Practice Areas

The attorneys of Findley & Rogers are experienced in all of the following areas of the law:

Criminal Defense

The attorneys of Findley & Rogers, PLLC have extensive experience in defending clients against criminal charges in the State of Washington. We are dedicated to achieving the best possible result for our clients through thorough investigation, aggressive negotiation, and detailed preparation for trial. Our attorneys pride themselves on providing attentive criminal defense services that are tailored to a client's individual case. We know how stressful facing a criminal charge can be, and we work to minimize that stress by communicating closely with clients at every stage of the proceedings.

Our attorneys regularly defend individuals charged with all manner of criminal offenses including DUI, Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving, Driving While License Suspended, Drug offenses, Possession of Marijuana or Drug Paraphernalia, Minor in Possession/Consumption of Alcohol, Solicitation, Assault crimes, Theft offenses, Recreational Fishing and Shellfish Violations, and many other types of offenses in courts throughout Western Washington. If you are being charged with a crime that is not listed above, our attorneys are still interested in discussing your case. If we are unable to take your case for any reason, we may be able to refer you to other attorneys that can help you.

Expungement/Vacation of Criminal Charge

The attorneys of Findley & Rogers are also experienced in vacating felony and misdemeanor convictions, expunging criminal record information, and sealing records in the State of Washington. The laws regarding clearing criminal records are complex, but our attorneys can discuss the different processes with you, assess your eligibility, and explain your options. If you have questions about clearing your record, call our office today to discuss your case.

Personal Injury

There are few things in life that can have as immediate and profound an impact on your life as suffering an injury. Suddenly you are faced with questions you never even considered before:

  • How will I work?
  • How will I support my family?
  • How can I get the medical care that I need?

These questions can seem overwhelming, but there is help available, at no out of pocket cost to you. The attorneys at Findley & Rogers are experienced in helping people find their way through the complicated legal system that often leaves injured people feeling confused and abandoned. We pride ourselves on being available to our clients and keeping them informed throughout the process, because you are the most important key to putting your life back together.

If you have been injured it is always in your best interest to at least speak with an attorney before deciding what course of action you want to take. For example, if you have been injured in an auto accident an insurance company may offer you a quick settlement to limit their liability, but how can you know if you should accept that offer when you don't know what your medical expenses will be? An experienced attorney can help you determine if a settlement is the best resolution you can expect, and help you ensure that you are compensated not only for the pain and suffering of the injury, but also your ongoing costs, such as physical therapy or an inability to work.

Our attorneys have handled personal injury cases involving claims against private individuals, corporations, and the government. We believe that the best results in personal injury cases are achieved through extremely comprehensive investigation of all the facts surrounding a claim, negotiations grounded in those facts, and trial preparation tailored to those facts. Every personal injury is a little different, and the approach should be as well.

Some injured people believe that they cannot afford to get the help they need. If you are worried about how you are going to pay for legal assistance you should know that Findley & Rogers takes almost all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means that if we do not win you any compensation, we do not get paid for our services.

If you have suffered a personal injury, call us today for an absolutely free, no obligation consultation.

Disclaimer - This article should not be construed as legal advice, and is not intended to form an attorney/client relationship between you and Findley & Rogers.

Estate Planning: The Basics

At its heart, an estate plan is a tool to protect your dreams, goals, and loved ones after you are gone. Just as every family and individual are unique, every estate plan must be a little different if it is going to serve its intended purpose. At Findley & Rogers, we craft our individualized estate plans by listening carefully to you, helping you identify your personal estate planning goals, and then explaining your best options for achieving those goals.

Everyone's situation is unique, and we understand that. You may be most concerned about what would happen to your children if something unexpected should happen to you. Or perhaps you want to ensure that your life's work carries on after you are gone. You may need to plan for the care of a disabled family member. Whatever your individual goals may be, we can help you to build a comprehensive estate plan to achieve those goals.

In order to offer as unique a plan as possible, we utilize a wide range of different legal tools. We also talk with you to ensure that you understand exactly what tools are in your estate plan and how they work to achieve your goals.

Our tools include:

  • Wills - The most basic estate planning document - important for almost everyone.
  • Testamentary Trusts within Wills - Can ensure that your money is used for your children's benefit in the way that you desire.
  • Naming Guardians - Can ensure that your children are cared for by the people that you choose.
  • Estate Tax Trusts - Can help minimize your tax burden, ensuring that your assets go to your loved ones. Frequently avoid the necessity of probate.
  • Revocable Living Trusts - Place your money in a trust that is managed for your benefit while you are still alive. You will be able to manage the trust yourself, and can name someone to manage it for you in the event that you should become incapacitated. These are especially useful for people without family, and they have the benefit of usually avoiding probate.
  • General Durable Powers of Attorney - Ensure that your assets are controlled by someone that you trust, should you ever become unable to make decisions for yourself.
  • Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care - Should you ever become incapacitated, these documents guarantee that important decisions regarding your medical care are made by the people that you want making those decisions.
  • Health Care Directives, also called 'living wills' - Let your family and your doctors know exactly what you want to happen in the event that you should ever be incapacitated.
  • Community Property Agreements - These agreements can transfer property from one spouse to another in the event of a death without the necessity of probate or complex trusts.
  • Memorial Instructions - Make sure that your memory is honored in the way that you wish.
  • And many, many more...

You may be curious as to why some of these tools would ever be necessary. Why not just spell everything out in a simple will? The answer is that, because people have so many different goals, no one legal instrument could ever provide the best option for everyone.

For example, some people want to keep their affairs as private as possible. Since a will becomes a public document during the probate procedure, there would be no way for them to protect their privacy if they are relying exclusively on a will. In another example, older people with health issues may be concerned about protecting their spouse or leaving something behind for their loved ones when Medicaid seems to be designed to take every last dollar. For people in these situations, a system of trusts that function separately from a will may be the best option.

Since it is impossible for us to describe every possible scenario here, we recommend that you call us and tell us about your situation, so that we can help you start protecting what matters today.

Contact us today to discuss your case.

Phone: 206-331-7377

Fax: 206-486-9930

Email: info@findleyrogerslaw.com