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I was born in Ethiopia and immigrated to United States.  Prior to coming to the U.S., I lived in Nairobi, Kenya for about three years.  I attended undergraduate colleges here in Washington State, and graduated with B.A. degrees of: Political Science, Social Sciences, and Minor in History.  Then, I attended Seattle University School of Law and graduated with Juris Doctorate (J.D.) in 2002.


My primary practice areas are: Civil litigation, Personal Injury (including Serious injuries), Criminal Law, Employment Discrimination, and Selected Immigration Cases. I care about all my clients and their cases, I work very hard to advance my clients causes and committed to obtaining favorable results.  

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Languages spoken: Amharic, English

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 70%
    13 years, 165 cases
  2. Civil Rights: 10%
    11 years, 7 cases
  3. Immigration: 10%
    13 years, 29 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
    13 years, 27 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. He is an excellent advocate and a caring individual. Shakespear is by far one of the best personal injury lawyers in Washington state.

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Contact info

LAW OFFICES OF SHAKESPEAR N. FEYISSA

1001 4th Ave
Safeco Plaza Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200301/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono RecognitionWashington State Bar Association2014
Pro Bono RecognitionWashington State Bar Association2013
DEFENDING FREE PRESSEFPJA2008
CUD OF NORTH AMERICAPROMOTING DEMOCRACY AND JUSTICE2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLAW OFFICES OF SHAKESPEAR N. FEYISSA2003 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
NAACPLegal Redress Chair2009 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jones vs. GreyhoundPrevail on appeal and settled the case for reasonable amount.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
ONLINEESFNA'S LEGAL ERROR2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DUTCH FREE PRESS CONFERENCE AFRICA, Amsterdam, NetherlandsINTERNATIONAL CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LAW2008
NORTH AMERICA ASSOCIATION FOR ADVANCEMENT OF DEMOCRACYLEGAL ACTION AGAINST DICTATORS2007