Emily M. Gause

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Seattle, WA

Gause Law Offices, PLLC
 | 130 Andover Park East, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98188
Phone: 206-536-2412
Fax: 206-260-7050
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
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    The founder of Gause Law Offices, Emily M. Gause focuses her practice exclusively on criminal defense matters. From the firm's office in Tukwila, Washington, she provides aggressive representation to juvenile and adult clients throughout the greater Seattle metropolitan area and across the state. Admitted to practice before all Washington state courts, Ms. Gause is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington.

    Ms. Gause's practice consists of defending people who have been accused by the state or federal government with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. The types of cases that she has handled have included robbery, burglary, assault, weapons violations, child pornography, rape, murder, and drug possession and distribution. Ms. Gause has been able to obtain successful outcomes for many of her clients, whether through dismissals or acquittals or as the result of the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. Her fellow professionals have taken note of her excellent track record and high degree of ethics, and they have awarded her a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Ms. Gause was the 2016 recipient of the Anthony Savage Award, which is given out each year by the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in recognition of an outstanding trial result obtained by an attorney who has been practicing for fewer than 10 years.

    Ms. Gause attended Washington State University and in 2006, she received dual bachelor's degrees in sociology and criminal justice. She then pursued her legal education at Seattle University School of Law, and she served on the Seattle Journal for Social Justice before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 2011. Her professional memberships include the Washington Defender Association and the King County Bar Association.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Murder, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence


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    Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020

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    About Emily Gause

    Admitted: 2011, Washington

    Professional Webpage: http://emilygauselaw.com/team


    • Washington State University President's Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service, 2006
    • Recipient of the Roberta Cline Frasier Anderson Scholarship, 2005
    • 2nd place, ABA Labor & Employment Law 7th Annual Trial Advocacy Regional Competition
    • Given to one student who demonstrates leadership and drive in their class year., Student Bar Association's Outstanding Student Award, 2010
    • 1st place, Seattle University School of Law Spring 2010 In-House Mock Trial Competition
    • 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 by an 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:

    • Pierce County Bar Association
    • Snohomish County Bar Association
    • King County Bar Association
    • Eastern District of Washington
    • Washington Defender Association
    • Washington Women Lawyers (WWL)
    • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (WACDL)
    • 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.
    • Western District of Washington
    • Washington State Bar Association
    • 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

    Educational Background:

    • Washington State University, B.A., Major: Criminal Justice, Sociology
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    Office Location for Emily M. Gause

    130 Andover Park East
    Suite 300
    Seattle, WA 98188

    Phone: 206-536-2412

    Fax: 206-260-7050

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    Last Updated: 3/16/2020

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