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Seattle, WA 98104

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Phone: 206-292-8800
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C. James Frush

C. James Frush

Of Counsel
Seattle, Washington
877-438-0766 (Toll Free)

Jim is much sought after as an experienced and successful litigator, particularly on white collar criminal matters, both federal and state, public disclosure and election law issues, and in civil rights and medical malpractice cases. A former federal prosecutor, he has broad experience in federal criminal matters including tax, fraud, money laundering and racketeering. He represents individual and corporate defendants, witnesses before the grand jury and committees of Congress, conducts internal investigations and has served as special counsel or special prosecutor for numerous governmental entities. An experienced trial lawyer, Jim also has an extensive background in civil litigation. Active in many high profile cases, Jim is experienced in dealing with the media on a local and national level.

Professional Highlights

  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Council of Delegates)
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (past co-chair Attorney Strike Force)
  • Member, American Bar Association, local and national Federal Bar Associations
  • Past President, local Federal Bar Association
  • Frequent lecturer, commentator and author on white collar crime and other legal issues

Outside of practicing law, Jim's main passion is mountain climbing. He has scaled peaks and made first ascents around the world including making the first American ascent of Cho Oyu, Nepal in 1988. He is a past President of the American Alpine Club. Other hobbies include classical piano, sailing and golf. Jim is also active in local charities including Cystic Fibrosis, Puget Sound keeper's Alliance and the Himalayan Youth Foundation.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1976
  • Washington, 1976
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980


  • Columbia Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1975
    • Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    • Honors: Jerome Michael Prize for Oral Advocacy
  • University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1972
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Published Works

  • White Collar Crime and Other Legal Issues


  • Frequent Lecturer, White Collar Crime and Other Legal Issues

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Council of Delegates), Member
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past Co-Chair Attorney Strike Force
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Local and National Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Local Federal Bar Association, Past President

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past President, American Alpine Club