Blanford Law

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About Blanford Law

About Blanford Law: Tacoma Criminal Defense Law Firm

It's essential to get a good sense of what we're all about. Beyond being aware of what type of law we practice, defining who we are is just as important. Obviously, selecting a criminal defense attorney is a critical decision. A firm with experience is, no doubt, a must have – however, it's crucial to work with a firm you're comfortable with, and have the utmost confidence in.

We believe that the Blanford Law attitude and approach set us apart. And, our owner and lead attorney, Ken Blanford, exemplifies the essence of the firm. Put simply, Ken is passionate about connecting with clients on a personal level. He fosters relationships without assumptions, without preconceived notions, and he focuses on establishing a deep rapport with every individual he represents.

Taking the lead from Ken, we are a firm where what you see is what you get – in the best sense of the phrase. We are no-nonsense and relentless, yet we maintain pride in being fair and honest. Maybe opposite of what you're prepared to expect from attorneys, here at Blanford Law we're great listeners instead of fast talkers – that's just who we are.

With over 10 years of defense experience, Blanford Law represents clients across Washington: King, Pierce, Kitsap, Kittitas, Jefferson, Thurston, Snohomish, Yakima, Lewis, Island, Cowlitz, Clallam, Chelan, Grant, Whitman, Walla-Walla, Skamania, Clark, Grays Harbor, Okanogan, Spokane, Skagit and Mason Counties, as well as Seattle and Tacoma Federal District Court.


A Word from Ken Blanford, Tacoma Defense Attorney

A man who silently lives by his ethics makes a more profound argument than one who deafens us with his shouting about them.

~Gerry Spence

This is where I tell you about what a great attorney I am. I am not that kind of man.

Ken Blanford, Attorney at LawWho I am is a man who entered the practice of law with a profound belief in the process and the right and importance of every person to have the best representation available to them throughout the process.

I’m a reader... a voracious reader of case law, the statues and the truth that can be found through that rich history. This passion arms me with the knowledge that I will need to fight for you.

I like people... I listen to them, I get to know them, I remember the little things about them. This allows me to know the process you will face, the obstacles you will encounter, so that I can tell your story as though I have walked in your shoes.

I’m fair and honest... I don’t dress up the truth.

I’m a strategist. The only game I play is the one to win and I do so by exercising the skills I have honed over 10 years of defense work.

I am committed... to my family, my community, my clients.

I am relentless.

This is who I am.

The first trick of the winning argument is the trick of abandoning trickery

~Gerry Spence

The other things you may want to know.

Areas of Legal Practice - Legal Defense and Personal Injury

Since graduating from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1999, I’ve focused my career on legal defense work and personal injury. I represent my clients across the State of Washington.

Professional Affiliations

Professional affiliations include: 2005 President Pierce County Bar Association Young Lawyers, Co-chair of Pierce County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Program (2003-2004), Trustee for Pierce County Bar Association Young Lawyers (2001-2003).

Community Involvements

I volunteer for YMCA Youth and Government Program, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium as well as the Tacoma Art Museum. I provide legal aid to non-profit Boards.