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  1. Juvenile: 100%
    5 years

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    Sonja is a fabulous attorney-caring, understanding, intelligent and well spoken. She is passionate about her practice and doing everything that she can for her clients. She is an amazing writer and zealous in court. I highly recommend this attorney.

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    Julie Kellogg-Mortensen Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • 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.

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    Matthew Leyba DUI & DWI Attorney
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Contact info

King County Dept. of Public Defense

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

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200901/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
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
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2009 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2012
Washington State Bar Association, Juvenile Law SectionMember2007 - Present
UW Public Interest Law AssociationCo-President2004 - 2007
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Rise MagazineTherapeutic Confidentiality for CPS involved parents2015
Education
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
Dependency 101Legal issues for parents in Dependency cases2015