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Alexander Floyd Ransom

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Attorney Alexander F. Ransom provides professional and zealous legal services in criminal law. Alexander routinely handles cases in the District and Superior Courts of Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish Counties as well as in all of the local municipal courts.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    10 years, 900 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    10 years, 200 cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Jason Anstruther Smith

    In the last year I've had the distance pleasure of getting to know Alex Ransom. I've seen first hand how his attentiveness to clients, attention to detail, and tenacity translate into positive resolutions for his clients. I can think of no higher praise than the fact that I refer all my conflict cases to Alex. I wholeheartedly and enthuistaically endorse Alex Ransom!


    Jason Smith DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • Jacqueline Porter

    Mr. Ransom is clearly a very experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney. I recommend him without hesitation.


    Jacqueline Porter DUI & DWI Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office Alexander Ransom

119 North Commercial Street
Suite 1420
Bellingham, WA, 98225-4447


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
National Black Lawyers Top 100 AttorneysNational Black Lawyers2015
Top 10 Under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
"10 Best Under 40" DUI Attorneys in WA StateAmerican Institute DUI/DWI Attorneys2014
Top 40 Under 40 Trial Attorneys in WA StateNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 Criminal Defense Attorneys in WA StateAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2013
Top Attorneys & Washington Rising StarsSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2013
Super Lawyer, Rising Star 2011Washington Law & Politics Magazine2011
Super Lawyer, Rising Star 2010Washington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super Lawyer, Rising Star 2009Washington Law & Politics2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office Alexander F. Ransom2008 - Present
Litigation AssociateTario & Associates, P.S.2011 - 2015
Deputy Public DefenderBellingham Assigned Counsel, P.S.2005 - 2007
Assistant ProsecutorLummi Indian Business Council2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Distinguished CounselMember2015 - Present
National Black LawyersMember2015 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2015 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
American Institute DUI/DWI AttorneysMember2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
American Society of Legal AdvocatesMember2014 - Present
Washington Association Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2009 - Present
Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of CommerceMember2007 - 2008
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Whatcom County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Felony Harassment & Assault Fourth Degree #08-1-00195-7Jury Acquittal on Assault charges, Hung Jury & Mistrial on Felony Harassment.
Theft Third Degree #CB-52919Full Jury Acquittal
Assault Fourth Degree, Malicious Mischief & Interfering With 911 Call Domestic Violence #CB-54243, #CB 54244Jury Acquittal on Assault DV and Interfering With 911 Call DV
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Publication nameTitleDate
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterRaquel Montoya-Lewis: Behind The Quiet Storm2015
King 5 MediaAttorney Alexander Ransom Selected for List of Top Rated Lawyers in WA.2014
Bellingham HeraldAttorney Alexander Ransom Selected for List of Top Rated Lawyers in WA2014
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterBook Review: She-Hulk2014
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterThe Decrease In Law School Enrollment: End of an Era, or Beginning of Opportunity?2014
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterThe Best of Us2013
Northwest LawyerOn 20 Jury Trials2013
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterOn Professional Courtesy: The Art of "Soft Pedaling," Exorcising Malice & Fighting With Wooden Swords2011
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterMentoring & the Legal Profession2011
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterBook Review: Guerilla Lawfair Volume I2011
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterReflection on Tim Eyman2011
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterWhatcom County Small Claims Court2011
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterWhen Clients Die: On Becoming Winston Wolfe2011
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterMy Bad Romance With Trial Fees2011
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterThe Loveable, Quotable Judge Mura2011
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterStay Healthy! The Connection Between Personal Health & Practicing Law2011
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterBook Review: Trial In Action, The Persuasive Power of Psychodrama2011
Whatcom / Skagit County Bar NewsPublic Safety in Whatcom County: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly2010
Whatcom / Skagit County Bar NewsGo Efficient Or Go Broke: Court Efficiency Committee Proposes Numerous Solutions2010
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterBurning the Candlestick At Both Ends: Threadbare Judicial Resources And Increased Court Litigation Gives Us Opportunity To Influence Change2010
Whatcom County Bar Association Newsletter"1-2-3!" WA Supremes Deliver Powerful Line of Cases Holding Certain Car Searches Illegal2010
Whatcom County Bar Association Newsletter"ANSWER Me!" Fifteen Years Later, Reflections on State v. Ira Stohl2010
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterThe Skinny on Sanctions: What Every Trial Attorney Should Know2010
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterTo Blog Or Not To Blog? That Is The Question2009
Whatcom County Bar Association Newsletter"It Was A Dark and Stormy Night": The Latest Storytelling Techniques for Trial Attorneys2008
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterSenate Bill 6546: The Progressive Evolution of Ignition Interlock Device Legislation2008
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterRating Mock Trial: A Trial Attorney's Perspective2008
Whatcom County Bar Association NewsletterAlford Pleas Best Solution for Certain Clients2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTrial AdvocacyDiploma for Trial Advocacy Skills2004
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Western Washington UniversityLaw & DiversityBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Media Response to the Treyvon Martin CaseCriminal Defense & the Media2012
Street Law & Tenant Clinic 101Criminal Law Overview2011
Border Patrol: Know Your Rights When Agents Set Up Roadblocks and Board Your BusCriminal Law, Civil Liberties & Constitutional Rights2009
ALCU Criminal Law SeminarKnowing Your Rights When Confronted By Police2009
Don't Become A Defendant: Information on DUI Detection and EnforcementInformational Seminar on DUI Detection2008