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Scott has over 25 years of legal experience, including over 300 jury trials. He has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, CBS's Early Show, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees, MSNBC's The Abram's Report and Debra Norville Tonight, and Fox's At Large w/Geraldo Rivera, as well as KING, KOMO, KIRO and KCPQ.  Scott frequently receives referrals from judges, prosecutors, court staff and police.  He is a graduate of the UW, and an honors graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    28 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    28 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Personal Injury: 5%
    28 years, 300 cases



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  • Jeffrey M Gregory

    I have worked as a prosecuting attorney with the state as well as a private defense counsel for the past 15 years. I have known Scott for that amount of time in those capacities. He is a dedicated and resourceful attorney that never waivers in his professionalism and service to his clients. I am proud to now work along side him.


    Jeffrey Gregory Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • David Christopher Iannotti

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Scott for over nine years. I regularly go to him to help me figure out complex legal issues. He has great passion for his clients and their legal needs. He is one of the two attorneys I would go to if I was ever on the wrong side of the law.


    David Iannotti Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Stewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc., P.S.

655 West Smith Street, Suite 210
Kent, WA, 98032


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Member, InvitedAmerican Law Society2016
Nominated, Washington's 10 BestAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2016
Southern Poverty Law CenterCertificate of Appreciation2015
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWSBA2014
Client's Choice Award - DUI / DWIAvvo2012
Client's Choice Award - Criminal DefenseAvvo2012
Client's Choice Award - Personal InjuryAvvo2012
Outstanding AdjunctCentral Washington University2004
Admission as Primary Tutor - Law Clerk ProgramWashington State Bar Association2003
Admission as Primary Tutor - Law Clerk ProgramWashington State Bar Association1999
Received Juris Doctor, Cum LaudeN/A1988
Moot Court Teaching DirectorN/A1988
Dean's Honor ListN/A1988
Research Assistant - Constitutional Law, Bakke DecisionN/A1987
Finalist, Oral Advocacy CompetitionN/A1987
Dean's Honor ListN/A1987
Dean's Honor ListN/A1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerStewart MacNichols Harmell, Inc., P.S.1992 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorCentral Washington University1999 - 2015
Associate AttorneyWaitt Johnson & Martens1988 - 1992
Legal InternMiller & Valentini1987 - 1988
Legal InternHennepin County Prosecutor's Office1987 - 1987
Research AssistantUniversity of Minnesota1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
United States District Court, Western District of WashingtonMember1988 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitMember1988 - Present
Washington Defense Trial LawyersMember1988 - 1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City v. T.H., case number CR0018573Jury Verdict, Not Guilty
City v. M.B., case number K69547Jury Verdict, Not Guilty
City v. H.D.F., case number J00098984Jury Verdict, Not Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
DMCJAJudge-opardy: Prosecutorial Msiconduct and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel2016
AVVO Legal GuidesTwenty "Trial-isms"2015
ABARole, Judicial Demeanor and Practice Bias2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Street LawStreet Law2016
SMHProsecutorial Misconduct and Inneffective Assistance of Counsel2016
DMCJA Spring ProgramProsecutorial Misconduct and Inneffective Assistance of Counsel2016
Central Washington UniversityCriminal Law2016
Washington Traffic Safety ConferenceTherapeutic Practices in Washington Municipal and District Courts2015
The 9th Annual Providers ConferenceOpening Keynote: Breaking the Cycle—The Role of the Courts2015
Street lawStreet Law2015
SMH Invited Attorney TrainingHot Topics: Trueblood and R.C.W. 10.772015
SMH Invited Attorney TrainingBecoming a Trial Attorney: Objections, Motions, Cross and Closing2015
SMH Attorney Invited Training2015 Court Decisions and Legislative Update2015
SMH Attorney Invited TrainingBecoming a Trial Attorney: Opening and Direct2015
SMH Attorney Invited TrainingBecoming A Trial Attorney: The Morning of Trial and Voir Dire2015
Central Washington UniversityCriminal Law2015
Street LawStreet Law2014
SMH Invited Attorney TrainingThe Public Defense Standards, Wilbur, A.N.J and Effective Assistance of Counsel in Municipal Courts2014
DMCJA Spring ConferenceTrial Management2014
Central Washington UniversityLegal Research2014
Attorney Training for Service as Pro Tem: District and Municipal CourtRole, Judicial Demeanor and Practice Bias2014
Street LawStreet Law2013
DMCJA Spring ConferenceUnderstanding Sovereign Citizens2013
Central Washington UniversityCIvil Practice2013
Central Washington UniversityLegal Research2013
Street lawStreet Law2012
Central Washington UniversityLegal Writing2012
Central Washington UniversityEvidence and Arrest2012
Central Washington UniversityFamily Law2011
Central Washington UniversityLegal Writing2010
Association of Washington Cities Annual ConferenceCities and Municipal Courts2010
Central Washington UniversityFamily Law2009
Central Washington UniversityLegal Writing2008
Central Washington UniversityFamily Law2008
Central Washington UniversityGreat American Trials2008
Central Washington UniversityLegal Research2007
Central Washington UniversityCivil Practice2007
Central Washington UniversityLegal Writing2006
Central Washington UniversityFamily Law2006
Central Washington UniversityGreat American Trials2006
Central Washington UniversityEvidence and Arrest2006
Central Washington UniversityIntroduction to Paralegal Studies2005
Central Washington UniversityCivil Practice2005
MSNBCDebra Norville Tonight2004
MSNBCAbram's Report2004
FOXAt Large WIth Geraldo Rivera2004
CNNAnderson Cooper 3602004
Central Washington UniversityLegal Writing2004
Central Washington UniversityIntroduction to Paralegal Studies2004
Central Washington UniversityEvidence and Arrest2004
Central Washington UniversityLegal Research2004
CBSThe Early Show2004
ABCGood Morning America2004
Central Washington UniversityGreat American Trials2003
Central Washington UniversityFamily Law2003
Central Washington UniversityEvidence and Arrest2003
Central Washington UniversityGreat American Trials2001
Central Washington UniversityIntroduction to Paralegal Studies2001
Central Washington UniversityFamily Law2001
University of MinnesotaMoot Court Teaching Director1987