Michael Ewetuga is a tireless worker and does not take any case lightly despite the financial
situation of the client. He ensures that his client obtains justice by giving the cases the best
possible attention the cases demand.

Michael does not push his clients to take a deal where the facts of a case reveal that due
procedures were not followed. He had a number of cases dismissed via motions where
searches and seizures were unconstitutional. Michael does not take a case to trial just to beef
up his trial resume; he explores every angle of a case to ensure that his clients’ constitutional
rights are not violated. He recently had a case against a defendant dismissed after it became
obvious that the case was not meticulously investigated by the police. This deficient was
revealed after Michael interviewed the City’s witness.

Also recently he had a felony charged reduced to a misdemeanor after he filed a motion that
the prosecutor cannot prove the elements of the crime as charged. The client, in that case,
was clearly overcharged.

He had a case dismissed not long ago when, on stipulation to facts, he argued successfully to
the judge that the police had no right to interfere in a purely contractual dispute and that the
police had no right to enter the hotel room of his client without a warrant when the client
refused the police entrance and they entered despite obvious protest from the client.

When it comes to immigration law, Michael uncovers the answer to every issue and does not
give false hopes to clients where their circumstances do not reveal any immigration benefit.
He is quite familiar with this country’s complex immigration laws having gone through the
system himself as an Immigrant. He successfully argued for a reduction in bail of a client at
the Immigration Court recently.

Michael was also able to obtained adjustment of status for a client that had been told by other
lawyers that she had to go back to her country because she will not be able to adjust her
status in the United States.

Michael has helped some of his clients obtain United States Citizenship in a fast and timely
manner where such clients are qualified for the benefit.

Michael practiced as an Immigration Attorney in TX where he helped his clients navigate the
uncertain Immigration terrain before moving to Washington State. On his arrival in
Washington State, he worked as a public defender with Pierce County Department of
Assigned Counsel, where he worked with criminal attorneys that can hold their own in any
court. He left that job to join the prestigious Law Offices of Wickens Oliver, P.S. the two
partners are tested criminal trial attorneys and were generous in showing Michael the rope in
terms of criminal trials. He recently set up his private practice in Tacoma, WA and share
offices with some of the finest lawyers in the profession.

Michael’s passion for research is what set him apart; he is not afraid to take out the nuts and
bolts of a case regardless of the client’s financial situation.

Michael is always willing to listen and give meaningful advice even before a client engages his


Licensed to Practice in the State of Washington – 2006

Licensed to Practice in the United States District Court – Western District of Washington -

Licensed to Practice in the Federal Republic of Nigeria- 1995


Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) – Member

Washington State Bar Association (Pro Bono Committee) Member

Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association - Member

American Bar Association - Member

American Immigration Lawyers Association – Member

Dallas Bar Association – Member

Nigerian Bar Association - Member

Michael is blessed with three children, all boys who he teaches not to look down on anyone
and treat everyone as they want to be treated.
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