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Scott Jeffrey Engelhard
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Scott Jeffrey Engelhard

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence, Federal Crime, Consumer Protection, Violent Crime, Appeals, White Collar Crime

About Me

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.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Criminal Defense: 20%
    32 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Violent Crime: 15%
    32 years
  3. Consumer Protection: 15%
    32 years
  4. Federal Crime: 15%
    28 years, 400 cases
  5. Other: 35%
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Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Scott J. Engelhard

1700 Seventh Avenue
Suite 2100
Seattle, WA, 98101-1360

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198407/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2005
PresidentWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2004
Certificate of RecognitionWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers1999

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFinegold Zulauf & Engelhard1991 - 1996
Senior AssociatePreston Gates and Ellis1989 - 1991
Appeals AttorneyWashington Appellate Defender Association1986 - 1988
Trial AttorneySeattle King County Public Defender Association1983 - 1986

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysAmicus Committee Chairman1992 - 1995
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1989 - 2007
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysPresident1988 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysVice President1988 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysTreasurer1988 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
United States v. LyEvidence suppressed and case dismissed.
City of Auburn v. LottJury Trial - Not Guilty
Grand Jury InvestigationNo charges filed

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UCLA School of LawLawJuris Doctor1983
Pomona College (Claremont)AnthropologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
WACDL - Year in ReviewCriminal Search and Seizure Law1999
Criminal Sentencing LawSentencing law in Washington1995