• Jeffrey D. Barrar P.S. | Vancouver Defenders

    Jeffrey D. Barrar P.S. | Vancouver Defenders

  • Jeffrey D. Barrar P.S. | Vancouver Defenders

    Jeffrey D. Barrar P.S. | Vancouver Defenders


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Lawhon wins DV assault trial

Attorney Andrew Lawhon won a trial this week in Clark County District Court for a client accused of domestic violence assault.

To hear the alleged victim’s 911 call, the case seemed solid for the prosecution: The woman sounded as if she was hyperventilating as she hysterically cried for help.

But hearing the whole story, as Lawhon told jurors during closing arguments of the Sept. 24 trial, recalled the idiom, “there’s no use in crying over spilled milk.”

In this case, swap cold coffee for milk.

Yes, the woman called 911 because her husband spilled cold coffee on her. He maintained it was an accident when he gestured with a cup in his hand.

The six-member jury deliberated approximately 30 minutes before returning the not-guilty verdict.

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COVID-19 update

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 -

Our office remains closed to the public until further notice. If you need to speak to an attorney, please call our office at 360-906-7234. You may also find your attorney's email address if you click on the "clients" heading. Some of our attorneys are working from home but are available by email. 

Clark County Superior Court has issued this emergency order that details significant changes to the courts on pages 3-5. (UPDATE - This March 18, 2020 revised order has a more extensive list of canceled Superior Court dockets.) 

For information about Clark County District Court, read this announcment, which reads, in part, "All out of custody criminal dockets are cancelled. All trials are continued until after April 30, 2020. Defendants will receive notice of their rescheduled court date by mail."

Again, if you have any questions please call our office. 

Thank you,

Barrar Law



Liss wins acquittal on reckless endangerment charge

Attorney Stephen Liss won a partial victory this month for a client charged with endangering her child by driving after drinking and getting into an accident.

On Sept. 16, a jury in Clark County District Court found his client not guilty of reckless endangerment following a one-day trial.

The jurors said they could not reach a unanimous decision on a charge of DUI. Jurors did convict the client of hit-and-run, one of the three misdemeanor charges she faced.

The acquittal on reckless endangerment was a key victory, as the client’s arrest on that charge led to a fight to keep custody of her daughter.

The charges stemmed from an incident on March 31, 2019, when the client was driving and rear-ended a truck that had been stopped at a light waiting to make a left turn. The client’s car slid under the truck’s bumper and sustained more damage than the truck.

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COVID-19 closures


Monday, March 16, 2020

Our office is closed to the public until further notice.

If you need to speak to your attorney, please call our office at 360-906-7234. 

Both Clark County District Court and Superior Court have been canceling some dockets. Please check the District Court and Superior Court websites for the latest information.  

If your court date has been canceled, your attorney will let you know when it is rescheduled. Please make sure your attorney has your current contact information. 

Again, please call our office with any questions. 

Thank you,

Barrar Law


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