Michael Maltby has practiced law for sixteen years. Before becoming a lawyer, Mike worked for the USDA Soil Conservation Service as a Soil Conservationist in Pomeroy and Pullman Washington. In 1994, he began his legal career as a Law Clerk for the Hon. James F. Judd (ret.) of the Idaho First Judicial District, located in Coeur dAlene, Idaho. He later served as a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Kootenai County Idaho. In 2002, he moved back to his home state of Washington where he prosecuted criminal cases for Lewis County, Thurston County and the City of Lacey. He has handled thousands of criminal cases, to include: murder, assault, sex offenses, theft, fraud, all drug offenses, DUI and other serious driving offenses and juvenile offenses. Mike has battled in court with many fine attorneys. He knows the legal system and how to litigate cases. He has tried over 100 criminal cases before juries, the vast majority which were felony cases. He has argued over a thousand motion hearings. As a prosecutor he served as a Drug Court and Mental Health Court prosecutor, where he repeatedly demonstrated his love of people and his passion for justice. Mike has since become a zealous defense attorney who applies the knowledge, skills and abilities gained as a prosecuting attorney to defending the rights of those accused of criminal offenses.