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  • Beschen, Emily

  • Emily Beschen
  • 43813
  • Yes
  • Attorney
  • Contact Info

  • The Law Offices of Robert D. Butler, PLLC
  • 103 E Holly St #512
  • Bellingham, WA 98225
  • 360-734-3448

  • Emily@rdbutlerlaw.com
  • http://rdbutlerlaw.com
  • About Emily Beschen

  • Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Criminal Law, Employment & Labor Law
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  • Emily C. Beschen is one of two Bellingham Criminal Defense Attorneys on the Butler Beschen Law team. She joined our team in 2011 after gaining experience at the Federal Public Defenders Office (2008-2010), Metropolitan Public Defenders (2009-2010), and as a consumer mediator at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office (2005-2006).
    Emily is licensed to practice law in both Washington State and the United States Federal Court – Western District of Washington. Currently, she is practicing primarily in Bellingham Municipal Court, Whatcom County District Court, US Federal Court – Western District of Washington (in Bellingham), Blaine Municipal Court, and Whatcom County Superior Court.
    EXPERIENCE
    Emily has experience representing clients in the following areas:
    Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (DUI)
    Animal Cruelty
    Drug Possession and Delivery Charges (cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, prescription medications, and marijuana)
    Prescription Fraud
    Arson
    Property Crimes (Theft, shoplifting, malicious mischief and trespass)
    Sex Offenses
    Disorderly Conduct
    Possession of Dangerous Weapons & Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
    Assault & Domestic Violence – Self Defense, Defense of Property
    Other various misdemeanor and felony charges
    Police Misconduct
    Search & Seizure
    Civil Rights / Protection of Constitutional Rights
    Administrative hearings / Defense of Professional Licenses through the Department of Health
    Defamation
    PROFESSIONAL HONORS & ACTIVITIES
    Member, Washington State Bar Association
    Member, Whatcom County Bar Association
    Certificate of Recognition, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    Legislative Committee, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    EDUCATION
    Before becoming a Bellingham Criminal Defense Attorney, Emily attended Western Washington University (WWU). At WWU she received her undergraduate degree in Sociology – criminal justice, and Psychology – cognitive issues leading to problems in eyewitness testimony and memory of witnesses.
    After WWU, Emily temporarily left Bellingham to get her law degree at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. She received several scholarships including: the Dean’s scholarship for Excellence, Washington Trial Lawyers Association Scholarship, and Certified Fraud Examiners Scholarship. During law school, Emily worked as a research assistant for a local civil rights attorney with lawsuits relating to police misconduct. She also served as an associate editor of the nation’s oldest law review dedicated solely to animal law issues.