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About Robert

Preparatory Education

  • University of Washington, B.A. 1991

  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1996

Robert Flennaugh II has represented clients in Washington State and Federal courts for over twenty six years. He began his career as a public defender with the Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons (S.C.R.A.P), where he represented both adult and juvenile clients on a wide variety of charges. He then joined a private Seattle firm specializing in criminal defense and later opened his own criminal defense practice, Law Office of Robert Flennaugh II, PLLC.

Robert's breath of experience in both Federal and Washington courts and extensive background in trial and negotiations are effective assets to his clients.  His abilities and expertise are well-regarded by peer attorneys and judges.  He is a fellow of the American College for Trial Lawyers.  Also, he is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.  Lastly, he has been voted a "Super Lawyer" by his peers every year since 2010 (Washington Law & Politics Magazine).

Criminal Defense - Juveniles

Robert has represented hundreds of juvenile clients facing all levels of misdemeanor and felony charges in criminal juvenile court. A majority of these cases dealt with non-traffic alcohol and drug charges as well as serious felonies, such as sexual assaults. Robert is involved in a number of community and civic organizations focused on youth outreach, and is a frequent guest speaker before high school and college audiences on issues such as juvenile rights.

Criminal Defense - Adult

Robert has defended adult clients on all levels of misdemeanor and felony charges. In particular, he has extensive experience representing clients on charges of domestic violence, assault, and violation of no contact orders. Robert’s practice has an emphasis in serious felony matters, including murder charges. He is an experienced trial lawyer and negotiator, and has tried many cases before juries and judges in the Washington State courts.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, Inducted 2019

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, Inducted 2019

  • The National Trial Lawyers, 2010 to present

  • Co-Chair of the Criminal Section of the Federal Bar Association, Western District of Washington, 2014 to present

  • 9th Circuit Representative, 2017-2020

  • Federal CJA Standing Committee, Western District of Washington, 2019 to present

  • Local Federal Court Rules Committee 2019

  • Washington State Office of Public Defense Advisory Committee 2012 to present

  • Foundation for Washington State Courts, 2019 to present

  • William L. Dwyer Inn of Court, 2003-present

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Washington State Bar Association

  • King County Bar Association

  • Board of Directors, Society of Counsel Representing Accused Person, 2006-2015

  • Mentor, University of Washington School of Law, 1999-present

Community and Civic Affiliations

  • Chair of Board, Center for Children and Youth Justice, 2007-2008

  • Board Member, Center for Children and Youth Justice, 2006-present

  • Board Member, Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center, 2007-2011

  • Board Member, KUOW - Public radio, 2002 to 2008

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