Legal Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1976

Professional Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Founding member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Board of Governors 1987-1992)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • The National College of D.U.I. Defense
    NCDD National College for DUI Defense: Chelsea C. Korte

Professional Ratings

  • Super Lawyer 2008 & 2009

    Super Lawyers
    Seriously Outstanding
    only 5% selected each year
  • Listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • "AV" Peer Rating, the highest professional and ethical national peer rating in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies).
Inquiries

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Law Teaching Experience

  • Former adjunct professor of Law & Justice at Central Washington University in Search & Seizure, Arrest and Criminal Law.
  • Guest lecturer at various professional legal seminars in a variety of subjects.

Continuing Legal Education

    I make a concerted effort to stay on the fore-front of my practice area by attending numerous legal seminars, both within the state and nationally. Here is the list for the past eight years:

      12/2000
      A Defense Odyssey, Seattle
      12/2000
      Communication In The Court Room, Seattle
      03/2001
      Defending DUI, Kirkland
      09/2002
      Washington Criminal Justice Institute, Tacoma
      09/2002
      Appellate Practice, Seattle
      10/2002
      Mastering Pre-Trial Motions in DUI Cases, Bellevue
      10/2002
      National D.U.I. Seminar, Las Vegas
      12/2003
      Defending D.U.I., Sea-Tac
      12/2004
      Defending D.U.I., Sea-Tac
      03/2005
      Motions Madness, Seattle
      05/2005
      Winning, Seattle
      04/2005
      Criminal Law in Courts of Limited Jurisdiction, Seattle
      09/2005
      National D.U.I. Seminar, Las Vegas
      11/2005
      Internet Legal Research, Seattle
      12/2005
      Defending D.U.I., Sea-Tac
      12/2005
      How The Masters Try Cases, Seattle
      02/2006
      DWI Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification, Lynnwood
      03/2006
      Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases, Dallas
      07/2006
      National D.U.I. College, Boston
      08/2006
      DataMaster Factory Training, Ohio
      12/2006
      Defending D.U.I., Sea-Tac
      01/2007
      National D.U.I. College, Tucson
      10/2007
      National D.U.I. Seminar, Las Vegas
      11/2007
      District Court Practice, Tacoma
      12/2007
      Defending D.U.I., Sea-Tac
      01/2008
      National D.U.I. College, Oahu
      06/2008
      Washington Assn of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual Mtg
      09/2008
      National D.U.I. Seminar, Las Vegas
      12/2008
      Defending D.U.I., Sea-Tac
      01/2009
      National D.U.I. College, Nassau
      03/2009
      "Trial Director" presentation software advanced course, Phoenix

Daily ListServs

  • ListServ of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • ListServ of the National D.U.I. College
  • ListServ of the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice

Civic Activity

  • Former county-wide chairman, United Way
  • Former county-wide executive volunteer for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Explorers
  • Former president, Kiwanis

Personal

  • Eagle Scout
  • All-league high school football player.
  • U.S. Army infantry lieutenant in Vietnam, recommended for the Congressional Medal of Honor and awarded The Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in combat, 2 Purple Hearts and the Army Commendation Medal.

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