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Emily M. Gause

Emily M. Gause

  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate, Juvenile Law...
  • Washington
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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.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Juvenile Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
9th Circuit
Professional Experience
Criminal Defense Attorney
Gause Law Offices PLLC
- Current
Gause Law Offices PLLC is devoted solely to criminal defense in state and federal courts across Washington State.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Law Offices of John Henry Browne, P.S.
Criminal defense firm specializing in high-profile felonies throughout Washington State.
Rule 9 Attorney
Northwest Defenders Association
Seattle University School of Law
J.D. (2011) | Criminal Defense
Honors: Recipient of National Order of Barristers Award, 2011 1st place, Seattle University School of Law Spring 2010 In-House Mock Trial Competition 2nd place, ABA Labor & Employment Law 7th Annual Trial Advocacy Regional Competition Recipient of the Student Bar Association’s Outstanding Student Award, 2010
Activities: Click to edit activities and socities descriptionSeattle Journal for Social Justice - Marketing and Events Editor, Criminal Justice Society - President, Student Bar Association - Student Activities Representative, Moot Court Board, Fall 2010 Seattle University Regional Mock Trial Competition Team, Woman's Law Caucus - Membership Chair, Phi Alpha Delta, SYLAW - Community Outreach Coordinator.
Washington State University
B.A. (2006) | Criminal Justice, Sociology - Law and Social Control
Activities: Associated Student of Washington State University - Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs, President’s Honor Roll, Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society, Student Legal Services intern, President's Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service, Roberta Cline Frasier Anderson Scholarship, Sociology Department Student of the Month (April 2006), Research Assistant to Dr. Christine Horne (Fall 2005).
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2016 Anthony Savage Award
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The Anthony Savage Award recognizes an outstanding trial performance or result achieved by an attorney in practice less than ten years. The recipient also becomes the caretaker for Tony Savage’s briefcase, up to the time the next Savage Award is given.
Professional Associations
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
Activities: Co-chair, Court Rules Committee Chair, Brady List Committee
King County Bar Association
- Current
Pierce County Bar Association
- Current
Snohomish County Bar Association
- Current
Washington Defender Association
- Current
Washington Women Lawyers
- Current
Washington State Bar Association # 44446
- Current
Activities: Criminal Law Section, Solo and Small Firm Section, Young Lawyers Section
Articles & Publications
The Brady Epidemic
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
"Shaken Baby Syndrome: No Shaking Actually Required"
Washington Defense Magazine
A Life for a Life: A Hard Look at Washington State's Death Penalty
Washington Defense Magazine
Speaking Engagements
The Changing Landscape of Law and Politics, Women of SU Connection Café, Seattle University
Seattle University Alumni Association
The Brady Epidemic and a WACDL Remedy, Annual Conference: Fighting the Good Fight, Campbell's Resort, Lake Chelan
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The Changing Landscape of Law and Politics, Women of SU Connection Cafe, Seattle University
Women of SU Connection Cafe
National Notary Association
Websites & Blogs
Gause Law Offices PLLC
Social Media
Contact & Map
Gause Law Offices PLLC
130 Andover Park East, Suite 300
Tukwila, WA 98188
Telephone: (206) 660-8775
Fax: (206) 260-7050