About Us

Court & Michelle Will are a husband & wife criminal defense and personal injury firm with over 35 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 fight for the accused and injured throughout Washington State.

35+ Years Combined Experience

Meet Your Team

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.

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 misdemeanors to serious/violent felonies. Court 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.

After spending many years focusing on criminal defense, Court and Michelle expanded into personal injury law. With close family members that have suffered from lifelong injuries after car accidents, this is an area of law that is close to Court’s heart. As a result, he works tirelessly to ensure his clients get every penny they deserve from the insurance companies.

No matter what area of law, Court thoroughly enjoys the challenge of taking cases to jury trial whenever it’s in his client’s best interest, and he has conducted countless jury trials with great success.

National Trial of Lawyers top 100Court practiced throughout Los Angeles and surrounding counties for nearly a decade before moving back to Washington. Reopening WILL & WILL in the Northwest several years ago was a thrill for Court and he is happy to have the opportunity to represent both the accused and injured in his home state. Your constitutional rights are inalienable and Court protects them every step of the way.

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.

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.

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For the past 20 years, Michelle has been using the winning skills she developed as a prosecutor toward helping her clients.  Her innate talents at negotiation and unwavering determination ensure her clients are receiving the best possible outcome in each and every case she handles.  She continues to look forward to working side by side with her husband day in and day out to help her clients through all types of difficult situations.

Attorney Craig Peterson

Craig, who is Of Counsel with Will & Will, has a depth of experience that is truly unmatched. He began his career as a Deputy Prosecutor for Pierce County while still in law school. Between classes, Craig handled hundreds of misdemeanors and numerous trials. Upon graduation from law school Craig was quickly promoted to the Felony Unit.

Wanting to live and work in Seattle, Craig accepted a position as Deputy Prosecutor for King County. There, Craig had a long and distinguished career as both a Senior Deputy Prosecutor and as Managing Attorney for the Maleng Regional Justice Center. Craig handled thousands of felony cases ranging from theft to domestic violence to sex crimes to numerous murder cases. He tried numerous high profile trials, including cases profiled on the Lifetime and Discovery channels. For several years he prosecuted cold case murder cases. In addition to trying cases, for years Craig trained and mentored new Deputy Prosecutors.

After leaving King County Craig went to work for a civil firm handling all facets of litigation including numerous trials. Although civil law can be interesting, Craig has always had a passion for justice, making sure that everyone is treated fairly and justly. Therefore Craig left civil practice and is happily representing persons accused of crimes. As a former career Prosecutor, Craig knows the system and how it operates. He does everything he can, through investigation, negotiation, and if necessary, trial, to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients.

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.

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 misdemeanors to serious/violent felonies. Court 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.

After spending many years focusing on criminal defense, Court and Michelle expanded into personal injury law. With close family members that have suffered from lifelong injuries after car accidents, this is an area of law that is close to Court’s heart. As a result, he works tirelessly to ensure his clients get every penny they deserve from the insurance companies.

No matter what area of law, Court thoroughly enjoys the challenge of taking cases to jury trial whenever it’s in his client’s best interest, and he has conducted countless jury trials with great success.

National Trial of Lawyers top 100Court practiced throughout Los Angeles and surrounding counties for nearly a decade before moving back to Washington. Reopening WILL & WILL in the Northwest several years ago was a thrill for Court and he is happy to have the opportunity to represent both the accused and injured in his home state. Your constitutional rights are inalienable and Court protects them every step of the way.

Attorney Michelle Will

After becoming one of the youngest graduates of Brooklyn Law School, Michelle initially began her career in civil law, conducting corporate mergers and acquisitions, and assisting in corporate restructurings under Chapter 11.

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.

10-best-2016-profile-image

For the past 20 years, Michelle has been using the winning skills she developed as a prosecutor toward helping her clients.  Her innate talents at negotiation and unwavering determination ensure her clients are receiving the best possible outcome in each and every case she handles.  She continues to look forward to working side by side with her husband day in and day out to help her clients through all types of difficult situations.

Attorney Craig Peterson

Craig, who is Of Counsel with Will & Will, has a depth of experience that is truly unmatched. He began his career as a Deputy Prosecutor for Pierce County while still in law school. Between classes, Craig handled hundreds of misdemeanors and numerous trials. Upon graduation from law school Craig was quickly promoted to the Felony Unit.

Wanting to live and work in Seattle, Craig accepted a position as Deputy Prosecutor for King County. There, Craig had a long and distinguished career as both a Senior Deputy Prosecutor and as Managing Attorney for the Maleng Regional Justice Center. Craig handled thousands of felony cases ranging from theft to domestic violence to sex crimes to numerous murder cases. He tried numerous high profile trials, including cases profiled on the Lifetime and Discovery channels. For several years he prosecuted cold case murder cases. In addition to trying cases, for years Craig trained and mentored new Deputy Prosecutors.

After leaving King County Craig went to work for a civil firm handling all facets of litigation including numerous trials. Although civil law can be interesting, Craig has always had a passion for justice, making sure that everyone is treated fairly and justly. Therefore Craig left civil practice and is happily representing persons accused of crimes. As a former career Prosecutor, Craig knows the system and how it operates. He does everything he can, through investigation, negotiation, and if necessary, trial, to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients.

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