Home     |     Attorney Profile     |     Practice Areas   |     Case Profiles   |     Client Assessments     |   About Fees     |     Contact

 
ON CHOOSING A LAWYER...

     What qualities should a person look for in choosing a personal attorney, to respond to a criminal investigation or pending criminal charges? In our view, three qualities are vital – dedication to the client’s interests, objectivity in presenting and evaluating the client’s choices, and experience within the legal system in which the client’s choices must be made.

     Dedication.  The Law Offices of Allen R. Bentley is a client-centered enterprise.  By and large, we are serving an individual whose freedom, reputation and finances are at stake.  We believe that in this process effective representation and the achievement of client objectives are paramount.  We value hard work, sensitivity to client concerns, and the fostering of open channels of attorney-client communication.

     Objectivity.  In more than 35 years of practicing criminal law – as an Assistant United States Attorney, as an Assistant Federal Public Defender and as a private practitioner – we have found that the most successful attorney-client relationships are those characterized by mutual respect, trust and honesty.  When lawyer and client work together as a team, good results most often follow.  We recognize that one of the things that clients want from their counsel is an assessment of the odds, based on a thorough review of the facts and the law.  We are comfortable making such assessments, and we do not allow the affection we frequently develop for our clients to prevent us from offering frank and unbiased advice. 

     Experience.  The practical experience of Allen Bentley is unrivaled.  He has tried more than 70 jury trials in criminal cases, both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney.  He has achieved 100% “not guilty” jury verdicts for clients in at least five felony cases in the Western District of Washington.  The bulk of his experience has been in federal court in Seattle, but he has appeared in many cases in federal courts in Manhattan (where he was a federal prosecutor), Miami (where he conducted a six-week trial, again as a federal prosecutor), Seattle, Anchorage, Portland and Los Angeles.  He has represented the accused in complex criminal cases in the Washington Superior Courts.  He has represented members of the United States Navy accused under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.  He has litigated dozens of appeals in the United States Courts of Appeal for the Second and Ninth Circuit.

Dedication, objectivity and experience – over many decades, these qualities have characterized Allen Bentley’s legal work.  They are qualities that will continue to be manifest, should you, in a time of legal trouble, turn to the Law Offices of Allen R. Bentley for help.

 


 

Home   |   Attorney Profile   |   Practice Areas   |   Case Profiles   |   Client Assessments   |   About Fees   |   Contact

© 2010 Law Offices of Allen R. Bentley. All Rights Reserved.  Disclaimer Privacy Policy.