Trial attorney, criminal justice instructor, freelance legal writer, and grant writer. BRUCE HANIFY has 30 years’ trial experience in both criminal prosecution and defense. Hanify has tried over 250 jury cases.
Hanify was a deputy prosecutor in Yakima County from 1988 to 2000, where he prosecuted both misdemeanors and felonies. In 1993 he created the felony appeals unit for the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Hanify earned statewide recognition for his cutting-edge writing style and unique approach to criminal justice. In 1994, he argued 18 felony cases during one four-day session of the Washington State Court of Appeals.
From 2002–2004 Hanify trained prosecutors in DUI trial practice for the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (WAPA). His DUI Training Manual was relied upon by Washington prosecutors for trial technique. In addition to providing training services to Washington State’s 39 counties, his expertise in search and seizure matters was relied upon by law enforcement authorities in many key felony investigations.
Since the 1990s, Hanify has served as a judge pro tem and arbitrator in dozens of cases. He also performs research and writing assignments for law firms and grant seekers.
Hanify has over 10 years’ experience training police officers and deputy prosecutors in constitutional and trial procedure. Hanify has personally mentored several start-up law firms over the last 20 years.
Hanify continues to represent clients in trial and appellate matters. He also provides freelance writing services to grant seekers and corporate clients.
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