George T. Freeman
George Freeman began his legal career at the age of 5 by arguing with his mother over many childhood issues. Unfortunately for him, he lost every case; however, it was great prep for a career in family and criminal law.
He graduated from the University of Washington with an undergraduate degree in Accounting and began doing value cash-flow analysis, pension evaluations and other accounting calculations for attorneys. After a while, many of the attorneys told George that he should cross-train from accounting into law, as it occurred to them he had a knack for it.
He began his legal career in earnest as a secretary for a female attorney in Seattle, and later as a paralegal went on to work for several firms in almost every area of law, cross-training from tax issues mainly to personal injury. His duties included not only witness prep and scheduling, but devising trial strategies. He went on to study family, criminal, and real estate areas of law until beginning WSBA’s law clerk program, finally passing the bar as a Rule 9 Clerk in 2001.
George opened a general practice office in Everett in 2001 but has since moved the office to Mount Vernon, where he has resided since 2001.
Many cases can be settled outside of court, and it can be preferable to save clients time, money, and hardship; but sometimes trial is absolutely necessary, and George loves to be in the courtroom. In criminal courts he has won felony trials, negotiated dismissals and reduced pleas. In civil cases he has achieved settlements of over $1,000,000, either in trial, mediation, arbitration, or just by negotiating. In family cases, he has helped many men and women through difficult, emotional situations by negotiating the best results possible with the goal to keep the process as painless as possible.
In his spare time George is a member of the National Ski Patrol, and has been skiing since his childhood in Upstate New York. He is absolutely addicted to golf, and can be found on the course most Saturday and Sunday mornings if the weather isn’t too rainy.
George also enjoys scuba diving, boating, fishing, crabbing, traveling, and playing with his dogs. He puts on disc dog shows and competes with his dog friends Yam and Arnold Palmer. Click here to read about the disc dogs.
He considers his greatest accomplishment to be helping his daughter Marcella, who also did the Rule 9 program, pass the bar exam and become an attorney in 2019.