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I have over 37 years years experience practicing in Federal and State Courts, handling everything from capital cases to misdemeanors.  I have argued cases successfully in the United Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court.  I handled over 75 Felony jury trials.  I have succeeded in having various local ordinances declared unconstitutional. 


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    35 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Civil Rights: 20%
    25 years, 35 cases



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  • Peter Mazzone

    Gil is exactly what a great criminal defense lawyer should be - a hard-working, intelligent and tireless advocate both in and out of court. Enough said.


    Peter Mazzone Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Peter A. Camiel

    I endorse this lawyer. Gil is a tireless advocate for his clients. He is a greatly skilled trial lawyer. Gil works as hard for his clients as any lawyer I have known. Peter Camiel


    Peter Camiel Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

2003 Western Ave Ste 330
Seattle, WA, 98121-2140


AZActive 197305/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
President's Award for Distinguished Service to the ProfessionWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2010
Recongized as "Learned Counsel" pursuant to 18 USC 3005U.S. District Court, District of Alaska2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Staff AttorneySeattle Public Defender Assocition1976 - 1979
Deputy County AttorneyPima County Attorney's Office1974 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1982 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bracy v. GramleyDeath Sentence Reversed
State v. MagnesiNot guilty
JJR, Inc. v. SeattleOrdinance declared unconstitutional. Attorneys fees awarded.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Real Property DeskbookAdult Entertaintment Regulations2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
UCLA School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972