ADAM L. PACZKOWSKI
Adam focuses his practice around zealously defending his client’s rights in various areas of the law. Whether it is defending parental rights in a custody dispute, holding the state to their burden in a criminal matter, or forcing the government to be accountable when they violate a citizen’s civil rights, Adam strives to obtain the best result possible for those he represents.
As a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, Adam brings a wide variety of experience to his practice. He is a graduate of the Willamette University College of Law where his desire to help others was fostered as he participated in and eventually directed as the co-president of the Willamette University Public Interest Law Project. He was selected to be a member of the Moot Court Board where he participated in many local and regional trial and appellate advocacy competitions, was later voted to be a member of the Moot Court Board Executive Counsel, and was selected and inducted into the Order of the Barristers.
While at Willamette Adam started his legal career after having been awarded a Fellowship from the Willamette Public Interest Law Project allowing him to work as a law clerk at the Marion County Public Defenders Office the Summer of 2013. After gaining valuable experience from the Fellowship, Adam was hired by a firm in Salem, Oregon where he worked to provide clients with representation in Post-Conviction Relief and other criminal proceedings. Following being admitted to the Washington State Bar, Adam operated a solo criminal and family law practice before joining Taschner & Associates.
Prior to attending Willamette, Adam worked at the Washington State Patrol in their Budget and Fiscal Services Division for four years. Adam completed his undergraduate studies at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington earning his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
In his spare time Adam is quite the nerd. He is an avid follower of the Seattle Sounders FC and member of the Emerald City Supporters. His hobbies include reading, building computers, playing games, watching sports, and spending time outdoors.