Areas of Practice

DOL License SuspensionsDUITraffic Law CasesCriminal DefenseFelony and Misdemeanor DefenseProbation Violation DefensePost-Conviction


Legal Question: Dismissed ChargesOn my dismissal papers, what does "city moves to dismiss charges in the interest of justice" mean? more

Legal Question: Speeding Ticket DismissalMy calibration certificate has several expiry dates—some of which have passed. Can I get my speeding ticket dismissed? more

Legal Question: Eluding PoliceI was arrested for a felony—attempting to elude a police vehicle. What the penalties? more

Legal Question: Statute of LimitationsIs there a statue of limitations on a misdemeanor warrant in Washington State? more

Legal Question: Testifying in CourtWill the prosecutors be able to prosecute my husband if I testify at trial to his innocence? more

Legal Question: InvestigationAn investigator wants a written statement? Can I ask him why?  more

Legal Question: Quashing Bench WarrantHow do I quash and bench warrant for malicious mischief from out of state? more

Legal Question: Vacating Theft ChargesIs it possible to vacate two "theft 3" charges in Washington? more

Legal Question: Liability for Underage DrinkingAs a homeowner, am I liable for a woman who lied about her age and then was cited for a DUI after leaving our home?  more

Legal Question: Reckless Driving ChargesHow long does it take reckless driving charges to be dropped or dismissed? more

Legal Question: Sealed RecordI live in Minnesota, but my record is in Washington state. Can I get it sealed or the charge expunged in Minnesota or do I need to file in Washington? more

Legal Question: Miranda RightsCan a cop refuse to tell you why you are arrested and delay your Miranda rights? more

Legal Question: Deferred SentenceHow do you get rid of a deferred sentence? more

Legal Question: Expunging a CaseWhat is a time period for getting my dismissed case expunged from my record? more


Adrian Martinez Madrone


Adrian's legal practice covers a full range of misdemeanor and felony criminal defense. A significant part of his practice involves post-conviction representation, including probation violation defense and assisting clients in clearing their record of criminal convictions. Adrian also handles a number of civil legal matters including traffic infractions and representation on cases seeking or defending no-contact orders and restraining orders.


Adrian began excelling as a defense attorney early in his career. While still in law school, he worked with the University of Washington Tribal Court Criminal Defense Clinic providing defense services in the Tulalip tribal court. Following graduation, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Judge Steven C. González in King County Superior Court. He then went on to several years as a King County public defender handling adult misdemeanors, juvenile cases, and assisting in high-level felonies.
In early 2010, Adrian was recruited to head the Bellingham branch office of the well-known DUI defense firm, Fox, Bowman, Duarte. When the firm dissolved at the end of 2010, Adrian brought his practice to the Lustick Law Firm. In 2014, Adrian became a partner with Lustick, Kaiman & Madrone.


University of Washington School of Law, Juris Doctor
The Evergreen State College, Bachelor of Arts 

Professional Associations

Whatcom County Ethics Commission


  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine as a "Washington Rising Star," 2013 & 2014
  • Rated "10" Superb
  • The Order of the Barristers
  • Leadership Whatcom, 2010-2011
  • King County Leadership Tomorrow, 2009

"Adrian was honest and helped us through a criminal matter and got us through a very hard time, and won our case at trial. We are so thankful to the whole Lustick law firm who stood behind us and supported us." Sara, family law client, Mount Vernon, WA