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Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo
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Sharon Elizabeth Chirichillo

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Evergreen Defenders, P.S., is a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) criminal defense firm located in Olympia, Washington. Our firm is dedicated to the aggressive defense of driving under the influence charges with compassionate advocacy to clients. Initial consultation is free. We offer flexible payment plans.


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Sharon Chirichillo:


Sharon Chirichillo, is the founder and principal of Evergreen Defenders, P.S..  Sharon is an active member of the prestigious National College for DUI Defense, which has seminars annually during the summer at Harvard Law School, followed by winter session in Nevada. Sharon's firm is dedicated to the aggressive defense of driving under the influence charges with compassionate advocacy to clients. Sharon Chirichillo practice's primarily Driving Under the Influence (DUI) defense. The firm's main office is located in Olympia, with satellite offices throughout the Puget Sound.


  


About this office:  


Evergreen Defenders, P.S., is a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) criminal defense firm with the home office located in Olympia, Washington and satellite offices located throughout the Puget Sound Region.


Our firm is dedicated to the aggressive defense of driving under the influence charges with compassionate advocacy to clients. After hours calls 24/7 are answered in person by an attorney.  We offer flexible payment plans.


Our firm has other offices in the following areas: Port Townsend, Port Angeles, Chehalis Tacoma and Seattle. Member of The National College of DUI Defense.


 


 


 


Represented:


Business owners; U.S. Military Soldiers & Personnel;  Government Employees who work for the City, County, as well as for The State of Washington; Nurses, Medical Doctors, Dentists, Health Care Professionals, CDL Drivers, Construction. The Evergreen State College Students, South Puget Community Sound College Students, St. Martin's University Students, and Firefighters are examples of clients represented.


 


 


 


Statement of Practice Summary:


Criminal Defense Firm: Driving Under the Influence, DUI's, DWI's, Department of Licensing Hearings, Reckless and Negligent Driving Offenses, Controlled Substance Matters, Property Crimes, and Traffic Violations.


 


Most Felonies are represented by Sharon's firm.


 


Aggressive representation with compassionate counsel -  Defenders dedicated for the right outcome.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
    15 years, 4.85 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    15 years, 1.86 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Linda Medeiros Callahan

    Sharon is a highly skilled, knowledgeable and caring lawyer. She is very protective of her clients and in every case, seeks the best result possible with earnest diligence. She is well-respected by judges. prosecutors, and her peers. When you are looking for a lawyer who will really fight for you--rather than merely lead you into a guilty plea--you cannot go wrong with Sharon. I strongly recommend her.

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    Linda Callahan DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Diego J Vargas

    I have had the pleasure of working on matters with Sharon. I find her to be an exceptional attorney who always fights for her clients. I would feel confident referring her anyone.

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    Diego Vargas DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Evergreen Defenders, P.S.

1801 West Bay Dr NW
Suite 207
Olympia, WA, 98502

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ORActive201008/16/2015
WAActive200207/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client Choice Award: DUI DefenseAvvo.com2015
Client Choice Award: Criminal DefenseAvvo.com2015
Peer & Client Review Superb RatingAvvo.com2015
Peer & Judge Review BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono Award RecognitionWashington State Bar Association2015
Peer & Client Review Superb RatingAvvo.com2014
Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono Award RecognitionWashington State Bar Association2014
Peer & Judge Review BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Peer & Judge Review BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono Award RecognitionWashington State Bar Association2013
Peer & Client Review Superb RatingAvvo.com2013
Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono Award RecognitionWashington State Bar Association2012
Peer & Judge Review BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Peer & Client Review Superb RatingAvvo.com2012
Peer & Client Review Superb RatingAvvo.com2011
Peer & Judge Review BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono Award RecognitionWashington State Bar Association2011
Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono Award RecognitionWashington State Bar Association2010
Peer & Client Review Superb RatingAvvo.com2010
Peer & Judge Review BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono Award RecognitionWashington State Bar Association2010
Peer & Client Review Superb RatingAvvo.com2009
Peer & Judge Review BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono Award RecognitionWashington State Bar Association2009
Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono Award RecognitionWashington State Bar Association2008
Peer & Client Review Superb RatingAvvo.com2008
Peer & Judge Review BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Peer & Client Review Superb RatingAvvo.com2007
Peer & Judge Review- BV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Community Service Recognition AwardBlack Lake Pride Foundation2006
Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono Recognition N/A2006
Community Service Recognition AwardBlack Lake Pride Foundation2005
Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono RecognitionWashington State Bar Association2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyEvergreen Defenders, PS2004 - Present
Deputy ProsecutorLewis County Prosecutor's Office2003 - 2004
Deputy ProsecutorClallam County Prosecutor's Office2002 - 2003

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York City Bar AssociationGeneral Member2010 - Present
Oregon State BarMember2010 - Present
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationGeneral Member2009 - Present
TCVLS Thurston County Volunteer Legal ServicesVolunteer2006 - Present
NCDD The National College for DUI DefenseGeneral Member2005 - Present
The Rotary Club of OlympiaGeneral Member2004 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationGeneral Member2004 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysGeneral Member2003 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaGeneral Member2003 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationGeneral Member2003 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersGeneral Member2003 - Present
Jefferson County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Clallam County Bar AssociationGeneral Member2002 - Present
Lewis County Bar AssociationGeneral Member2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationGeneral Member2002 - Present
Thurston County Bar AssociationGeneral Member2002 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. Kennedy, 118 Wn. App. 1023, 2003The judgment of the superior court was affirmed.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Avvo BlogSeven Things You Need to Know if Stopped by the Police for a DUI in Washington State2009
Avvo LegalguidesWhat to do if You are Stopped for Drunk Driving in Washington State2008
Avvo BlogGot Avvo?2008
COURT OF APPEALS OF WASHINGTON, DIVISION TWOState v. Kennedy, 118 Wn. App. 10232003

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Goddard CollegePlaywritingMFA2015
Washington State Patrol DRE -Pre SchoolN/ACertificate2002
Seattle University School of LawLaw SchoolJD - Juris Doctor1999
The Evergreen State CollegeAfrican American Literature and Creative WritingBA - Bachelor of Arts1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Business Network InternationalTruth & Consequences in DUI Law2008
Legal Line Talk ShowMaking Wise Choices this New Year's Eve2007
Capitol NetworkDrinking & Driving Laws in Washington State2007
Business Network InternationalWashington Law Regarding Driving Under the Influence2007
Capitol NetworkWashington Law Regarding Drving Under the Influence2006
Thurston County Mock Trial Competition - CoachThurston County Mock Trial Competition - Coach2005
Capitol NetworkEnsuring Your Constituional RIghts2005
Thurston County Mock Trial Competition - CoachThurston County Mock Trial Competition - Coach2004
Capitol NetworkThe Law Regarding Drinking & Driving2004
Mock Trial Competition- CoachMock Trial Competition2003