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Valerie Semmes Bouffiou

Valerie Semmes Bouffiou

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

One of the most terrifying moments in your life comes when you are charged with a crime. Trying to navigate the legal system can be overwhelming and confusing.  You need an aggressive and experienced attorney fighting for you. 


I spent the majority of my career as a prosecuting attorney handling every type of case from fish and wildlife violations to first degree murder. With the team of attorneys at the Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear, I put that experience to work for you.


My experience in the courtroom gives me special insight into your case. I know the consequences you are facing. I know how to identify evidentiary problems and your best legal defenses, and I dedicate myself to thorough investigation, research and negotiation on your behalf.


If you need an aggressive and experienced attorney, call my team at (425) 670-9090.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    1 year



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

48 total 

  • Shane Michael O'Rourke

    I endorse this lawyer. It is very apparent from Ms. Bouffiou's contributions on Avvo that she is a skilled criminal defense attorney with a broad base of knowledge.


    Shane O'Rourke Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • John B. Elbert

    Valerie is an experienced, highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse her without hesitation or reservation.


    John Elbert Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office Of Lance R. Fryrear

19401 40th Ave. W. Ste 340
Lynnwood, WA, 98036-5600




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2015
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2014
Bulldog AwardSnohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2006
Cum Laude Graduation HonorsSeattle University School of Law2005
Mock Trial ChampionSeattle University School of Law2004
Dean's ListUniversity of Washington2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office Of Lance R. Fryrear2015 - Present
Judge Pro TemEvergreen District Court2014 - Present
Judge Pro TemMarysville Municipal Court2014 - Present
Volunteer for Cold Case Homicide ReviewMonroe Police Department2013 - 2014
Judge Pro TemBothell Municipal Court2013 - Present
Judge Pro TemSouth District Court2013 - Present
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneySnohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2005 - 2012
Rule 9 InternSnohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2004 - 2005
Volunteer InternSnohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2003 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Washington Women LawyersBoard Member at Large2012 - Present
Order of BarristersHonor Society Member2005 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. MonsonGuilty verdict. Affirmed on appeal.
DUI - RefusalReduced to Reckless Driving

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Publication NameTitleDate
Guide for School Resource OfficersSchool Searches and K9 Sniffs2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLaw, Cum Laude HonorsJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2001

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's OfficeJuvenile Charging and Disposition CLE2010
Interagency Police Training through Snohomish County Sheriff’s OfficeDomestic Violence Laws2010
Snohomish County School Resource OfficersSchool Resource Officer Legal Update2007
Snohomish County School Resource OfficersScool Searches and K9 Sniffs2007
Snohomish County Citizen's AcademyCriminal Prosecution2007
Safe Schools Interagency Team Planning ProgramSafe Schools Forum2007
Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's OfficeDUI Voir Dire CLE2006