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Setareh received her Juris Doctorate degree from Seattle University School of Law, and graduated from University of Washington, with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and a minor in Law, Societies, and Justice.


In law school, Setareh focused on Alternative Dispute Resolution and served on the Executive Board of the Dispute Resolution Board at her school. She was also an Executive Board member of the Human Rights Network. She enjoys learning and comparing the U.S. justice system to other countries’ justice systems. She spent a summer in Brazil studying human rights and social inequalities. She also traveled with Global Law Brigades in spring of 2010 to Panama to volunteer and facilitate a land transfer process in a village.


Setareh focuses her practice in commercial law, bankruptcy law, business formation, tax law, contracts, wills, and probate. Setareh is also a certified Mediator and enjoys helping clients resolve their disagreements through the dispute resolution process by negotiations or mediations. She is also certified to work with interpreters and limited English speaking clients. She is compassionate with her clients and vigorous in her representation.


Setareh deeply values serving her community and giving back. She dedicates countless hours of pro bono legal services to low-income and non-profit clients through her work with the Bar Association or on a request basis from clients. She also enjoys being a member and volunteer of Court Appointed Special Advocates.


In her free time, Setareh enjoys hiking, yoga, traveling, playing sports, and spending time with her family and friends.

Setareh is fluent in Farsi (Persian).


Court Admissions


-U.S. Federal Courts

-U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Washington

-U.S. District Court Western District of Washington


Professional Associations and Memberships

- Washington Bar Association 

- American Bar Association 

- Washington Young Lawyers Division

- WSBA Pro Bono Opportunities 

- King County Bar Association 

- Snohomish County Bar Association 

- Washington State Taxation Section of the Bar

- Washington State Rights of the Debtor and Creditor/Bankruptcy Section of the Bar 

- Washington State Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Bar

- Washington State Business Law Section of the Bar


Community Involvements

- Washington Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Program/Pro Bono Work 

- Court Appointed Special Advocates 

- Neighborhood Legal Clinic, Volunteer 

- Neighborhood Legal Clinic, Committee Board Member 

- Legal Clinics for Non-Profit Organizations 

-First Responders Clinic, Volunteer 

- Children’s Hospital Guild Association 

- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 

- Children International

- KindHearts

- Hopelink


Honors And Awards

-Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation, Washington State Bar Association, 2011

-Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation, Washington State Bar Association, 2012

-Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation, Washington State Bar Association, 2013



- Fluent in Farsi (Persian)



Languages spoken: Farsi

Practice areas


  1. Tax: 25%
    4 years
  2. Bankruptcy: 25%
    4 years
  3. Business: 20%
    4 years
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
    4 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Ms. Mahmoodi is an extremely competent and compassionate attorney. In the past, I have referred former clients and acquaintances with bankruptcy and debt related issues to Ms. Mahmoodi's firm. These individuals have been quite pleased with Ms. Mahmoodi's representation. Thus, I will continue to refer clients to Ms. Mahmoodi in the future.


    Victoria Richards Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Nicole Hankins

    Setareh will phenomenally exceed your expectations by her tireless advocacy and dedication. She is one of the most hard-working and personable attorneys I have had the pleasure of knowing. She has my highest recommendation.


    Nicole Hankins
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Setareh Mahmoodi, PS

18222 104th Ave NE Ste 103
Bothell, WA, 98011-3491


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Volunteer of the YearKing County Bar Association2015
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2015
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2014
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2013
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2012
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Setareh Mahmoodi PS2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar Association, Neighborhood Legal Information and Referral Clinic CommitteeExecutive Committee Member2013 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Kings County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Offer in Compromise CaseClient only had to pay back a tenth of the amount due.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WashingtonPolitical Science, Minor in Law, Societies, and JusticeOther - BachelorsN/A
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mediation PanelMediation Panel2014
Engaging Global South: Terms of EngagementEngaging Global South: Terms of Engagement2011