Tacoma Criminal Defense and Corporate Attorney
Experienced in defending clients accused of white-collar crimes, tribal crimes, and performing corporate and govermnment investigations
Ned Jursek has over 20 years of experience in all phases of criminal law, working as a criminal investigator, a public defender, a state enforcement attorney, a state prosecutor, and a Judge Pro Tem. This multifaceted experience helps Ned thoroughly evaluate a case, offer skillful legal counsel and provide effective and aggressive advocacy in negotiating a resolution to a case or defending his clients at trial.
For more personal and effective communication and service, clients deal directly with Ned and not an associate or paralegal.
Criminal Defense Areas of Practice
As a former State Prosecutor, working at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Criminal Justice Division, Ned served as the statewide mortgage fraud prosecutor for the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions and as the statewide insurance fraud prosecutor for the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. He also prosecuted cases on behalf of the Washington State Department of Licensing that involved crimes committed by state licensed professionals and handled conflict cases for county prosecuting attorney’s offices around the state that involved financial crimes. He has investigated, prosecuted, and as defense attorney he defended a wide range of economic crimes including, but not limited to: Leading Organized Crime, Money Laundering, Theft, Bribery, Embezzlement, Identity Theft, Forgery, Fraud, Trafficking in Stolen Property, Unlawful Issuance of Bank Checks, and Possession of Stolen Property.
While serving as an Enforcement Attorney with the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, Ned worked closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney’s Office, as a member of the Washington Mortgage Fraud Task Force, investigating some of the largest mortgage fraud schemes in state history. Cases he worked on led to federal charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and mail fraud and the defendants included loan officers, mortgage brokers, escrow officers, appraisers, real estate agents, and lawyers.
Although white-collar crime is often complicated and document intensive, Ned believes that an aggressive and effective defense can be provided for a reasonable fee. His real world experience in investigating, prosecuting and defending economic crimes allows him to efficiently, effectively and aggressively defend individuals charged or under investigation by the government.
While working at the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions as a Enforcement Attorney, Ned investigated and filed administrative charges against pay day lenders, mortgage lenders, mortgage brokers, mortgage loan officers, and escrow officers. He investigated real estate agents, appraisers and notaries. His investigations and administrative charges led to DFI licensees having their licenses revoked, being banned from their industry, having their licenses suspended, and being fined hundreds of thousands of dollars and ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in restitution.Ned knows first hand the serious effects government enforcement actions can have on a person’s professional license and their business. He has the ability to evaluate government cases, negotiate settlements, or aggressively defend against government administrative action. Ned responds to government complaints, defends individuals from administrative charges or other actions, and aids businesses in reviewing their compliance with government statutes and regulations.
Ned knows first hand the serious effects government enforcement actions can have on a person’s professional license and their business. He has the ability to evaluate government cases, negotiate settlements, or aggressively defend against government administrative action. Ned responds to government complaints, defends individuals from administrative charges or other actions, and aids businesses in reviewing their compliance with government statutes and regulations.
Ned has over 9 years of hands on experience and advanced training in conducting and managing criminal and administrative investigations, earned as an Investigator with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, as an Enforcement Attorney with the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, and as a Assistant Attorney General with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. He conducted and managed complex investigations into environmental crimes, telemarketing and telecommunications fraud, mortgage fraud, insurance fraud, embezzlement, leading organized crime, money laundering and other financial crimes. He also conducted complex compliance investigations of state licensed businesses. This experience included obtaining dozens of in-custody and out of custody confessions, conducting hundreds of witness interviews, drafting and serving hundreds of subpoenas, drafting, directing and/or participating in numerous search warrants, seizing and analyzing business and financial documents, testifying before grand juries, and testifying in court.
Ned’s hands-on experience at the state and federal level gives him unique insights into government investigations and prosecutions that allows him to provide advice and guidance at a critical time for an individual or a company. He guides individuals and companies facing records subpoenas, search warrants, questioning by government regulators and investigators, compliance audits and examinations, grand jury subpoenas, special inquiry subpoenas, or subpoenas to testify in court and insure your rights are protected. Ned can also help negotiate a resolution to potential charges early in an investigation or prosecution, which often leads to more favorable results.
Ned serves as a Judge Pro Tem in Tribal Courts and represents individuals charged with crimes in Tribal Courts. He understands the unique legal, jurisdictional, and cultural issues that are necessary to fully and effectively represent individuals charged with crimes in Tribal Court.
As a former public defender and prosecutor Ned is able to effectively and aggressively defend persons charged with a broad range of felonies or misdemeanors. He represents persons charged with serious violent crimes such as murder, vehicular homicide, attempted murder, robbery, kidnapping, assault, sex crimes including child molestation, rape, and rape of a child, crimes against property such as arson, burglary, theft, trafficking in stolen property, possession of stolen property, identity theft, domestic violence related offenses such as assault (DV) and felony violations of no contact orders. Ned has extensive experience successfully negotiating favorable resolutions and aggressively and effectively representing his clients at trial.
Ned is a graduate of Ohio State University and the Capital University School of Law. He put himself through law school, working full time as an investigator with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office (OAG) where he worked in the OAG’s environmental enforcement division and consumer protection division. While at the OAG, he received extensive advanced law enforcement training at the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Academy. He earned certification in the Reid method of interviewing and interrogating, gathered numerous custodial and non-custodial confessions and conducted hundreds of witness and suspect interviews.
Ned conducted investigations of individuals and companies holding hazardous waste and nuclear waste permits, including investigations into ownership and control of environmental waste companies by organized crime. He served on a multijurisdictional criminal task force investigating telemarketing fraud. He investigated consumer schemes involving diploma mills, false advertising, pyramid schemes and other consumer fraud scams.
After graduating law school, Ned moved to the Seattle area in 1997. He spent six years at the Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons, a King County public defense firm. He represented hundreds of persons charged with crimes ranging from simple misdemeanors to serious felonies in district, juvenile, and superior court. Working as a public defender, Ned earned extensive courtroom and trial experience as well as experience in successfully negotiating the settlement of criminal charges prior to trial. He also served as an appellate attorney for a year and a half.
Ned moved on to work at the work at Washington State Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) as an enforcement attorney. He helped create DFI’s mortgage fraud criminal investigation and prosecution referral program. Ned investigated some of the largest mortgage schemes in state history. He was instrumental in the foundation of Washington’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force, a collection of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies focused on investigating and prosecuting mortgage fraud. He handled numerous administrative cases involving mortgage brokers and loan officers accused of violations of the Washington State Mortgage Broker Practices Act and Consumer Loan Act.
After over 4 years with DFI, Ned accepted a position at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, in the criminal justice division. He served as the statewide mortgage fraud prosecutor for DFI and as the statewide insurance fraud prosecutor for the Washington State Office of Insurance Commissioner (OIC). Ned also prosecuted cases on behalf of the Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) that involved crimes committed by DOL employees or persons who held state issued professional licenses and prosecuted conflict cases referred by county prosecutor’s that involved financial crimes. In addition to filing and prosecuting cases around the state, he managed numerous criminal investigations, providing legal advice to investigators, drafting criminal process such as search warrants and subpoenas, and participating in Special Inquiry Judge proceedings.
In October of 2009, Ned opened his private practice with the goal of providing high quality and affordable representation primarily to individuals charged with white-collar crimes or who are under investigation for white-collar crimes, and representing individuals who are facing government investigations or government enforcement action.
Tacoma Attorney Edward P. Jursek
- Washington State Bar Association, #28621, 1999
- Suquamish Tribal Bar Association, 2005
- Skokomish Tribal Bar Association, 2009
- Puyallup Tribal Bar Association, 2009
- Hoh Tribal Bar Association, 2009
- Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio, September 1993 – May 1997, Juris Doctorate. Attended evening program while working full time. Graduated in top half of his Class with a 3.0 average. Participated in the City of Columbus’ Night Prosecutors Program.
- Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, September 1986 – August 1991, Bachelor of Arts (Double majored in English and Political Science. Worked full time to pay for his Education and earned 3.2 gpa.
- Washington Mortgage Fraud Task Force
- Washington State Attorney General’s Office, March 2008 – July 31, 2009, Assistant Attorney General
- Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, January 2004 – March 2008, Enforcement Attorney
- Stillaguamish Tribal Court, January 2005 – Present, Associate Judge (Part time)
- Suquamish Tribal Court, January 2005 – Present, Judge Pro Tem
- Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons, April 1998 – January 2004, Public Defender
- Ohio Attorney General’s Office, November 1994 – October 1997, Investigator
- Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency, March 1993 – November 1994, Investigator