Gloria Backus

Gloria Backus

Vindicate Criminal Law Group
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence
  • Washington
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Gloria Backus is a criminal defense attorney who brings over 25 years of diverse legal experience to Vindicate Criminal Law Group’s team. One distinct advantage Ms. Backus has over most – she was a Federal Prosecutor for the US Government. She knows prosecution tactics firsthand and how to apply that knowledge to her defense. While she was outstanding during her time as a prosecutor, which includes the infamous case out of Maricopa County: United States v. David Pecard (, she prefers defense practice. Ms. Backus states, “Criminal defense is like a difficult puzzle and it is my job to eliminate as many pieces from prosecutors as possible.”

Ms. Backus’ background also includes extensive experience in domestic violence. For a period of three years, she solely handled cases involving domestic violence and abuse in Bellevue, Washington.
If you are accused of a crime, you want Ms. Backus. Not only does she possess the unshakable confidence during trial that juries are drawn to, she is sharp-witted and determined. Clients quickly notice the courtroom is a comfortable place for Ms. Backus. She has appeared in over 50 trials and hundreds of hearings. When you meet with her, she is ready to listen and provide you with straight forward advice.

Gloria attended Central Washington University and graduated in 1990 with her Bachelor of Arts in law and justice, Magna Cum Laude. From there, she attended the University of Washington School of Law and graduated in 1994 with her Juris Doctor. Later, she received a Fellowship: Counsel on Legal Education Opportunity and attended a summer law school session at the University of New Mexico Law School with other nationwide recipients of the award.

She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and Federal Court for the Western District of Washington.

University of Washington School of Law
J.D. (1994) | Law School
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Central Washington University
B.A. (1990)
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Professional Experience
Vindicate Criminal Law Group
- Current
Fiori Law Office
Armstrong Law, LLC
Staff Attorney
YWCA of Seattle
Civil Rights Investigator
Seattle Housing Authority
Gloria M. Backus, LLC
Domestic Violence Program Director
Eastside Legal Assistance Program
Founder/Managing Attorney
Legal Assistance Attorney
US Army Reserve
Federal Prosecutor/Chief Assistance Attorney
U.S. Army Intelligence Center
Rule 9 and Associate Attorney
Case Law Firm
CLEO Fellowship
Counsel on Legal Education Opportunity
Professional Associations
Federal Court for the Western District of Washington
- Current
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Washington State Bar  # 24279
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Websites & Blogs
Vindicate Criminal Law Group
Contact & Map
Seattle Office
600 University Street, Ste. 3010
Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: (206) 512-3464
Bellevue Office
10655 N.E. 4th Street, Ste. 208
Bellevue, WA 98004
Telephone: (425) 657-5006
Tacoma Office
1201 Pacific Ave.
Ste. 1503
Tacoma, WA 98402
Telephone: (253) 753-1941