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A former prosecutor, Amanda has experience handling all aspects of the criminal trial process. In her career she has worked on criminal cases involving a variety of criminal charges including: DUI and other traffic offenses, assault, theft, robbery, burglary, fraud, and obstruction, among other things. During this work she has successfully handled pre-trial negotiations, jury trials, and appeals.


Raised in rural Nevada, Amanda made the move to Seattle after graduating with distinction from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.A. in Speech Communication. She received her juris doctorate from Seattle University School of Law and didn't hesitate to plant her roots permanently in Washington after graduation.

In 2011 she founded Northwest Defense Team, PLLC, with Karen Judy. The two bring a team approach to criminal defense, ensuring clients always have multiple eyes and legal minds working on their case.


In addition to her legal practice, Amanda works as an adjunct professor at ITT Technical Institute teaching college level courses on a variety of legal subjects.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
  2. Juvenile: 10%
  3. Appeals: 10%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael E Harbeson

    Amanda is an excellent trial attorney and has experience in trials as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. She is a highly organized, motivated and intelligent criminal trial attorney.


    Michael Harbeson DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Andrew Yi

    I endorse this lawyer. Amanda is an excellent attorney and effective advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her.


    Andrew Yi Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

2211 Elliott Ave
Suite 200
Seattle, WA, 98121


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerNorthwest Defense Team2012 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AN/A2011