Alexander F. Ransom practices criminal defense in Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish County. He is a passionate and experienced trial attorney who regularly obtains acquittals, dismissals and downward reductions of criminal charges before judges and juries alike.
Mr. Ransom 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, Mr. Ransom 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, Alexander 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 has received jury trial acquittals for clients since the beginning of his career. He has surpassed the coveted "25 trials" benchmark separating experienced attorneys from the inexperienced; and obtained a very impressive win/loss record in the process. Mr. Ransom has a "Superb" ranking from Avvo.com, he was selected as a “Rising Star” and “Super Lawyer” in Washington Law and Politics Magazine from 2009-11, and was selected as a "Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Washington" by Seattle Met magazine. 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 an avid chess player and enjoys spending time with his family.