Anne Bremner

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Seattle, WA

Anne Bremner P.C.
 | 1200 5th Avenue, Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-486-8000
Fax: 206-902-9660
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2010, 2012 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Widely known for both her high-profile cases and her appearances as a legal analyst on major broadcast networks, Anne M. Bremner is the founder of her eponymous law firm based in Seattle, Washington. She focuses her practice largely on civil litigation and criminal defense matters, and her successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned her the respect of her colleagues, as evidenced by her receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Bremner spent several years as an attorney with the Criminal Division of the King County Prosecutor's Office, where her caseload consisted largely of prosecuting people who had been accused by the state of having committed sex crimes. She obtained successful outcomes in more than 200 cases overall, and she now takes this experience into account when she is anticipating the types of tactics that she might face in her criminal defense practice. Ms. Bremner's current caseload also encompasses civil rights, police brutality, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and real estate title and escrow disputes. Her clients have included the famous magician and illusionist David Copperfield, the Des Moines Police Department, and the family members of a missing person whose disappearance made national news.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Bremner attended Stanford University, where she majored in history and received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 1980. She then pursued her legal education at what was then known as the University of Puget Sound School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1982. After her tenure as a prosecutor, Ms. Bremner was a partner at a Seattle firm before opening Anne Bremner PC in 1982.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
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About Anne Bremner

Admitted: 1983, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://www.annebremner.com/about.html

Honors/Awards:

  • City’s Best Attorneys, Seattle magazine, Jan/Feb, 2001
  • 25 Smartest People in Washington State, Washington Law & Politics, April/May 2003
  • Law and Politics, Women In Law, cover photo, 2002
  • 115 of the City’s Best Lawyers , Seattle magazine, Jan/Feb 2003
  • The Power List, 25 Most Influential People, only lawyer listed, Seattle magazine, Nov 2004
  • Top 100 Washington Super Lawyers
  • Best Defender of the Police, Seattle Weekly, 2004
  • Top 50 Women Washington Super Lawyers 2002, 2003 (Top Ten), 2004, 2005, 2009 and 2015
  • Headliners & Legends, Washington Law & Politics, 2005
  • Top Washington Women Lawyers, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
  • Selected for inclusion in Washington Law & Politics Super Lawyers Edition, 2003-Present
  • Seattle’s Top Lawyers, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine,  2010 & 2012
  • Super Lawyer Corporate, Counsel Edition – The Top Attorneys in Civil & Criminal Litigation, 2009 and 2016
  • Distinguished Alumnus Olympia High School Hall of Fame Inductee, 2016
  • Trinity Praeses Elit Award, Dublin, Ireland (also given to Margaret Thatcher and Ireland’s Prime Minister), 2015
  • Board of Directors, Washington News Council
  • Named in Notable Alumni of Seattle University
  • Seattle Metropolitan magazine, Seattle’s Top Lawyers 2010 & 2012
  • Graduate, National College of District Attorneys – Texas 1988
  • Selected for inclusion in Washington Law & Politics Super Lawyers Edition, 1999 to Present 
  • Seattle magazine – City’s 92 Best Attorneys 2001 – Jan/Feb 2001
  • Former State Publicity Vice-President for WashingtonWomen Lawyers
  • The Top 100 Trial Lawyers - U.S.A.
  • Former Board Member, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • Graduate, The Western Trial Advocacy Institute
  • “AV Preeminent”, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Member, The American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Fellow, The American College of Trial Lawyers, 2003
  • Fellow, The International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2007
  • Law and Politics, "Headliners and Legends", Bar Bulletin
  • Superlawyer, Corporate Counsel
  • 10 AVVO rating
  • Top ten women Superlawyers Washington State. Featured in female lawyers "Headliners and legends" in Law and Politics and featured on the cover.   AV rated.     Top Fifty Semi-Finalist in More Magazine model search (women over forty). Best Defender of Police-Seattle Weekly Reader's Poll. State Committee The American College of Trial Lawyers (fellow).  Chosen to give the national inductee response - American College of Trial Lawyers State Co-Chair, Admissions Committee and Board of Directors - International Academy of Trial Lawyers.  AVVO rating "10."  AV-rated.  Also member American Board of Trial Advocates, Litigation Counsel of America, Supreme Court Historical Society.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Bench-Bar-Press Committee with the Washington State Supreme Court
  • Member, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth District, 1997
  • Annual Panelist and Attorney Representative for the Washington State
  • State Chair, The United States Supreme Court Society
  • Former Board Member, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers
  • numerous Bar presentations, volunteering as a mentor......

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Law Enforcement Memorial
  • Police Guild
  • Lawyers Helping Hungry Children
  • Board member - The Northwest Center   Prior Board member - Youth Suicide prevention Center  Board member - Lawyers helping Hungry Children   mentoring Bipolar Youth and speaking on the topic

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Faculty member, The National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2000 to present
  • New York Times, 2011 Don't Rush to judgment in the Strauss-Kahn Case,  Many pieces for City for the Brights in the PI and Women in Crime, Ink.   hundreds of CLE presentations including for the South Carolina Bar, Texas ABOTA, Masters in Trial ABOTA, American College of Trial Lawyers and have chaired inumerable CLEs.
  • Stanford University Class Representative (one of five)
  • Costa Rica Speakers Bureau
  • International Association of Law and Mental Health, Vienna
  • Faculty of National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Notre Dame, Current
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Wyoming, 2001
  • National College of District Attorneys, Texas, 1985

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Represented david Copperfield, Gov Gregoire when she was AG and had the Mary Kay LeTourneau civil case.

Representative Clients:

  • Fidelity, Chartis, Seattle Police, Portland Police and other police agencies, the Northwest Center and many more.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • On air legal analyst for ten years for Fox, CNN, MSNBC, HLN, and have appeared on ABC, The Today Show, Good Morning America, the BBC, Dateline, E True hollywood Story, Aftermath with William Shatner and all local TV and radio stations.

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Educational Background:

  • Stanford University with Honors 1980   Seattle University JD  December 1982
Office Location for Anne Bremner

1200 5th Avenue
Suite 1900
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-486-8000

Fax: 206-902-9660

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Last Updated: 3/22/2019

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