Michael John Tario

Michael John Tario

Founding Personal Injury Attorney: Tario &
Associates, P.S., Bellingham, WA

Bellingham, WA


  • user-graduate Education Seattle University School of Law
  • Experience 43 years of experience year
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Offers Free Consultation

Practice Areas

Personal Injury
Medical Malpractice
Maritime Law
Products Liability
Personal Injury

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
    Since 1980

Spoken Languages

  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written


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.

Professional Experience

  • Attorney, Owner
    Tario & Associates, P.S.
    1980 - Current

Professional Associations

  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    2010 - Current


  • Seattle University School of Law
    J.D. | Law
    1977 - 1979


  • Silver Client Champion Award


  • Alaska Fishing Boat Murders
    People Magazine - Interview


  • Free Consultation Up to 45 minutes
  • Credit Cards Accepted Cash, Check or credit card
  • Contingent Fees 33%-40%
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information Fixed (Sometimes), Hourly ($240-$275/hour), Retainer (Sometimes)