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"I can't tell you how comforting it was to have such a committed and communicative advocate for my daughter's side. And the fact that your legal strategy worked so well is just icing on the cake. Thanks from us all." - Father of WTO protestor, after Kim Gordon won dismissal of the charges.



Notable Cases

Murder/Homicide/Manslaughter

Exceptional sentence for murder reversed: Challenged the sentence of an individual convicted of the high-profile murder of a young, local musician and sentenced to 440 months in prison — 10 years above the standard range. The Court of Appeals reversed his sentence. (Jason Saunders)

Not guilty of first-degree murder: Obtained six not–guilty verdicts for a Skagit County man accused of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and four other charges. The jury then returned an additional verdict finding that the defense proved self-defense to such an extent that the State was required to reimburse him for his attorney’s fees, costs and lost wages. (Kim Gordon)

Murder conviction reversed and new trial awarded: After a young man was convicted for a first-degree murder that occurred during a conviction of a burglary, his conviction was reversed on appeal because the jury was not given an instruction on the lesser crime of first-degree criminal trespass. (Jason Saunders)

Not guilty of attempted first-degree murder: A “Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity” plea was obtained for man charged with the attempted first-degree murder of his wife. The court was persuaded that he should be allowed to return to the community and live with his family. (Kim Gordon)

Murder conviction reversed and new trial awarded: After a young man was convicted for a first-degree murder that occurred during the commission of a burglary, his conviction was reversed on appeal because the jury was not given an instruction on the lesser crime of first-degree criminal trespass. (Jason Saunders)

First-degree murder sentence reduced: Obtained a change of venue for a client facing retrial for first-degree murder and first-degree assault. A 42-year reduction in sentence was then negotiated. (Kim Gordon)

Second-degree murder conviction overturned on appeal: Persuaded the court to give client a new trial because his first jury was given a faulty self-defense instruction. (Kim Gordon

Manslaughter conviction reversed: Obtained reversal of a manslaughter conviction after arguing that the jury was given an erroneous instruction. (Jason Saunders)