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Founded in 1960, by Alfred J. Bianchi, The Bianchi Law Firm first began emphasizing DUI defense.  George joined in 1985 and has become recognized as an innovator in the defense of DUI and other alcohol/drug-related crimes. George has lectured at numerous CLE programs throughout the United States concerning DUI defense and has been lead counsel in a number of cases resolving significant criminal law issues.  He is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice [formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association], Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and former president of Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice.  In 1999, Martindale-Hubbell awarded him with their highest accolade, an AV rating in the legal profession, which he currently maintains. George is a Founding Member, graduate, and guest lecturer of The National College for DUI Defense.  He was elected to the position of Regent with The National College for DUI Defense in July of 2000, elected Dean in 2010, and currently is a Fellow to The National College for DUI Defense.  He has been named to the “Super Lawyers” list by Washington Law & Politics annually since 2000, annually named one of the Top 25 in Criminal Defense on the Washington Super Lawyers List since 2006 and annually named one of Seattle’s Top Criminal Defense Lawyers by Seattle Met Magazine since 2010.  In 1999, the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice presented him with an Award for Creative Advocacy.  In 2003, he was presented with the Dean’s Service Award “In Recognition of His Tireless Dedication, Generosity, and Efforts on behalf of the National College for DUI Defense.”  In 2012, George was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers “In Recognition of and Appreciation for Distinguished Service to the Organization and Its Goals,” and in 2013, this same organization presented him with the President’s Award “For Your Distinguished Service to the Highest Traditions of the Criminal Defense Bar.”  On December 13, 2013, George was presented with an award for his "Tireless Leadership, Courage, Integrity, and Command of the Law" from the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
  2. General Practice: 10%
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%



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  • Frederick T. Slone

    I endorse this lawyer. George enjoys a national reputation as a generous and exceptional DUI lawyer. He is always wiling to take time out of his schedule to respond to legal questions, and I would not hesitate to endorse George on any DUI or criminal case. Frederick T. Slone Anchorage, Alaska


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  • Nicole Franklin

    George Bianchi is an excellent attorney. He is hard-working, knowledgeable and very patient. I highly recommend him.


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Contact info

The Bianchi Law Firm

2000 112th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA, 98004

Seattle Consultation Location

1000 2nd Ave, Ste. 1750
Seattle, WA, 98104



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2013
Tireless Leadership, Courage, Integrity, and Command of the LawWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2013
Certificate of AppreciationWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2012
Seattle's Top Criminal Defense Lawyers (Annually since 2010)Seattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
Top 25 in Criminal Defense (Annually since 2006)Washington Super Lawyers2006
Dean's Service AwardNational College for DUI Defense2003
Super Lawyer (Annually Since 2000)Washington Law & Politics Magazine2000
Award for Creative AdvocacyWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice1999
AV RatingN/AN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentThe Bianchi Law Firm1985 - Present
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecutor's Office1982 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
Washington Foundation for Criminal JusticeVice PresidentN/A
National College of DUI DefenseFounding MemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
National College of DUI DefenseRegent2000 - 2000
Publication nameTitleDate
Understanding DUI Scientific EvidenceField Sobriety Testing and Driver Impairment: Linked or Not?2009
Drunk Driving DefenseChapter 11, §11.5.2, pages 144-1532002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Gonzaga UniversityBusiness AdministrationBachelor1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Summer Sessions (annually)Various DUI Defense Topics2009
Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI SeiminarPretrial Motions2009
NACDL/NCDD 13th Annual DUI SeminarLegal writing for motions & Jury Instructions2009
Magical Mystery MotionsDUI2008
Defending DUIs (annually)Various issues on DUI2008
DUI SeminarDUI2007
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI CasesDUI2006
Winter Session CLE ProgramDUI2004
Presenting a Gold Medal DefenseDUI2004
DUI Boot Camp: Mastering Pre-Trial Motions in DUI CasesPretrial Motions2002
DUI Boot Camp: Field Sobriety TestingField Sobriety Tests2001
DUI Defense Skills Certificate ProgramDUI Defense Skills1995
Celebrating A Decade of DefenseDUI Defense1994