About Richard F. Bueschel
I grew up in Northern New Mexico and graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1966. I started college at New Mexico State University, then joined the US Navy, serving on a Destroyer Escort and a Submarine Tender in the North Atlantic. When I left active duty, I went back to NMSU and graduated with an engineering degree in 1973. I was honorably discharged from the Navy as a BT-2, a Boilerman 2nd class (E-5).
After that I worked in the mining industry as a plant engineer, project engineer, and plant manager on large heavy industrial projects. In 1984 I began law School at Seattle University and graduated in 1987 with a Juris Doctor degree, and then took and passed the Washington State Bar Exam.
I worked as an intern for the AG during Law School, and then became a Kittitas County Deputy Prosecutor in 1988, where I was the prosecutor for the two Kittitas County District Courts and the Juvenile Division of the Superior Court. I also shared the duties of the Coroner with the other two deputy prosecutors at the time.
I left the prosecutor’s office after several years, and I have been in private practice in Ellensburg, Kittitas County, Washington, ever since. I took and passed the Oregon State Bar exam in the days before reciprocity, and I remain licensed in Oregon although inactive.
I have three grown children that survive me, and one deceased step child (she died from a brain tumor in 2004 at the age of 23). I have three dogs and two cats, and I enjoy hiking, biking, and I also ride a Harley, and I have ridden that motorcycle to Sturgis.
I have dedicated my life to helping others, whether that be in the criminal arena, family law arena, or the personal injury arena where a client is dealing with an unreasonable insurance company, or as a citizen in the community. To this day I take court appointed criminal cases the local District Court and Superior Court assign to me (these are typically difficult cases) because I believe everyone deserves expert, quality, professional representation in any case, most especially a criminal case, and I give those the same dedication and service I give my private cases.
I am also a free market capitalist, although I believe in social safety nets. I support the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. I do my best to provide good customer service for a reasonable fee, and that philosophy has served me well over the years.