Our Team of Dedicated Criminal Defense Lawyers

Ulvar Klein


After graduating from the University of Puget Sound Law School in 1994, Ulvar Klein was quickly hired to be a deputy prosecutor for Yakima County. While working for Yakima County from 1994-2001, Ulvar initially prosecuted cases in the District and Juvenile courts. However, the majority of his prosecuting experience was with the Special Assault Unit handling the most sensitive and significant cases with notable success.


In 2001 Ulvar Klein was invited to join the Adam Moore Law Firm. Adam Moore was already renouned statewide and nationally for his criminal defense practice and his ability to handle the most complex caes. Ulvar Klein's added experience allowed the firm to expand into defending DUIs, juvenile cases and into defending sexual assault accusations. Notable among Ulvar's early successes with the Adam Moore Law Firm was the Michelle Taylor trial which received national media attention for the swift "Not Guilty" verdicts on the accusations that an attractive East Valley High School teacher had been having sex with a student.  Since then, Ulvar has continued to skillfully represent the accused in all types of cases, whether it be a relatively simple DUI or a particularly brutal murder.


Because of his dedication to his clients and his consistent success, Ulvar Klein has earned the respect of law enforcement, prosecutors and even judges. This respect is most clearly demonatrated when these people who work in the cirminal justice system need to find a vigilant attorney for their own friends or family. Ulvar Klein has repeatedly been the choice of judges, prosecutors and police when they need the best help available. Make their choice your choice.  






Robin Emmans


Robin Emmans brings passion and dedication to criminal defense. Known for her scholarship on Constitutional issues, she continues Adam Moore's tradition of intense pretrial motion practice. As Adam's assisting attorney on major cases for the last 9 years, she has worked the most complex of federal litigations.  These include cases with multiple co-defendants and the intricate development of all aspects of criminal law and Constitutional principles, as well as the exploration of cutting-edge technology meeting deeply rooted legal traditions. Such cases involve hundreds of documents and hours of research and writing, as well as being entrusted with top secret documents and material. 

Robin was born and raised in the Yakima area, developing an ingrained awareness of our agricultural heritage and its importance to our local community, from field worker to ranch owner. Having worked with Adam Moore, she also has been privileged to participate in the litigation of important treaty rights on behalf of members of the Yakama Nation.  As a result, she has developed a high respect for the unique challenges faced by Native American, first Nation, and Alaskan Native persons. This is especially significant when cultural and religious practices clash with the expectations of our criminal justice system.


Since graduating from the University of Maine School of Law in 2005, Robin Emmans has focused exclusively on criminal defense. She is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) as well as the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) Robin is admitted to practice in the State of Washington as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.


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