Lacey O’Malley Bail Bond Agency

We Serve All 39 Washington Counties

Phone: (206) 622-2668

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Lacey O’Malley Bail Bond Agency

Gayle Brandon

Gayle Brandon
14 Reviews

“You had better believe that there is a difference between bail bondsmen. Lacey O’Malley represents a standard of professionalism that you expect from support professionals during difficult troubled times. Other bondsmen will sign you up then treat you like a criminal....”

Albert H.


“I never thought I’d need a bond agency. When I did, Gayle and Denny acted far beyond the call of duty. I was totally clueless, and they came to my recuse. They patiently explained every step of the process, told me where to be and when, and what to expect...”

Debra B.


“Having to post bail for someone is a stressful event, to say the least! Not to mention it’s not something I ever had to do before – so I was a bit confused about the process. Gayle at Lacey O’Malley was calm, knowledgeable, and efficient in guiding me through the process. A+”

Michele M.

14 Reviews

Expert Bail Bond Agent At Lacey O’Malley

At first glance, native Washingtonian Gayle Brandon-Behrend, a former beauty queen and at-risk youth worker with a degree as a registered nurse, seems an unlikely choice to head the state’s oldest bail bond company, Lacey O’MalleyBail Bond Agency, in Seattle, WA.

But initial impressions can be deceiving. With over 30 years in the business, the former Miss Tri-Cities (1975) has earned the reputation as an innovative, ethical, and visionary leader. Gayle’s vision has been adopted throughout the industry, as early as 1993, with a law requiring all Washington bail agents be state licensed and receive Continuing Education.

The main force behind that law, Joe Lacey, for whom it was named, and his wife, Fran, Lacey O’Malley’s founding owners, were Gayle’s mentors and godparents in the industry. “They counseled and trained me to conduct business the right way – the ethical way,” she recalls. “I am forever grateful that I could tap into their wisdom.” She purchased the agency from the Laceys in 1997.

Gayle has continued to work tirelessly to upgrade the image and professionalism of this much-misunderstood business which has come into public awareness through such shows as “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” She was instrumental in passing legislation in 2006 requiring that bail bond recovery agents be trained and licensed and required to receive regular Continuing Education.

But there is more to the business than just posting bail. “There is a very real emotional side to crime. Negative behavior has consequences that can be costly and painful. Our clients usually have families and loved ones who also become a part of the bail process.” With Gayle’s faith in God, she is able to provide hope & support to the families going through this difficult time.

Gayle’s compassion is shared by her business and life partner, husband Denny Behrend, former Seattle police officer and retired deputy U.S. Marshal. The two met through John Walsh, host of “America’s Most Wanted” when Denny was a Supervisor & Public Information Officer for the U.S. Marshal’s Service of the Western Washington District. Gayle is a loving and dedicated stepmother to Denny’s four adult children.

Gayle’s experience working with the Washington State legislature is a valuable asset to Denny who in 2010 was selected to be on Governor Christine Gregoire’s task force for bail bond reform.

Gayle shares her vision and expertise both regionally and nationally as an active member of such organizations as Washington State Bail Agents Association (WSBAA) and Professional Bail Agents of the United States (PBUS). She is also a board member and major fundraiser for Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound. She sits on the “Citizen’s for Judicial Excellence” (CJE) Board of Directors.

In 2005 she was named the PBUS “Bail Agent of the Year” by her peers. She was just inducted into the PBUS Hall of Fame. PBUS represents nearly 14,000 licensed bail bond agents across the United States.

“You had better believe that there is a difference between bail bondsmen. Lacey O’Malley represents a standard of professionalism that you expect from support professionals during difficult troubled times. Other bondsmen will sign you up then treat you like a criminal....”

Albert H.


“I never thought I’d need a bond agency. When I did, Gayle and Denny acted far beyond the call of duty. I was totally clueless, and they came to my recuse. They patiently explained every step of the process, told me where to be and when, and what to expect...”

Debra B.


“Having to post bail for someone is a stressful event, to say the least! Not to mention it’s not something I ever had to do before – so I was a bit confused about the process. Gayle at Lacey O’Malley was calm, knowledgeable, and efficient in guiding me through the process. A+”

Michele M.

14 Reviews