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Matthew P. Lapin

Matthew P. Lapin

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

810 3rd Ave Ste 500
Seattle, WA, 98104-1619




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
PAO-InnovationKing County Prosecuting Attorney2006
Promoted to Senior Deputy ProsecutorKing County PAO2002
Cum LaudeUniversity of Miami Law School1995
Dean's ListUniversity of Miami Law School1994
Dean's ListUniversity of Miami Law School1993
BF Bunn TrophyPrinceton1990

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Robert Flennaugh II2009 - Present
Senior Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecuting Attorney1995 - 2007
InternDade County State Attorney1994 - 1994
Law ClerkBrigham Moore1993 - 1993


Association NamePosition NameDuration
WSBA-Criminal Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2009 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
City of Seattle v. DefendantHarassment-DV (2 counts) dismissed pre-trial
State v. DefendantFelony Harassment-DV dismissed pre-trial
State v. DefendantCase that would have led to deportation dismissed following a hung jury(8-4 to acquit)

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Publication NameTitleDate
Seattle TimesCivil-Rights Trial Will Pit Deputy Against Deputy2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami, FLLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Princeton UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Trial Ad 2Trial Advocacy2012
WACDL CLE - Search & SeizureInventory Searches2011
UW Law SchoolEarly Case Assessment and Theme Development2011
In-House CLECommon Errors2005
2nd, 3rd Year Deputy TrainingCross Examination of Defendant in Sex Case1999