Michael John Tario is one of the most highly respected and experienced practicing personal injury attorneys in Bellingham, Washington. He opened his practice more than four decades ago and has earned the respect of his peers and the industry as exemplified by his many awards and high ratings. Through most of his career, Mr. Tario practiced plaintiff personal injury and criminal defense but re-focused as a personal injury lawyer in 2006. During his career, Mr. Tario has successfully represented over 3,000 clients. He has negotiated well over 2,500 favorable out-of-court settlements, but where settlement was not possible, he has taken hundreds of cases to trial; fighting hard to protect the rights and interests of his 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. While no attorney can win every case they handle, Mr. Tario’s win/loss record speaks for itself. His advertised claim of “proven record of success” is based upon the results obtained in and out of court in over 40 years in practice.Mr. Tario has resided in Bellingham, Washington since 1979 when he graduated from the University of Puget Sound Law School (now Seattle University Law School). Mr. Tario has made guest appearances or has been interviewed or appeared on various local, national and international television, radio, and news programs, including “The O’Riley Factor” (Fox News), “Court TV”, NPR, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, and NBC.