Adrian Martinez Madrone

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Bellingham, WA

Lustick, Kaiman & Madrone, PLLC
 | 222 Grand Avenue, Suite A
Bellingham, WA 98225-4427
Phone: 360-685-4221
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%),
  • Administrative Law (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Lustick, Kaiman & Madrone, PLLC, Adrian Martinez Madrone provides dedicated legal representation to people living in Bellingham, Washington, and throughout Whatcom County. He focuses his practice on high-end criminal defense, generally handling cases that involve felonies, white collar crimes and driving under the influence charges. He also accepts cases involving various civil legal matters such as traffic offenses and providing representation to clients seeking, or defending, restraining orders and no contact orders.


After earning a Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College, Mr. Madrone went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington School of Law. While attending law school, Mr. Madrone provided defense services to clients in the Tulalip Tribal Court through the University of Washington School of Law’s Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic. Upon graduation, he was invited to join the Order of Barristers.


In his private practice, Mr. Madrone draws on the knowledge and experience he gained while serving as a clerk for a King County Superior Court judge and as a public defender in King County. He understands the lasting effects that a criminal charge can have on a person’s life. For that reason, Mr. Madrone takes a personalized approach with every case so that his clients receive the quality representation they deserve.


Mr. Madrone has built a reputation on his commitment to high legal standards and acting as an advocate for his clients and their rights. He has an Avvo “Superb” rating. Outside of his work in the courtroom, Mr. Madrone is an active member of the legal community. He is a member of the Whatcom County Ethics Commission. In 2015, Mr. Madrone became an adjunct professor at Western Washington University, where he teaches in the fields of criminal law and legal studies.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%): DUI/DWI

Administrative Law (10%): Licensing

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Administrative Law: Licensing


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Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

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About Adrian Madrone

Admitted: 2007, Washington

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • The Order of Barristers is a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills through effective law school oral advocacy programs. The Order provides national recognition for individuals who have excelled in advocacy and service at their respective schools., Selected National Member, Order of Barristers, 2007
  • King County Leadership Tomorrow, 2009
  • Leadership Whatcom, 2010-2011
  • Rated "10" Superb
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine as a "Washington Rising Star," 2013 & 2014 

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Training Certificate: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)/International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course. Bellevue, Washington., 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member: National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Member: National College for DUI Defense, 2010
  • Active Member: Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010
  • Active Member - Whatcom County Bar Association, 2010
  • Whatcom County Ethics Commission

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer attorney through the Whatcom County Bar Association and the Law Advocates program. Have volunteered for clinics (such as Street Law) and for consultation/direct pro bono representation., 2010

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Addressed the on-going legal issues surrounding the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida., Panel Speaker, Trayvon Martin & Stand Your Ground Laws, Western Washington University, 2012
  • Invited speaker at a public presentation about the legal system., Speaker, Know Your Rights, Whatcom County Library - Lynden branch, 2011
  • Invited to speak along with other alum to students considering entering law school., Alumni panel speaker, Law School and the Practice of Law, The Evergreen State College, 2010
  • Invited speaker to college students about the legal issues that frequently arise for young people., Speaker, Your Right To Party: Know Your Rights, Western Washington University Legal Information Center, 2010

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • United States v. Groen: served as co-counsel defending a man accused of shining a spotlight at a U.S. Border Patrol helicopter in Lynden, Washington. He was indicted in United States Federal Court, Western District of Washington for interfering with the helicopter and incapacitating the pilot. After a heavily contested trial that included heavy media presence, the jury found our client not guilty of the more serious of the two charges., 2011
  • City of Ferndale, Washington v. [anonymous]: defended client at trial on one count of violation of a no-contact order. Verdict: not guilty., 2011
  • City of Bellingham v. [anonymous]: trial on one count of Disorderly Conduct. Verdict: not guilty., 2010
  • Rule 9 Verdicts. While still completing law school, I was granted a limited practice license (Rule 9) from Washington state. With that license, I worked as a public defender in King County where I tried three cases to verdict (DUI, Theft 3rd Degree, and 4th Degree Assault), all of which resulted in full acquittals for my clients., 2007

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Selected Participant: Leadership Whatcom Program, 2010
  • Selected Participant: Leadership Tomorrow. A program for emerging and existing leaders from the private, public, and non-profit sectors in the Puget Sound area., 2009

Educational Background:

  • The Evergreen State College, Bachelor of Arts , 2000
Office Location for Adrian Martinez Madrone

222 Grand Avenue
Suite A
Bellingham, WA 98225-4427

Phone: 360-685-4221


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Last Updated: 6/15/2017

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