Laura Shaver has been practicing law since 2011, focusing on criminal defense. She focuses her practice on the representation of juveniles and adults accused of misdemeanors and felonies.
Ms. Shaver began her legal career in the San Diego Public Defender’s Office where she worked closely on several homicide cases before transferring to the Major Felony Unit where the majority of her caseload consisted of three-strike cases. During this time, Ms. Shaver also dedicated her free time to the California Innocence Project where she assisted staff attorneys in proving factual innocence for the wrongfully accused and incarcerated.
Upon graduating law school, Ms. Shaver returned home, to the Pacific Northwest. After passing the Washington State Bar she began working for a solo practitioner in the Pierce County area where she gained extensive motion and trial experience defending clients facing a wide range of charges. From there, Ms. Shaver, a Yakima native, was hired to work as a Public Defender at the Yakima County Department of Assigned Counsel. While there, she served as lead counsel on hundreds of juvenile felony and misdemeanor cases.
Ms. Shaver joined Mazzone Law Firm, PLLC in 2014. Ms. Shaver assists clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies. She also handles post-conviction matters such as, relief from sex offender registration, vacating and sealing convictions, RALJ appeals, and commutations and pardons.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Charles T. Bumer Civil Libertarian Award||National Lawyers Guild||2011|
|Who's Who Among Students in American Universities||Who's Who Legal||2011|
|Attorney||Mazzone Law Firm||2014 - Present|
|Staff Attorney||Yakima County Dept. of Assigned Counsel||2012 - 2014|
|Attorney||Horwath Law||2011 - 2012|
|Judicial Clerk||San Diego Superior Court||2010 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||San Diego County Public Defender||2009 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||California Innocence Project||2009 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Snohomish County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Washington Defender Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Washington Association Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2011 - Present|
|Thomas Jefferson School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|San Diego State University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|