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Ann Zajdel Gruben

also known as Ann Gruben

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About me

I am a criminal defense attorney who also practices in the areas of traffic infractions and expungement/vacation of criminal records.  I am a public defender for the cities of Issaquah, North Bend, Carnation, and Woodinville, and I also handle private criminal cases throughout the Puget Sound region.

As a former prosecutor, I offer a unique understanding of both "sides" of the courtroom.  I was a prosecutor for King County Prosecutor's Office, where I handled DUIs, traffic infractions, remanded felony murder cases, and more. I did my early training at Pierce County Prosecutor's Office, where I focused on domestic violence cases.  As a prosecutor, I lived in the courtroom and I argued 50+ motions and trials.  My experience as a prosecutor has been incredibly valuable in evaluating cases and advising my clients accordingly.     

The best part of my job, by far, is working closely with my clients.. their stories and experiences inspire me every day to be a zealous advocate for their rights and freedoms. 



Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. Speeding Ticket: 20%
  3. Expungement: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Nathan L Webb

    Ann is an extremely intelligent attorney. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of her services.


    Nathan Webb DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert James Ault

    I've thought highly of Ann since initially meeting her in the King County Prosecutor's Office. Ann is extremely intelligent, has a fantastic rapport with prosecutors/judges, and perhaps most importantly, sincerely cares about her clients. I have worked with Ann on several matters and have the utmost respect for her as an attorney & person.


    Robert Ault DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Ann Gruben

7829 Center Blvd SE # 302
Snoqualmie, WA, 98065-9096


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Criminal ProcedureCALI Excellence for the Future Award2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Public DefenderValley Defenders, PLLC2013 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Ann Gruben2011 - Present
Deputy Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2010 - 2011
Deputy Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecutor's Office2006 - 2006
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney & Rule 9 Legal ExternPierce County Prosecutor's Office2005 - 2006
Rule 9 Law ClerkAttorney General's Office- Criminal Justice Division2004 - 2005
Legal InternU.S. Department Of Homeland Security2003 - 2004
Professional RepresentativeMerck & Co., Inc.1999 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionN/A2014 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of North Bend v. R.B.Dismissed after motions
City of Issaquah v. J.S.Theft- Dismissed; Assault 4th DV reduced to Disorderly Conduct at motions in limine
City of North Bend v. J.P.Not Guilty at jury trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Notre DameBiochemistryBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A