McGeorge School of Law

Leland Washington

Adjunct Professor of Law
Leland Washington

BA, California State University, Sacramento
JD,McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific


Principal Criminal Attorney Leland Washington attended Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento. Mr. Washington graduated CSUS Sacramento with a bachelor’s degree in Government. In 2001, he graduated law school from the University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law 2001 with honor of being selected into the National Order of the Barristers.

In the 19 years Mr. Washington has served Sacramento as a prosecutor, he has taken more than 80 cases to jury trial ranging from domestic violence, bank robberies, armed robberies, drug sales, gun possession, felony assaults, complex gang crimes and homicides. He recently spent five years as a supervisor in the DA’s Felony Bureau, then spent two years as a community prosecutor and liaison for DA’s office Community and Government Relation Unit.

Mr. Washington is also a coach for McGeorge Law school’s nationally renowned Mock Trial Competition Team. At McGeorge, Mr. Washington teaches law students trial advocacy and evidence skills, and has helped lead the program to rankings as high as fifth in the nation. Principal Criminal Attorney Washington is currently assigned to the District Attorney’s Prison Crime Unit where he prosecutes Homicide and Capital Cases.