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About me

I am a trial lawyer.  I have obtained numerous acquittals, or "Not Guilty" verdicts in serioius felony cases.  I graduated in 1997 from Gonzaga School of Law, where I served as an Associate Editor of the Gonzaga Law Review.

I began my legal career in insurance defense.  To gain trial experience, I became a Spokane City Prosecutor.  I fell in love with trial work, and in the years since I have tried more than fifty cases to a jury.  I have earned acquittals before juries in federal and state courts.

After almost fourteen years practicing law as "Julian Elizabeth St. Marie,"in November 2010, I married George Paul Trejo, Jr. , and took his surname.

After several years as a contract defender, I am now taking private clients. My areas of representation are criminal defense, civl rights,and personal injury.

I speak Spanish reasonably well and my staff speaks fluently.  I am available to appear in state and federal courts in Washington. 

For a more complete list of my trial wins and pre-trial successes, visit my website at

Call my office to set up a consultation.  


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    500 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
  3. Civil Rights: 10%
    3 cases



Contingent (33-40%), Retainer (always)

Attorney endorsements

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    Ms. Trejo is a hard working and dedicated criminal defense lawyer. Her experience in both federal and state criminal defense is invaluable.


    Stephen Hormel Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. She consistently provides her clients with aggressive representation and achieves incredible results. Her dismissals and acquittals speak highly for this attorney. Not only has she achieved Not Guilty verdicts in State Court but has done the same in serious felony cases - a feat rarely achieved by the criminal defense bar. She is the type of detailed oriented lawyer you want fighting for you.


    George Trejo Federal crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Julian E. Trejo

P.O. Box 1338
Mercer Island, WA, 98040


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Defense attorney award-trial victoryGrant County Defenders2007
Defense Attorney Award-Trial victoriesGrant County Public Defenders2007
Defense award-jail visitsGrant County Defenders2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerTrejo Law Offices2011 - Present
Public DefenderGrant County Public Defender2006 - 2011
Managing PartnerLaw Office of Julian E. St. Marie2000 - 2006
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneySpokane County Prosecutor's Office1999 - 2000
Deputy ProsecutorSpokane City Prosecutor's Office1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's Collegemember2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. MatthewsNot Guilty
United States v. WardNot Guilty
State v. KrebsNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Appellate ReporterState v. Boiko2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Wisconsin, MadisonHistory/Spanish LiteratureSpanish Literature1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal Education SeminarVoire Dire2008