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Eric Schurman’s practice was founded on the principles of Personalized Service, Representation and Accessibility.  He believes everyone has the right to an aggressive legal defense and that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.  He believes clients should always have access to their attorney: It’s why he’s always a phone call away.

For 13 years he’s practiced these principles.  These founding principals have helped clients receive significantly reduced sentences, dismissals and acquittals. He's handled virtually every type of criminal charge, representing thousands of clients throughout Washingon 

Eric bears the reputation of an effective, aggressive and experienced, criminal defense attorney. He is highly skilled in criminal law and has thus won the profound respect of prosecutors and judges.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    17 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
    17 years, 500 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

20 total 

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  • Byron A. Bergeron

    I endorse this lawyer. I went to law school with Eric. He has the most rare combination of a very high intellect with modesty and social skills, This means he has the intellect to spot and flesh out legal matters but also has the ability gain the trust and the attention of a jury. We frequently discuss cases and outcomes and it is more than clear to me that he is at the very top of our profession.


    Byron Bergeron Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Matthew Tyler Russell

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Eric Schurman for over a decade. Eric is intelligent, hard-working and ethical. I have referred business to Eric in the past and will continue to do so.


    Matthew Russell Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Eric Schurman | Seattle Criminal Attorney

615 2nd Ave # 760
Seattle, WA, 98104-2200


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Eric Schurman Annual Scholar of the Year AwardWestern Washington University2007
Magna Cum LaudeGonzaga University School of Law1998
Dean's ListGonzaga University School of Law1998
Dean's ListGonzaga University School of Law1997
Dean's ListGonzaga University School of Law1996
Dean's ListWestern Washington University1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Eric J. Schurman1999 - Present
Associate/InternMiller & Prothero1997 - 1998
AssociateWalsh Law Office1996 - 1999
Senior Account RepresentativeAmerican General Finance1992 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wild WashingtonRiversBoard Member2014 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A1998 - Present
Gonzaga University School of LawMagna Cum Laude1998 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kent v. AdamsAcquittal
State v. BahgatAcquittal
Bellevue v. BobaruAcquittal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD Magna Cum Laude1998
Western Washington UniversityFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bellevue Community CollegeCriminal Law/Procedure2002