I have focused on criminal defense throughout my 26+ year career -- starting as a state court Public Defender; working at one of the largest law firms in Seattle; and eventually starting my own private practice. I have represented clients in Washington State, Alaska, Oregon, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Mississippi, South Carolina and North Carolina. I have handled numerous appeals in the United States Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Washington Court of Appeals, and the Washington Supreme Court.
I have tried dozens of cases in Federal Court; State Superior Court, and various Municipal and District Court around Washington State.
My fellow criminal defense lawyers elected me President of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004-5.
Licensed since 1984
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Scott is an outstanding lawyer. He is smart, creative, and tenacious. I often refer clients to him, knowing that they will be treated with respect and that Scott will work hard to secure a favorable outcome. I recommend him without reservation.
Andrew Schwarz Criminal Defense Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Pro Bono Award||Washington State Bar Association||2005|
|President||Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2004|
|Certificate of Recognition||Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||1999|
|Attorney||Finegold Zulauf & Engelhard||1991 - 1996|
|Senior Associate||Preston Gates and Ellis||1989 - 1991|
|Appeals Attorney||Washington Appellate Defender Association||1986 - 1988|
|Trial Attorney||Seattle King County Public Defender Association||1983 - 1986|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Amicus Committee Chairman||1992 - 1995|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||1989 - 2007|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||President||1988 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Vice President||1988 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Treasurer||1988 - Present|
|UCLA School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1983|
|Pomona College (Claremont)||Anthropology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
|WACDL - Year in Review||Criminal Search and Seizure Law||1999|
|Criminal Sentencing Law||Sentencing law in Washington||1995|