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Erik L. Bauer is a Tacoma-based attorney with over 35 years of practice. He is committed to obtaining successful results for his clients, and his uniquely broad trial experience ranges from criminal defense cases to civil litigation for personal injury claims. His wide-ranging experience, along with his passion for the law and his
commitment to justice, give Erik a rare edge in the courtroom. He resolutely represents vulnerable and exploited people against the entities and corporations that abuse and exploit them, and his work representing survivors of sex trafficking and sexual abuse has earned him international praise and recognition.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Human Trafficking

Sexual Abuse

Child Pornography

Vehicle Accidents

We are committed to the fight for justice.

If you or someone you love is a survivor of sex trafficking, sexual abuse or exploitation, child pornography, or significant personal injury, our practice is devoted to seeking restitution for the damages you've suffered.

 
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Erik L. Bauer, JD

Attorney at Law

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Tanya Hankins, JD

Attorney at Law

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Susanna L. Southworth, PhD, JD

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Don't wait to take action. Contact us today.

(253) 383-2000

RECOGNITION

The Law Office of Erik L. Bauer has been internationally recognized for our work representing exploited and vulnerable people against the corporations that benefit financially from their abuse.

 

We are honored and humbled by the following media mentions and recognitions.

VIDEOS

I Am Jane Doe

2017 Documentary Film

Erik is proud of his work fighting child sex trafficking, which is featured in the documentary film I Am Jane Doe, directed by Mary Mazzio and narrated by Golden Globe Award-winning actress Jessica Chastain.

The documentary chronicles the precedent-setting legal battle that several American mothers waged on behalf of their middle-school daughters who were victims of sex-trafficking on Backpage.com. The film can currently be viewed on Netflix.

"Thank You" from John Walsh

Host & Co-Founder, America's Most Wanted

Erik and his paralegal, Faith, led the charge in the first successful legal battle holding Backpage.com accountable for their complicity in the sex trafficking of minors.

The groundbreaking case paved the way for survivors of sex trafficking to seek justice against websites and corporations that have facilitated their abuse.

In response to Erik's success against Backpage.com, John Walsh issued a personal thank-you on behalf of himself and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

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CONTACT US

 ​​215 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma, WA 98402

253.383.2000

erik@erikbauerlaw.com 

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