About Court & Michelle Will

The Will’s are a husband & wife criminal defense team with over 30 years of combined experience. They have successfully resolved thousands of cases and truly care about each and every one of their clients. They keep a manageable caseload and work tirelessly to ensure their clients are receiving the best possible outcome.

Michelle was a former prosecutor and first met Court when he was a defense attorney in Southern California. After getting married, they immediately launched Will & Will in California. Success came quickly. Their dynamic and thorough approach to the practice of law resulted in excellent results for their clients and a lot of local and national publicity.

Despite having a thriving practice in California, neither Michelle nor Court had any real roots there. Rather, Court was born and raised in Tacoma, and always wanted to move back home to the great Pacific Northwest. They ultimately did move back to the Seattle area and re-opened Will & Will here. They now proudly protect the rights of clients throughout Western Washington.

 

Meet the Wills

Attorney Michelle Will

After becoming one of the youngest graduates of Brooklyn Law School and the managing editor of her law school journal, Michelle began her legal career in civil law, conducting corporate mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring under Chapter 11.

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Once she realized she was more well suited for the faster paced lifestyle of the courtroom, Michelle turned her focus to criminal law and became a Deputy District Attorney for the County of San Bernardino. In this role, she handled hundreds of cases monthly, prosecuted many criminal trials to verdict, and successfully argued all types of evidentiary hearings.


In addition to trial work, Michelle was effective in settling thousands of cases in their pre-trial stages. Her caseload as a prosecutor covered a broad spectrum of criminal matters from misdemeanor petty thefts and drug crimes to more serious violent felony matters.


10-best-2016-profile-imageAfter leaving the District Attorney’s office, Michelle joined her husband to form WILL & WILL, a successful criminal defense practice in Southern California.  They have since moved their practice to Seattle and surrounding areas.  Michelle followed the courtroom that beckoned her and has been using the winning skills she developed as a prosecutor toward helping her clients for the last decade.  Michelle is dedicated to understanding her clients’ needs and fighting for their rights.

Attorney Court Will

Court was born and raised in Tacoma and has had an interest in the legal system ever since he can remember. While he always knew he would ultimately make his home in the Pacific Northwest, the draw of the sun and surf beckoned him to Southern California where he completed his undergraduate and law degree at Pepperdine University.

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Following internships at multiple Prosecutor’s offices, the FBI, and the United States Attorney’s Offices, Court initially decided to stay in Southern California after school and cut his teeth as a criminal defense attorney in the trenches of the most overburdened court system in the country.  Court has represented thousands of clients from all walks of life for everything from DUI’s, to serious sex crimes, to murder. He thoroughly enjoys the challenge of taking cases to jury trial whenever it’s in his client’s best interest, and he has has conducted countless jury trials with great success.

dateline-nbc-01Court also developed a specialty representing those accused of sex crimes through his involvement with Dateline NBC’s To Catch A Predator show. He was the first attorney in the country to take one of these cases to trial. Read about Court’s success with this first case here.

10-best-2016-profile-image-1Court practiced throughout Los Angeles and surrounding counties for nearly a decade before moving back to Washington. Reopening WILL & WILL in the Northwest was a thrill for Court and he is happy to have the opportunity to represent those accused of a crime in his home state. Your constitutional rights are inalienable and Court protects them every step of the way.
Mr. Will is a superb attorney. He handled my case swiftly and efficiently. He worked with me in regard to payments for his services. He took my case on such short notice and it had an outstanding outcome. He had all my charges dismissed, and dropped. He is not only personable, but very professional. I would recommend Mr. Will and his legal team to any one who needs a GOOD, HONEST, and a HARD-WORKING attorney who is there for them in their time of legal need. Thank You Court Will!

Joseph

Criminal Defense Client