Yakima Attorneys With Over 51 Years Experience

We have over 51 years of experience practicing criminal law in the Yakima Valley, with experience in both prosecution and defense. This puts us in superior position to defend you because we know the inside workings of how prosecutors handle their cases.

We have handled thousands of criminal cases in Washington State courts, and numerous cases in other courts throughout the State. We handle all types of criminal matters, from Class A felonies to misdemeanors. We have successfully defended countless DUIs, Criminal Traffic Violations, Domestic Violence Crimes, and a host of others. We have received "not guilty" verdicts in cases ranging from Class A felony sex offenses, to misdemeanor trespass charges. We work hard to make sure that your rights are fully protected and enthusiastically represent you in any criminal matter.

Along with criminal law, we also focus on helping people clear their criminal records and restore lost civil rights, particularly the right to own and possess firearms. If you are interested in hunting but can't legally possess a firearm, we may be able to help. If you have a conviction from your past that is preventing you from getting a job or finding good housing, we may be able to help. We help people get convictions off their records so they can't be used against them.

We also have experience handling other types of cases, including construction law and general civil litigation.

We work hard to keep you fully informed about developments in your cases and know how our clients value communication with their attorneys. Explore our website and let us know if you have any questions. Call us or come by our office for a free consultation. We are committed to fully representing you and fighting for your rights. We understand that the legal process can be daunting and burdensome, but we can help you achieve the result you desire without the stress.

Timothy Hall


About Timothy

Tim Hall has lived in Eastern Washington for most of his life. He graduated from Yakima Valley Community College and Central Washington University before traveling to Spokane to attend law school at Gonzaga.

His primary areas of practice are criminal law, vacating and sealing criminal records as well as dispute involving easements and issues related to newly installed manufactured homes.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Record Expungement
  • Construction Law


Richard Gilliland


About Richard

Richard grew up in Mount Vernon, Washington. He graduated from Walla Walla University in 2002 with a Bachelor's Degree in History. He subsequently earned his teaching certification and taught high school, first in Hinsdale, Illinois, and then in Pasco, Washington. Having accomplished his first childhood dream of being a teacher, he moved on to his second childhood dream and attended law school at Seattle University, where he graduated in 2008.

In October 2008, following graduation and the bar exam, he moved to Yakima and began his legal career as a deputy prosecuting attorney in the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney's office. In the summer of 2009, he was promoted to handle felony prosecutions in Superior Court where he handled all varieties of felony prosecutions until he left the office for private practice in July 2011.

Since that time, he has primarily focused on criminal defense, handling cases ranging from misdemeanors to homicide. He also helps people clear their criminal records, restore their firearm rights, and does some civil litigation.

In the last several years, Richard has consistently been named one of the best attorneys in the valley by the Yakima Valley Business Times. Attorney Gilliland is admitted to practice in all Washington State Courts, Federal System for Eastern District of Washington Courts, and the United States Supreme Court.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Record Expungement
  • Firearm Rights Restoration



About Trent

Trent grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana and attended Indiana University, graduating with a degree in History, along with minors in Psychology, Political Science, and Classical Studies. He then attended the Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, grading Magna Cum Laude in 2014. Shortly after moving to Yakima and passing the Washington State Bar Exam, he was hired by Hall and Gilliland and has worked there ever since.
He has defended thousands of clients in criminal cases over the last eight years. His focus is on misdemeanor defense but also has worked on Public Records Act cases, Open Public Meetings Act cases, and construction law cases as well. Trent has a passion for Restorative Court Programs (sometimes called Problem-Solving Courts), which focus on helping clients with the root cause of their behavior and served as one of the founding members of the Yakima Community Diversion Program.

Practice Areas
- Criminal Defense
- DUIs
- Public Records Act Cases

- J.D., Robert H. McKinney School of Law
- B.A., Indiana University