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Michael P Sheehy

Criminal defense Attorney at Lynnwood, WA

5.0   85 reviews

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Michael P. Sheehy has built an exceptional reputation and practicefocusing entirely on criminal defense.  He prides himself on being adedicated, aggressive, and compassionate advocate for his clients.  Hehas successfully litigated a full spectrum of criminal offenses frommisdemeanors to high profile felony cases.   His lengthy career as aprosecutor gave him invaluable insight into the criminal justice systemand his experience has produced exceptional results for his clients.   


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

 

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

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Licensed for 22 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 02/01/2023

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

Contact Michael

Law Office of Michael P. Sheehy, PLLC
19000 - 33rd Ave W.
Suite 100
Lynnwood, WA, 98036

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Mike got me a good deal
I was facing 2 weeks in jail for assault 4. After a year of the prosecutor playing hard ball, she finally gave me a fair deal of 2 year’s probation. Second time I’ve hired mike, & he always does good work.
Posted by David | June 20, 2022
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Could not have asked for someone better to help with our case
Michael was very attentive to the case we had, after searching many lawyers in the Washington area (we are from Arizona) Michael took our call, discussed the issue and options and then was able to positively get an outcome in our favor and have the harassment charges dropped and the surrender order for our guns dropped as those charges were not only false but didn't meet the criteria of Washington State law. We couldn't have asked for a better lawyer to help with this issue, highly recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2022
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Highly recommend!
The team is highly professional, experienced, and caring. Wendy responded quickly to all my questions and addressed my fears and concerns in a very professional yet empathetic way. I’m grateful for the positive outcome and would highly recommend this firm!
Posted by Guy | March 18, 2022
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Great Experience
Mr. Sheehy initially helped me get a reduced sentence on a court conviction. He must recently help me get that conviction vacated. He is always been a pleasure to deal with, always listens to everything I say, his office is always prompt and replying to requests. Couldn't have asked for a better experience with a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2022
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No doubt, best of the best!
I always listened to my heart instead of my brain. I have had consultations with several lawyers about my case. When I met Mr. Sheehy I talked to him about my case, I felt he was the right person for the job. I regret that I did not go to him when my counselor strongly recommend him. He got a resolution on my case better then I could have hoped for. If you are looking for the best lawyer for your case, please do not hesitate to hire him. I believe that everyone deserve the best lawyer no matter what situation you are in. You can rely on him to handle your case professionally. He is a professional, strategist that can really help you. God bless!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2022
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Professional, competent, and highly recommended!
I hired Mr. Sheehy to get a misdemeanor conviction from 25 years ago vacated. The prosecutor unexpectedly objected, so things became a little more complicated than they might have been otherwise. Mr. Sheehy calmed my fears, and scheduled a hearing. Due to COVID and the court's caseload, the hearing was conducted via Zoom. During the hearing Mr. Sheehy effectively presented my case and, despite the prosecutor's objection, persuaded the judge that my request should be granted. An order was subsequently issued to vacate the charges and conviction. Throughout the process, Mr. Sheehy and his wonderful assistant, Wendy, treated me with respect and provided any information I needed. I highly recommend Mr. Sheehy to anyone seeking legal representation.
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Posted by Brad | December 30, 2021
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Complete
Never thought I would be in a position where I needed someone who had my back and I could trust with my life, but Mike was just that lawyer and friend. His office and assistant Wendy were always prompt and informative for my every need, even the whimsical ones too. Our justice system is far from perfect, yet Mike has all the understanding and tact to succeed. Thank you Wendy and Mike Sheehy!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2021
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Who you want on your case!
From beginning to end, despite me being very distraught and unaware of the process, Mr. Sheehy was helpful, compassionate, and clear about how to proceed. After carefully reviewing the details of my case (3 felony charges) and plotting a path forward, my charges were ultimately reduced to misdemeanor offenses, resulting in no jail time and probation. I strongly believe this result would not have been possible without Mr. Sheehy's years of experience and expertise in law, and I am grateful to him and his dillegence for this result.
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Posted by Roberto | December 2, 2021
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The best!
I got recommended by a friend and it was a good choice coming to Micheal and his team, the communication is very good whenever you email them they get back to you as soon as they can & Micheal does his best to get the best possible outcome for you.
Posted by Huda | June 23, 2021
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THE BEST!
Micheal Sheehi is the best attorney. He took care of all the details on my case. He is very professional and understanding, and he knew exactly what to do and how to help with my case. He is very trustable and always took the time to be attentive and put in a lot of effort. Michael Sheehi also always made sure to discuss even the smallest matters with me, and all at a very affordable cost. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2021
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Very professional
I appreciate everything Michael Sheehy did for me when I came to see him. He made me feel optimistic. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a straight talking lawyer!
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2021
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Very comfortable
When I went to see Michael, I was scared, nervous, anxious and I didn't know what to expect. Very quickly he made me feel comfortable, much less embarrassed than when I first arrived, and dealt with my situation in a very matter of fact way that I very much appreciated. He was able to get my case dismissed and I was able to put a bad situation behind me, and move on with my life.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2021
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Great lawyer!
I hired Michael to help with my court case. In the initial consult he was very clear on what all of the outcomes could be, and he was very honest! He then advised me on what to do before my initial trial to help get the ball rolling faster! He ended up winning my case and was extremely helpful throughout the whole process!
Posted by Jamila | January 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer
Mike helped me with my case and him and his assistant were very professional and did a great job and my case was dismissed, I recommend anyone with legal problems to contact Michael trust me you won’t regret it, You will be very happy with the outcome
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2020
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Concise review of Michael P Sheehy’s legal services
Mr. Sheehy exceeded expectations. I chose him to represent me (instead of my family lawyer,) because of his: -online reviews touting professionalism -local expertise***** -responsiveness -realistic/ rational nature -willingness to work with me on a payment plan I wanted: -reduced sentencing (primarily!) -honest advise/expectations -responsive customer service -And, an experienced liaison for state agencies/ legal processes I got all four. Mr. Sheehy is an honest man, and worth every penny. I followed all of his recommendations, and came out of this nightmarish situation with a favorable outcome. I’m thankful for Mr. Sheehy and his legal team.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2020
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Michael Sheehy fights for you
Never having to hire an attorney and upon many stressful consults with various attorneys choosing Michael was the correct choice for me. He took down the details of my case and approached it with quick swift action before any further damage occurred. I am pleased to say my case was DISMISSED!!! Thank you Michael and Wendy for the absolute help Highly recommended
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2020
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Winning with Sheehy
Michael did an amazing job getting my charges dismissed. The communication from him and his team throughout a very stressful process was strong and on point. Should I ever need a lawyer again, I will be calling Michael Sheehy and would recommend him to anyone and everyone without hesitation.
Posted by Adrian | September 18, 2020
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Super professional and reliable
This is my second time being represented by him and he is excellent. Super professional and can always rely on him to find the best possible outcome in any situation. Would definitely recommend hiring him.
Posted by Farhana | June 28, 2020
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They are excellent
Had a great experience working with Michael P Sheehy ... He is very professional, helpful and responsive. He worked very proactively and provided me the very very best possible result. Would recommend to anyone who’s in need of defense..... Thanks for everything you have done for me. I highly recommend them .
Posted by Hunter | March 12, 2020
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Extremely glad to have his representation...
I was MORE than impressed with Mr. Sheehy's knowledge on the best way to go about handling my DUI. I am 100% convinced if I had gone with the other recommendations I received for representation, the outcome of my case would have been dramatically different in a negative way. I have unfortunately known quite a few people who have gotten DUI's and none of them were given the quality of counsel I received.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Deputy Staff Judge Advocate
  • 141st Air Refueling Wing - Air National Guard
  • 2004 - Present
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • City of Lynnwood
  • 2001 - 2001

Education

  • U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General's School
  • 2004
  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Kansas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Stave v. JR
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Law and Justice Advisory Committee - Edmonds School District (CTE)
  • Membership Committee
  • 2018 - Present
  • Western Air Defense Legal Office
  • Staff Judge Advocate
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bothell Youth Court Advisory Board
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington Air National Guard
  • Deputy Staff Judge Advocate
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Guard Association of Washington
  • Legislative Committee Member
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • United States Air Force
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
  • United States Air Force
  • 2015
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Department of the Air Force
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Law Day Program
  • 2010
  • Qualified Administrator Standardized Field Sobriety Test
  • La Pier & Associates and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Washington National Guard Lawyers
  • Sexual Assault from a Legal Perspective
  • 2018
  • First Line Supervisors Seminar
  • The Military Discipline Process
  • 2011
  • Field Grade Officers Commanders Camp
  • Legal Status of a National Guardsman
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Law and Justice Course
  • Criminal Justice
  • 2019
  • Sexual Assault Seminar for Military Lawyers
  • Sexual Assault Seminar
  • 2018
  • First Line Supervisors Seminar
  • The Discipline Process
  • 2011
  • Field Grade Officers Commander's Camp
  • Legal Status of a Guardsman
  • 2011
  • Commanders Call
  • Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy in the Military
  • 2011
  • Air Mobility Command Staff Judge Advocate Conference
  • Legal Aspects of Associate Relationships
  • 2009
  • Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Seminar
  • Discipline: A Tiered Approach
  • 2008
  • Staff Judge Advocate Conference
  • Total Force Integration
  • 2007
  • 141st Unit Training Assembly
  • Law of Armed Conflict
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (20)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is well-respected by judges, defense attorneys, and prosecutors alike. His knowledge of the other side as a former prosecutor is invaluable to his clients. Mike has a reputation for extremely thorough representation. He is compassionate and gets phenomenal results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Mike both as a fellow prosecutor and later as a defense attorney. He is a skilled and dedicated attorney, and his prior experience with the prosecuting attorney gives him and insider's knowledge of the system and the ability to frequently obtain better deals for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Sheehy's reputation is simply incredible. His attention to detail and love of helping others in need has been zealously expressed to me by his close peer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a sharp lawyer with an excellent reputation. He was a worthy adversary when he worked in the Snohomish County Prosecutor's office, but I think his personality is better suited to defense work. Mike cares about his clients and it shows in his work. I have referred cases to him early in his private practice, confident that he would represent his clients ably."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked in the legal community with Mr. Sheehy for over 10 years and highly respect his knowledge and experience. As a former prosecutor, he understands how to best assist his clients. His attention to detail and strong work ethic are unparalleled."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working against and with Michael for many years. He is the epitome of professionalism, both in representing his clients and in working with attorneys on both sides. I can't imagine another attorney who I would want in my corner more than Michael."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I've known fellow attorney Michael Sheehy for many years. First when he was a local Snohomish County deputy prosecutor (when I had cases with him) and, later, after he became a fellow local defense attorney. I've always been impressed with his legal skills and high ethical standards. I would recommend him to my friends & family members. Attorney Paul Hanson"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Mike for many years and have witnessed first hand his level of competence and professionalism. He knows what he is doing and is exceptional at it. He's a nice guy too."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mike's a great attorney for criminal work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have been able to observe Michael's work for many years and have always been impressed with his professionalism, legal knowledge, and the results he obtains for his clients. I recommend him to friends and acquaintances who are looking for an experienced and competent attorney. Michael does careful research, is a compelling negotiator, and a great litigator - who is able to really help his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Sheehy as both a prosecutor and defense lawyer. Mike is committed to the legal representation of his clients. His experience as both a highly-regarded prosecutor and JAG officer give him a tremendous advantage in fighting his cases and helping his achieve favorable results. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is highly knowledgeable in the field of criminal defense, and as an attorney with recent prosecution experience, he is a formidable defender of his clients. I give Mike my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is extremely ethical, professional and easy to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mike works hard for his clients and is an expert at negotiating with prosecutors. He gained valuable trial experience as a deputy prosecutor and is also familiar with the military justice system. He is a reservist and a JAG officer."
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