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Gregory Wayne Schwesinger

also known as Greg W. Schwesinger

About me

Following a successful career as a Judge Advocate and subsequently as a Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Seattle, I chose to enter the private sector and represent those who unfortunately find themselves charged with a crime. I have handled hundreds of criminal cases throughout my career. I represent my clients zealously and with an abundance of compassion and care, and I continue to look forward to the challenge of serving those who find themselves in need of my professional services.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
    24 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 25%
    24 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    24 years, 1 thousand cases



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    In my time as a prosecutor, I went against Greg in jury trials. He was always prepared, exuded confidence, and argued zealously for his clients. He is a straight-shooter and a stand-up guy.


    Ann Gruben Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Martin W. Judnich

    Mr. Schwesinger is a very experienced attorney who often contributes to very complicated areas of the law on AVVO.


    Martin Judnich DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

SQ Attorneys

15500 Woodinville Redmond Rd NE
Woodinville, WA, 98072

Law Offices Of Greg Schwesinger & Saad Qadri, LLC, D.B.A. Sq Attorneys

10740 Meridian Ave N
Suite 207
Seattle, WA, 98133

Law Offices Of Greg Schwesinger & Saad Qadri, LLC, D.B.A. Sq Attorneys in Association with Wong Fleming Attorneys at Law

10675 Willows Rd NE
Suite 250
Redmond, WA, 98052



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Client's Choice AwardAVVO2015
"10 Best" Attorney Nomination for Washington StateAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2014
Avvo Lawyer Rating - Superb 10 BadgeAVVO2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2013
Hot Topics in Criminal DefenseCertifcate of Completion2013
Certificate of CompletionAggressive Defense in Washington2013
Level 6 ContributorAVVO2013
SuperLawyer nominationThomson Reuters SuperLawyers2012
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2012
Completion Confirmation, Defending DUI's in Washington StateWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2012
Level 4 ContributorAvvo2012
Super Lawyers NominationThomson Reuters Super Lawyers2011
Completion Confirmation, Defending DUI's in Washington StateWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2011
MemberWashington Defender Association2011
Superb Avvo Rating of 10 out of 10 PlaqueAmerican Registry LLC2011
Avvo Lawyer Ratings - Superb 10 BadgeAvvo2011
Avvo Lawyer Ratings - Superb 10 badgeAvvo2010
Completion Confirmation, Defending DUI's in Washington StateWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2010
Avvo Superb Rating of 10 out of 10 PlaqueAmerican Registry LLC2010
Completion Confirmation, Defending DUI's in Washington StateWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2009
MemberWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2008
Completion Confirmation, Defending DUI's in WashingtonWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2008
Training Certificate; NHTSA/ IACP, DWI/ SFST courseLa Pier & Associates2008
Completion Confirmation, Defending DUI's in WashingtonWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2007
Completion Certification, Defending DUI's in WashingtonWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2006
Certificate of Completion, Winning: Hot Topics in Criminal LawSeminar Group - Raising the Bar of Continuing Legal Ed2005
Completion Confirmation, Defending DUI's in WashingtonWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2005
Completion Confirmation, Defending DUI's in Washington StateWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2004
Certificate of Appreciationseattle police - Anti Graffiti Unit2002
Certificate of Completion; District Court Training ProgramWashington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys2000
Certificate of RecognitionMarine Corps1998
Certificate of Recognition - Navy Achievement MedalNavy1998
Certificate of Recognition - Navy Achievement MedalUnited States Navy1998
Certificate of Achievement (Trial Advocacy, Camp Pendleton)National District Attorneys Association1997
Certificate of CompletionNaval Justice School1996
MemberWashington State Bar Association1994
Deans Honors ListWillamette University College of Law1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Greg Schwesinger and Saad Qadri, LLC, d.b.a. SQ Attorneys2009 - Present
PrincipalSQ Attorneys2009 - Present
General CounselWoodhouse Wine Estates, Woodinville2009 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices Of Bradley Johnson2005 - 2009
AssociateVeitch, Gaston & Kennedy2004 - 2005
AssociateLaw Firm Of Albert A. Rinaldi2003 - 2004
Deputy District AttorneyCity Of Seattle Prosecuting Attorney's Office2000 - 2003
AssociateMcPeters McAlearney Shimoff & Hatt1998 - 2000
Prosecuting AttorneyUnited States Marine Corps1998 - 1998
Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA)United States Attorneys' Office1997 - 1998
Public DefenderUnited States Marine Corps1996 - 1998
Assistant General CounselUnited States Marine Corps, Office of General Counsel1996 - 1998
Legal Intern (extern)Supreme Court, Washington State1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lawyer.comPremium Member2014 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2009 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2006 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Northwest Academy for DUI DefenseMember2004 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2003 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1997 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Citizens for Judicial ExcellenceMember2008 - 2014
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2006
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2002 - 2003
Washington Association of Prosecuting AttorneysMember2000 - 2003
American Bar AssociationMember1998 - 1999
Judge Advocates AssociationMember1996 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DUI DismissedDismissed
Minor in Possesion DismissalDismissed
Class C Felony reduced to Gross MisdemeanorMalicious Mischief Felony reduced to Gross Misdemeanor
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Publication nameTitleDate
SQ Attorney BlogLawmakers Seeking to expand felony DUI definition2014
SQ Attorneys BlogTarget Zero Task Force zeroing in on Super Bowl Sunday2014
SQ Attorneys BlogChanges Abound Across the Nation2014
SQ Attorneys BlogNew Laws in Effect!2014
SQ Attorneys BlogMarijuana – The Changing Times2014
SQ Attorneys BlogTragedies Causing Havoc2014
SQ Attorneys BlogNew Year, New DUI Pilot Program2013
SQ Attorneys Blog$27 fine to Smoke Pot in Seattle City Limits2013
SQ Attorneys BlogEmphasis Patrols Up and Running2013
SQ Attorneys BlogDUI Work Group Report Delivered, Changes to Follow?2013
SQ Attorneys BlogThat Crime Fightin’ Turkey2013
SQ Attorneys BlogWho is a Family or Household Member?2013
SQ Attorneys Blog2013 Holiday DUI Patrols Right Around the Corner2013
SQ Attorneys BlogA Pot Ban in Certain Communities? Is that Legal?2013
SQ Attorneys BlogConduct Unbecoming? Everett Police Say So …2013
SQ Attorneys BlogScrews are Tightening on King County DV Cases2013
SQ Attorneys BlogA Pricey Pee in King County2013
SQ Attorneys BlogNew DUI Laws in Effect2013
SQ Attorneys BlogTragedies Cause Increased Awareness2013
SQ Attorneys BlogImpoundment has now Expanded to Boats in King County2013
SQ Attorneys BlogChanges on Horizon, Dismissals Secured2013
SQ Attorneys BlogTwo Weeks or Two Years – A ‘Charge’ is Likely if ‘Cited’ for DUI2013
SQ Attorneys BlogVictory!!2013
SQ Attorneys BlogThe Noose is Tightening2013
SQ Attorneys BlogFall UW Applicants Beware2013
SQ Attorneys BlogEmphasis Patrols Abound2013
SQ Attorneys BlogSeattle set to Eradicate “Conviction” Stigma2013
SQ Attorneys BlogDon’t Drive Distracted … Police are on the Hunt2013
SQ Attorneys BlogMeasures and Amendments … Our ever Changing Legal Landscape2013
SQ Attorneys BlogBUI Emphasis Patrols this Weekend2013
King County District CourtBrief of Defendant in Support of Motion to Dismiss and/or Suppress Evidence2012
SQ Attorneys BlogPotential Outcomes in Washington State DUI Cases2012
SQ Attorneys BlogMandatory Arrests in DV Cases2012
SQ Attorneys BlogNew DUI Law2012
SQ Attorneys BlogWhat is an SOC2012
SQ Attorneys BlogThe Unfortunate Consequences of Violating a No Contact Order2012
SQ Attorneys BlogNo Charges Filed2012
SQ Attorneys BlogDon't Let Things Hold You Back2012
SQ Attorneys BlogBC Impaired Driving Rules Reinstated2012
SQ Attorneys BlogCivil Standby Sometimes Not So Civil2012
SQ Attorneys BlogAnother Star Cited for DUI2012
SQ Attorneys BlogMistrial Away2012
SQ Attorneys BlogLaw Enforcement Personnel Not Immune2012
SQ Attorneys BlogMovement to Renew and Revise the VAWA2012
SQ Attorneys BlogA DUI Doesn't Have to be Career Ending2012
SQ Attorneys BlogHit and Run or Run and Hit2012
SQ Attorneys BlogChanges to Domestic Violence Laws Afoot2012
SQ Attorneys BlogFirearms Laws - Should they be Stricter2012
SQ Attorneys BlogProposed DUI Changes Awaiting Governor Approval2012
SQ Attorneys BlogTo Legalize or Not to Legalize, that is the Question2012
SQ Attorneys BlogWashington DUI Laws Expanded2012
SQ Attorneys BlogTo Fire or Rehire, That is the Question2012
SQ Attorneys BlogDUI Conviction Tossed Over Language Barrier2012
SQ Attorneys BlogLegislative Immunity - Should it be Allowed2012
SQ Attorneys BlogA Shift in Prostitution Strategy2012
SQ Attorneys BlogVindication Unmuted2012
SQ Attorneys BlogDUI Happens2012
SQ Attorneys BlogDUI Coffee Sleeves2011
SQ Attorneys BlogUpgrade to Crime Fighting on the Way2011
SQ Attorneys BlogAn Increase in Tribal Court Authority2011
SQ Attorneys BlogCrtiminal Activity on the Rise2011
SQ Attorneys BlogGun Restrictions Signed into Law by California Governor2011
SQ Attorneys BlogCalifornia's New Prison Realignment Law2011
SQ Attorneys BlogDUI Numbers Ever Increasing2011
SQ Attorneys BlogOne Eventful Night2011
SQ Attorneys BlogSpecial Veteran's Court to Open this Month in SMC2011
SQ Attorneys BlogState DUI Website up and Running2011
SQ Attorneys BlogOnly in New York2011
SQ Attorneys BlogFrom the Annals of - It can Happen to Anyone2011
SQ Attorneys BlogHailey's Law in Effect Come Friday2011
SQ Attorneys BlogThe Changes Just Keep Coming2011
SQ AttorneysParty Patrols Commence in Earnest2011
SQ AttorneysThe Law Does Not Discern2011
SQ AttorneysYakima DUI Court on the Horizon2011
SQ AttorneysCrime Equals Time2011
SQ AttorneysWhat You Don't Know Can Hurt You2011
www.sqattorneys.comWhat you Should Know and Do if Pulled over for Driving Under the Influence in Washington State2009
Washington Law and Practice Manual, King County BarDefending DUIs - A Defense Perspective2005
Trial News, Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationNew DUI Warnings Lead to Suppressed Evidence2005
Trial News, Washington State Lawyers AssociationThe New DUI Laws: Sorting through the aftermath of Hurricane 26602004
MCLB TodayIt is Tax season: Do you have a tax deduction coming to you?1998
MCLB TodayVITA reps offer free assistance for your '97 taxes1998
MCLB TodayThe Legal Procedures for Adopting a Stepchild1997
MCLB TodayFDCPA: Protecting yourself from unfair, abusive, deceptive debt collection1997
MCLB TodaySome elementary facts about wills from the SJA1997
MCLB TodayGetting big results from small claims1997
MCLB TodayObtaining the child support you deserve1997
MCLB TodayHow you can stop telemarketing scams1996
MCLB TodayCalifornia's lemon law: A buyer's golden protection1996
MCLB TodayServicemembers' rights are protected by the Civil Relief Act1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
La Pier & AssociatesNHTSA and IACP DWI Detection and Standard Field Sobriety TestingQualified to perform Standard Field Sobriety Testing2008
National College of District AttorneysTrial AdvocacyCertification of Trial Advocacy Skills1998
Marine Corps University (MCLB, Barstow, California)General Law/ Taxation Preparation CourseCertification of Tax Preparation Expert1997
Marine Corps University (MCRD, San Diego, California)Trial AdvocacyCertification of Trial Advocacy Expert1997
Marine Corps University (Camp Pendleton, California)Trial AdvocacyCertification of Trial Advocacy Proficiency1997
Judge Advocate General School, U.S. Air ForceEnvironmental LawCertification of Environmental law proficiency1997
Naval Justice SchoolCalifornia Legal Assistance CourseCertification of Qualified Legal Assistance Attorney1997
Naval Justice SchoolJudge Advocate Training CourseJD - Judge Advocate1996
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. ArmyLegal Assistance ExpertArmy Legal Assistance Course1996
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. ArmyTrial AdvocacyCertification of Trial Advocacy Expert1996
Naval Justice SchoolEnvironmental LawCertification of Completion1996
United States Marine Corps - The Basic SchoolMarine Corps Officer Training CourseCommission to be Marine Corps Officer1995
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
United States Marine Corps - Officer Candidate SchoolPlatoon Leader ClassOfficer Commission1993
St. Marys University School of LawEmphasis on the Concept of Separation of PowersJD - Juris Doctor - (summer program, Austria)1992
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Woodhouse Wine Estates Training SeminarThe Graceful Art of Telling a Customer They've Had Enough2013
Woodhouse Wine Estates Brown Bag LunchThe Intricacies and Defense of DUI2013
Woodhouse Wine Estates Training SeminarYour Legal Responsibilities Serving Alcohol2012
In House LectureDUI Boot Camp2012
Woodhouse Wine Estates Training SeminarThe Effects of Alcohol on Your Customers2011
Bishop Blanchet High School Parent -Teacher Association MeetingCriminal Consequences of Alcohol/Drug usage2007
Brown Bag Lunch, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Barstow, CaliforniaTaxation - benefits/ consequences1997

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