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Courtney James Will

also known as Court Will

About me

Court was born and raised in Tacoma and has had an interest in the legal system ever since he can remember.  While he always knew he would ultimately make his home in the Pacific Northwest, the draw of the sun and surf beckoned him to Southern California where he completed his undergraduate and law degree at Pepperdine University.

Following internships at multiple Prosecutor’s offices, the FBI, and the United States Attorney’s Offices, Court initially decided to stay in Southern California after school and cut his teeth as a criminal defense attorney in the trenches of the most overburdened court system in the country.  Court has represented thousands of clients from all walks of life for everything from DUI’s, to serious sex crimes, to murder. He thoroughly enjoys the challenge of taking cases to jury trial whenever it’s in his client’s best interest, and he has has conducted countless jury trials with great success.

 Court also developed a specialty representing those accused of sex crimes through his involvement with Dateline NBC’s To Catch A Predator show. He was the first attorney in the country to take one of these cases to trial. Read about Court's success with this first case here.

Court practiced throughout Los Angeles and surrounding counties for nearly a decade before moving back to Washington. Reopening WILL & WILL in the Northwest was a thrill for Court and he is happy to have the opportunity to represent those accused of a crime in his home state. Your constitutional rights are inalienable and Court protects them every step of the way.



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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Rajan Ronald Maline

    I endorse this lawyer. Court Will is an outstanding lawyer and true professional. His knowledge and hard working style has produced quality results on a consistent basis.


    Rajan Maline Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Victor C Marshall

    When I first met Court Will, I was moved by his spirit and enthusiasm to learn and to be better than the standard defense lawyer. We were able to share ideas. His knowledge was insightful and intuitive. This is why I endorse Mr. Will. He is a wonderful addition to the league of lawyers!


    Victor Marshall Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info


705 2nd Ave. Suite 1111
Seattle, WA, 98104


DCActive 201407/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Contributor Level 5Avvo2014
40 Under 40Los Angeles Metro2013
Clients' ChoiceAvvo2012
Top Inland Empire AttorneysInland Empire Magazine2011
Top Inland Empire AttorneysInland Empire Magazine2010
Rising StarLawyers Weekly2009
40 Under 40OC Metro Magazine2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWILL & WILL, PLLC2007 - Present
Owner/PartnerLaw Offices of Court Will2004 - 2007
Associate AttorneyWallin & Klarich2003 - 2004
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney's Office2003 - 2003
Honors InternFederal Bureau Of Investigation2002 - 2002
Law ClerkLos Angeles District Attorney's Office2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyMember2008 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2005 - Present
San Bernardino County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. William H.Case Dismissed after Hung Jury
People v. OchoaFound Not Guilty by Jury
People v. BurkeCase Dismissed after Motion
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Pepperdine UniversitySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CDAP Fall ConferenceDigital Age Defense2013
KABC NewsIllegal Teacher/Student Relationship2012
Talk RadioSex Stings2011
Talk RadioDrug Crimes2008