Jeremy Bartels is an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) at the Washington State Attorney General's Office. Jeremy represents the State in civil commitment proceedings that are initiated against Sexually Violent Predators (SVP) that result in the detention of these predators in a secure facility until it is determined that they no longer pose a danger to society. His practice is a mix of civil litigation and criminal prosecution.
Jeremy grew up in the Seattle area and attended Vanderbilt University, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering. After graduating, Jeremy spent a year working for the Davidson County Public Defender's Office in Nashville, Tennessee, while simultaneously teaching school and tutoring Vanderbilt University athletes. He then attended law school at Seattle University School of Law, where he was twice the mock trial champion. He represented the law school in regional mock trial competitions in both his second and third years. He graduated cum laude as a member of the school's distinguished Moot Court Board and as a member of the Order of the Barristers.
Jeremy started his legal career working at a small firm where he participated in the litigation of suits ranging from small injury claims to wrongful death actions. While there, he argued at the Superior Court level in the seminal case of Davis v. Baugh, et al., which eventually reached the Supreme Court and resulted in the permanent excision of a legal standard that had been in place for 100 years in Washington.
Following his work at the civil firm, Jeremy spent nearly four years as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Snohomish County where he completed approximately 50 trials at both the misdemeanor and felony levels, achieving a conviction rate of 98%. During this time, Jeremy prosecuted a wide range of cases including assaults, driving related offenses, theft, fraud, forgery, home invasions, delivery of narcotics, and homicide.