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Laura Suzanne Shaver

Laura Suzanne Shaver

also known as Laura Suzanne O'Neal

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About Me

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.


Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
  2. Juvenile: 20%



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Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Brandon Sweeney

    Laura is a caring, intelligent, dedicated advocate. She always goes above-and-beyond to ensure her clients are provided every opportunity and advantage in their case against the state.


    Brandon Sweeney Corporate & Incorporation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Timothy Edward O'Laughlin

    I endorse this lawyer. Outstanding member of the legal profession!


    Timothy O'Laughlin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Mazzone Law Firm

3002 Colby Avenue
Suite 302
Everett, WA, 98201



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Charles T. Bumer Civil Libertarian AwardNational Lawyers Guild2011
Who's Who Among Students in American UniversitiesWho's Who Legal2011
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMazzone Law Firm2014 - Present
Staff AttorneyYakima County Dept. of Assigned Counsel2012 - 2014
AttorneyHorwath Law2011 - 2012
Judicial ClerkSan Diego Superior Court2010 - 2010
Law ClerkSan Diego County Public Defender2009 - 2011
Law ClerkCalifornia Innocence Project2009 - 2009
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2012 - Present
Washington Association Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
San Diego State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007