Representative Case Results

The facts and circumstances of your case may be different from the facts and circumstances listed below. Not all case results are listed here. The case results discussed here are not necessarily representative of the results obtained in all cases. Each case is different and must be evaluated and handled on its own merit. You may not obtain the same or similar results as those listed below.


Criminal Defense 

Felony

Assault 3 – Reduced to Obstructing

On January 19, 2018, charged with Assault in the Third Degree (a class C felony) in the King County Superior Court. Our client was alleged to have intentionally struck a city of Seattle parking enforcement officer (PEO) with a motor vehicle while the PEO was trying to write him a ticket. We conducted an extensive investigation which included a lengthy interview the PEO and were then able to negotiate a reduction to a misdemeanor charge of Obstructing a Law enforcement Office. 


Class C Felony of Unlawful Restraint – Reduced to Misdemeanor Assault 4 DV
In June of 2008, our client was charged with the class C felony of Unlawful Imprisonment – Domestic Violence (DV) in the King County Superior Court. According to the police report, our client was alleged to have arrive, unannounced at home of his ex-girlfriend and pushed, grabbed, tackled and held her against her will. After a thorough investigation and intense negotiations with the prosecutor, we were able to persuade the prosecutor to reduce the charge to misdemeanor Assault 4th Degree – DV.


Possession of Methamphetamine - Reduced to Attempted Possession
In 2006, our client was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, a class C Felony. Reduced to Attempted Possession, a misdemeanor offense.


Theft in the First Degree - Reduced to Attempted 2nd Degree Theft
In September of 2006, our client was charged with Theft 1, a class B Felony, in the King County Superior Court. According to the police report, our client was alleged to have been caught exiting a store with some $2500 worth of merchandise that he had not paid for. After a investigation and negotiation, we were able to persuade the prosecutor to reduce the charge Attempted 2nd Degree Theft, a gross misdemeanor.


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DUI

DUI - Reduced to Reckless Driving

In July of 2019, we were retained to represent the client on a charge of DUI in King County District Court- South Division, MRJC Courthouse. According to the police report, the client was having difficulty traveling in a straight line and driving the speed limit. Following a failure to signal for a right turn, the officer stopped our client and immediately noticed an odor of intoxicants and marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Upon further contact, the officer noted slurred speech and poor performance on the FSTs. The BAC results were ..12/.13. After negotiation with the prosecutor, an offer to reduce the charge to Reckless Driving was accepted by the client. 


DUI - Reduced to Reckless Driving

In January of 2019, our client was charged with DUI in the King County District Court, South Division, Regional Justice Center. According to the police report, our client was detained for numerous lane violation; drifting, crossing the gore-point and speeding. Upon making contact, the investigating officer noted the odor of intoxicants, blood-shot, watery eyes and slurred speech. Client was alleged to have performed poorly on the field-sobriety tests, blew a .146 on the PBT and refused to submit to the BAC post-arrest. We ere able to negotiate a reduction to Reckless Driving. 

BUI - Continuance for Dismissal

In March of 2019, our client was charged with the crime of Operating a Vessel While Under the Influence (BUI), In the King County District Court, South Division, Regional Justice Center. According to the police report, our client was alleged to have been creating a wake in no wake zone, during Seafair. After making contact, the investigating officer detected an odor of intoxicants, slurred speech, and numerous empty beer cans in the boat. Our client submitted to the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) but refused all other field -sobriety tests, as well as the post-arrest BAC. We were able to negotiate a continuance of the case for dismissal of the charge.


DUI - Reduced to Negligent Driving

On December 18, 1018, our client was arrested for DUI, and later charged with that offense in the King County District Court, East Division, Redmond Courthouse. According to the police report, the client had been driving without headlights after sunset, was slow to respond to the officer's emergency lights, had an odor of intoxicants, bloodshot, watery eyes, admitted to consuming a couple of beers and performed poorly on the FSTs. The BAC results, obtained over an hour after arrest, were .070/.072. Client chose to accept the prosecutor’s of a reduction to Negligent Driving in the First Degree.


DUI - Reduced to Reckless Driving
In August of 2008, our client was charged with DUI in King County District Court, West Division, Seattle Courthouse. The police report indicated that our client was initially detained because the officer observed him commit numerous traffic violations. Upon contacting our client, the officer noted an odor of intoxicants, bloodshot, watery-eyes, slurred speech and poor performance on the FSTs. The BAC results were.11/.11. The Court granted our motion to suppress the BAC results. Prosecutor subsequently offered to reduce the charge to Reckless Driving and our client accepted.


DUI with a BAC of.19 - Reduced to Reckless Driving
In September of 2008, our client was charged with DUI in the Snohomish County District Court, South Division. We set matter for a motion hearing to challenge the basis for the stop and arrest of our client, and to suppress the BAC result. Prosecutor subsequently offered to reduce the charge to Reckless Driving and our client accepted.


DUI - Reduced to Negligent Driving in the First Degree
In August of 2008, our client was charged with DUI in the King County District Court, East Division, Redmond Courthouse. Police report stated that our client was observed driving over the skip line, following another vehicle too close and braking erratically. The report further stated that upon contacting our client, the officer detected on obvious odor of intoxicants coming from her vehicle and noted that her eyes were watery, bloodshot and droopy. She voluntarily agreed to perform some FSTS, which the officer concluded she was impaired. Post-arrest, our client provided a BAC of.08/.08. We set the matter for a motion hearing to challenge the basis for the stop and arrest and to suppress the BAC result. The Court grant our motion to suppress the BAC result. As a result, the prosecutor offered to amend the charge to Neg 1. Our client accepted that offer.


DUI - Reduced to Negligent Driving in the First Degree
In August of 2008, our client was charged with DUI in the King County District Court, East Division, Redmond Courthouse. According to the police report, the arresting officer observed client’s vehicle drift over the lane line into the HOV lane multiple time. Upon making contact, the officer detected the odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle and observed blood-shot, watery eyes. Client admitted that he has been drinking and performed poorly on the FSTs. Following arrest, our client submitted to a BAC test with result of.08/.08. The Court granted our motion to suppress the BAC results. Prosecutor subsequently offered to amend the charge to Neg 1. Our client accepted that offer.


DUI - Reduced to Negligent Driving in the First Degree
In January of 2007, our client was charged with DUI Seattle Municipal Court. According to the police report, our client had been detained because he had driving his vehicle in the oncoming lane of travel. He had bloodshot, watery eyes, an odor of intoxicants on his breath and admitting to drinking. In addition, he performed poorly on the FST and blew a.16 on the portable breath test (PBT) instrument. His BAC results were.13/.13.


DUI Reduced to Negligent Driving in the First Degree
In August of 2007, our client was involved in a two-car collision. Police arrived on the scene and attempt to subject our client to so-called “field-sobriety tests” but were unable to do so because a language barrier. Client was subsequently arrest charged with DUI in the Kent Municipal court. The BAC result was.17. However, the court granted our motion to suppress the BAC result and client pled guilty to a reduced charge of Neg 1.


DUI Reduced to Reckless Driving
December of 2007, our client was stopped on for speeding. Officer’s report indicated that our client had on odor of intoxicants on his breath, bloodshot-watery eyes and that he performed poorly on the FSTs. Subsequent to arrest, client provided submitted to BAC test with result of.14/.14. As a result, our client was charged with DUI in SCDC South Division. Court granted our motion to suppress the BAC result and client pled to reduced charge of Reckless Driving.


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Domestic Violence (DV)

Assault 4th Degree DV – Not Guilty Verdict

In June of 2019, our client was arrested and charged with Assault 4th Degree – DV, in the Renton Municipal Court. The client was alleged to have pushed his girlfriend to the ground and punched her in the face multiple times. After a 2-day trial, the jury deliberated for 10 minutes and came back with a “Not Guilty’ verdict.


Assault 4th Degree DV - Continued for Dismissal

In August of 2019, our client was arrested and charged with Assault 4th Degree- DV in the Everett Municipal Court. The client was alleged to have assaulted the victim at their residence and made threats to police officer. During our review of the case, we discovered the alleged victim was intoxicated and our client's actions were done to prevent the alleged victim from driving while under the influence. We convinced the prosecutor to continue the case for 12 months, at which time the case would be dismissed.     


Multiple Charges - Dismissed

Our client was arrested for Assault Fourth Degree – DV, Malicious Mischief – DV and Assault 4, stemming from three separate incidents. In late 2018 and early 2019, criminal charges relating to these arrests were filed in the King County District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse. Because our client had a long history of significant mental health issues and we requested a competency evaluation. All charges were dismissed when the evaluation confirmed that our client lacked the capacity to understand the nature of the proceedings against him or her or to assist in his or her own defense as a result of mental disease or defect.


Harassment - Continuance for Dismissal

In November of 2018, our client was charged with Harassment- DV in the King County District Court, East Division, Issaquah Courthouse. The client was alleged to have threatened the victim after an argument. During our review of the case, we discovered the alleged victim's statements had not been accurately transcribed by the responding police officer. We determined the best course of action was to set the matter for a jury trial. Prior to trial, we negotiated a continuance of the case for a dismissal at a later date.   


Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed
In 2010, our client was charged with Assault 4th Degree DV in the King County District Court, East division, Shoreline Courthouse. Alleged victim recanted her initial statement to police. We set the matter for trial and when the alleged victim failed to appear, the Court granted our motion to dismiss.


Theft in the Third Degree DV – Dismissed
In 2008, our client was charged with Theft – DV in the King County District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse. Police reports show that our client’s cousin had accused him of taking $100 from a purse that she had left on the counter while visiting him. We set the case for trail and the Court grant our motion to dismiss the charge when the cousin failed to appear to provide testimony in support of her claims.


Assault 4th Degree DV & Interfering with Reporting DV – Dismissed
In October of 2007, our Client was charged with Assault 4th Degree – Domestic Violence & Interfering with Reporting DV in the King County District, Bellevue. On the day of trial, the court granted our motion to dismiss the charges.


2 counts of Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed
In August of 2008, our client was charged in the King County District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse with 2 counts of Assault 4 th Degree DV. At jury call, the presiding judge granted our motion to dismiss the case.


Assault 4th Degree DV & Interfering with Reporting DV – Dismissed
In October of 2007, our Client was charged with Assault 4th Degree – Domestic Violence & Interfering with Reporting DV in the King County District, Bellevue. On the day of trial, the court granted our motion to dismiss the charges.


Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed
August of 2008 our client was charged with Assault 4th Degree DV in KCDC Bellevue. After a thorough investigation, we determined the best course of action was to set the matter for a jury trial. The presiding judge granted the prosecutor’s motion to dismiss at jury call.


Assault 4th Degree DV - Dismissed

In January of 2005, our client was charged in the Seattle Municipal Court with the crime of Assault 4th Degree DV. Case dismissed prior to trial.


Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed
In March of 2006, our client was charged in the King County District Court, South Division, Regional Justice Center with the crime of Assault 4 DV in the RJC. On the day of trial, the presiding judge granted our motion the dismiss the case.


Assault 4th Degree DV – Amended to Disorderly Conduct non DV
In March of 2006, our client was charged in the Snohomish County District Court, South Division, Lynnwood Courthouse with Assault 4th Degree DV. Charged amended to Disorderly Conduct, no jail, NCLV and anger mgt.


Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed
In March of 2006, our client was charged in the Mercer Island Muni Court with Assault 4th Degree DV. Prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case.


Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed
In May of 2006, our client was charged with Assault 4th Degree DV, in the Renton Municipal Court. According to the police incident report, our client’s wife had called 911 to report that her husband had grabbed and held her when she was trying to leave for work. We set the matter for a jury trial. Prosecutor subsequently agreed to dismiss the case when the alleged “victim” became uncooperative.


Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed
In June of 2006, our client was charged with Assault 4th DV in the King County District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse. Case dismissed by the prosecutor at jury call.


Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed
In October of 2006, our client was charged with Assault 4 DV in the Auburn Municipal Court. It was alleged that he had thrown his girlfriend to the ground 3 or 4 times during an argument and then choked.  We conducted a thorough investigation and determined the best course of action was to set the matter for a jury trial. Prosecutor dismissed the case at the Trial Readiness hearing. 


Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed
In November of 2006, our client was charged with Assault 4th Degree DV in the King County District Court, West Division, Seattle Courthouse. Our client was alleged to have punched his pregnant girlfriend’s mother in the chest and when his girlfriend tried to intervene, he grabbed her by the throat and began to squeeze. We conducted a thorough investigation and determined the best course of action was to set the matter for a jury trial. Prosecutor dismissed the case on day of trial. 


Harassment DV – Dismissed
In January of 2005, client was charged in the King County District Court, Regional Justice Center Harassment DV. According to the police report, our client’s wife called 911 to report that he had threatened to cause her “great bodily injury.” During our interview of the wife, she recanted her allegations, saying that her statements to the police had not been properly translated by the interpreter (Russian language). We filed a motion to suppress the 911 recording and set the matter for trial. On the day of trial, the prosecutor dismissed the case.


Assault 4th Degree DV - Dismissed
In January of 2005, our client was charged in Seattle Municipal Court with Assault 4th Degree DV. The police incident report stated that our client had appeared at a hospital emergency room with his girlfriend who had a ½ laceration above her eyebrow, allegedly from being struck with a purse by our client. We set the matter for a jury trial and the case was dismissed by the Court at readiness hearing when the prosecution stated that they were unable to secure the alleged victim’s presence for trial.


Harassment DV – Reduced to Disorderly Conduct
In February of 2005, our client was charged with Harassment DV in the Issaquah Municipal Court. The charge was reduced to Disorderly Conduct with no jail at pre-trial hearing.


Assault 4th Degree DV - Dismissed
In February of 2005, our client was charged with Assault 4th Degree DV in the Renton Municipal Court. Case dismissed without prejudice at Readiness Hearing.


Assault 4th Degree DV – Dismissed
In March of 2005, our client was charged with Assault 4th Degree DV, in the Kirkland Municipal Court. Cased dismissed with prejudice.


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Other Misdemeanor Charges

Criminal Trespass 2 & False Reporting - Continued for Dismissal

In October of 2019, our client was charged in the Seattle Municipal Court with Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree and False Reporting. The client was alleged to have given a false name to a police officer after being detained for swimming in a restricted area of the Seattle waterfront.  We were able to establish that our client’s behavior was post-traumatic stress and negotiated a continuance of the case for dismissal.


DWLS 3 - Reduced to Civil Traffic Infraction

On May 7, 2019, our client was arrested for Driving While License Suspended in the Third Degree (DWLS3) and charge with that crime the Snohomish County District Court by the City of Mukilteo. We were able negotiate a reduction of the charge to a civil traffic infraction.


Assault 4th Degree with Sexual Motivation – Not Guilty Verdict

In 2017, our client was charged in the Kitsap County District court with Assault 4th Degree with Sexual Motivation. After a 2-day jury trial, the client was found not guilty.


Assault Fourth Degree – Dismissed

In May of 2005, our client was charged with Assault Fourth Degree, In the King County District Court, East Division, Shoreline Courthouse. Case dismissed with prejudice by way of Compromise of Misdemeanor. 


Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree – Dismissed
In August of 2008, our client was charged in the King County District Court, East division, Bellevue Courthouse with Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree for allegedly smashing the passenger side window of a motor vehicle belonging to a person our client had been in an argument with. We were able to negotiation a dismissal of the case by way of a Compromise of Misdemeanor.


Theft in the Third Degree –Dismissed
In February of 2009, our client was charged with Theft in the Third Degree in the Seattle Municipal Court. We were able to negotiate a 3-month Stipulated Order of Continuance (SOC) for dismissal. 


Assault – Case Continued for Dismissal
In June of 2008, our client was charged with Assault in the Fourth Degree In the King County District Court, West Division, Seattle Courthouse. Police report contained an Our client was alleged to have struck a security guard at a Husky football game. We were able to negotiate a 12-month Stipulated Order of Continuance (SOC) for dismissal.


Reckless Driving – Reduced to Civil Infraction Negligent Driving 2nd Degree
In July of 2008, our client was charged with Reckless Driving in Fife Municipal Court. The charge was amended to Negligent Driving in the 2nd Degree (a civil infraction) on the day of trial.


Theft in the Third Degree – Dismissed
In July of 2008, our client was charged with Theft in the 3rd Degree in the King Cunty District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse. Our client was alleged to shoplifted items from a department store. We were able to have the case dismissed at pre-trial after providing proof of our client’s debilitating mental health issues


DWLS3- Reduced to Civil Infraction No Valid Operator’s License on Person
In August of 2008, our client was charged with DWLS3 in the King County District Court, East Division, Redmond Courthouse. We were able to assist our client in getting his license reinstated and the criminal charge reduced to the civil infraction of No Valid Operator’s License on Person (NVOLOP).


DWSL3 – Dismissed
In September of 2008, our client was charged with DWSL3 in the King County District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse. We set the matter for a bench trail and the court granted our motion to dismiss with the arresting officer failed to appear on the trial date.


DWLS3 - Reduced to Civil Infraction No Valid Operator’s License on Person
In January of 2007, our client was charged with 2 counts of DWLS 3 in the Mercer Island Municipal Court. One charged reduced to NVOLOP infraction; plea to other charge. No jail imposed.


Possession of Marijuana – Dismissed
In January of 2007, our client was charged with unlawful possession or marijuana in the King Count District Court, East Division, Redmond Courthouse. We set the matter for a bench trail and the presiding judge granted out motion to dismiss because the States drug tester not available. 


Theft in the 3rd Degree – Dismissed
In March of 2006, our client was charged with Theft 3 in the King County District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse. We were able to have the matter dismissed by way of a Compromise of Misdemeanor.


Disorderly conduct – Dismissed
In January of 2005, our client was charged with Disorderly Conduct in the Snohomish County District Court, Evergreen Division. On the day the matter was set to go to jury trial, the presiding judge granted our motion to dismiss the charge. 


Theft 3rd Degree - Dismissed
In March of 2005, our client was charged with Theft 3rd Degree, in the King County District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse. We were able to negotiate a dismissal by was of a Compromise of Misdemeanor. 


Hit & Run Attended – Dismissed
In May of 2005, our client was charged with Hit & Run Attended in the King County District Court, East Division, Redmond Courthouse. with H&R Attended. Were able to negotiate a dismissal by way of a Compromise of Misdemeanor. 


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Post-Conviction Relief

Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree - Conviction Vacated 
In October of 2019, we were retained to vacate a 1995 Attempted Burglary 2nd Degree conviction in the King County Superior Court. The order granting our Motion to Vacate was signed by the court in February of 2020. 


Motion to Seal Criminal Court Record - Granted.
In August of 2019, we were retained to seal a dismissed criminal record in King County District Court- Redmond Courthouse. We worked with the client to draft a declaration describing the hardships she faced because the charges were still showing up on her record and impacting her employment opportunities. Our office filed a motion to seal, drafted a brief in favor of sealing the record, and made oral argument before the court. In December of 2019, the court granted the motion to seal the criminal record.   

Motion to Modify Maximum Sentence - Granted
In August of 2019, we were retained to file a motion for modification of sentence on a misdemeanor conviction in the Kent Municipal Court. As the conviction dated back to the year 2000, the maximum penalty for the offense at that time was 365 days in jail, which put our client at risk of deportation. We were able to persuade the judge to modify the sentence to reflect a maximum penalty of 364 days in jail, thus removing the potentially devastating consequence of deportation.

Attempted Forgery - Conviction Vacated
In November of 2019, we were retained to vacate a 1995 Attempted Forgery conviction out of the King County Superior Court. After being retained, we immediately gathered the case records, drafted the necessary legal paperwork and filed a Petition to Vacate. In December, the court granted our client’s petition, less than 30 days after we had filed the paperwork.

VUCSA  (Possession of Marijuana) - Conviction Vacated
In October of 2019, we were retained to vacate a 2002 VUCSA – Possession of Marijuana conviction out of the King County District Court, East Division, Redmond Courthouse. We promptly obtained the case records, drafted the required legal paperwork and filed a Petition to Vacate with the court, serving a copy on the prosecutor. In December, the court granted our client’s Petition, less than 30 days after we had filed the paperwork.


Attempted 2nd Degree Theft - Conviction Vacated
In October of 2019, we were retained to vacate a a 1995 Attempted 2nd Degree Theft conviction out of the King County District Court, West Division, Seattle Courthouse. We quickly secured the relevant case records, drafted the required legal paperwork and filed a Petition to Vacate with the court, serving a copy on the prosecutor. In December, the court granted our client’s Petition, less than 30 days after we had filed the paperwork.


Trespass 2nd Degree & Simple Assault Convictions - Vacated
In October of 2019, we were retained to vacate 2013 convictions for Trespass 2nd and Simple Assault out of the Pasco Municipal Court. We immediately gathered the relevant documents, drafted the necessary paperwork and filed a two serrate motions to vacate. Those motion was granted by the Court, one month after we were retained.


Breach of Peace Conviction - Vacated
In April of 2019, we were retained to vacate a 2014  Breach of Peace conviction in the Renton Municipal Court. We gathered the relevant documents, drafted the necessary paperwork and filed a Motion to Vacate. That motion was granted by the Court one month after we were retained.


Third Degree Theft Conviction - Vacated
In September of 2019, our firm was contacted by an individual who was seeking to vacate a 1999 gross-misdemeanor conviction for Theft in the Third Degree, out of the Lynnwood Municipal Court. We agreed to take the case, collected the necessary documents and promptly filed a motion and proposed order to vacate. A hearing was set by the court and the judge signed our proposed order, less than 60 days after we had been hired.


3 Separate Misdemeanor Convictions - Vacated
Our client had three criminal convictions: Reckless Driving (1999), Reckless Endangerment (2004) and Negligent Driving in the First Degree (2004), each in a separate division of the Snohomish County District Court. We were able to gather all the necessary documents and file a motion to vacate in each individual court. As of November of 2019, each of these motions to vacate has been granted and our client now has no criminal convictions.


Reckless Driving Conviction - Vacated
In March of 1999, our client plead guilty to criminal charge of Reckless Driving, filed in the Snohomish County District Court, Cascade Division. In November of 2019, the court granted our motion to vacate that conviction.


Disorderly Conduct Conviction - Vacated
Our client had a 2014 conviction for Disorderly Conduct in the King County District Court, East Division, Bellevue Courthouse. In October of 2019, the court granted our motion to vacate that conviction, less than 30 days after our firm was retained.

Assault 4th Degree DV Conviction - Vacated
In May of 2005, in the Kirkland Municipal Court, the court granted our motion to vacate our client’s conviction for Assault in the 4th Degree DV.


Stalking Convictions – Vacated & Sealed
In March of 2005, in Kirkland Municipal Court, the judge granted our motion to vacate client’s conviction for Stalking, and to seal the record of a another, previously dismissed charge of Stalking.


Allegation of Probation Violation - Denied
In January of 2005, our client was alleged to have violated the terms of her deferred sentence in the Seattle Municipal Court. After full evidentiary hearing, the Court found that our client had committed no violation, withdrew the previously entered “Guilty” finding, entered a “Not Guilty” and dismissed the case. 


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Civil Protection Orders

Petition for Domestic Violence Protection Order - Granted
In March of 2020, our office for representation in a Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) matter. Our client was the Petitioner and had already filed in the King County Superior Court. Although she had obtained a Temporary Order and a date for the Full Order Hearing, she did not feel comfortable appearing before a judge and speaking while Respondent was standing at the podium next to her. In addition, she had more evidence that she wanted to provide to the court prior to the next hearing. We assisted her in drafting a supplemental declaration with exhibits, filed those documents for her with the court and had a copy served on the Respondent. We then appeared at the Full Order Hearing, arguing on her behalf for issuance of a protective order. The granted our client a 2-year protection order.
Petition for Anti-Harassment Protection Order- Granted



In June of 2019, client hired our office to represent for a Petition for an Order for Protection-Harassment. Both our client and the Respondent were under the age of 18. We worked with our client to draft the petition and gathered evidence, including video records held by the police and declarations from relevant witnesses, to bolster the Petition. On the advice of our client, we contacted the Respondent in an effort to come to a resolution but could not come to a mutual agreement. At the hearing for the full order in December of 2019, the Court granted our request for an order and signed a 1-year Anti-Harassment Protection Order.



Petitions for Vulnerable Adult Protection Orders – Dismissed
In January of 2020, our clients were served with Petitions for Vulnerable Adult Protection Orders (VAPO), and a Temporary Order of Protection issued by the King County Superior Court. We worked with our clients to draft detailed responses to the petitions, specifically denying the allegations contained in the Petitions and were then able to persuade the petitioner to agree to a dismiss the VAPO action.


Petition for Domestic Violence Protection Order – Denied
In September of 2019, our client was served with a Petition for Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO) and a Temporary Order of Protection issued by the Snohomish County Superior Court. We worked with our client to draft a detailed response to the petition, specifically denying the allegations contained in the Petition and provided text, email and photographic evidence in support of that response. At the hearing for a full order, the Court was persuaded that the Petitioner had failed to met the burden of proof necessary for an order to be issue and dismissed the Petition.


Petition for Domestic Violence Protection Order – Denied
In July of 2019, our client was served with a Petition for Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPO), and a Temporary Order of Protection issued by the King County Superior Court. The order had was being sought by our client's ex-housemate. We worked with our client to draft and file with the court a detailed, written response to the petition, specifically denying the allegations contained in the Petition. At the the full-order hearing, the Petitioner appeared but left the courtroom without going before the judge, when we would not agree to her request for a continuance. As a result, the court granted our request for a denial and dismissal of the DVPO.


Petition for Anti-Harassment Order – Denied
In July of 2004, our client appeared at the Regional Justice Center in Kent, as the Respondent in a Petition for Anti-Harassment Order. After oral argument on behalf of our client, the court denied the order and dismissed the Petition.


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Title IX Defense

In February of 2019, our firm helped a client prevail against allegations of sexual assault, sexual harassment and abuse of others, brought by fellow student at the University of Washington. After a lengthy investigation, full hearing and appeal for administrative review, the University found our client “not responsible for violating provisions of the student code of conduct.” 


In September of 2017, our client, a student at the University of Washington School of Medicine, was accused of violating the Student Code of Conduct by committing abuse of others, discriminatory harassment, harassment or bullying and intimate partner violence. After a lengthy investigation and negotiation, we were able to reach a settlement agreement with the University that did not negatively impact our client’s academic career or future employment opportunities.


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School Discipline

In October of 2019, our client, a middle-schooler in the Renton School district, received an emergency expulsion for allegedly showing another student an air-soft pistol that had been brought to the school by someone else. Our firm reviewed the disciplinary paperwork and student handbook and determined that the school had not followed the mandated disciplinary procedures. We provided a detailed advisory letter to our client, who was then able to use that information to persuade the school to remove the emergency expulsion and transition the matter to a short-term suspension.


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Client Reviews
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Mark C. Blair has no rival in his field in Seattle. A consummate professional. Communication was brief, straightforward, easy to understand, and without a typical condescending tone you can sometimes experience from attorneys on top of their field. Correspondence was timely and always affective. Any in need of criminal defense, should have a conversation with Mr. Blair, and you will quickly see and feel, no further contacts, referrals, or phone calls need be made. The money and time that can be saved by streamlining future contact and collateral damage in the sentencing process will far and away be worth every penny of the fee structure. Thank you very very much Mark Blair. N.Mark French
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Sara Kim was the perfect lawyer for our situation. We were determined not to involve the courts in our divorce. Within the first 30 minutes of consultation, Sara proposed an equitable formula for division of property which we used to negotiate an agreement that felt fair to both of us. Our flat fee arrangement with Sara covered the filing of paperwork which alleviated much pressure for us during a very stressful time. I highly recommend Sara for her flexibility, professionalism, and efficiency. Carrie