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Larry has been practicing in the areas of complex business and white-collar criminal defense litigation for more than 40 years.

Prior to joining the firm, Larry had his own firm for 30 years, representing individuals and companies in federal criminal matters and governmental civil investigations. He has tried numerous cases in Seattle and around the country.

Larry has defended clients in a broad range of federal and some state matters including healthcare, public corruption, antitrust, securities and insider trading, tax violations, fraud, money-laundering and RICO prosecutions. The range of industries represented is equally broad, including maritime and fisheries companies, environmental matters, and issues involving the FDA, SEC, U.S. Customs, Dept. of Agriculture and the Federal Aviation Administration.

After graduating from the University of Washington Law School, he was one of five law graduates selected from around the country to become an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow, receiving training for two years in trial advocacy doing criminal defense work in the District of Columbia. After graduating with a Masters of Law (LL.M) in Trial Advocacy at Georgetown University School of Law, Larry went to work as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. One year later he was promoted and became the Executive Assistant to then U. S. Attorney Stan Pitkin.

Professional Activities

  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association

News & Insights


  • Washington, 1968
  • District of Columbia, 1969
  • U.S. District Court, Louisiana, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980


  • LL.M., Georgetown University, Trial Advocacy, 1971
    • E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship in Trial Advocacy
  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 1968
    • Order of Coif
    • Editor Law Review
  • B.A., University of Washington (cum laude) 1965

Honors & Recognition

  • Chambers USA (Washington) Leading Individual, Litigation: White-Collar & Government Investigations, 2016-2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 1994-present
  • U.S. News and World Report, Top-Ranking White-Collar Criminal Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers list, 2003-present
    • Top 100 Lawyers, Washington Super Lawyers
    • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2014-2015
  • America’s Leading Lawyers, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2010
  • Best Lawyers, Seattle Magazine
  • Top Business Lawyer, Seattle Business magazine
  • National Directory of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1979-present
  • Top Lawyers, Corporate Counsel, 2010-2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating
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