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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Sole Practitioner||Law Office of Raymond C. McFarland||1992 - Present|
|Judge Pro Tem||King County Juvenile Court||2000 - 2005|
|Associate||Stanislaw, Ashbaugh, Chism, Jacobson & Riper||1990 - 1991|
|N/A||King County Prosecutor's Office - Criminal Division||1983 - 1990|
|Law Clerk/Bailiff||The Honorable Frank D. Howard, King County Superior Court||1981 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||1992 - Present|
|King County Bar Association||N/A||1983 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit||Admitted||N/A|
|United States District Court for the Western District of Washington||Admitted||N/A|
|City of Seattle/Seattle Municipal Court||Public Defense RFP Review Panel||2008 - 2008|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Prosecutorial Misconduct Task Force||2002 - 2003|
|King County Bar Association||Awards Committee, Member & Co-Chair||2001 - 2004|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Legislative Committee||2000 - 2003|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Co-Chair, OPD Assigned Counsel Task Force||1999 - 2000|
|King County Bar Association||Judicial Screening Committee, Co-Chair||1999 - 2000|
|King County Bar Association||Board of Trustees||1998 - 2001|
|King County Bar Association||Judicial Evaluation Committee - Chair||1997 - 1998|
|King County Bar Association||Judicial Evaluation Committee, Member||1995 - 1998|
|King County Bar Association||Judicial Screening Committe, Member||1995 - 2000|
|State v. M.W.||Not Guilty - Jury Verdict|
|State v. L.J.||Dismissed by State before Trial|
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|University of Washington School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|University of Washington -Seattle||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction||1978|
|Private Investigator State Certification Program||Instructor - The Court System||2003|
|Legislative Committee Hearing||Felony Murder/Assault||2003|
|Private Investigator State Certification Program||Instructor - The Court System||2002|
|Legislative Committee Hearing||Reimbursement of Atty Fees in Self-Defense Cases||1997|
|Training Seminar||Problem Witnesses||1989|
Posted by anonymous
I was fortunate to have Ray recommended to me in defense of an assault charge against me in which I was protecting private property from serial vandalism. I thought I was doing the right thing in defending against an individual who was damaging private property, but it turned out that I was the one who ended up getting arrested and going to jail. I had never been in any legal trouble before and, finding myself in jail, had no idea how to make my case. Ray quickly took action and began to outline the situation for me. Not only did he assess that I had a valid legal position to defend, but he ascertained from the information that he was putting together that we would be going up against a weak case from the prosecution and should certainly dig in and put up a vigorous defense. Ray was professional and thorough in outlining not only the landscape of the case, but also the tiered positions the prosecution would likely take along the way, and what the possible outcomes of those could be. Ray was also very reassuring and calm in his demeanor along the arc of my case. This felt supportive for someone like myself who was quite nervous having not been in any legal trouble before. Ray's skill, thoroughness and insight -- both in the courtroom and in consultation -- led me to value and trust his advice. I made the decision to continue to trial rather than go for a plea deal, at which point the prosecution folded, as Ray predicted, with a weak case against me. I would recommend Ray without hesitation. I feel very fortunate to have had him recommended to me.
Posted by anonymous
I searched for the best possible lawyer in Seattle, Washington last year and ended up on MrFarland.
Throughout the entire process, Ray turned out to be one of the most professional individuals I've ever been in contact with. Although I was nervous due to the charges of criminal tresspass, Ray was able to calm me down and I learned to completely trust him.
Not only did he resolve my case entirely, but he also learned me about the entire process, explained what he was doing - and why, and the potential consequences.
The positive outcome here is definitively that I got to know Ray, and also learned a lot from the entire experience while he was resolving my case.
I can highly recommend Ray to anyone who needs a lawyer that will handle their issues with respect, is solution focused and really knows "the game".
Posted by anonymous
One min life is great, then suddenly it changed! False accusations were said, and had myself and my families future in jeopardy! That's when Ray stepped into our lives. During our first meeting he had called in to have a lie detector test done that day for me! I passed w/ flying colors and the defense was on!! It was a messy back and forth w/ CPS and police but in the end the truth came out and I was cleared of everything:). It was Ray who spent countless hours researching and talking w/ many connections that he's made over the years from working the other fields of Law that helped in my family reuniting:). If anything in our future were to come up, Ray would be the man I would call!! He has not only my trust, but my families also.
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