Gene E. Piculell, J.D.         425.453.9436


“Reputation matters. The observation of others in your profession has its place. It’s evidence of a job consistently well-done.”

Gene E. Piculell, J.D., Criminal Defense Practitioner 

"Best and Finest Lawyers in America"

"Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney" –National Trial Lawyers -Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys 

“possesses the knowledge, skill, experience and success held by only the best"

“Membership is extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state or region who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile”

 "Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney"- “AV®” Rating- Martindale Hubbell, Top 3% of All Attorneys-“Preeminent Advocate” “Highest in Legal Skill"

“Peer Rated: Highest level of professional excellence”

"Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney"-Seattle Met Magazine

  "Top Lawyers in Washington" Highest Ethical & Professional Excellence" Legal Network

" Top Attorney Criminal Defense" "Superb" "10/10"-AVVO

"Clients Choice Award" AVVO
“Experience matters. No one wants an inexperienced pilot, surgeon—or criminal defense attorney. I have prosecuted cases, judged cases, wrote the law, taught the law and successfully defended thousands of people-hard won experience. I can help. It’s what I do. Give me a call.” Gene E. Piculell, J.D., Criminal Defense Practitioner

District Attorney/Deputy Prosecutor:

Prosecuted thousands of criminal cases as a district attorney/deputy prosecutor
municipal court, district court and superior court- prosecuted thousands of criminal cases.

Judicial/ Administrative Law/Hearings Officer:

Judge, pro tempore, for approximately four years, hearing and deciding criminal cases.

 Federal: Federal Hearings Officer

Presided over military UCMJ ART 32 preliminary hearings considering criminal allegations of violation of Uniform Code of Military Justice of Armed Forces members.

State: Narcotic Hearings Examiner

Presided over narcotic forfeiture hearings.

State: Washington State House of Representatives Legislative Staff Counsel:

Counsel to elected State Representatives on all matters pending before the Washington State Legislature, with a focus on criminal justice issues.  

Federal: Department of Homeland Security/USCG

Legal Officer-federal & international maritime law enforcement, national defense security advice.

Trial Skills Faculty:

Taught trial skills to licensed attorneys for approximately 6 years.

Bar Examiner:

 Wrote  and graded bar admission examinations for attorney applicants to State Bar

Special District Counsel:
Investigated  professional misconduct by licensed members of  State Bar Association.

Federal: Investigating Officer

Investigated potential criminal conduct of Armed Forces personnel

Federal: Commander

Department of Homeland Security
USCG (res/ret)

Boat Forces Operations-Response Crew-federal maritime law enforcement/ search and rescue operations & various Operations Ashore

Organizational Memberships/Affiliated Groups: 

Washington State Bar Association

Reserve Officers Association

Chair-Continuing Legal Education Committee WSBA-YLC

Editorial Advisory Board-WSBA-YLC

Board of Trustees-WSBA-YLC

National Trial Lawyers Association

Washington Association of Municipal Attorneys

Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys

National Conference of Bar Examiners   

Innocence Project


White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys

Criminal Defense Lawyers

Eastside Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers