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Larry Finegold has been practicing in the areas of complex business and white-collar criminal defense litigation for over 40 years. Prior to joining Garvey Schubert Barer, 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

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

News & Insights



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


University of Washington, B.A., cum laude, 1965

University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 1968

  • Order of Coif
  • Editor Law Review

Georgetown University, LL.M., Trial Advocacy, 1971

  • E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship in Trial Advocacy

Honors | Recognitions

  • Listed in Chambers USA for Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Gov’t Investigations (Washington), 2016-2018
  • Listed in Naifeh & Smith's Best Lawyers in America for 25 years
  • Listed in Barry Tarlow's National Directory of Criminal Defense Lawyers since its inception in 1979
  • Listed in Martindale-Hubbell Bar register of Preeminent Lawyers as AV Rated for over 30 Years (Highest Possible Peer Review Rating)
  • Listed as a “Super Lawyer” in Super Lawyers, 2003-2019
  • Listed as one of top 100 lawyers in Washington Super Lawyers
  • Named as a "Super Lawyer" in Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2014-2015
  • Listed among the city’s “Best Lawyers” in Seattle Magazine for several years
  • Listed in U.S. News and World Report as Top-Ranking white –collar criminal lawyer
  • Listed in Puget Sound Business Journal as one of America’s Leading Lawyers 2010
  • Listed in Seattle Business as Top Business Lawyer
  • Listed in Corporate Counsel as one of the Top Lawyers 2010 and 2011
  • Listed in Avvo with a formal rating of 10.0
  • Named by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015-2020 in the field(s) of Criminal Defense: White-Collar  


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