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Suzanne Lee Elliott

Suzanne Lee Elliott

Practice areas:

Appeals, Criminal Defense

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About Me

Washington native.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

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

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • 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




Professional Misconduct

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

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