Emily M. Gause

Seattle, Washington
Experience: 6 years
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About Emily M. Gause

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

  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law


  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • WashingtonSince 2011
  • 9th CircuitSince 2012

Professional Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney Gause Law Offices PLLC 2014 - 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. 2011 - 2014 Criminal defense firm specializing in high-profile felonies throughout Washington State.
  • Rule 9 Attorney Northwest Defenders Association 2010 - 2011


  • Seattle University School of Law J.D. (2011) | Criminal Defense 2008 - 2011Honors: Recipient of National Order of Barristers Award, 2011 1st place, Seattle Universi
  • Washington State University B.A. (2006) | Criminal Justice, Sociology - Law and Social Control 2002 - 2006Activities: Associated Student of Washington State University - Deputy Director of Legisl


  • Rising Star Super Lawyers 2017
  • 2016 Anthony Savage Award Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2016 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 Association

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers #1137737 Member 2011 - Current
  • King County Bar Association #1137738 Member 2011 - Current
  • Pierce County Bar Association #1137739 Member 2011 - Current
  • Snohomish County Bar Association #1137740 Member 2011 - Current
  • Washington Defender Association #1137741 Member 2011 - Current
  • Washington Women Lawyers #1137742 Member 2011 - Current
  • Washington State Bar Association #1137743 Member 2011 - Current

Articles & Publications

  • The Brady Epidemic Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers August, 2016
  • "Shaken Baby Syndrome: No Shaking Actually Required" Washington Defense Magazine February, 2016
  • A Life for a Life: A Hard Look at Washington State's Death Penalty Washington Defense Magazine November, 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • The Changing Landscape of Law and Politics Women of SU Connection Café, Seattle University November 30, 2016 Seattle University Alumni Association
  • The Brady Epidemic and a WACDL Remedy Annual Conference: Fighting the Good Fight, Campbell's Resort, Lake Chelan June 10, 2016 Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The Changing Landscape of Law and Politics Women of SU Connection Cafe, Seattle University November 30, 2016 Women of SU Connection Cafe


  • Notary National Notary Association


130 Andover Park East, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98188 USA

Telephone: (206) 660-8775
Fax: (206) 260-7050

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