Lee Grochmal & Tom Fryer – Honest, Experienced Attorneys

Criminal Defense and Bankruptcy, Whatcom and Skagit Counties

We can help you with your legal problem. Perhaps you find yourself with an impossible debt load, are struggling to pay bills, have drained your savings, are afraid of losing your assets, and need information about bankruptcy and other debt resolution options. Perhaps you or a family member have been charged with a crime and need immediate legal advice to protect your rights.

We offer legal solutions that allow you to move forward with your life.

Imagine the day when you no longer receive constant calls from bill collectors, when you have extra money at the end of the month, when you can take a vacation or open a savings account, or when you can start saving for retirement.

Imagine knowing that you will have your day in court, represented by a top-quality lawyer who has your interests in mind, and that your criminal matter will be resolved in the best possible way.

Lee Grochmal and Tom Fryer are experienced attorneys representing clients in Whatcom and Skagit Counties for over 40 years combined. We know the law, we know the issues and challenges you face, and we know what needs to be done to resolve your legal issue quickly and completely. We have helped hundreds of clients just like you find relief from the crippling worry of money problems. Our track record in criminal defense is unmatched.

Our law practice is based on honesty, integrity and quality.

Our fees are comparable to other local attorneys offering the same or lesser services. Most people who want a private attorney find they can afford us. We work with people of all different income levels. Initial consultations are free. We do not offer our services without a clear, written fee agreement telling you the total cost of representation.

Our law practice is unique. Our expertise is focused on two practice areas – criminal defense and bankruptcy. We chose those areas because we enjoy the satisfaction we get from helping our clients secure a better future. We are non-judgmental, compassionate and discrete. It’s that simple.

We have the experience to help you resolve your legal problem.

Lee Grochmal has been practicing law since 1994. She has represented numerous clients in municipal, district, juvenile and superior courts of both Whatcom and Skagit Counties. She has argued successfully before the Washington Supreme Court and is licensed to practice in United States District Court. She is a member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Learn more about Lee’s practice and how she can help you...

Tom Fryer has practiced law since 1993, with an intensive focus on the most serious criminal cases. Tom has represented hundreds of people charged with all types of felony and misdemeanor crimes in Whatcom and Skagit Counties, including successful jury verdicts for a client charged with murder, and for another client charged with importing over a ton of marijuana across the Canadian border into the United States. Tom is also licensed to practice in the United States District Court. You can see more about Tom’s experience and track record on Tom’s page…

We know that it feels overwhelming when you or a family member are facing a serious legal problem. Contact us by calling (360) 647-1000 or by completing our contact form. We will respond promptly and give you the information you need to get back on the path to a successful future.



Washington law sometimes requires that you put an ignition interlock device (IID) on your vehicle:
1. If you are convicted of DUI or Physical Control.
2. If you are on a Deferred Prosecution for a DUI or Physical Control charge.
3. If you are convicted of DUI in another state.
4. If you are convicted of a reduced charge of Negligent Driving in the First Degree or Reckless Driving, and you have been convicted of DUI (or another charge reduced from DUI) in the prior seven years.

Good news for struggling homeowners! SunTrust Mortgage Agrees to $320 Million Settlement – July 2014

In July, 2014, SunTrust Mortgage Inc. agreed to pay $320 million to settle a criminal investigation of its unlawful practices in implementing the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). This settlement is an important first step to recognizing the problems faced by struggling homeowners attempting to stay in their homes and provides restitution to those homeowners who wrongly lost their homes. It also provides money to prevent such abuses in the future.


Have a lawyer by your side when you see the judge.

If you or a family member has been arrested for DUI, it is important to get legal advice quickly. You will have a mandatory court hearing with the judge on the next court day after you are arrested. The judge will decide important things about your case, and the prosecutor will be there. You should have an attorney by your side at that hearing.

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