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Michael P. Sheehy has built an exceptional reputation and practice
focusing entirely on criminal defense.  He prides himself on being a
dedicated, aggressive, and compassionate advocate for his clients.  He
has successfully litigated a full spectrum of criminal offenses from
misdemeanors to high profile felony cases.   His lengthy career as a
prosecutor gave him invaluable insight into the criminal justice system
and his experience has produced exceptional results for his clients.   

He was a City Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Lynnwood and
continued his career as a prosecutor at the Snohomish County
Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.   As a Snohomish County Deputy
Prosecuting Attorney, he litigated a complete range of felony and
misdemeanor offenses including drug, theft, domestic violence, DUI’s,
and serious assault cases.  He is a member of the Washington State Bar
Association, Snohomish County Bar Association, Washington Association
of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers and the Washington State Air National Guard. 


completed the United States Air Force Judge Advocate Staff Officer
School and is a commissioned officer for the Washington Air National
Guard.   He has been a member of the Air National Guard for over 12
years.  As a Staff Judge Advocate (JAG), he defends military personnel
facing adverse actions and provides legal advice to unit commanders. He
has been admitted to practice law in the State of Washington, the
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington,
D.C., and in the United States Federal District Court.


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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    16 years



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  • Michael J Berens

    Mr. Sheehy is an exceptional advocate and a standout attorney. My referrals to Mr. Sheehy are made with total confidence. If you choose Mr. Sheehy as your attorney you can rest assured you have made a GREAT choice.


    Michael Berens Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael P. Jacobs

    Mr. Sheehy is an experienced, compassionate and knowledgeable defense attorney. I have referred a number of clients to him and am confident that he is able to take care of them and attain the best possible results.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Air Force Commendation MedalDepartment of the Air Force2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Certificate of AppreciationLaw Day Program2010
Qualified Administrator Standardized Field Sobriety TestLa Pier & Associates and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Deputy Staff Judge Advocate141st Air Refueling Wing - Air National Guard2004 - Present
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneySnohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2001 - 2007
Assistant ProsecutorCity of Lynnwood2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bothell Youth Court Advisory BoardBoard Member2012 - Present
Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Washington Air National GuardDeputy Staff Judge Advocate2004 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
National Guard Association of WashingtonLegislative Committee Member2008 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Stave v. JRDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
First Line Supervisors SeminarThe Military Discipline Process2011
Field Grade Officers Commanders CampLegal Status of a National Guardsman2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's SchoolMilitary LawN/A2004
Washburn University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of KansasHuman BiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
First Line Supervisors SeminarThe Discipline Process2011
Field Grade Officers Commander's CampLegal Status of a Guardsman2011
Commanders CallRepeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy in the Military2011
Talk RadioDUI LAWS in the State of Washington2010
Air Mobility Command Staff Judge Advocate ConferenceLegal Aspects of Associate Relationships2009
Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership SeminarDiscipline: A Tiered Approach2008
Staff Judge Advocate ConferenceTotal Force Integration2007
141st Unit Training AssemblyLaw of Armed Conflict2007