Roger Priest

Roger Priest

Founding Attorney

Attorney Roger Priest is a Vancouver, Washington attorney lawyer handling criminal defense and personal injury law. As a criminal defense attorney, he handles DUI, domestic violence charges, felony matters, drug charges, expungement, firearm restorations and much more. As a personal injury attorney, he handles car accident injury cases, slip and fall injury, dog bite, premises liability, trucking accident, bicycle and pedestrian injury, and nursing home abuse.

EDUCATION

School: Florida Coastal School of Law
Degree: J.D.
Graduated: 2008

ASSOCIATIONS

American Inns of Court – Member (2012 – Present)
Washington Defender Association – Member (2012 – Present)
Oregon Trial Lawyer Association – Member (2011 – 2012)
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – Member (2011 – 2012)

AWARDS

Family Law Book Award – Florida Coastal School of Law (2008)
Contracts II Book Award – Florida Coastal School of Law (2007)
Law Review – Florida Coastal School of Law (2007)

Testimonials

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With my first time getting into any trouble Roger was the right fit in being patient and informative. He hsd to deal with my million questions and repeat questions. He kept a calm sbout him and somehow magically was able to get my case dismissed on more than 2 charges. He was even able to get my money back on an infraction for 550 dollars. Roger Priest is the man.

RosarioCriminal Defense Client

Roger is very friendly and professional. I’m very pleased with his knowledge and understanding of the law. I personally believe he actually cares about his clients and that is very big for me. I’m currently involved in a cps custody case and on track to get my daughter back. He has been instrumental in reuniting me with my pride and joy.

TroyCriminal Defense Client

Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Articles

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In the recent case of State v. Blazina, the Supreme Court of Washington considered whether legal financial obligations assessed against two criminal defendants were properly imposed. RCW 10.01.160(3) states that courts cannot order defendants to pay criminal court costs unless the defendant is or will be able to pay them. Courts are required to consider a defendant’s financial resources and the burden that payment of costs will impose on a defendant before they can be assessed.

prosecutor with tape over her mouth so she cannot go against plea deal

Prosecutor Obligations For Plea Deals With Exceptional Sentences By: Vancouver WA criminal defense & personal injury attorney Roger Priest When a criminal defendant and a prosecutor reach a plea deal, what can the prosecutor argue at sentencing? Because plea deals are like contracts, they bind the parties to honor the agreement. So, what can a […]

empty chair with reserved sign - voluntary absence from trial

  Voluntary Absence From Trial & The Right To Be Present By: Vancouver WA criminal defense & personal injury attorney Roger Priest  Who says ‘The show must go on’? At least in Washington courts, an absent defendant can be tried and convicted.  This week in State v. Thurlby No. 91220-3, the Supreme Court of Washington […]