A previous employer pressed charges for theft and trafficking stolen property even though during a disciplinary hearing I showed them compelling evidence that the material in question belonged to me. After several trial delays, Alex Ransom was able to obtain an EOC report from this employer that seriously put into question my previous supervisor’s ethical behavior and leadership and was able to get the prosecutor to agree to a full dismissal. Even if the charges were not dropped a few days before trial, I have the full confidence I would have been exonerated by a jury of my peers once Alex had the opportunity to enlighten them.
Alexander F. Ransom practices criminal defense in the firm’s Bellingham, Washington office. He was raised in Seattle and is a 1997 graduate of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. In 2000, he was accepted into the Seattle University School of Law, where he served as a member of the Moot Court Board and Law Review. He interned with the City of Kent's Prosecutor’s Office and began his criminal trial practice prosecuting misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors under the Revised Code of Washington and the City of Kent Criminal Code.
In 2003, Mr. Ransom graduated from law school and relocated to Whatcom County. He was appointed Deputy Criminal Prosecutor in the tribal court of the Lummi Nation. In this position, Alexander prosecuted federal felony and misdemeanor offenses committed on the Lummi reservation. He also attended the National Institute for Trial Advocacy located in Louisville, Colorado and obtained a diploma in advanced jury trial skills and trial advocacy.
In 2005, Alexander pursued criminal defense and served as Deputy City Public Defender in the Bellingham Municipal Court. In this position, he gained vast experience in defending citizens accused on DUI, domestic violence assault, and various property crimes. In 2007, he entered private practice and today handles serious felonies, gross-misdemeanors, misdemeanors, and traffic infraction matters in the area’s Superior, District, and Municipal Courts.
Mr. Ransom was selected as a “Rising Star” and “Super Lawyer” in Washington Law and Politics Magazine from 2009-11. He is a co-editor of the Whatcom County Bar Association newsletter. Alexander is a member of Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Washington Defender Association, Loren Miller Bar Association, Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce, Whatcom Young Professionals and the Whatcom County Bar Association. He is a martial arts enthusiast and an avid chess player.