Emily M. Gause

Emily M. Gause

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Seattle, WA

Gause Law Offices, PLLC
 | 130 Andover Park East, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98188
Phone: 206-660-8775
Fax: 206-260-7050
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Recognized as an aggressive defender who gets impressive results in serious cases, Emily M. Gause is committed to compassionate representation, working with clients to devise an investigation plan and craft the most effective defense strategy.  She defends people charged with serious felonies in state and federal courts across the State of Washington.  Ms. Gause has overturned convictions in the Washington State Court of Appeals and obtained many favorable results in felony trials.  She has carved an impressive reputation in the criminal defense legal community as a rising star.

After graduating with a degree in criminal justice from Washington State University, Ms. Gause dove into law school with the intent of becoming a criminal defense attorney. Her commitment to this path never wavered.

While attending Seattle University School of Law, Ms. Gause worked at Northwest Defenders Association, a public defender agency in King County. Prior to that, she was a Rule 9 Law Clerk with the Washington State Attorney General's Office where she focused on dependency cases and juvenile law. 

For the formative years of her practice as a criminal defense attorney, Ms. Gause worked alongside renowned criminal defense attorney John Henry Browne and his partner Emma Scanlan. She learned from Mr. Browne's extensive trial experience and developed a practice of defending high-profile felonies throughout the State of Washington.

In November 2014, Ms. Gause launched her own firm. At the Gause Law Offices PLLC, Ms. Gause and her team are committed to providing affordable, aggressive, and compassionate advocacy for their clients.

Ms. Gause has appeared in 22 counties in state superior courts across Washington state, and represented clients in all five United States District Courts in Washington.  She has handled hundreds of felony cases and obtained impressive victories in a wide range of cases, from shoplifting to murder cases and everything in between.

About Emily Gause

Admitted: 2011, Washington

Professional Webpage: https://lawyers.justia.com/lawyer/emily-m-gause-1503174


  • Given to one student who demonstrates leadership and drive in their class year., Student Bar Association's Outstanding Student Award, 2010
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Awarded to less than the top 1% of the total student population at Washington State University for exceptional leadership and service to the university and community., Washington State University President's Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service, 2006
  • The Order of Barristers is a national honorary organization whose purpose is the encouragement of oral advocacy and brief writing skills through effective law school oral advocacy programs. The Order provides national recognition for individuals who have excelled in advocacy and service at their respective schools., National Order of Barristers Award, 2011
  • The Tony Savage award recognizes an outstanding trial performance or result achieved byan attorney in practice for less than ten years. Emily Gause was recognized for her extraordinary work in USA v. Frazier, a serious felony case in the Western District of Washington. According to Lee Covell, co-counsel on the case, “her work on this case was nothing short of phenomenal.”, Anthony Savage Award, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair of the Court Rules Committee: Reviews proposed changes to the court rules and prepares analysis/response on behalf of WACDL, drafts proposed changes in the court rules on behalf of the defense bar; and works for adoption of changes WACDL supports.
  • Chair of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer's Brady List Committee, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Seattle Clemency Project, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


  • Emily M. Gause Introduction Video
  • Emily M. Gause is recognized throughout Washington State as an aggressive defender who gets impressive results in serious cases. She is committed to compassionate representation, working with clients to devise an investigation plan and craft the most effective defense strategy., Emily M. Gause's Experience, Criminal Defense
Office Location for Emily M. Gause

130 Andover Park East
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98188

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Last Updated: 1/26/2019

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