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     Ann Carey has devoted her career to advocating for youth and families in the juvenile justice system. She is a talented litigator and defender for the accused: both adult and juvenile.

     Ann has litigated hundreds of felony, misdemeanor, and dependency cases in King County and the State of Washington. In addition to her work in juvenile justice, Ann represents youth and families in school district cases.

She is committed to the needs and interests of youth. Ann currently serves as president of the Board of Directors for TeamChild, a nonprofit organization that provides civil legal services to court-involved youth.


Practice areas


  1. Juvenile: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
  3. Estate Planning: 10%
  4. Education: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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    Ann Carey is a superb criminal defense attorney. I have referred clients to her, and worked with her on cases, and have found her to be exceptionally well informed about the law and how it impacts the case. She has a wonderful gift for listening attentively and with compassion to clients. Clients appreciate her hard work on their behalf, her top notch legal skills, and her compassion for them. I am glad to know her, and thankful to be able to give her name to clients.


    Rosemarie LeMoine Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    Ms. Carey is an exceptional, deeply experienced, attorney who has helped thousands (adults, juveniles and families) through our stressful justice system. Professional, intelligent and compassionate.


    Evelyn Sybor Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Carey & Lillevik, PLLC Attorneys At Law

1809 Seventh Avenue
Suite 1609
Seattle, WA, 98101-1313


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono CommendationWSBA2012
Pro Bono CommendationWSBA2011
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2010
Pro Bono CommendationWSBA2009
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2008
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2007
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2006
Certificate of AppreciationWashington Protection and Advocacy System2005
Certificate of AppreciationGovernor Christine Gregoire and Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee2005
Certificate of Appointment Juvenile Justice Advisory CommitteeU.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention2004
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCarey & Lillevik, PLLC2005 - Present
AttorneyTeamChild2004 - 2005
AttorneySociety of Counsel Representing Accused Persons1988 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Council Interstate Compact for JuvenilesMember2010 - Present
TeamChildPresident of the Board of Directors2008 - Present
QLaw- GLBT Bar Association of WashingtonMember2005 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
TeamChildBoard of Directors2005 - Present
Federal Advisory Committee to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)WA State Representative appointed by Governor Locke2004 - 2005
Washington State Juvenile Detention Alternatives InitiativeChair of JDAI Stakeholder Committee2003 - 2005
Board of Directors, Washington Protection and Advocacy SystemChair1999 - 2005
Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory CommitteeChair (2002-2005) and Member, appointed by Governor Locke1999 - 2005
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
QLAW Judicial Evaluation CommitteeMember1997 - 2010
Alaska Bar AssociationInactive Member1988 - Present
Federal District Court for Western WashingtonMember1987 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMemberN/A
Greater Seattle Business AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Women LawyersMemberN/A
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Murrin, 85 Wn. App. 754, 934 P.2d 728 (1997).Dismissal upheld on appeal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Creighton UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Representing YouthRepresenting Youth2009
Representing Juveniles in the Adult SystemRepresenting Juveniles in the Adult System2009
Juvenile Court Decline HearingsJuvenile Court Decline Hearings2009
Undrstanding the Juvenile Court respondent: A Seminar for Juvenile Court ProfessionalsHow to craft and present dispositional alternatives in Juvenile Court2006
Criminal Law SeminarPanel Discussion2006