you need an attorney I highly recommend Luke. He is willing to work hard for you to get you the best outcome. I worked with other lawyers in the past (but none on a criminal case), and Luke was by far the best to work with.”

    Reviewer

  • Highly Recommended -- Exceptionally Talented Young Lawyer
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    “Luke helped us deal with a nightmare situation in a bizarrely twisted case against a Pullman bar named Stubblefield's, which we've since found out has an apparent history of complaints from patrons for excessive force. My daughters, after filing police reports against the bouncers of the bar for sexual harassment and excessive force, were stunned when instead they were charged with 4th degree assault and 1st degree criminal trespass. They were the ones thrown out on the snow -- one of them on her head -- and the bullies at Stubblefield's claimed to be the victims! And the clincher is that it all started because my daughters' friend refused to give the bouncer her phone number to regain entry -- What gall! The world went tilt and we were suddenly in a panic - It was enraging, especially since one of my daughters was in the arduous process of applying for TeachAmerica. Charges such as these would have ruined everything she had worked so hard to achieve. Through an acquaintance, we turned to Avvo to try to find the best attorney we could to help us make sense of what was going on. When I first found Luke, I must admit his relatively recent admittance to the bar compared to the other attorneys listed was a bit of a concern, but when I compared the reviews, I was very impressed with what his previous clients shared. But the clincher was when he actually DID answer my call right away and provided clear and concise answers to all my questions in a pleasant and direct manner, including openly providing his fees and associated court costs. He was very upfront about the possible scenarios as well, such as warnings about what could happen based on his previous experiences: potentially 6-8 months probation plus $$, and much to our horror, an extra kickback to the alleged "victims" (Stubblefields) as restitution in what's known as a Victim's Impact Statement. Throughout the process, Luke kept us informed and promptly replied to our phone calls and emails. He authored a very well-crafted letter to the prosecutor, full of just the right amount of righteous indignation over the travesty of justice these unfair and, in reality, reversed charges represented. Luke's efforts resulted in the prosecutor agreeing to a contract for dismissal whereby my girls were only required to pay court costs of $150 each and agree to be on their best behavior for 3 months. The only thing that would have made it sweeter would have been if Stubblefield's outrageous disrespect for its patrons had been exposed and more importantly, stopped before they seriously hurt some young college kid. But I hold out hope that justice will still be served and plan to contact an attorney, whose name Luke provided, to see about a class action suit being filed against Stubblefield's. If you're a fellow victim of Stubblefield's out-of-control bouncers, I strongly urge you to consider doing the same. Now that I know what's going on there, I just can't in good conscience ignore it. So, it's a mostly happy ending to our story. We are greatly relieved and extremely grateful the legal nightmare is behind my daughters now, so that they can continue to pursue their lives without undeserved charges marring their reputations. They are exceptional young women and deserve all they’ve worked so hard to achieve. And Luke has proven himself personally to me to be a person of integrity and a true champion for justice. This is a guaranteed referral from us to anyone looking for an excellent criminal defense attorney in Pullman. If you're looking for the best criminal representation in Pullman, hands down, Luke's your man!”

    MJ

  • Resolved My Case Before Going to Court!
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    “Luke was great when it came to my case. I called him from jail, and before I was even able to call him again once I got out of jail, he had already sent me a Facebook message with his information in case I wanted to contact him to help me with my case -- which of course I did. He constantly kept me aware of what was going on, included me in every email that he sent to anyone regarding my case, and seemed to constantly be working and thinking about my case and possible angles we could use in court. As it turned out, I did not even end up going to trial because he resolved my case two weeks prior with the prosecutor. I trusted him completely, he was incredibly knowledgeable in regards to everything, and was all around a great guy to go through this with. He kept me positive as I was going through a very anxious and depressing four months, and looking back on all of this I would never have wanted any other lawyer. I strongly recommend him, and left my case feeling pretty happy with the outcome. Even after my case was closed, he has continued to keep in touch to make sure I have no further questions or concerns, and said he will be willing to answer any questions I may have in the future. He is a very kind, trustworthy, hard-working, and knowledgeable person. I strongly suggest going to him if you have a legal issue that needs to be resolved.”

    Alyssa

  • Excellent Lawyer!
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    “We retained Luke Baumgarten to represent our daughter in a DUI case. It was a very scary situation that was further complicated by the distance between our daughter and us (she is in Pullman and we live in Seattle). Luke did an excellent job explaining the charges and our options. He was very comforting to our daughter, and she trusted him implicitly. Luke continually kept us updated with all of his correspondence and progress with the case. He was quick to take my calls and answer all of my emails in detail. With his persistence on our case, along with his knowledge and attention to detail, we were able to get the charges reduced. I don't believe any other lawyer would have put the time and care in to our case that Luke did. I can't say enough about him!”

    Carrie

  • Thank You to Luke Baumgarten
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    “Mr. Baumgarten helped us through a very rough time. He gave my son great advice and worked directly with him to help keep him accountable. Luke included me (the mom) when necessary and also kept me informed. Luke took time to discuss my son’s case with him and let him know how serious it was. I am thankful to have had Luke taking care of us. We respect the law, the court, the judges, and our lawyer. I appreciated the help through the whole process. I checked DUI - but it was a minor under the influence - he was not near a car and had no intent to drive a car. He also was not in possession of alcohol (but did admit to drinking)”

    Renee

  • Luke is Your Best Choice
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    “My son was charged with marijuana possession by over-zealous WSU campus security guards. We were living near Seattle and I had no idea who to contact in Pullman for help. Fortunately, we found Luke Baumgarten. He immediately stepped in for us and did all the legalese with the court and prosecutor. At every step, he kept us informed by email & telephone. When we had questions, he responded immediately. My son's case was eventually dismissed, mainly because of Luke's exceptional follow up & persistence. We are delighted with his service. Call Luke if you need an excellent lawyer.”

    Jean

  • Highly Recommend His Services
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    “Luke Baumgarten did an excellent job on our daughter’s case. He was kind, reassuring, persistent, and very knowledgeable. He kept us well informed and was quick to respond when we had any questions or concerns via email or phone, which was important because we live out of state. Through his hard work he was able to get the case dismissed quickly, which was very important to us. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for an excellent lawyer.”

    Former Client

  • Had My Best Interests at Heart
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    “Luke Baumgarten did an excellent job with my case. I was scared about what to do when I was looking for a lawyer. I talked to many, but Luke was the only one who told me what would happen in a straightforward manner and didn't mind when I told him I was going to talk to other lawyers as well. Everyone else I called seemed greedy and wanted me to go with them, even though they didn't have my best interests at heart. However, Luke did. I never met him face-to-face because of my location for school and because of this, he kept me up to date on every little thing that was happening in my case. I had calls or emails from Luke whenever he wanted me to know something and he also kept my mother informed! He even gave me his cell number, and I called him multiple times on his daily commute to and from work! He would still call me back or answer! He was a great lawyer for a great price and stuck to his word that he had MY best interests at heart instead of just getting paid (like all the other lawyers I called). I know a person who actually had the same exact case as me and his lawyer was only 150 dollars cheaper and he did NOTHING. He only did something after MY attorney spoke to the prosecutor and figured everything out. Luke called witnesses, the places that I got arrested at, and did everything to assure that I had the best outcome for this case. And that's exactly what happened!”

    Aubrie

  • Couldn't Ask for More
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    “Luke took my son's routine MIP case and treated it as if it were anything but routine . He was thorough, persistent, responsive, easy to work with, and informative. Through his diligent work, he was able to get the result that we were hoping for, but not expecting. I have no hesitation in recommending Luke Baumgarten.”

    Reviewer

  • Excellent Attorney
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    “It was a pleasure to work with Luke Baumgarten. He was very informative and walked me step by step through the entire case. He resolved this case quickly and was able get a dismissal. Has a good standing relationship with defense prosecution here in Pullman and is well respected within the community.”

    Former Client

  • Great Lawyer
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    “Very knowledgeable about the law. Helped me obtain a CFD (Continuance for Dismissal) on a case that was tough to handle. He is open to answer any questions or concerns immediately via email or phone. I would recommend him without a doubt.”

    Former Client

  • Reliable Lawyer
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    “Luke was friendly, reassuring, and very knowledgeable. Luke kept me well informed and was quick to respond when I had any questions. I would recommend his services to anyone looking for a bright young lawyer.”

    Reviewer

  • Silver Lining
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    “Luke was able to guide us through the resolution of a couple of issues related to poor choices my son made while at the university. He was able to resolve them in a way that was about as favorable as could be hoped for. His efforts were well worth the fee and he kept us informed, made sure the proper follow through was done, and was always willing to answer our questions as to where we were in the process and what was going to happen next.”

    Former Client

  • Highly recommended for DUI
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    “The Perfect Conclusion to a refusal to blow on a DUI as well as a DOL license suspension for a year. Luke took my case on extremely well by handling all the paperwork, phone calls, and negotiations with a high degree of profession. There was never a time throughout the case that I did not know ahead of time what we were getting into. Luke was always available to answer any and all questions no matter what circumstances. He even communicated with and taught me how to handle my situation with the Student Conduct Office at WSU. Just from these two cases I know that Luke is highly recognized among everyone in the Colfax and Pullman court system. He was the prosecuting attorney in these two areas for four years and now opened his own practice. This is great because he knows how to jump through the loops in a careful and responsible manner. Luke took the time to arrange all appropriate phone calls in order to win my DOL case that resulted in having a year suspension dropped completely. We quickly followed that up with a conversation via phone conference that would seal my refusal to blow to a Neg 2. This is a fantastic lawyer that knows how to execute, negotiate, and perform under any given circumstance and will fight to win your case with compassion. I’ve had lawyers in the past that merely sit around and do nothing to help win my case. Luke, on the other hand takes initiative to complete your case and do everything to give you a winning chance. I give this recommendation to anyone that is in trouble with DUI. All lawyers have a price, but not all can negotiate such a great deal or give you a winning chance like Luke Baumgarten did in my case.”

    Trevor

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