Attorney Alexander Ransom was raised in Seattle, Washington. In 1995, he was accepted into Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. In 1998, he graduated from Fairhaven College’s Law and Diversity Program. As a student, Alexander appreciated the beauty, charm and character of Whatcom and Skagit County.
In 2000, Alexander was accepted into Seattle University School of Law. He thrived in the academically rigorous and competitive environment. Alexander was offered memberships into the law school’s two most prestigious organizations: Moot Court and Law Review.
During his third year of law school, Alexander interned with the City of Kent Prosecutor’s Office, where he prosecuted misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors under the Revised Code of Washington and the City of Kent Criminal Code. As an intern, Alexander conducted jury trials and obtained successful results. He also discovered his natural gifts for trial advocacy.
In 2003, Alexander graduated from law school and relocated to Whatcom County. He was appointed as a Deputy Criminal Prosecutor in the Tribal Court of the Lummi Nation. In this position, Alexander prosecuted federal felony and misdemeanor offenses committed on the Lummi Reservation. He attended trial seminars from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and obtained a diploma in Advanced Trial Advocacy.
In 2005, Alexander changed his career focus from prosecution to criminal defense. This shift marked a growing desire to defend the constitutional rights of citizens rather than prosecute them. He was hired by Bellingham Assigned Counsel and served as a Deputy City Public Defender in the Bellingham Municipal Court. In this position, Alexander gained vast experience defending citizens accused on DUI, domestic violence assault, and property crimes.
In 2007, Alexander entered private practice. In this capacity, he dedicates himself to serving his clients with the highest standard of criminal defense. Alexander handles federal cases, serious felonies and misdemeanors in Whatcom and Skagit County’s Superior, District, and Municipal Courts. He has obtained six-figure settlements in police misconduct cases. Alexander’s office is located at Bellingham Towers, within walking distance of the Whatcom County and Bellingham Municipal courts.
Alexander is a member of Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Washington Defender Association, National College of DUI Defense, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, American Society of Legal Advocates, National Black Lawyers, Loren Miller Bar Association, Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce, Whatcom Young Professionals and the Whatcom County Bar Association.
Alexander enjoys keeping healthy, participating in community fundraisers and spending time with family. He recently ran the 3rd Annual Base 2 Space stair climb at the Seattle Space Needle benefiting the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.