About Us - Professional Details

Colin G.


Colin Prince has represented hundreds of clients in federal trial courts in Eastern and Western Washington and before the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Prince started his career representing some of the largest companies in the world, litigating complex cases for Fortune 25 corporate clients in Washington, California, Delaware, Texas, and elsewhere. Corporate work was not gratifying. Looking to represent actual people, Mr. Prince joined the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington as a trial attorney, spending years doing what lawyers so rarely now do: standing in a courtroom, arguing motions, trying cases to juries. He then served as the Chief Appellate Attorney for the Federal Defenders, regularly appearing before the federal court of appeals on legal issues with widespread impact across the western United States (including victories in published decisions on individual Brady rights, the Sixth Amendment, federal sentencing guidelines, and more).

Mr. Prince has taught trial and appellate practice across the country, including as adjunct professor at Gonzaga Law School, for the federal United States Courts in Washington, D.C., and for the federal bar association. In addition to teaching, Mr. Prince was appointed by Chief Judge Murguia of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to serve as an Appellate Lawyer Representative assisting the federal courts in creating courtroom evidence systems and in organizing the circuit’s annual judicial conference.

Mr. Prince joined Connelly Law to continue helping people fight overwhelming odds. His practice focuses on all aspects of plaintiffs-litigation: complex and catastrophic personal injury, civil rights, medical malpractice, governmental misconduct and liability, wrongful death, products liability, and more.

Outside of the office, Colin likes playing in the outdoors with his wife and two kids (currently ages 5 and 3). He is an Ironman finisher, has summited and skied Mount Rainier, and occasionally enjoys enduro mountain-bike races. Before attending law school, Colin was a commercial fisherman in Alaska’s Bering Sea and Prince William Sound.


Seattle University School of Law, 2010, J.D., Summa Cum Laude

  • Editor-in-Chief, Seattle University Law Review
  • Dean’s List All Semesters; Law Trustee Scholarship Recipient
  • Winner of 2011 National Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing (given in association with the Library of Congress to the top 15 student-published legal articles in the country)