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Timothy John Leary

also known as Tim Leary

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  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    16 years, 1.1 thousand cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
    16 years, 500 cases
  3. Violent Crime: 20%
    16 years, 500 cases



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    TIm is an outstanding attorney. He is a former King County Deputy Prosecutor that has handled many complex and high profile cases. He has a very sharp mind and excellent trial skills. I trust him and would refer cases to him without reservation.


    Robert Flennaugh Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark C Blair

    I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Leary on a number of criminal matters and can say without hesitation that he is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. Intelligent, hard-working and well-versed in the law. I endorse him without reservation.


    Mark Blair DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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Law Office of Tim Leary, PLLC

705 Second Ave, Suite 1111
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Washington Super LawyerThomson Reuters2015
Washington Super LawyerThomson Reuters2014
Promoted to Senior Deputy ProsecutorKing County Prosecutor's Office2007
Graduated Cum LaudeUniversity of Puget Sound1994
All-America Scholar AthleteNAIA1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Tim Leary, PLLC2010 - Present
PartnerSherman & Leary PLLC PLLC2008 - 2010
Senior Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecutor's Office2000 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2009 - 2011
King County Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2011
William L Dwyer Inn of the CourtMember2008 - 2014
Plymouth Housing Legal Clinic - SeattleVolunteer2008 - 2013
King County Elder Abuse CouncilVice-Chair2005 - 2008
King County Criminal Mistreatment Review PanelChair2005 - 2006
Washington Association of Prosecuting AttorneysMember2000 - 2008
Jesuit Volunteer CorpsJesuit Volunteer1994 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Arson in the First Degree - Domestic ViolenceDismissed on the Eve of Trial.
Assault in the Second Degree - Domestic ViolenceDismissed
Murder in the First DegreeNot Guilty - Jury Trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Seattle PISeattle Man Acquitted in Stepfather's Slaying2011
Seattle TimesSeattle Police Officer Faces Criminal Probe in Brawl Outside Ballard Bar2011
KOMO NewsSPD Officer Under Investigation for Kick to Head2011
Washington Lawyers Practice ManualState Court Criminal Practice2010
KOMO NewsAbuse of power? The case of John Calkins.2009
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsLong-Term Care in Washington2009
Seattle PIFormer Huling Brothers Car Salesmen's Trial Begins2008
Seattle PIPatient Testifies in Rape Case2007
Washington Appellate: 123 Wn. App. 92State v. Clay Miller2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Puget SoundPolitics and GovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Street Law - Redmond High SchoolCriminal Law 1012011
Managing Your High Profile CaseCase Investigation and Preparation from the Prosecution Perspective2011
The Defender Association MeetingKing County Prosecutor's Office - Insights of a Former Deputy2010
Northwest Defenders Association MeetingKing County Prosecutor's Office - Insights of a Former Prosecutor2010
Nursing Home LitigationDSHS Investigations2009
Yakima Elder Abuse Prevention ConferenceCriminal Mistreatment2008
Veteran's Administration Social Worker TrainingResponding to Criminal Mistreatment and Financial Exploitation2008
Making the Case for Justice - Elder and Vulnerable Adult AbuseFacility Rape and ER 404b2008
Forensic Nursing ConferenceMedical and Legal Myths of Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse2008
15th Annual Criminal Justice InstitutePreventing, Recognizing and Responding to Financial and Physical Abuse of the Elderly2008
Making the Case for Justice - Elder and Vulnerable Adult AbuseMedical and Legal Myths of Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse2007