Alexander F. Ransom

Alexander F. Ransom

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Bellingham, WA

Law Office Alexander F. Ransom
 | Bellingham Towers, 119 North Commercial Street #1420
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-746-2642
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010, 2013
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Alexander F. Ransom provides professional and zealous legal services in Criminal Law and General Litigation.  He routinely handles cases in the District and Superior Courts of Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island, and King County as well as in the municipal courts of surrounding cities and towns. Alexander specializes in criminal drug cases, assaults, property crimes, DUI defense, police misconduct, criminal record expungements, probation, Department of Licensing hearings, and Civil Litigation. He is a former prosecutor and public defender. Alexander's office is located in the heart of downtown Bellingham at the historic Bellingham Towers. He strives to provide you with the highest level of aggressive, experienced, and effective legal representation. Your case deserves nothing less.

About Alexander Ransom

Admitted: 2005, Washington

Professional Webpage: www.ransom-lawfirm.com

Honors and Awards:

  • "Client Distinction Award", Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • "10 Best DUI Attorneys WA State", American Institute DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2015
  • "Top 100 Black Attorneys", National Black Lawyers, 2015
  • "Top 40 Under 40", National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • "Top 40 Under 40", American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
  • "Top Attorneys WA State", Seattle Met Magazine, 2013
  • "Rising Star", Seattle Law & Politics Magazine, 2012
  • "Rising Star", Seattle Law & Politics Magazine, 2011
  • "Rising Star", Seattle Law & Politics Magazine, 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Advanced Trial Advocacy Diploma from National Institute of Trial Advocates (NITA)., 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Editor of the Whatcom County Bar Association Newsletter, 2011

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Alexander provides pro bono legal services through LAW Advocates, an organization which assists the community with family law, landlord/tenant, and debtor/creditor issues.  He participates in LAW Advocates' Street Law program., 2005

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Feature article in Washington State Bar Association monthly magazine discussed what criminal defense attorneys should practice and/or implement into their jury trial preparations after conducting 20 jury trials., On 20 Jury Trials, NW Lawyer, Criminal Defense & General Litigation Practice, 2013
  • Panel discussion focused on how the media has impacted a controversial case involving the "Stand Your Ground" self defense death of a young man in Florida., Panel Speaker, The Media Response to the Trayvon Martin Case, Western Washington University, 2012
  • Spoke at a Continuing Legal Education seminar for LAW Advocates, a local organization dedicated to providing free legal advice to indigent people., Guest Speaker, Criminal Law Overview, LAW Advocates, 2011
  • Conducted keynote address at Western Washington University "Privacy Week" seminar discussing whether the U.S. Border Patrol has authority to set up roving roadblocks or board buses seeking illegal immigrants when they lack a factual basis for believing criminal activity is happening.  This event was co-sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).  Mr. Ransom discussed the ACLU's position.  Illustrated why the Border Patrol's reliance on U.S. v. Martinez Fuerte, 428 U.S. 543 (1976) is an incorrect legal basis for conducting these kinds of stops., Keynote Speaker, Border Patrol: Know Your Rights at Roving Roadblocks and Bus Boarding, 2009
  • Informational Seminar on DUI Detection, Guest Lecturer Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce, Don't Become A Defendant: Information on DUI Detection and Enforcement, 2007

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Hung Jury & Mistrial: Rape in the Second Degree (4 Counts); Indecent Liberties and Unlawful Imprisonment, 2017
  • Prevailed at Sentencing: Aiding & Abetting a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, # CR-16******, 2016
  • Hung Jury & Dismissal, Assault Fourth Degree (DV) # CB-938**, 2016
  • Full Jury Acquittal Assault Fourth Degree (DV) & Malicious Mischief Third Degree (DV) #4Z9623**, 2015
  • Full Jury Acquittal on Making False Statements to Law Enforcement, Rendering Criminal Assistance Second Degree & Obstructing Police # 4Z9289**, 2015
  • Full Jury Acquittal Assault Fourth Degree #4Z8703**, 2015
  • Hung Jury & Dismissal, Child Molestation First Degree # 13-1-012**-8, 2015
  • Full Jury Acquittal Reckless Endangerment (two counts) #4Z230**, 2014
  • Full Jury Acquittal Felony Assault Second Degree Deadly Weapon #13-1-001**-0, 2013
  • Hung Jury and Dismissal of Assault Fourth Degree #2Z-6010**, 2013
  • Full Jury Acquittal on Felony Burglary Second Degree #11-1-010**-3, 2012
  • Hung Jury and Dismissal of Felony Burglary First Degree #11-1-011**-2, 2012
  • Full Jury Acquittal Felony Harassment and P.O.W. by Inmate #12-1-008**-9, 2012
  • Jury Acquittal for Witness Tampering and Intimidating a Witness #10-1-000**-3, 2011
  • Full Jury Acquittal on DUI charge. #C-7846**, 2011
  • Full Jury Acquittal on Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence #CB-699**, 2011
  • Full Jury Acquittal on Reckless Driving Charge #CB-697**, 2011
  • Jury Acquittal on 2 Counts Rape of a Child Third Degree. #09-1-005**-9, 2010
  • $150,000.00 settlement http://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/news/39677784.html, 2009
  • Full Jury Acquittal Malicious Mischief Third Degree Domestic Violence #CB-632**, 2008
  • Full Jury Acquittal Assault Fourth, Mistrial on Felony Harassment. #08-1-001**-7, 2008
  • Jury Acquittal on Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence and Interfering 911 Call Domestic Violence #CB-542**, 2006
  • Full Jury Acquittal on Theft Third Degree charge. #CB-529**, 2006

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Dismissed Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Lorazepam & Methadone) #15-1-00***-*, 2017
  • Dismissed Felony Harassment #16-1-014**-8, 2017
  • Dismissed Theft Third Degree #BUC0175**, 2017
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree (DV) #MC329**, 2017
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree (DV) and Malicious Mischief Third Degree (DV), Cause #7Z02154**, 2017
  • Dismissed Welfare Fraud #16-1-0059***, 2017
  • Reduced and Dismissed Unlawful Hunting Second Degree (2 Counts) & Spotlighting Second Degree, #C801**, 2017
  • Dismissed Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia, Cause #5Z6321**, 2017
  • Dismissed Disorderly Conduct, Cause #CC098**, 2017
  • Dismissed Minor in Possession of Alcohol, #6Z587***, 2017
  • Dismissed Malicious Mischief Third Degree (DV) #CB998**, 2017
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree, Cause # CB0942**, 2016
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree (DV), #6Z05003**, 2016
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree, #PA1337*, 2016
  • Dismissed Malicious Mischief Second Degree #14-1-00****, 2016
  • Reduced & Dismissed Driving While Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUI) #6Z05627**, 2016
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree (DV) # SC00162**, 2016
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree #BUC196**, 2016
  • Dismissed Possession of Legend Drug # 6Z04338**, 2016
  • Dismissed Interfering With Federal Officer & Dumping A Vehicle on Federal Land # 15-PO-2**, 2016
  • Dismissed Kidnapping First Degree, Robbery First Degree & Assault Second Degree # 15-1-014**-1, 2016
  • Dismissed Felony Unlawful Imprisonment (DV) and Possession of Heroin # 14-1-012**-3, 2016
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree (DV); Malicious Mischief Third Degree (DV) & Malicious Mischief Third Degree (non-DV) # 5Z6657**, 2016
  • Dismissed Felony Unlawful Possession of Vicodin, Cause # 14-1-000**-1, 2015
  • Dismissed Theft Third Degree #CB929**, 2015
  • Dismissed Unlawful Hunting of Big Game, Spotlighting & Criminal Trespass #C0546** & C0546**, 2015
  • Dismissed Theft Third Degree, Cause #PA-129**, 2015
  • Dismissed Shoplifting # CB-940**, 2015
  • Dismissed Nuisance and Littering, Cause #CB-823**, 2015
  • Dismissed Malicious Mischief Third Degree & Theft Third Degree, Cause #CB-927**, 2015
  • Dismissed Felony Harassment (Threats to Kill), Cause # 14-1-006**-5, 2015
  • Dismissed Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Cause # 14-1-014**-7, 2015
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Attended, Failure to Obey Police Officers & Failure to Comply With Flaggers, # 4Z02043**, 2015
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Unattended # CB911**, 2015
  • Dismissed Driving While Under the Influence of Intoxicants, # 5Z2463**, 2015
  • Dismissed Criminal Trespass Second Degree # 5Z308**, 2015
  • Dismissed Felony Theft Second Degree # 14-1-003**-9, 2015
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Unattended # SC166**, 2015
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Unattended #4Z5548**, 2015
  • Dismissed Felony Unlawful Imprisonment Domestic Violence #14-1-008**-4, 2015
  • Dismissed Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree & Minor in Possession of Alcohol #CB-907** , 2015
  • Dismissed Criminal Trespass Second Degree #AC-526**, 2015
  • Dismissed Hit and Run Unattended #C424**, 2015
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Unattended #CB-918**, 2014
  • Dismissed Negligent Driving First Degree #PA-46**, 2014
  • Dismissed Shoplifting #CB917**, 2014
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence #CB-893**, 2014
  • Dismissed Reckless Driving #4Z5684**, 2014
  • Dismissed Rape First Degree & Kidnapping First Degree # 14-1-004**-6, 2014
  • Dismissed Felony Theft Second Degree # 13-1-004**-4, 2014
  • Dismissed Hit and Run Attended Vehicle #4Z00162**, 2014
  • Dismissed Reckless Driving & Disorderly Conduct #CB-814**, 2014
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree #3Z01560**, 2014
  • Dismissed Malicious Mischief Third Degree #4Z02678**, 2014
  • Dismissed Robbery, Drive-By Shooting & Possession of Firearm #13-1-007**-3, 2014
  • Dismissed DUI and Hit & Run # 3Z08242** & 3Z08243**, 2014
  • Dismissed Felony Communicating With Minor #11-1-008**-3, 2014
  • Reduced Rape and Child Molestation Charges to non-sex offenses #12-1-000**-6, 2014
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence #C-616**, 2013
  • Dismissed Theft Third Degree #C-110**, 2013
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Attended with Infractions #3Z2412** & 3Z2412**, 2013
  • Dismissed Felony Unlawful Imprisonment Domestic Violence #12-1-013**-3, 2013
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree #CB-824**, 2013
  • Dismissed Minor in Possession of Alcohol #C7680**, 2013
  • Dismissed Possession of Cocaine #3Z07045**, 2013
  • Reduced Felony Rape Second Degree to Misdemeanor Assault #11-1-006**-1, 2013
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Attended #CB-816**, 2013
  • Dismissed Unlawful Aiming/Discharge of Firearm #2Z05768**, 2013
  • Reduced Possession of Cocaine to Disorderly Conduct #13-1-003**-7, 2013
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence #AC-448**, 2012
  • Dismissed Felony Assault Second Degree Domestic Violence #11-1-007**-4, 2012
  • Dismissed Felony Trafficking Stolen Property in the First Degree #11-1-001**-4, 2012
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Attended #CB-728**, 2012
  • Dismissed Felony Unlawful Imprisonment Domestic Violence #12-1-000**-0, 2012
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree & NCOV Domestic Violence #AC-438**, 2012
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence #CB-780**, 2012
  • Dismissed Felony Possession Cocaine With Intent to Deliver, #84-1-000**-0, 2012
  • Dismissed Felony Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs #09-1-001**-9, 2012
  • Dismissed Felony Assault Second Degree Domestic Violence #12-1-006**-8, 2012
  • Dismissed Felony Violation of No-Contact Order (2 Counts) #11-1-009**-5, 2012
  • Dismissed Felony Assault Second Degree Domestic Violence #12-1-003**-3  , 2012
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree #CB-770**, 2012
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Attended #C-382**, 2012
  • Dismissed Felony Robbery First Degree & Assault Second Degree #09-1-008**-5, 2011
  • Dismissed Felony Assault Second Degree #09-1-014**-5, 2011
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree #CB-718**, 2011
  • Dismissed Violation of No-Contact order Domestic Violence #C-74**, 2011
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence, AC-357**, 2011
  • Dismissed Reckless Driving #C-7677**, 2011
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree #1Z-02470**, 2011
  • Dismissed Violation of No-Contact Order Domestic Violence #CB-707**, 2011
  • Dismissed Felony Theft of Rental Property & Bail Jumping #09-1-012**-1, 2011
  • Dismissed Assault, Resisting & Obstructing a Police Officer #AC-432**, 2011
  • Dismissed Felony Assault Second Degree With a Deadly Weapon #08-1-001**-6, 2011
  • Dismissed Reckless Endangerment & Unlawful Discharge of Firearm #1Z-2791**, 2011
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree and Hit & Run Attended #CB-729**, 2011
  • Dismissed Boating Under the Influence #1Z-05528**, 2011
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence #1Z-05217**, 2011
  • Dismissed Violation of No-Contact Order Domestic Violence AC-268**, 2010
  • Dismissed: Burglary First Degree, Assault Second Degree With Deadly Weapon, Malicious Mischief First Degree #08-1-005**-1, 2008

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Industry Groups

  • American Institute Of DUI Attorneys
  • American Society Of Legal Advocates
  • Loren Miller Bar Association
  • National Black Lawyers
  • National College Of DUI Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Washington Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Whatcom County Bar Association
  • Whatcom Young Professionals
  • Office Location for Alexander F. Ransom

    Bellingham Towers
    119 North Commercial Street #1420
    Bellingham, WA 98225

     

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