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Cassandra L Stamm

Cassandra L Stamm

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Appeals, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Federal Crime

About Me

     A prosecutor handling a case of mine recently justified an extremely favorable settlement offer based on what he called my 'scorched earth' tactics.  I thought that was a bit of an overstatement but perhaps it was not too far off the mark.  In another case, my client (a retired FBI special agent) told me he thought I was really sweet at first but then learned that I was a 'real pitbull' when it came to fighting for him.  Taken together, I think these comments sum up a lot about me and my practice.


     I work very hard for my clients.  I examine every angle in each case and when I find the weak points in the prosecution's case, I grab on and refuse to let go.  If you are being forced to defend yourself against a serious criminal charge, having someone like me on your side is an absolute must.  Give me a call and let's see if we can work together (206) 264-8586.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    16 years, 500 cases
  2. Federal Crime: 15%
    16 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 15%
    16 years
  4. Child Abuse: 15%
    16 years
  5. Appeals: 15%
    16 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Jesse Cantor

    I have observed Cassandra litigate very complex and tough cases in Federal Court and I can say without hesitation that she is very articulate, smart and effective with her arguments. Ms Stamm has lots of respect from colleagues in her field of practice as well as judges at all levels


    Jesse Cantor Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kimberly Gordon

    Casey is amazing. She is tough, confident, and a brilliant lawyer. I have watched her work as a co-worker, colleague, and co-counsel, for years. I am always impressed. Most importantly, she gets outstanding results, even if difficult cases.


    Kimberly Gordon Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Cassandra Stamm PLLC

The Central Building
810 Third Avenue Suite 500
Seattle, WA, 98104



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2005
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2004
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Cassandra Stamm PLLC2009 - Present
PartnerHorwitz & Stamm PLLC2005 - 2009
N/AAllen Hansen & Maybrown2000 - 2004
Staff AttorneyThe Defender Association1999 - 2000
Law ClerkFederal Public Defender1998 - 1999

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Western District of Washington Criminal Justice Act Standing CommitteeAppointed Committee Member2014 - Present
Washington Women LawyersMember2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Federal Public Defender Criminal Justice Act PanelMember2002 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2000 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1998 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
United States v. John Doe DefendantDismissal of all charges
State v. John Doe DefendantNot Guilty Verdicts and Self-Defense Reimbursement
State v. Juvenile John Doe DefendantNot Guilty verdict

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Publication NameTitleDate
King County Bar BulletinBut the Detective Promised . . .2010
Washington Criminal DefenseLimiting Treatment Options: New SSOSA Standards2005
Washington Criminal DefenseSuppression: U.S. Supreme Court Developments for Your Motions to Suppress2005
Washington Criminal DefenseSex Offender Legislation: One Strike and You May Be Out2001

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJuris Doctor1999
University of WashingtonPolitical Science / Philosophy / SpanishPolitical Science / Philosophy (cum laude)1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Handling a Complex Federal CaseWiretaps? Winning!2014
Confessions and Statements2013 Confessions and Statements Caselaw Update2013
Turning Up the Heat: New Issues and Approaches in Felony Defense2011 Caselaw Updates2011
Sex Offense Defense: Ideas and Information to Help You WinTrauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment: What you Need to Know2010
NITA Basic Witness Examination Skills TrainingTrial Advocacy2010
Mastering MisdemeanorsVacating Criminal History2007
Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy ProgramTrial Advocacy2005
Annual Defender ConferenceBlakely / Crawford Roundtable2005
WACDL Annual ConferenceForensic Computer Analysis in Criminal Cases2004
TDA Trial Advocacy Training ProgramEffective Voir Dire for Criminal Cases2004
Neighborhood Legal ClinicVacating Criminal History2002
NDA Trial Advocacy Training ProgramEffective Voir Dire in Criminal Cases2002