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Andrea R. Kim

Andrea R. Kim

  • Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, Domestic Violence...
  • Washington
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I knew that I was destined to be a criminal defense attorney at seven years old when my mother told me that I should be a lawyer because I argue so much. Throughout my life, I watched people I loved get chewed up and spit out by the criminal justice system and that cemented my passion for defending those accused of crimes in our complicated court system.

I studied Political Science and Criminal Justice at Washington State University. I then attended Seattle University School of Law to fulfill my dreams of becoming a criminal defense attorney. During law school I interned with the Associated Counsel for the Accused, a public defender agency in King County. I then interned with the Honorable Wesley St. Clair in the King County Juvenile Court as a clerk. I finished my final year as an intern with the Federal Public Defenders office in the Western District of Washington. I also received the highest grade in the class for Evidence at Seattle University School of Law and am an expert on evidence issues in trial.

I have been practicing criminal defense since I graduated from law school. I am committed to practicing in this area forever because I thoroughly enjoy helping my clients and their families navigate the complicated and scary charges against them. In my first job as a lawyer, I worked for Feldman and Lee primarily handling municipal public defense contracts. I have also taken private cases ranging in severity from as a simple shoplifting case to a felony drug case and everything in between. I gained invaluable experience as a public defender handling thousands of cases and taking many cases to trial. I have handled hundreds of domestic violence cases and DUI’s. My expertise on these cases caused me to become the trial trainer for all of the new associates hired by the firm.

I am now an Associate Attorney with Gause Law Offices handling criminal and juvenile defense including misdemeanors and felonies. We are passionate about defending our clients!

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
  • Free Consultation
    One hour free consultation on all criminal cases.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Most criminal cases are handled in a flat fee structure.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • French: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Lead Partner of the Criminal Law Department
Choi Capital Law
I was the Partner in charge of created a Criminal Law Department within Choi Capital Law.
Associate Attorney
Feldman and Lee
I was an associate assigned to work on the municipal public defense contracts for the Cities of Marysville, Arlington, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, and Mountlake Terrace. I also assisted with and handled privately retained misdemeanors and felonies.
Federal Defender
I was a 3L extern with Paula Deutsch at the Federal Defenders office of the Western District of Washington.
Judicial Extern
The Honorable Wesley St. Clair
I was the Judicial Extern with Judge St. Clair while he was in King County Juvenile Court.
Associated Counsel for the Accused
I interned with Martha Walton in the King County Juvenile Court while she was the juvenile court supervisor. I interned with her before starting law school as well as during my first summer of law school.
Seattle University School of Law
J.D. (2013)
Honors: Order of the Barristers CALI Award for Excellence in Evidence
Activities: Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington Moot Court Board Externship with the Honorable Judge St. Clair Externship with Associated Counsel for the Accused Externship with the Federal Defenders for the Western District of Washington
Washington State University- Pullman
B.A. (2009) | Criminal Justice
Minor in French
Honors: Criminal Justice Honors Society
Washington State University- Pullman
B.A. (2009) | Political Science
Honors: Political Science National Honors Society
Order of the Barristers
Moot Court Board
CALI Excellence for the Future Award
The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
Highest grade in Evidence Course
Professional Associations
Washington State Bar Association # 46339
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
Washington Defender Association
- Current
King County Bar Association
- Current
Snohomish County Bar Association
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Contact & Map
Gause Law Offices
130 Andover Park East
Suite 300
Tukwila, WA 98188
Telephone: (206) 660-8775
Fax: (206) 260-7050