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Robert Jonathan Wayne

Robert Jonathan Wayne

also known as Bob Wayne

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Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 32%
    41 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 32%
    39 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Ethics & Professional Responsibility: 31%
    28 years, 100 cases
  4. Sex Crime: 5%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

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


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • S. Jay Young

    Bob is beyond qualified and a wonderful oral advocate.


    S. Young Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

200 Second Ave., W
Seattle, WA, 98119-4204



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Rated since 1980Martindale-Hubbell2013
Washington Super LawyerN/A2007
Washington Super LawyerN/A2006
Top 25 Criminal Defense Lawyers in WAN/A2006
Washington Super LawyerN/A2004
Washington Super LawyerN/A2003
Washington Super LawyerN/A2002
Washington Super LawyerN/A2001
Washington Super LawyerN/A2000
Order of the CoifN/A1974
Order of BarristersN/A1974
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
LawyerRobert J. Wayne, P.S.1978 - Present
Adjunct InstructorUniversity of WA Law School1977 - 2007
Deputy ProsecutorKing Co. Prosecutor's Office1976 - 1978
AttorneyPerkins Coie1975 - 1976
Law ClerkUS Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit1974 - 1975
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Kings County Bar AssociationSecretary2013 - Present
King County Bar AssociationChair, Judicial Conferencing2011 - 2013
King County Bar Association, Judiciary and Courts CommitteeChair2008 - 2012
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2001 - 2003
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyProgram Director1997 - 2004
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Strike ForceChair1993 - 1994
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTeam Leader1990 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Strike ForceChair1986 - 1993
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFounding Member1986 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors1986 - 1989
Washington State Association for Justice, Tort SectionChair1983 - 1985
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyFaculty1980 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1978 - 2006
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1978 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1974 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Bruett v. 18328 11th Ave., NEForfeiture Defeated - Property Returned to Owner
US v. AllenUS Court of Appeals reverses and suppresses drugs
G v. Davis WrightJury Verdict for $600,000
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Publication NameTitleDate
NACDL Strike Force Manual 3d EdNACDL Strike Force Manual 3d Ed.1994
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of OregonN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1971
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
WACDLDemonstrative & Computer Evidence2012
WACDLChallenging Search Warrants2011
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTaking Depositions2011
DepositionsTaking Depositions2010
DepositionsTaking Depositions2009
WSBA SeminarUse of Computers at Trial; 8 or 9 Things I Hate About PowerPoint2007
Trial Skills ProgramTrial Skills2004
Trial Skills ProgramTrial Advocacy2003
WACDL Annual MeetingImpeachment of Witnesses1998
WACDLFederal Forfeitures1992