Michael John Tario

Michael John Tario: Attorney with Tario & Associates, P.S.
  • Member at Tario & Associates, P.S. (2 Attorneys)
  • 413 S. 1st Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
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  • Michael J. Tario is the owner of Tario & Associates, P.S. He is one of Washington State’s most experienced and successful trial lawyers.
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Attorney Awards


Michael John Tario is thought of by many as being one of Washington State's most experienced and successful trial lawyers. In 2014, he was recognized as being one of the nation's top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. In 2013, he was ranked in the "Top Lawyers in Washington" for Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence by the Legal Network. For 2015 and the last 18 years, he earned a "Very High–Distinguished" and a "BV Distinguished Attorney" rating from Martindale-Hubbell which signifies a very high rating in both legal ability & ethical standards. In 2014 he also earned the "Client Disctinction Award" from Martindale-Hubbell. This award is given to those who are recognized for excellence in quality of service; overall value; responsiveness; and communication ability based on actual client reviews.In 2007, the Bellingham Business Journal rated Mr. Tario as "The Best Attorney in Bellingham to Defend You in a Lawsuit". Mr. Tario is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and he has earned a 2014 "Superb" 10.0 rating and a 2012 and 2014 "Client's Choice Award" with Avvo.

During his career, Mr. Tario has successfully represented over 2,000 clients. Michael is known for his hard fighting tenacity, his determination, and his commitment to try to do everything possible (within the bounds of the law) to give his clients “top notch” representation.

Areas of Practice (17)

  • Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Medical Negligence
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Maritime Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Product Defects
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Sports Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Slip and Fall

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
360-603-9597  Phone
360-671-8500  Phone
Mailing Address:
413, S. 1st Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Year of First Admission:
1980, Washington; 1980, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1985, U.S. Supreme Court; 1987, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
Washington State, Federal (Member, Criminal Law Section) and American Bar Associations; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Lawyers Guild; American Trial Lawyers Association; Washington State Trial Lawyers Association; National Defender Association.
English and French
Birth Information:
Virginia, Minnesota, September 25, 1952
Hobbies & interests:
Michael is an avid sportsman, seaplane pilot, and sailor, who enjoys camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, and sailing and exploring with his friends and family. Private Pilot's Certificate, Washington, 1974.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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