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Jon R Zulauf

Criminal defense Attorney at Seattle, WA

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Seattle attorney Jon Zulauf has regularly been recognized as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in Washington state. He is a member of The National Trial Lawyers, an exclusive legal organization composed of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. He has been named every year since 2003 to Washington State Super Lawyers, including most recently for 2011. Seattle Magazine has ranked him one of the top five criminal defense attorneys in Seattle, and he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America every year since 1995, including for 2011. Seattle Metropolitan Magazine named Jon as being among the top criminal defense attorneys in King County, and the September/October 2010 issue of Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition honored him as one of the top attorneys in Civil and Criminal Litigation in America. The 2011 U.S.News—Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" survey has given Zulauf & Chambliss a Tier 1 Ranking for Seattle in the area of Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar.

 

Jon has built a highly successful white-collar criminal defense practice. He has represented a lawyer charged with racketeering in Alaska, a real estate developer charged with securities violations, doctors accused of Medicare fraud, and corporations charged with EPA and FDA crimes. He has represented corporations accused by the Department of Financial Institutions of fraud in the Pay Day Loan industry and individuals charged with IRS crimes.

 

Other notable cases Jon has taken on include:

 

  • Doctors at the University of Washington relating to the University of Washington Physicians investigation
  • A mechanic implicated in the Alaska Airlines crash
  • Employees of the Olympic Pipeline Company regarding a gasoline explosion in Bellingham
  • Well-known sports figures, including a Seattle Seahawk football player and a Seattle Sonic basketball player
  • The celebrity, Courtney Love

 

 In 2008, Jon successfully defended Pamela Moran, charged in Federal Court with 36 Counts of tax fraud. After a lengthy trial before Judge Coughenour, she was found not guilty of all counts.

 

 In 2007, Jon volunteered to represent two Guantanamo Bay detainees allegedly involved in acts of terrorism. He traveled to Cuba, met with his clients, and worked to establish that his clients had no association with Al Qaeda or the Taliban. Each of those clients has now been released from prison. Jon has also contributed his time to the Innocence Project, and he successfully reversed a conviction in which his client was falsely accused of committing thousands of acts of child molestation in the notorius Wenatchee child sex abuse trials.

 

 

Licensed for 46 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1976
Updated 02/01/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Zulauf & Chambliss
The Hoge Building, Suite 1111
705 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104

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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2009
Outstanding Criminal Defense
In a time of crisis, in a time of uncertainty, when the authorities are trying to charge you with a crime - there is no other attorney I would call other than Jon Zulauf. His dedication to our case was truly above and beyond what anyone could expect. Jon’s extensive knowledge of the law, attention to detail and his many numerous contacts were instrumental in bringing our case to a favorable conclusion. Jon’s knack for dealing with younger clients, his patience and his thoughtful tone shows that he cares a great deal about his clients. I know he cared a great deal about my daughter when the authorities charged her with a crime she did not commit. On several occasions during our 17 month nightmare the prosecutor tried to bend and twist the law but Jon was there, he was there every step of the way. If it were not for Jon Zulauf and his dedicated staff I am 100% sure that my daughter would have been railroaded into pleading guilty to a crime she did not commit. I cannot say enough good things about Jon, his skill and ability to represent and defend you in a court of law.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Zulauf & Chambliss
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Finegold & Zulauf
  • 1985 - 2003
  • Attorney
  • Franco, Asia, Bensussan, Coe & Finegold
  • 1983 - 1985
  • Attorney
  • Eastside Defenders
  • 1981 - 1983
  • Attorney
  • Alhadeff Wesley and Bopp
  • 1980 - 1981
  • Attorney
  • Eastside Defenders
  • 1979 - 1980
  • Attorney
  • Associated Counsel for the Accused
  • 1977 - 1979
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Education

  • University of Georgia
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Emory University
  • BS
  • 1973

Associations

  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pratt Fine Arts
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Powerful Schools
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Vice President
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Treasurer
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 1993 - 1999
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Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in Puget Sound
  • Seattle Business magazine
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • First Tier Ranking, Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, Seattle
  • U.S.News—Best Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics
  • 2010
  • First Tier Ranking, Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar, Seattle
  • U.S.News—Best Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top Criminal Defense Attorneys in King County
  • Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Washington State
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition
  • Washington Law and Politics
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics
  • 2005
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2004
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics
  • 2004
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2003
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics
  • 2003
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2002
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2001
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2000
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1999
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1998
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1997
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 1996
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 25
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
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"Mr. Zulauf provides insightful, helpful and accurate advice. His knowledge and experience are clearly evident. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 27
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"I endorse this lawyer. Jon gives sound legal advice and really knows the law."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
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Seattle Criminal defense Lawyer Jon R Zulauf
Jon R Zulauf
Criminal defense Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 46 years