Thomas Andrew Balerud

Thomas Andrew Balerud: Attorney with Law Office of Thomas A. Balerud
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With over 20 years of experience, attorney Thomas A. Balerud devotes his legal practice to representing clients in personal injury and criminal defense cases, including injury claims arising from car accidents and aggressive defense of felonies and misdemeanors involving drug charges, DUIs, and domestic violence. He and his dedicated staff serve Pierce, King, Thurston, and Kitsap counties in Washington State.

Mr. Balerud opened his own office in downtown Tacoma after working for 17 years as a senior partner at a local law firm. He has enjoyed success in many well publicized, high profile cases in state and federal court, and he has achieved favorable results for clients as far reaching as California, Oregon, Alaska, and South Dakota. Past clients and fellow lawyers alike recognize his legal talent and skill, with one colleague noting that "Mr. Balerud is not only an excellent attorney, he is an institution in Pierce County courts."

In every matter, Mr. Balerud works closely with his talented paralegal Kayleen M. Murphy, who has been with him since he opened his practice. Before joining Mr. Balerud, Ms. Murphy worked in the medical field, giving her special insight into personal injury matters, and began her legal career at one of the most prestigious law firms in Southern California.

Mr. Balerud and his family reside in University Place. In his limited free time, he enjoys coaching his children's baseball teams, fishing, boating, and sailing.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

· Washington State Bar Association

· Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

· Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

Areas of Practice (21)

  • Assault
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal
  • Dog Bites
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Drug Crimes
  • Felonies
  • Identity Theft
  • Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Misdemeanors
  • Parole and Probation
  • Personal Injury
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Slip and Fall
  • Traffic Violations
  • Juvenile

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(253) 573-1111  Phone
(253) 573-1115  Fax
University Attended:
Pacific Lutheran University, B.A., Political Science, 1982
Law School Attended:
Seattle University School of Law, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
1990, Washington
Birth Information:
California, February 16, 1961

Peer Reviews

3.8/5.0 (1 review)
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Tacoma, Washington

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