For nearly 40 years, McCool Law has diligently put the client first; this dedication has resulted in one of the best success rates, verdicts and settlements in Eastern Washington. (Rated 4.5/5 by his peers, statistics provided by www.Martindale.com) Our Firm has successfully completed over 400 criminal and civil jury trials as well as numerous bench trials. This wealth of experience enables us to efficiently evaluate your case and achieve the best possible result under the facts and the law. Our Mission is to successfully navigate our clients through the legal system with all of its complexities, achieving the best possible outcome. This means that we are able to discern whether trial or settlement is your best option. As a McCool Law client, you can be assured of the very highest level of personal attention and professional experience.

Criminal Defense

Both the federal and state governments have criminal laws. Some acts can be prosecuted only in state courts while other acts can be prosecuted only in federal courts. Certain crimes that violate both state and federal law can be prosecuted in either state or federal courts.

Personal Injury/Wrongful Death

When you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is critical that you speak to an attorney. We are here to help you, the sooner you call us, the quicker we can advise you of your rights and the best way to protect you or your loved one.

Further to the point, if you wait, critical evidence related to the injury causation maybe lost, memories may fade and witnesses may disappear.  When McCool Law accepts your case, we have the experience required to take your case to trial and win.


– 1977, Graduated from Willamette University College of Law with a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree

– 1977, Opened Law Office in Alaska

– 1979, Moved Law Office to Walla Walla, WA

– 2017, Celebrating 40 years of Service


Most Noteworthy Cases

  • 1987-1988 Thomas Edward McGee – first degree murder case – resulted in ultimate acquittal
  • Late 1988 Ray Knutson – Double aggravated first degree murder – resulted in ultimate acquittal

Awards and Certificates

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In our moment of despair, through a friend of a friend we we're handed a phone number for Bill McCool. My husband was facing a life sentence in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Who do you turn to, what do you do? Our trust in humanity and the judicial system were crumbling. When I called Bill he told me he needed to pray overnight on our case and whether or not to accept it. That was our first sign that this was the man we needed. Not only was he a well-known attorney for his genius ways, but also a man of faith. How often do you see this? Bill spent numerous hours with us, often working evenings and weekends as to not interfere with my employment - another thing you don't see often. Putting your life in someone else's hands is the most nerve racking thing you can do. We recognized that this situation was out of our control. Through God's grace in the gift he's given to Bill McCool my husband's life and our family was saved. We thank God for bringing Bill McCool into our lives. To this day he and his family remain a special part of ours.

– Karin Cagle


McCool law is like an oasis in the desert. Mr. McCool and his entire staff genuinely care about their clients, and they are the most kind, most genuine people you will ever meet. Bill McCool shatters the mold when it comes to lawyers; you can actually trust him with your wallet and your life! The man is amazing. We are almost sorry our case is concluded because we have become so fond of these folks and we are going to miss them. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to everyone at McCool law.  
– Raymond and Carla Nilsen


It was obvious to everyone but the Judicial System that I was innocent of the crime I was being charged with, but the judge, the prosecutor, and detectives didn't agree. The judge pulled out all the stops. Bill was able to navigate around them with command of the law. I was acquitted of the crime Assault in the 1st degree on a police officer with a weapon (pistol) by a unanimous decision from the jury. Our defense testimony and tactics were persuasive enough that they (the jury) awarded me full compensation for legal fees. Mr. McCool's years of experience with the law and battles in the court room are undoubtable the reason I'm a free man today. In the time I knew Bill, I recognized trust, camaraderie, and compassion. I am grateful to have been represented by Bill and his team.
– Matt Hope


Bill McCool has taken my complex case and worked it through to a successful resolution. He has paid careful attention to each detail, and also has been pleasant and helpful all the way along. I recommend him without reservation as a competent and conscientious lawyer.

– Dorothy Anderson


My experience with Mr. McCool has been very good. He has always treated me with kindness and professionalism. I always feel like I am in good hands and well taken care of. His office is very good about returning phone calls and helping as best they can. If I ever needed a lawyer again I would choose him. It has been an excellent experience.

– Kristen Craik
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