As your District Court Judge, I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to serve our community. I have heavily pursued justice throughout my experience as a Yakima County prosecuting attorney for over twenty years, including many years as a judge pro tem.
My combined experience has earned me the overwhelming support of judges, law enforcement and community leaders throughout Yakima County. As your judge, I promise to continue to work hard, to treat all people with respect and fairness, and to give justice to all those that come before me.
Judge Gary Hintze
Member Washington State Bar Association No. 28047 (June 1998)
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with over 20 years of prosecution experience, which includes experience in the District Court Unit, Juvenile court, General Felony, the Narcotics Unit, the Special Assault Unit, and the Gang Unit. Aggressively sought justice in a wide variety of criminal cases whose charges included virtually every type of crime, such as aggravated murder, assaults, sexual offenses, robberies, burglaries, narcotic crimes, firearm offenses, drive-by shootings, property, and domestic violence.
Judge pro tem in the municipal courts of Yakima, Union Gap, Wapato, and Granger (2011-2022) Yakima County Prosecutor’s Office, Yakima WA Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Special Assault Unit, Supervisor Gang Unit Narcotics Unit Judge Pro Tem Preston, Gates &Ellis, LLP, Seattle, WA Attorney
Seattle University School of Law, Tacoma, WA Juris Doctor, May 1997
University of Washington, Seattle, WA B.A. degrees in Business Administration (concentration in Finance) and History, June 1993
BAR ADMISSIONS, SEMINARS, AND PROFESSIONAL/COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Member Washington State Bar Association
Member Yakima County Bar Association
Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, yearly training 2001 to present.
Prepared and presented training on Gang Prosecution at WAPA Drug
Prosecution Training seminar (Leavenworth, WA 2010)
National District Attorneys Association: Trial Advocacy (Columbia, SC 2011)
WAPA Capital Case Litigation Training Program (Spokane, 2013, 2014)
Northwest Gang Investigators Association Annual Training Symposium (Spokane, WA 2017)