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Lisa Daugaard

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Peter Samuel Holmes

    Lisa is an institution, one of those rare lawyers who works to improve the criminal justice system every day. I look to her for advice and inspiration. I endorse this lawyer without reservation.


    Peter Holmes Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

810 3rd Ave Fl 8
Seattle, WA, 98104-1655




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Competitive grantDrug Policy Alliance2007
Competitive grantDrug Policy Alliance2006
Competitive grantOpen Society Institute Gideon Project2006
Competitive grantJEHT Foundation2006
Service to Communities of ColorMinority Executive Directors Coalition2005
Competitive grantTides Foundation2005
Competitive grantRacial Justice Collaborative2004
Competitive grantOpen Society Institute2004
Champion of Justice AwardWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2004
Arthur Liman FellowshipN/A1998
Charles Albom Prize for Appellate AdvocacyN/A1992
Karpatkin FellowshipACLU National Legal Department1992

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Deputy DirectorThe Defender Association2007 - Present
Division supervisorThe Defender Association2001 - 2006
Trial attorneyThe Defender Association1996 - 2000
Project DirectorUrban Justice Center1995 - 1996
Legal DirectorCoalition for the Homeless1993 - 1995
Karpatkin FellowACLU National Legal Department1992 - 1993


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Central Area Motivation ProgramBoard of Directors1997 - 2000
Washington State Bar Associationmember1997 - Present
Washington Defender Associationmember1996 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. Johnsondefense won in trial court, affirmed on appeal
Haitian Centers Council v. McNary; Haitian Centers Council v. Saleplaintiffs obtained permanent injunction at trial
Streetwatch v. Amtrakplaintiffs won preliminary injunction & settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
Seattle Post-IntelligencerCourt Right About Suspended Licenses2004
Seattle Post-IntelligencerRuling on Impounds Restores Rights (with Nick Licata)2001
Seattle Post-IntelligencerImpound Policy Goes After the Poor1999


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolN/AJD1995
Cornell UniversityGovernmentMA1987
University of Washington -Seattlepolitical scienceB.A. with distinction1983

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
guest speaker at legal ethics courseethics and public defense2007
Annual Conferenceracial disparity in criminal justice; legal financial obligations as barrier to reentry2007
Office of the Public Defender: Opportunities and Challengeschallenging racial disparity in King County criminal justice2006
Storming the Courtchallenge to detention of Haitians at Guantanamo Bay2005
Selective Enforcement of Drug Casesselective enforcement challenges to felony drug cases2005
ethics; the public defender at trialethics in defense of domestic violence cases2005
Winning Your Case Outside of Trialstrategies for winning criminal cases outside of trial2003
pro bono representation of Andress defendantsrepresenting defendants convicted of felony murder based on assault after Andress decision2003
Drug Policy Alliance Biannual Conferenceracial bias in drug enforcement2003
Cars Behind Barschallenging vehicle impoundment2003
Renewing Our Visionvehicle impoundment2002
Race, Class & the War on Drugsracial bias in drug enforcement2002
Nuts and Bolts of Leadership and Managementpublic defense management strategies2002
Cars Behind Bars: Legal Assistance re Vehicle Impoundmentchallenging vehicle impoundment2002