Serving South King County and the Surrounding Areas.

Gregory L. Girard

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Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense


Gregory L. Girard’s practice is committed to the aggressive defense of persons accused of a wide array of crimes.  Because of his experience and expertise, Greg is one of few criminal defense attorneys who can defend persons accused of the simplest misdemeanor or D.U.I. to the most complicated felony.  Greg also represents persons on appeal from criminal convictions or Department of Licensing suspensions in all levels of appellate courts in Washington.

In addition to his practice, Greg has presented and taught on various topics at continuing legal education seminars.  Among the subjects he has presented on are The Law of Search and Seizure; Admissibility of Statements Made by the Accused; the Accused’s Right to a Speedy Trial; and the Art of Negotiation in Criminal Defense.  Greg is a member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL), the Washington Defender Association, and the King and South King County Bar Associations. 

In 2006 Greg and his partner, Mark Prothero, were named Trial Lawyers of the Year by Presumed Innocent magazine.

During his second year of law school, Greg began working for the Eastside Defenders Association (EDA), where he continued to work as a trial attorney in the juvenile and superior court felony units following his graduation.  This began Greg’s commitment to criminal defense in King County that has continued over the last 33 years.

Greg joined Hanis Irvine Prothero in May, 2004, where he continues to provide quality criminal defense.  As a partner in Hanis Irvine Prothero, Greg is involved in governing the operations of the firm.

In his spare time, Greg enjoys spending time with his wife Polly, traveling, playing golf, and skiing.  In addition, Greg likes reading and spending time in his garden.  Greg is also an accomplished Thai chef.


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, Tacoma, Washington
    • J.D. - 1980
  • Sumner High School
  • Western Washington State College
    • B.A. - 1977
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1980
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1982

Current Employment Position

  • Partner