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200 1st Ave., W, Suite 550
Seattle, WA, 98119-4298

Practice areas


  1. Ethics: 50%
    29 years, 100 cases
  2. Litigation: 45%
    42 years, 500 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 5%
    40 years, 2 thousand cases

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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    Bob is beyond qualified and a wonderful oral advocate.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Rated since 1980Martindale-Hubbell2013
Washington Super LawyerN/A2007
Washington Super LawyerN/A2006
Top 25 Criminal Defense Lawyers in WAN/A2006
Washington Super LawyerN/A2004
Washington Super LawyerN/A2003
Washington Super LawyerN/A2002
Washington Super LawyerN/A2001
Washington Super LawyerN/A2000
Order of the CoifN/A1974
Order of BarristersN/A1974
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerRobert J. Wayne, P.S.1978 - Present
Adjunct InstructorUniversity of WA Law School1977 - 2007
Deputy ProsecutorKing Co. Prosecutor's Office1976 - 1978
AttorneyPerkins Coie1975 - 1976
Law ClerkUS Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit1974 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTeam Leader1990 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFounding Member1986 - Present
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyFaculty1980 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1978 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1974 - Present
Kings County Bar AssociationBoard of Trustees2013 - 2016
King County Bar AssociationChair, Judicial Conferencing2011 - 2013
King County Bar Association, Judiciary & Litigation CommitteeChair2008 - 2012
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2001 - 2003
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyProgram Director1997 - 2004
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Strike ForceChair1993 - 1994
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors1986 - 1989
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Strike ForceChair1986 - 1993
Washington State Association for Justice, Tort SectionChair1983 - 1985
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1978 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bruett v. 18328 11th Ave., NEForfeiture Defeated - Property Returned to Owner
US v. AllenUS Court of Appeals reverses and suppresses drugs
G v. Davis WrightLegal Malpractice Jury Verdict for $600,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
NACDL Strike Force Manual 3d EdNACDL Strike Force Manual 3d Ed.1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of OregonN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KCBA Bench Bar ConferenceModerator2013
WACDLDemonstrative & Computer Evidence2012
WACDLChallenging Search Warrants2011
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyTaking Depositions2011
DepositionsTaking Depositions2010
DepositionsTaking Depositions2009
WSBA SeminarUse of Computers at Trial; 8 or 9 Things I Hate About PowerPoint2007
Trial Skills ProgramTrial Skills2004
Trial Skills ProgramTrial Advocacy2003
WACDL Annual MeetingImpeachment of Witnesses1998
WACDLFederal Forfeitures1992