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Sonja Elizabeth Jacobsen

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Practice Areas


  1. Child Abuse: 100%
    4 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Matthew A Leyba

    I have known Sonja for many years. She is a brilliant and great attorney. I would highly recommend her in any legal matter.


    Matthew Leyba DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

King County Dept. of Public Defense

Northwest Defenders Division
1109 1st Ave, Suite 300
Seattle, WA, 98101



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Publico Honor Roll!WA State Bar Association2013
Finalist for Charles Z. Smith Public Service Student of the YearUniversity of Washington School of Law2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Dependency AttorneyKing County Dept. of Public Defense2015 - Present
Parent's Representation Program AttorneyWashington Office Of Public Defense2012 - 2015
Public DefenderAssociated Counsel For The Accused2011 - 2012
AttorneyLaw Office of William Hochberg2008 - 2009
Public DefenderAssociated Counsel for the Accused2007 - 2008
internKing County Prosecutor's Office2006 - 2006
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Spokane County Bar Associationmember2014 - 2015
Yakima County Court Improvement Table of TenMember2013 - 2014
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2010 - 2012
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Juvenile Law SectionMember2007 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2007 - 2012
King County Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2012
Lawyers Fostering IndependenceVolunteer Attorney2007 - 2012
UW Public Interest Law AssociationCo-President2004 - 2007
Publication NameTitleDate
Rise MagazineTherapeutic Confidentiality for CPS involved parents2015
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Wellesley CollegeAmerican StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Parent Attorney ConferenceParenting Beyond Bars: Preserving Parental Rights of Incarcerated Parents2015
HOPE ClassDependency tips for parents2015