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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • Chelsea C Baldwin

    DeBray is one of the best criminal law attorneys in Cowlitz county. He is intelligent, has excellent work product and is impressive in the court room. He is equally capable of mediating a case to an agreed resolution or taking a case to trial. One of the things I like best about DeBray is his ability to talk to clients and help them get to heart of what really matters. I highly recommend DeBray and his current employer is lucky to have him on staff!


    Chelsea Baldwin Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thomas Paul Keehan

    I endorse this lawyer. Ted's reputation as creative and zealous trial warrior in the defense community preceded him so he was always someone that I'd pay attention to as he advocated for his clients in the courtroom. Soon after meeting Ted we became co-counsel on an intense and challenging "Three Strikes" case involving a shooting outside a bar that involved an immense and interesting cast of characters and where the stakes couldn't have been higher. It was a privilege to work the case with Ted, as he was more than up for the challenge which included thorough witness investigations, complex legal analysis, creative case management, and the massive amount of work required to secure our client a fair trial in difficult circumstances. I learned much from working with Ted; in fact I borrowed from his closing argument in our case to deliver a devastating closing argument to win an acquittal recently. Having watched and worked with him for years, I recommend Ted without hesitation.


    Thomas Keehan Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Cowlitz County Office Of Public Defense

1801 1st Ave. Suite A
Longview, WA, 98632


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Professionalism AwardWashington State Bar Association2013
Graduate, Forensic Gas Chromatography TrainingAxion Training Institute, Chicago2010
NHTSA/IACP SFST Practitioner CourseWalden, Platt and Associates2005
MembershipPhi Beta Kappa Society1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Deputy Public DefenderCowlitz County Office Of Public Defense2013 - Present
AttorneyPrivate Practice2010 - 2013
Deputy ProsecutorJefferson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2006 - 2009
Staff AttorneyClallam-Jefferson Public Defender2001 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of OregonHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1992