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Edward Balloch DeBray

Edward Balloch DeBray

also known as Ted DeBray

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Thomas Paul Keehan

    I endorse this lawyer. Ted's reputation as creative and zealous trial warrior in the defense community preceded him so he was always someone that I'd pay attention to as he advocated for his clients in the courtroom. Soon after meeting Ted we became co-counsel on an intense and challenging "Three Strikes" case involving a shooting outside a bar that involved an immense and interesting cast of characters and where the stakes couldn't have been higher. It was a privilege to work the case with Ted, as he was more than up for the challenge which included thorough witness investigations, complex legal analysis, creative case management, and the massive amount of work required to secure our client a fair trial in difficult circumstances. I learned much from working with Ted; in fact I borrowed from his closing argument in our case to deliver a devastating closing argument to win an acquittal recently. Having watched and worked with him for years, I recommend Ted without hesitation.


    Thomas Keehan Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Edward Haas

    I've known Ted for many years now in both his roles as defense counsel and as prosecutor. Ted is one of those attorneys that cares deeply about what happens to his clients. He also cares deeply about our judicial system and has taken significant personal and professional risks to stand up for what is right - for that we all owe him a debt of gratitude. Ted is very hardworking and advocates for his clients vigorously. You will be well-served if you choose to retain Ted.


    Michael Haas Government Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Cowlitz County Office Of Public Defense

1801 1st Ave. Suite A
Longview, WA, 98632



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Graduate, Forensic Gas Chromatography TrainingAxion Training Institute, Chicago2010
NHTSA/IACP SFST Practitioner CourseWalden, Platt and Associates2005
MembershipPhi Beta Kappa Society1992

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Deputy Public DefenderCowlitz County Office Of Public Defense2013 - Present
AttorneyPrivate Practice2010 - 2013
Deputy ProsecutorJefferson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2006 - 2009
Staff AttorneyClallam-Jefferson Public Defender2001 - 2005

Association NamePosition NameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Oregon, Clark Honors CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1992