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Lila Jane Silverstein

Lila Jane Silverstein

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The Washington Appellate Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to defending the Constitutional rights of individuals and ensuring that poor people have equal access to justice. We represent indigent appellants in the Washington Supreme Court, all three divisions of the Washington Court of Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit.


Practice Areas


  1. Appeals: 100%
    9 years

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1511 3rd Ave Ste 701
Seattle, WA, 98101-3647



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
President's AwardWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2015
Certificate of Appreciation for Distinguished ServiceWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2012
President's AwardWashington Defender Association2011
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyWashington Appellate Project2006 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCo-Chair, Amicus Committee2012 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionLegal Committee2007 - Present
King County Bar AssociationPast Chair, Appellate Practice Section2007 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
In re the Interest of S.G., 140 Wn. App. 461, 166 P.3d 802 (2007)Reversed.
State v. SmithReversed.
State v. QuismundoReversed.
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, with honors2006
Yale UniversityEconomics and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts, cum laude1990
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Current Issues in Evidence and SuppressionPleading the Ninth: Article I, section 9 of the Washington Constitution is more protective than the Fifth Amendment2015
Appeals in Washington: Judges and Lawyers in ConversationOral Argument2015
Racial Disparity in the Application of the Death Penalty in WashingtonLitigating racial issues today: statistics and strategies2014
In-houseProsecutorial Misconduct in Closing Argument2014
Fourth Annual Conference on Public DefenseRace and Jury Selection - Implications of Saintcalle2014
Appellate CLEUpcoming Supreme Court Cases2013
Emerging Issues in Evidence and SuppressionThe Aftermath of Arizona v. Gant2012
Appeals: Writing, Editing, Persuasion & EthicsEthics of Persuasion and Appellate Advocacy2012
WACDL Search and Seizure CLECase Law Update2011
KCBA Bench-Bar ConferencePlenary: Court of Appeals Forum2011
Responding to the Challenges of ReentryLegal Financial Obligations2010
WDA Privacy CLEAnalyzing Arizona v. Gant under Washington State Law2009
WDA Privacy CLEThe Renewed Requirement of Individualized Suspicion2008
KCBA Appellate Practice SectionAppellate Public Defense in Washington2007