George L. Bianchi

George L. Bianchi

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Bellevue, WA

The Bianchi Law Firm
 | 1950 112th Ave NE, Suite 201
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 206-876-7169
Fax: 206-728-9305
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (90%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Founded in 1960, The Bianchi Law Firm began emphasizing DUI defense.  George joined in 1985 and has become recognized as an innovator in the defense of DUI and other alcohol/drug-related crimes.  George has lectured at numerous CLE programs throughout the United States concerning DUI defense and has been lead counsel in a number of cases resolving significant criminal law issues.  He is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice [formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association], Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and former president of the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice.  In 1999, Martindale-Hubbell awarded him with their highest accolade, an AV rating in the legal profession, which he currently maintains.  George is a Founding Member, graduate, and guest lecturer of The National College for DUI Defense. He was elected to the position of Regent with The National College for DUI Defense in July of 2000, elected Dean in 2010, and currently is a Fellow to The National College for DUI Defense.  He has been named to the “Super Lawyers” list by Washington Law & Politics annually since 2000, named one of the Top 25 in Criminal Defense on the Washington Super Lawyers List, and named one of Seattle’s Top Criminal Defense Lawyers by Seattle Met Magazine.  In 1999, the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice presented him with an Award for Creative Advocacy.  In 2003, he was presented with the Dean’s Service Award “In Recognition of His Tireless Dedication, Generosity, and Efforts on behalf of the National College for DUI Defense.”  In 2012, George was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers “In Recognition of and Appreciation for Distinguished Service to the Organization and Its Goals,” and in 2013, this same organization presented him with the President’s Award “For Your Distinguished Service to the Highest Traditions of the Criminal Defense Bar.”  On December 13, 2013, George was presented with an award for his “Tireless Leadership, Courage, Integrity, and Command of the Law” from the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice and in 2016 this same organization presented him with an "Attorney of the Year" award.  Since 2016 George has been a requested to speak throughout the United States about the impact of the ever-changing marijuana legislations and driving ramifications with his "Cannabis & Cars" presentation. 

    About George Bianchi

    Admitted: 1982, Washington

    Professional Webpage: http://www.seattleduilawyer.com/About/George-L-Bianchi.shtml

    Honors/Awards:

    • George Bianchi is a Founding Member, graduate, and guest lecturer of The National College for DUI Defense. He was elected to the position of Regent with The National College for DUI Defense in July of 2000, elected Dean in 2010, and currently is a Fellow to The National College for DUI Defense., Fellow, National College for DUI Defense, National College for DUI Defense, 2011
    • George Bianchi is a Founding Member, graduate, and guest lecturer of The National College for DUI Defense. He was elected to the position of Regent with The National College for DUI Defense in July of 2000, and elected Dean in 2010., Dean, National College for DUI Defense, National College for DUI Defense, 2010
    • George Bianchi is a Founding Member, graduate, and guest lecturer of The National College for DUI Defense. He was elected to the position of Regent with The National College for DUI Defense in July of 2000, Regent, National College for DUI Defense, National College for DUI Defense, 2000
    • In 1999, Martindale-Hubbell awarded George Bianchi with their highest accolade, an AV rating in the legal profession, which he currently maintains., AV Preeminent Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell, 1999

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • September 20, 2019: Presenter at Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association – Drugged Driving, “Cannabis & Cars” in Laramie, Wyoming., Presenter, Drugged Driving, Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, 2019
    • May 10, 2019: Presenter at MIAOWIA - Michigan State Bar Marijuana Law Section, “Cannabis & Cars” in Lansing, Michigan., Presenter , Cannabis & Cars: OWI in the Era of Legalized Marijuana, Michigan State Bar Marijuana Law Section, 2019
    • January 18, 2019: Presenter at NCDD Winter Session Seminar; To Live and DRE in LA, “Up in Smoke: Cannabis & Cars” in Hollywood, California., Presenter , To Live and DRE in LA, National College for DUI Defense, 2019
    • July 12, 2018: Presenter at the Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 8th Annual All Stars Conference, “Cannabis & Cars” in Girdwood, Alaska., Presenter, 8th Annual All Stars Conference, Alaska Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2018
    • February 23, 2018: Presenter at the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2018 Motor Vehicle Summit, “Cannabis & Cars” in Hershey, Pennsylvania., Presenter, Motor Vehicle Summit, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers , 2018
    • May 19, 2017: Presenter at the Idaho Public Defender DUI Conference, Sponsored by the Idaho State Public Defense Commission, “Cannabis & Cars” in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho., Presenter, Idaho Public Defender DUI Conference, Idaho State Public Defense Commission, 2017
    • May 11, 2017: Presenter at DUI on Trial-Big Apple XVI, Sponsored by the New York State Bar Association, “Cannabis & Cars” in New York, New York., Presenter, DUI on Trial-Big Apple XVI, New York State Bar Association, 2017
    • March 23-24, 2017: Presenter at Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, Sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) and the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) in New Orleans, Louisiana. “Cannabis & Cars”, Presenter, Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National College for DUI Defense, 2017
    • December 9, 2016: Presenter at Annual Defending DUIs Seminar; Blood, Breath and Tears: Defending the Modern DUI Case, “Blood Warrants: I Vant to Suck Your Blood,” in Seattle, Washington (WFCJ)., Presenter, WFCJ Annual DUI Seminar: Blood, Breath and Tears, Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, 2016
    • November 4, 2016: Presenter at Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers CLE Bonanza, “Cannabis & Cars” in Sequim, Washington., Presenter, Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers CLE Bonanza, Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers, 2016
    • September 15, 2016: Presenter at Texas DWI Lawyers Advanced DWI Trial Skills and Forensic Science CLE; Blood, Sweat & Beers, “Cannabis & Cars” in Tapatio Springs, Texas., Presenter, Advanced DWI Trial Skills and Forensic Science CLE, Texas DWI Lawyers , 2016
    • September 24, 2016: Presenter at NACDL/NCDD’s 20th Annual DUI Seminar: High Gear Defenses for Getting to Victory Lane, “Cannabis & Cars” in Las Vegas, Nevada., Presenter, 20th Annual DUI Seminar: High Gear Defenses for Getting to Victory Lane, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National College for DUI Defense, 2016
    • September 22, 2016: Presenter at NACDL’s 9th Annual Drug Conference; Defending the Modern Drug Case, “Cannabis & Cars” in Las Vegas, Nevada., Presenter, NACDL’s 9th Annual Drug Conference; Defending the Modern Drug Case, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016
    • August 5, 2016: Presenter at Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense 43rd Annual Meeting & CLE; Innovations in Criminal Defense, “Cannabis & Cars” in Knoxville, Tennessee., Presenter, 43rd Annual Meeting & CLE; Innovations in Criminal Defense, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense , 2016
    • May 6, 2016: Presenter at Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association 13th Annual Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, “Cannabis & Cars” in Baltimore, Maryland., Presenter, 13th Annual Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association , 2016
    • March 23, 2016: Presenter at WFCJ and Seattle University School of Law; Blood, Breath, and Tears DUI Seminar, “Cannabis & Cars” in Seattle, Washington., Presenter, Blood, Breath, and Tears DUI Seminar, Seattle University School of Law, 2016
    • March 18 & 25, 2016: Presenter at WACDL Spring Training; Hitting a Home Run Through Search and Seizure, “Cannabis & Cars” in Seattle and Pasco, Washington., Presenter, Hitting a Home Run Through Search and Seizure, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016
    • January 21, 2016: Presenter at NCDD Winter Session Seminar; What You Need to Know to Defend a Marijuana DUI Case, “Cannabis & Cars” in Marina Del Rey, California., Presenter, What You Need to Know to Defend a Marijuana DUI Case, National College for DUI Defense, 2016
    • September 12, 2014: Presenter at NACDL/NCDD DUI Seminar; “Cannabis & Cars” in Las Vegas, Nevada., Presenter, The Art and Science of DUI Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National College for DUI Defense, 2014
    • December 13, 2013: Presenter at Annual Defending DUIs Seminar; “I-502 on I-5 and I-90: Defending the Marijuana DUI” in Seattle, Washington (WFCJ)., Presenter, I-502 on I-5 and I-90: Defending the Marijuana DUI, Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, 2013
    • May 10, 2013: Presenter at “Defending the Marijuana DUI: I-502 and the 411 on 420” in Seattle, Washington (WFCJ)., Presenter, Defending the Marijuana DUI: I-502 and the 411 on 420, Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, 2013

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • In 2016 the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice presented George Bianchi with an "Attorney of the Year" award., 2016
    • In 2013 the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presented George Bianchi with the President’s Award “For Your Distinguished Service to the Highest Traditions of the Criminal Defense Bar.”, 2013
    • In 2013 the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice presented George Bianchbi with an award for his “Tireless Leadership, Courage, Integrity, and Command of the Law”., 2013
    • In 2012 the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presented George Bianchi with a Certificate of Appreciation “In Recognition of and Appreciation for Distinguished Service to the Organization and Its Goals,”, 2012
    • In 2003 the National College for DUI Defense presented George Bianchi with the Dean’s Service Award “In Recognition of His Tireless Dedication, Generosity, and Efforts on behalf of the National College for DUI Defense.”, 2003
    • In 1999 the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice presented George Bianchi with an Award for Creative Advocacy., 1999
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    Office Location for George L. Bianchi

    1950 112th Ave NE
    Suite 201
    Bellevue, WA 98004

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    Last Updated: 7/20/2020

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