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About Me

Ms.Gaisford received her Juris Doctor Degree with distinction from Duke University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Whitman College. A lecturer and panelist for the American Association for Justice and NITA, she has tried more than 200 cases to juries, served as a pro tem Judge in Marietta, Ohio and as attorney to Washington Technical College. She has extensive experience in litigation both in criminal defense and personal injury.

Gaisford, a third generation Washington native, currently serves as a member of the Board of Overseers of Whitman College. She is a member of the Board of Bar Examiners of the State of Washington. She also practices Indian Law and serves as the public defender for the Suquamish Tribe. She is admitted to the Washington, Ohio and West Virginia Bars as well as Tribal Courts of the Suquamish, S'Klallam, Puyallup and Stillaguamish. She is also admitted to Federal District Courts in Washington, Ohio, West Virginia, Utah and Tennesse.


Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Litigation: 90%
    41 years
  2. Native Peoples Law: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Kevin Patrick Donnelly

    I endorse this lawyer. Julie is an excellent lawyer who understands how to get the best result possible for her clients. She is a very effective lawyer.


    Kevin Donnelly Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Christopher Mason

    It has been my pleasure to come to know Julie as she has come into our office. As a fellow criminal defense attorney we have shared numerous legal discussions, analysis and have even worked together on some minor cases. Julie's attention to detai, stamina, and talent at finding the weakness of both the witness and the prosecutor are unmatched. She gives every case 110 percent and the results always show.


    David Mason Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Gaisford Law

2200 112th Avenue N.E.
Suite. 200
Bellevue, WA, 98004



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Julie A. Gaisford1970 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Board of Bar ExaminersBoard Member2010 - Present
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1970
Whitman CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1965
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Trial Lawyers AssociationTrial Advocacy1999
Northwestern UniversityNegotiations1998