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Carla Tennison Lord

Carla Tennison Lord

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Reason: Not Practicing

About me

Hi, my name is Carla Lord and I'm a criminal defense attorney at the Law Firm of David Jolly.  I've always been passionate about criminal law and absolutely love my job!   It allows me to help people through a very difficult time in their lives and I do everything possible to get the very best outcome for my clients.  I've previously worked at the Prosecutor's Office and the Public Defender's Office, both of which have helped me gain experience and insight into the court system and better represent my clients.


I grew up in University Place, WA but now live with my husband and two dogs in Everett, WA.  I'm a diehard Seahawks fan and spend most of my Sundays, September through February, watching football.  I also enjoy playing games (whether boardgames, videogames, or sports), travelling, and spending time with my family (preferably while doing any of the previously mentioned activities).


Please give my office a call at (425) 493-1115 to schedule a complimentary consultation and I will be happy to discuss your situation in more detail and answer any questions you might have.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 15%
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
  4. Personal Injury: 5%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew Nguyen

    I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Carla many times in court and she is an excellent advocate for her clients. Very knowledgeable.


    Andrew Nguyen Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Excellence for the Future AwardCALI2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyLaw Firm of David N. Jolly, P.S.2011 - Present
Contract AttorneyEverett Holum, P.S.2011 - 2011
Rule 9 InternSpokane County Public Defender's Office2010 - 2010
Rule 9 InternSpokane County Prosecutor's Office2009 - 2009
Legal InternLaw Office of David Hunter2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Snohomish Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Spokane County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Everett DUIAmended to Negligent Driving and Won DOL Hearing
2nd Offense Refusal DUI CaseAmended to Reckless Driving
DUI - Not GuiltyNot Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Western Washington UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006