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Washington native.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    30 years
  2. Appeals: 50%
    30 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lenell Rae Nussbaum

    I have worked with Suzanne in various roles over the years. She is brilliant, hard-working, and cares enormously about her clients and the law. She is one of the most capable lawyers in the practice of criminal defense and especially appeals and post-conviction practice.


    Lenell Nussbaum Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Travis David Stearns

    I have worked with Suzanne on a number of amicus briefs. She is one of the brightest lawyers that I know. Her insight into criminal law and procedure is without equal.


    Travis Stearns Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Hoge Building
705 2nd Ave Ste 1300
Seattle, WA, 98104-1797


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2005
Outstanding Lawyer AwardKing County Bar Association2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Washington Appellate Defender AssociationDirector1992 - 1995
staff attorneyAssociated Counsel for the Accused1985 - 1990
Staff AttorneyWashington State Supreme Court1983 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAmicus Co-Chairperson2006 - Present
Washington Appellate Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Uttecht v. BrownDeath Penalty reinstated
State V. GregoryDeath Sentence Reversed
State v. WernerConviction reversed by Washington State Supreme Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
Criminal Defense - WACDL MagazineEvidence: The Common Scheme or Plan Problem2001
Washington Appellate Practice DeskbookContributing Author1998
Defense of a Drug CaseSecond Edition1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University Law School)LawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Whitman CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington State Appellate Judges Spring ConferenceAppeals2008
Thrills and SkillsCriminal Law2005
Crimes of Violence, Defense with a PassionCriminal LawN/A