Alexander F. Ransom

Alexander F. Ransom

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Bellingham, WA

Law Office Alexander F. Ransom, PLLC
 | 119 N Commercial St, Suite #1420
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360-746-2642
Fax: 360-746-2949
Selected To Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010, 2013
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Alexander F. Ransom gives professional and zealous criminal defense in all criminal courts of Skagit and Whatcom county. Alexander specializes in felony and misdemeanor charges involving drug cases, assaults, sex cases, property crimes, identity theft, DUI defense, etc. He is a former prosecutor and public defender. Alexander's two offices are located in downtown Bellingham and downtown Mount Vernon. He strives to provide the highest level of aggressive, experienced, and effective legal representation. Your case deserves nothing less.

About Alexander Ransom

Admitted: 2005, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://ransom-lawfirm.com/about-alex/

Honors/Awards:

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

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/Writings:

  • Informational Seminar on DUI Detection, Guest Lecturer Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce, Don't Become A Defendant: Information on DUI Detection and Enforcement, 2007
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Verdicts/Settlements:

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

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Reduced Possession of Cocaine to Disorderly Conduct #13-1-003**-7, 2013
  • Reduced & Dismissed: Attempting to Obtain a Controlled Substance by Fraud or Forgery #16-1-015**-*, 2019
  • Dismissed False Statements to Peace Officer #BUC0206**, 2018
  • Dismissed Reckless Driving #BUC209**, 2018
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence #8Z354***, 2018
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence #CB-780**, 2012
  • Dismissed Reckless Driving #C-7677**, 2011
  • Dismissed: Burglary First Degree, Assault Second Degree With Deadly Weapon, Malicious Mischief First Degree #08-1-005**-1, 2008
  • Dismissed Felony Harassment (Threats to Kill), Cause # 14-1-006**-5, 2015
  • Dismissed Malicious Mischief Second Degree #14-1-00****, 2016
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree #MC328**, 2017
  • Reduced Felony Rape Second Degree to Misdemeanor Assault #11-1-006**-1, 2013
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Attended #CB-728**, 2012
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree #CB-718**, 2011
  • Dismissed Negligent Driving First Degree #PA-46**, 2014
  • Dismissed Shoplifting # CB-940**, 2015
  • Dismissed Malicious Mischief Third Degree (DV) #CB998**, 2017
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree # MC329**, 2017
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree #CB-824**, 2013
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence #AC-448**, 2012
  • Dismissed Violation of No-Contact Order Domestic Violence AC-268**, 2010
  • Dismissed Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree & Minor in Possession of Alcohol #CB-907** , 2015
  • Dismissed Theft Third Degree #CB929**, 2015
  • Dismissed Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia, Cause #5Z6321**, 2017
  • Reduced Class A Violent Sex Offense to Class C Nonviolent, Non-Sex & Non-Deportable Felony Offense #17-1-00***-*, 2018
  • Dismissed Theft Third Degree #C-110**, 2013
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree and Hit & Run Attended #CB-729**, 2011
  • Dismissed Malicious Mischief Third Degree #4Z02678**, 2014
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Unattended # SC166**, 2015
  • Dismissed Kidnapping First Degree, Robbery First Degree & Assault Second Degree # 15-1-014**-1, 2016
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree (DV) and Malicious Mischief Third Degree (DV), Cause #7Z02154**, 2017
  • Dismissed Spotlighting Big Game, Unlawful Hunting of Big Game & Shooting Firearm from Vehicle #C9450**, 2018
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree (DV), #6Z05003**, 2016
  • Dismissed Felony Violation of No-Contact Order (2 Counts) #11-1-009**-5, 2012
  • Dismissed Assault, Resisting & Obstructing a Police Officer #AC-432**, 2011
  • Dismissed Hit and Run Attended Vehicle #4Z00162**, 2014
  • Dismissed Driving While Under the Influence of Intoxicants, # 5Z2463**, 2015
  • Dismissed Possession of Legend Drug # 6Z04338**, 2016
  • Dismissed Felony Harassment #16-1-014**-8, 2017
  • Dismissed Malicious Mischief Third Degree, Criminal Trespass First Degree & Minor In Possession of Alcohol, #8Z0231***, 2018
  • Dismissed Felony Communicating With Minor #11-1-008**-3, 2014
  • Dismissed Felony Possession Cocaine With Intent to Deliver, #84-1-000**-0, 2012
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree #1Z-02470**, 2011
  • Dismissed Reckless Driving #4Z5684**, 2014
  • Dismissed Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Cause # 14-1-014**-7, 2015
  • Reduced & Dismissed Driving While Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUI) #6Z05627**, 2016
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree DV #BUC194**, 2017
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Attended #CB-816**, 2013
  • Dismissed Felony Unlawful Imprisonment Domestic Violence #12-1-000**-0, 2012
  • Dismissed Violation of No-Contact order Domestic Violence #C-74**, 2011
  • Dismissed Shoplifting #CB917**, 2014
  • Dismissed Nuisance and Littering, Cause #CB-823**, 2015
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree, Cause # CB0942**, 2016
  • Dismissed Trafficking in Stolen Property First Degree #16-1-012**, 2017
  • Dismissed Minor in Possession of Alcohol #C7680**, 2013
  • Dismissed Felony Assault Second Degree Domestic Violence #11-1-007**-4, 2012
  • Dismissed Felony Robbery First Degree & Assault Second Degree #09-1-008**-5, 2011
  • Dismissed Criminal Trespass Second Degree #AC-526**, 2015
  • Dismissed Unlawful Hunting of Big Game, Spotlighting & Criminal Trespass #C0546** & C0546**, 2015
  • Dismissed Disorderly Conduct, Cause #CC098**, 2017
  • Dismissed Negligent Driving First Degree #7Z595**, 2017
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Attended with Infractions #3Z2412** & 3Z2412**, 2013
  • Dismissed Boating Under the Influence #1Z-05528**, 2011
  • Dismissed Robbery, Drive-By Shooting & Possession of Firearm #13-1-007**-3, 2014
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Unattended #4Z5548**, 2015
  • Dismissed Felony Unlawful Imprisonment (DV) and Possession of Heroin # 14-1-012**-3, 2016
  • Dismissed Welfare Fraud #16-1-0059***, 2017
  • Dismissed Malicious Mischief Second Degree (DV) #16-1-012**-*, 2018
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Attended #C-382**, 2012
  • Dismissed Felony Assault Second Degree Domestic Violence #12-1-003**-3  , 2012
  • Dismissed Felony Assault Second Degree With a Deadly Weapon #08-1-001**-6, 2011
  • Dismissed Reckless Driving & Disorderly Conduct #CB-814**, 2014
  • Dismissed Criminal Trespass Second Degree # 5Z308**, 2015
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree (DV); Malicious Mischief Third Degree (DV) & Malicious Mischief Third Degree (non-DV) # 5Z6657**, 2016
  • Dismissed Theft Third Degree #BUC0175**, 2017
  • Dismissed & Reduced Numerous Residential Burglary & Theft First Degree #07-1-00***-*, 2018
  • Dismissed Hit and Run Unattended #C424**, 2015
  • Dismissed Felony Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs #09-1-001**-9, 2012
  • Dismissed Violation of No-Contact Order Domestic Violence #CB-707**, 2011
  • Dismissed Rape First Degree & Kidnapping First Degree # 14-1-004**-6, 2014
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Attended, Failure to Obey Police Officers & Failure to Comply With Flaggers, # 4Z02043**, 2015
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree (DV) # SC00162**, 2016
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree (DV) and Malicious Mischief Third Degree (DV) #7Z2238**, 2017
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Unattended and Improper Backing #8Z518***, 2018
  • Dismissed Unlawful Aiming/Discharge of Firearm #2Z05768**, 2013
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree & NCOV Domestic Violence #AC-438**, 2012
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence, AC-357**, 2011
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence #CB-893**, 2014
  • Dismissed Malicious Mischief Third Degree & Theft Third Degree, Cause #CB-927**, 2015
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree, #PA1337*, 2016
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree With Sexual Motivation #CB1005**, 2017
  • Dismissed Possession of Cocaine #3Z07045**, 2013
  • Dismissed Felony Trafficking Stolen Property in the First Degree #11-1-001**-4, 2012
  • Dismissed Felony Assault Second Degree #09-1-014**-5, 2011
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Unattended #CB-918**, 2014
  • Dismissed Theft Third Degree, Cause #PA-129**, 2015
  • Dismissed Minor in Possession of Alcohol, #6Z587***, 2017
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree (DV) #7Z6017**, 2017
  • Dismissed Felony Unlawful Imprisonment Domestic Violence #12-1-013**-3, 2013
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree Domestic Violence #1Z-05217**, 2011
  • Dismissed DUI and Hit & Run # 3Z08242** & 3Z08243**, 2014
  • Dismissed Felony Unlawful Imprisonment Domestic Violence #14-1-008**-4, 2015
  • Dismissed Felony Unlawful Possession of Vicodin, Cause # 14-1-000**-1, 2015
  • Reduced and Dismissed Unlawful Hunting Second Degree (2 Counts) & Spotlighting Second Degree, #C801**, 2017
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree #7Z1116***, 2018
  • 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 Reckless Endangerment & Unlawful Discharge of Firearm #1Z-2791**, 2011
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree #3Z01560**, 2014
  • Dismissed Felony Theft Second Degree # 14-1-003**-9, 2015
  • Dismissed Interfering With Federal Officer & Dumping A Vehicle on Federal Land # 15-PO-2**, 2016
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree (DV) #MC329**, 2017
  • Dismissed Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer #6Z6003**, 2018
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree #CB-770**, 2012
  • Dismissed Felony Assault Second Degree Domestic Violence #12-1-006**-8, 2012
  • Dismissed Felony Theft of Rental Property & Bail Jumping #09-1-012**-1, 2011
  • Dismissed Felony Theft Second Degree # 13-1-004**-4, 2014
  • Dismissed Hit & Run Unattended # CB911**, 2015
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree #BUC196**, 2016
  • Dismissed Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Lorazepam & Methadone) #15-1-00***-*, 2017
  • Dismissed Assault Fourth Degree (DV) #7Z0875***, 2018

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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
  • Skagit County Bar Association
  • Washington Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Whatcom County Bar Association
  • Whatcom Young Professionals
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Office Location for Alexander F. Ransom

119 N Commercial St
Suite #1420
Bellingham, WA 98225

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Last Updated: 10/19/2019

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