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George Bianchi
Founded in 1960, The Bianchi Law Firm began emphasizing DUI defense. George joined in 1985 and has become recognized as an innovator in the defense of DUI and other alcohol/drug related crimes. He has lectured at numerous CLE Programs throughout the United States and Mexico concerning DUI defense. Member of the Washington State Association for Justice [formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association]; Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Founding Member, Fellow and Dean Emeritus to the National College for DUI Defense as well as President of the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice. In 2003, he was presented with the Dean’s Service Award from the National College for DUI Defense. George has been named a Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics annually since 2000 and annually named one of the Top 25 in Criminal Defense on the Washington Super Lawyers List since 2006.

Firm: THE BIANCHI LAW FIRM

Areas of Practice: Washington DUI Law

Address: 605 THOMAS SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98109

Phone: (206) 728-9300

Fax: (206) 728-9305

Undergraduate:

Law School: – Graduate of Gonzaga Law School, May 19, 1981

Professional Affiliations: – National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) – National College for DUI Defense, Founding Member (NCDD) – International Association for Chemical Testing (IACT) – Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) [Formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (WSTLA)] – Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) – Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice (WFCJ)

Professional Accomplishments: – AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell since July 2, 1999 – February 16, 1991: Named a DWI specialist by the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice – 2000 to Present: Annually named Super Lawyer by Washington Law and Politics – 2006 to Present: Named Top 25 Criminal Defense Attorney by Washington Law and Politics – July of 1995: Attended the first National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) Summer Session CLE Program conducted at the Harvard Law School Facilities in Cambridge, Massachusetts. – August 18-20, 1995: Completed NHTSA Certification Course on Standardized Field Sobriety Testing in Atlanta, Georgia. – July 8, 1998: Elected Vice President to the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice (WFCJ). Retained this position until elected President in July of 2008. – December 10, 1999: Certificate of Award for Creative Advocacy from the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice (WFCJ) – July 26, 2000: Elected as Regent to the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). Currently retains this position. – 2002: Published in Drunk Driving Defense, Fifth Edition, Cumulative Supplement, Lawrence Taylor, Chapter 11, §11.5.2, Field Sobriety Tests, pages 144-153. – July 24, 2002: Appointed as Parliamentarian to the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) – July 26, 2003: Received “Dean’s Service Award” from the National College for DUI Defense – 2003: Published in Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (WSTLA), Trial News, WHAT ARE “FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS” – October 22-24, 2004: Organized and Completed NHTSA Drug Evaluation and Classification (DECP) Overview Course in Seattle, Washington. – April 2-6, 2006: Attended “The Effects of Drugs on Human Performance and Behavior” sponsored by the Robert F. Borkenstein Center forStudies of Law in Action, and conducted at Indiana University. – July 21, 2007: Elected as Treasurer to the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) – September 2007: Served on the City of Seattle Panel to review public defense services and assigned contracts. – July 9, 2008: Elected President to the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice (WFCJ). Currently retains this position. – July 18, 2008: Elected as Secretary to the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). – July 15, 2009: Elected as Assistant Dean to the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). – 2009: Published in Inside the Minds: Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence, Chapter 3, Field Sobriety Testing and Driver Impairment: Linked or Not?, Co-authored with Ted Vosk – July 31, 2010: Elected as Dean to the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). – July 30, 2011: Designated as Dean Emeritus and a Fellow to the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD).

Professional Experience: – Admitted to practice law in the State of Washington on May 7, 1982 – Admitted to practice law in the United States Western District Court on November 12, 1982 – King County Deputy Prosecutor in the State of Washington from May 1982 to April 1985 – April 1985 to present: Private practitioner with The Bianchi Law Firm

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If you would like to contact the author, please visit: http://www.seattleduilawyer.com


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