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  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    17 years
  2. Immigration: 50%
    17 years

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Damon. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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    I highly recommend Damon. He is a very competent and responsible advocate for his clients.


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Contact info

1001 4th Ave Ste 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154-1003


OKAuthorized to practice law199909/25/2009
TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative199810/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Well QualifiedKing County Bar Association2009
Humanitarian AwardCAIR2008
Lawyer of the YearHouston Area Women's Shelter1999
Public Interest AwardPublic Interest Law Association University of Houston1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyThe Schlotzhauer Law Group2005 - 2009
Immigration LawyerDamon G. Shadid Attorney at Law2000 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member2011 - Present
Race & the Criminal Justice SystemBoard Member2010 - Present
Race & Social Justice RoundtableBoard Member2009 - Present
Middle Eastern Legal AssociationVice President of Community Outreach2008 - 2011
King County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2006 - Present
Arab American Community CoalitionAdvisory Board Member2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mantarri v. SmithWon $350,000 jury verdict in contract dispute.
City v. Robert H.Dismissal after hung jury.
City v. Charles L.Not guilty verdict.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of OklahomaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Know your rights workshopFBI Investigations and Grand Juries2011
2010 Diversity ConferenceThinking Big, Flying Solo2010
2010 Diversity ConferenceCriminal Defense Toolbox2010
Know Your RightsUnderstanding your rights when law enforcement comes knocking.2009
2009 Diversity ConferenceJudicial Appointments2009