Skip to main content

Zachary Charles Wagnild

Sex crime Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   26 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Zachary

Learn Zachary’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Sex crime
    25%
    Defense against all types of allegations of sexual offenses including rape, child rape/molestation, child pornography, and prostitution.

    28 years, 10,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Defense against allegations involving both misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses including drug offenses, property crimes, fraud, and certain vehicle offenses.

    28 years, 15,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    20%
    Defense against criminal charges involving allegations of domestic violence against romantic partners and family members.

    28 years, 5,000 cases

  4. Violent crime
    20%
    Defense against allegations of violence including charges of Murder, Assault, Robbery, and Sexual Assault.

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  5. Child abuse
    15%
    Defense against criminal charges involving allegations of both physical and sexual abuse of a child.

    28 years, 5,000 cases

A SUCCESSFUL DEFENSE BEGINS WITH KNOWING YOUR ADVERSARIES AND THEIR STRATEGIES. AS A FORMER PROSECUTOR WITH OVER 20 YEARS OF CRIMINAL LAW EXPERIENCE, I HAVE SEEN AND HANDLED EVERY TYPE OF CASE AND SITUATION AND HAVE A LONG RECORD OF SUCCESSFUL RESULTS ON THE MOST SERIOUS CASES.

Zach spent the first 12 years of his legal career as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the King County Prosecutor's Office in Seattle, WA where he negotiated and tried cases ranging from murder and sexual assault to child abuse and domestic violence.  Based on his hard work and excellent trial skills, in 2006 Zach was promoted to Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.  In 2007 he was again promoted, this time to supervise the Special Assault Unit where he oversaw a team of attorneys who focused exclusviely on prosecuting sexual assault and child abuse cases.  In 2011 Zach left the prosecutor's office in order to open his own criminal defense lawfirm.  Using the insights, experience, and knowledge he gained as a prosecutor, Zach has amassed an impressive resume of victories over the State including acquittals in Attempted Murder, Assault, Domestic Violence, Rape, and Child Molestation cases.  Zach has seen first-hand the devastation that criminal charges and convictions can have on a person's life and he strongly believes in the notion that every accused person must be presumed innocent.   

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2020 2012 2011
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Photos and videos

Location

The Law Office of Zachary C. Wagnild, PLLC
705 2nd Ave, Suite 1111
Seattle, WA, 98104

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Zach is the best at what he does
A lawyer friend recommended Zach to represent me in a difficult case and now I can see why. He went out of his way to be available at all times and answer any questions that I had. His steady demeanor and impressive knowledge of the law kept me at ease through the often times confusing criminal justice system. Zach was able to negotiate a positive outcome in my case and I cannot thank him enough for his hard work. This man is a lifesaver and you should not hesitate to hire him if you're in a difficult position legally.
Read less
Posted by Debbie | August 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent in Experience & Communication
My husband & I hired Zack on the recommendation of an attorney friend of mine. From the very beginning over 3 years ago & through to the end he has never left us in the dark, always was there immediately for not only my son, but us the parents at the drop of a text/call even at 2am. Zack is thorough & well adverse as a criminal defense lawyer. His previous prosecuting experience was his biggest asset in our case (in my opinion). If I ever need an attorney or my family, Zack will be my first call. I recommend him highly.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Zach gave me peace of mind. Incredibly professional, well spoken, and reliable,
Zach gave me peace of mind. Incredibly professional, well spoken, and reliable, I went through a free consultation for allegations that created enormous fear in my day to day life. He listened intently, and helped me understand implications from a legal perspective in a concise way. Zach gave me peace of mind for my ongoing event, and I'm certain for those in active cases he is not only high effective, but caring, considerate, empathetic and hard working.
Read less
Posted by DL | May 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney I Have Ever Worked With
From day one Zach listened and believed in me. He is the most attentive and knowledgeable, not just attorney, but person I have ever met, and his commitment to research, hard work and his continuous effort to rethink every possible angle put me at ease throughout my case. He is always readily available and easy to connect with and talk to. While he is practical in his approach with his practice, paying strict attention to the facts, he also understands the emotions involved and is compassionate and understanding to that. I do not look at Zach as my attorney. I now consider Zach a very close friend and would have his back for anything just as he did for me in a very scary moment in my life. Thank you Zach for everything you did and for everything you are and represent.
Read less
Posted by Chuck | May 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb atty. Ethical, honest, outstanding.
Superb atty.!! Ethical, honest and outstanding defender of the accussed. A must-have for anyone looking for the best criminal legal representative ! Highesr possible recommendation.
Posted by Michael | October 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney that gets great results
Attorney Wagnild is an amazing attorney. I was arrested by Seattle PD in massage parlor sting. I refused to plead guilty and I took my case to trial. He fought very hard for me and really impressed me. I highly recommended him
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
If your facing serious charges, or need a professional in handling your criminal charges, look no further as Zach is the man. He was able to reduce my assault 2 charge, up to a year in jail, down to assault 4 before our first court appearance by working out the case with the prosecutor. After the first court appearance the charge was reduced from assault 4 all the way down to a disorderly conduct, which after one year on my record was ultimately dismissed by the judge. During the entire process I was fully confident Zach had the experience and know how to take the best care of my situation. I am very happy with the outcome of my case and would highly recommend your case to him, as he is very professional, smart and just the best person to have on your side when you need legal assistance.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, Experienced and helpful Attorney
He helped me through a rough time. Not only is he a great attorney. He cares about people and always is available to answer questions. I can't thank him enough.
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would recommend Zach as he is professional, patient and very responsive!
I was arrested due to a false allegation. Hiring Zach was the best decision I made, I was not charged and can back to my normal life. He was kind and responsive, being arrested was very stressful because of the uncertainty of future, whenever I had questions or I felt stressful, he was always there(No matter met in person or through other means). He was professional, I fully trusted his judgement on what should do, what shouldn't do and what the outcomes might be. Now, It has approved that his judgement was 100% correct. You shouldn't hesitate to hire him what ever the case you are facing!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced and responsive — highly recommend
I hired Mr. Wagnild after my first lawyer recommended him to me when she had to recuse herself from my case due to a professional conflict of interest. His expertise is solid and he helped me navigate a difficult & unfamiliar process with professionalism, compassion, and (important to me) a high degree of ethical consideration for all parties involved. His manner is brisk and reassuring. He treated my concerns and questions with respect at all times and even made time to speak with me outside of office hours when necessary. I appreciated his expertise and quick responses. Although my case was ultimately closed without any charges being filed, Mr. Wagnild’s representation guided me skillfully through what would otherwise have been an overwhelmingly terrifying investigation process. I recommend him without reservation.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Defense Attorney!
To be plain, I would have been lost without Zach. His guidance and expertise through what was easily one of the worst phases of my life was invaluable. He never failed to answer questions along the way. He also worked to achieve a favorable outcome for my case even in the face of turn over at the prosecutor's office, global pandemic, etc. Zach's appraisal of my situation and the prosecutor's office strategies proved correct throughout the process. I cannot say enough how impressed I was with Zach and his professionalism. If you find yourself in need of an a defense attorney I strongly recommend Zachary Wagnild.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend Zach!!!!!
I have hired Zac a couple of time in the past and always thought we went out of his way to make me feel comfortable throughout both processes. The first time I used him was to represent me in a difficult DV case, and the second time was for a theft case. Both times I felt he treated me with dignity and respect and was extremely fair with his cost. It has been my experience a lot of lawyers will prey on the fear of a maximum penalty to get more money from you, He is far from this type! Hopefully, I steer clear of situations that I may need an attorney in the future but in the event something ever happens I know I can call Zach and he will help me through the process.
Read less
Posted by Conrad | February 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He helped my son prove himself innocent
Selecting Zach and Michelle to defend my son against 1st degree Assault and Burglary charges was the best decision that I have ever made. During a 2week trial, they’re display of reason, logic, facts, evidence, consideration, and basic human decency while defending my son was of the highest caliber. And they discovered and fully exploited every crack in the prosecutors case! They delivered UNANIMOUS Not Guilty and Acted Lawfully verdicts from our jury after less than 4hours of deliberation. They also delivered reimbursement by the state of my legal expenses! Thanks to Zach and Michelle, my son has a second chance to find his way in life without a record or the stigma of prison, the greatest gift! For that, he and everyone who loves him are eternally grateful. Yes, I highly recommend Zach and Michelle, because their skill, competence, and compassion, delivers results!
Read less
Posted by Jarred | February 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An amazing lawyer and incredible person!
Zach, is one of the most hard working and intelligent lawyers I have ever seen. He went above and beyond with my case giving me advice and amazing representation. My case went all the way to trial and he helped me and my family go through this very difficult time. In the time before trial, Zach tried his hardest to convince prosecutors that I was innocent and to work something out. Unfortunately, they did not budge and we had to go to trial. During trial Zach worked everyday through lunch and after hours focusing on my case, he was fast on his feet and his direct and cross examinations were well thought out and organized. His performance in court was outstanding with many moments and one liners leaving me and my family with our jaws dropped in amazement. All in all I cannot recommend Zach enough, if you want a well educated, sharp, organized and most of all caring lawyer Zachary Wagnild is the best choice for you. At a certain point in trial I knew even if things went wrong and I was found guilty it would not be Zach's fault because he put his best foot forward and we fought our hardest. Fortunately everything worked out and I was acquitted of all charges. He not only has the expertise to be a phenomenal lawyer, but he also has the character to be a remarkable person.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2015
Best attorney in Seattle
Zach is the best attorney in Seattle. He was kind, honest, hard working. He saved my life! Zach always returned phone calls . He kept me informed and walked me though the judicial process . I can not say enough about Zach . The road was always uphill but Zach helped me stay strong. Thank you Zach!!! I will always be in your debt. I am a free man because of you.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2014
Review of Zach Wagnild
I loved Zach's approach to my case. He was thoughtful, thorough and caring. He was always responsive and knew the right things to do to get my case resolved quickly.
Posted by Ingo | January 23, 2013
My impossible defense
Zach was extremely fair. He considered every possibilty/scenario in my defense and very thoroughly made me understand the possible outcomes of each of those possibilities/scenarios. Zack kept me well informed of any changes in my case. He also is extremly familiar with the courts and the people of the court system. I know without Zack the outcome of my case would have been totally different. Thanks.
Read less
Posted by Lynn | July 22, 2012
Mr. Wagnild is extremely intelligent, insightful, worked incredibly hard and cared about the outcome of my case and about me.
I retained Mr. Zachary Wagnild in 2011 for a DUI, First Offense. However, I had a previous DUI in 2003 that I went on Deferred Prosecution for and it was dismissed. Even though the 2nd DUI was treated legally as a ‘First Offense’, the court treated it as a 2nd DUI. The information the officers had was quite complicated as one of the witnesses was with the Washington State Patrol. The officer that arrested me was part of the DUI SWAT Team and was very experienced. In short, even though my BAC was very low, they had a very strong case against me. I had a great deal to lose if I was convicted of a DUI and I needed a very experienced attorney to help me. I had met Mr. Wagnild previously when I needed his help with a domestic dispute earlier in 2011 and at that time I found him to be extremely intelligent, non-judgmental and compassionate. I had researched attorneys and found out that he had been a former prosecutor which is a huge plus because he knows both sides of the bench and then had read about how many cases he had worked and how many successes he has had. Reading through Avvo.com, in the 14 years he has practiced, he has successfully worked over 10,000 cases and I needed an attorney who had experience, knew the law inside and out and had connections with other attorneys and others in the legal arena. From the time I retained Mr. Wagnild to present, he is prompt in his replies, he knows the law, he understands my issues and has worked incredibly hard for me. He went above and beyond anything I could have ever asked for or imagined. I can’t say I’ve been an easy client. I’ve been extremely worried and filled with anxiety. I’ve emailed and sent text messages to Mr. Wagnild when I’ve been worried or had questions and he has been kind but firm with me about the outcome of my situation. He definitely draws the line and maintains boundaries but always maintains professionalism. Throughout the process he was never wrong in his assumptions or in his advice to me. I would think of the worst case scenario and he would bring me back to center. In the end, I wasn’t convicted of a DUI and was able to handle all of the financial implications and all of the court obligations…just like he said I would. I would retain Mr. Wagnild again, if needed and I definitely recommend him as an excellent Attorney and a decent human being. He gave me hope and optimism and he saved me from huge heartache, from time away from my family, he saved my driver’s license and from financial ruin.
Read less
Posted by Gene | June 1, 2012
One of the best.
Zach is a lawyer you want to have on your side when you got problems. He always had time for me when ever I called. Answered emails promptly. Always explained everything to me. Always on time. He even placed some money on my books when I was in jail. So, what did he do for me? I was charged with rape of a child and molestation of a child. Three months later all charges DISMISSED. I don't think it gets any better than that. He saved my life. He is the best. Gene.
Read less
Posted by Thomas | December 5, 2011
Best possible results
My family and I retained Zach for an extremely difficult Domestic Violence case against me, and he finished it with the best possible results. With his experience in the King County Prosecutors office, he has a solid grasp what can and will happen in these cases. Zach is a very friendly, honest, and knowledgeable attorney that does not sugar-coat anything, but was worth every cent in the end.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Office of Zachary C. Wagnild, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • Fain Sheldon Anderson Vanderhoef
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • King County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1997 - 2011
  • Intern
  • United State's Senator
  • 1993 - 1993
View all work experience

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • St. Olaf College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Felony Harassment and Threats to Shoot-Up School
  • Acquitted after trial
  • Rape in the Second Degree
  • Plea to reduced charge (non-sex misdemeanor) after three days of trial.
  • Assault in the First Degree + Burglary in the First Degree (Both w/ Deadly Weapons)
  • Acquitted after trial (Self-Defense Verdict)
View all legal cases

Associations

  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force
  • Member- Prosecutor
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Trial Advocacy Clinic
  • Participating Advocate
  • 1996 - 1997
  • National Moot Court Team
  • Oral Advocacy Competitor
  • 1996 - 1997
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Promoted to Vice Chair of the Special Assault Unit
  • King County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2008
  • Promoted to Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • King County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2004
  • Dean's List
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 1997
  • Class Rank Achievement Scholarship
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 1996
  • Class Rank Achievement Scholarship
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 1995
  • 1st Place
  • Fred Tausend Appellate Advocacy Competititon
  • 1995
  • Dean's List
  • St. Olaf College
  • 1994
View all awards

Publications

  • King County Prosecutor's Office SAU Filing Standards
  • Internet Crimes Against Children Filing Guidelines
  • 2008
  • Caselaw Guide
  • Admissibility of 404(b) Evidence in DV Cases
  • 2008
  • King County Prosecutor's Office Firearm Newsletter
  • Proving Firearm Cases Without a Firearm
  • 2003
View all publications

Speaking Engagements

  • WACDL Winter Conference
  • Taking the Sting out of Net Nanny Cases
  • 2019
  • Special Assault Unit Annual Meeting
  • Establishing Competency and Admitting Child Hearsay
  • 2009
  • Harborview Medical Center Nursing Conference
  • Medical Testimony in Sexual Assault Cases
  • 2009
  • WATSA Summer Conference
  • Legal Implications of the Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative
  • 2008
  • King County Prosecutor's Office - DV Conference
  • Admissibilty of 404(b) Evidence in DV Cases
  • 2008
  • Attorney CLE
  • Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative
  • 2008
  • Trial Advocacy II
  • Guest Instructor
  • 2007
  • Domestic Violence CLE
  • Handling Recanting Victims in DV Cases
  • 2006
  • Special Assault Unit CLE
  • ER 404(b) Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases
  • 2005
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (27)
Endorse Zachary
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Zach for several years at the King County prosecutor's office. Zach is very bright, hard-working, and diligent on getting the results his clients' demand. Put simply, he is one of the best trial lawyers in the State, and his command of criminal law is second-to-none. I plan to refer him several clients, and I endorse his work without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Zach has earned the respect of judges and attorneys throughout King County, both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney. His extensive experience as a supervisor in the King County Prosecutor's office and the high regard of his former colleagues make him an outstanding criminal defense attorney. He is honorable, intelligent, and eminently practical. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Zach is a wonderful defense attorney, due in part to his background as a Sr. Deputy Prosecutor in the King County Prosecutor's Office. It was while he was working there that I first met him. He was professional, assertive for the State's position, but a consummate gentleman who took reasonable, well thought out positions on cases. Now as a seasoned defense lawyer, he is never afraid to go to trial. I really learned some valuable professional lessons about working with clients charged in juvenile court in a recent case I had with Zach, wherein he was representing another co-respondent. He was able to explain the likely policy decision of his former office in a way that made sense, which helped calm down very anxious co-respondents. His former colleagues and current judges have great respect for his skills in court, as do I. If I ever have another multi-respondent case, I won't hesitate to recommend Zach."
Domestic violence Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach is a very knowledgeable attorney. He knows the law and just as importantly, knows how to try a case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach is respected by Judges and fellow advocates. I highly endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked very closely with Zach during our time at the Prosecutor's Office. He's an incredibly sharp attorney, and I have no doubt that his criminal defense clients are in great hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach is a former well known prosecutor and now an exceptional criminal defense attorney. Few attorneys have the felony experience, knowledge, and talent as Zach. He commands the courtroom and knows every angle to improve a defendant's position in trial or through negotiations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Over the years I have worked with Mr. Wagnild on numerous criminal cases. As a prosecutor, he always exhibited superb legal knowledge, common sense and professionalism. Mr. Wagnild will undoubtedly apply these traits to all of his criminal defense clients."
Child abuse Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I heartily endorse Zach Wagnild. His 12 years of experience prosecuting child abuse and domestic violence cases has given him a unique insight into defending these cases. He knows how to deal with police and prosecutors and how to exploit the weaknesses in their cases. He is both an excellent trial attorney and a tenacious negotiator. If you want the best result for your case, contact Zach."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Zach is smart, professional and knowledgeable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a lawyer that has actually been to trial with Zach, I can personally say that he is well prepared, quick on his feet, and a worthy adversary. He is also a true gentleman, and a pleasure to interact with. Zach is ethical, intelligent, and an asset to the profession. I can confidently endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Zach at the King County Prosecutor's Office for almost a decade. As a Deputy Prosecutor I frequently sought Zach's advice on trial strategy and legal issues. His experience and success in trial made him an invaluable resource. He is one of the most seasoned and talented trial attorneys working Seattle today. He's developed an expertise and creativity in his trial practice that can only be achieved by spending countless hours in the courtroom. He's put in the time and It shows in the results he gets for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I tried a highly contentious felony domestic violence matter against Zach last year when he was a senior deputy prosecutor with King County. I did my homework on him and the consisted feedback I received on him was that he is recognized as one of the best trial lawyers in the King County Prosecutor's office. In dealing with him and trying my case against him, I found him to be very professional and forthright with high ethical standards, and that was in addition to his exceptional trial skills. When I heard he had left the prosecutor's office, I knew the King County had lost one of their best. I can say with confidence that any client of his will enjoy the satisfaction of receiving highly skilled and competent representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach has transitioned from being a very well respected senior deputy at the King County Prosecutor's office to a tremendous criminal defense attorney. As the co-supervisor of the domestic violence and sexual assualt unit, Zach was known for his excellent trial skills as well as his civility and professionalism with his adversaries. Zach provides that excellent balance of being a tough litigator but also a great negotiator and listener. Anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney would be well served choosing Zach to represent them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Zach is a great attorney. As a senior deputy prosecutor and assistant chair of the sexual assault division, he was a zealous, hardworking, and prepared advocate. I highly endorse Zach."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I had the pleasure of working with Zach at the King County Prosecutor's Office. Zach is a superior trial lawyer whose experience provides his clients with outstanding advocacy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Zach Wagnild as he is an outstanding attorney. I had the opportunity to work with Zach when I was at the King County Prosecutor's Office and went up against him after I left. Zach is tenacious and always well prepared on his cases. He has a great approach with jurors and the court. Now that he is a defense attorney, you would be lucky to have him working on your case. He will work to exploit every possible advantage. If it means taking the case to trial, he has the skills to get it done. If the case needs to resolve short of trial, he will work to get you the best possible result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I opposed Zach on several cases when he was a King County Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Domestic Violence Unit and Sexual Assault Unit. As a prosecutor, Zach had an excellent reputation among the criminal defense bar because of his professionalism, integrity, reasonableness, and his ability to see the humanity in our clients. In court, I've always been impressed with his sharp litigation skills, careful preparation, and pleasant, friendly demeanor. Zach's years of trial experience prosecuting extremely complex cases, including sex offenses, domestic violence cases, and homicide, gives him precious insider's knowledge in anticipating how your case will be prosecuted--and how to defend you accordingly. And, his keen intellect and terrific wit will put you immediately at ease. Hire him."
Child abuse Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Zach for over a decade and have been consistently impressed by his knowledge, skills, diligence in his matters and unmatched preparation. Zach possesses a unique combination of impressive interpersonal skills, tenacity in trial and care for clients that achieves great results. You couldn't do much better than with Zach as your lawyer."
View more endorsements
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Litigation
Criminal defense

Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor

Zachary earned significant contribution points in 2012.

106 Legal Answers 0 Legal Guides
Seattle Sex crime Lawyer Zachary Charles Wagnild
Zachary Charles Wagnild
Sex crime Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 26 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available