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Cathleen Gormley

Cathleen Gormley

also known as Cathy Gormley

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence

Cathleen Gormley

About Me

Languages Spoken: French

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    18 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 30%
    18 years, 500 cases

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Brian James Todd

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Cathy for at least the last 10 years and her advocacy for her criminal clients has been fantastic.


    Brian Todd Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Hammerstad

    I have known Cathy for approximately ten years and she is one of the most dedicated and thorough lawyers I have known. We represented codefendants in a serious felony case and her compassion for her client and dedication to pursuing all available avenues for his defense was extraordinary. I am proud to endorse Cathy.


    David Hammerstad Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

600 1st Ave Ste 106
Seattle, WA, 98104-2287



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Merit ScholarshipSeattle University School of Law1996
Merit ScholarshipSeattle University School of Law1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyCathy Gormley PLLC2008 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices Of Jeffrey H. Smith2007 - 2008
Senior Public DefenderAssociated Counsel for the Accused1997 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2008 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. M.D.State declined to file charges
State v. J.M.K.State reduced to two misdemeanors with credit for time served.
State v. T.J.dismissed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor cum laude1996
Cornell Law School Summer Paris ProgramInternational LawUnknown1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Public Defender TrainingTrial Advocacy2014
Hot Topics in Criminal DefenseAggravating Factors and Sentencing2014
Handling a Complex Federal CaseInvestigating a Criminal Case Abroad2014
Ohio Public Defender Cross Examination ProgramCross Examination2012
National Public Defender TrainingTrial Advocacy2010
Federal Defender CJAChallenging Relevant Conduct in an Evidentiary Hearing2010
King County Public Defender Trial Advocacy ProgramTrial Advocacy2009
King County Public Defender Trial Advocacy ProgramTrial Advocacy2008