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Linda Lillevik is highly regarded for her representation of children,
parents, and foster parents in proceedings that involve dependency,
at-risk youth, truancy, and child in need of services. She is respected
for fighting successfully against inappropriate and overzealous state
intervention in the lives of her clients and their families.


In addition to her work in dependency and child
welfare cases, she practices in all areas of criminal law, adoptions,
and family law.


Linda has more than 20 years of courtroom
experience in King County; she has earned her reputation as a passionate
and effective attorney.


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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 30%
  2. Family: 30%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. Child Abuse: 10%
  5. Adoption: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Jan Phillip Olson

    I strongly endorse Linda Lillevik. I have had several criminal cases where Linda was involved in family court or in dependency proceedings for the 'non-offending' partner. Each time she was superb. She has a vision for such cases that minimizes financial and emotional expense for her clients. Judges and opposing counsel have great respect for her experience and expertise, as do I. Whenever I have a question about CPS protocols or child visitation, I call Linda. She always puts her Clients first, and gets great results.


    Jan Olson Child abuse Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Heidi L. Nagel

    I endorse this lawyer. I've known Linda for close to 20 years and know her to be zealous, compassionate and ethical. She is rock solid, experienced and ready for the toughest cases. Almost a Seattle legend for kids and families, particularly coping with foster care placements, allegations of abuse or neglect, domestic violence and other tough issues.


    Heidi Nagel Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Carey & Lillevik, PLLC Attorneys At Law

1809 7th Avenue
Suite 1609
Seattle, WA, 98101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono AwardColumbia Legal Services2014
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2009
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2008
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2007
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2006
Outstanding Dedication and Commitment to Youth AwardKing County Prosecuting Attorney2005
President's AwardWashington Defender Association2005
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2005
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCarey & Lillevik, PLLC2005 - Present
Dependency Division SupervisorPublic Defender Association1996 - 2005
Staff Attorney, Civil Commitment DivisionPublic Defender's Officessociation1995 - 1996
Staff Attorney, Felony DivisionPublic Defender Association1994 - 1995
Staff Attorney, Dependency DivisionPublic Defender Association1993 - 1994
Staff Attorney, Misdemeanor DivisionPublic Defender Association1992 - 1993
Staff Attorney, Dependency DivisionPublic Defender Association1988 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Defender AssociationBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Center for Children and Youth JusticeAdvisory Board2006 - Present
Family Treatment CourtAdvisory Board2004 - Present
Washington Women LawyersMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
King County Racial Disproportionality TaskforceTask Force Member2003 - 2005
HearthstoneBoard of Directors1998 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re the Dependency of R.L., 123 WA. App. 215 (2004)N/A
In re the Dependency of H.W., 123 WA. App. 237 (2004)N/A
In re the Dependency of H., 71 Wn.App. 524, 859 P.2d 1258 (1993)N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Drake UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDependency & CPS Issues in Sex Offense Cases2014
Washington Statewide Truancy ConferenceTruancy2005
ARY/CHINS Educational ForumARY/CHINS2005
Continuing Legal Education: Parents’ Representation ConferenceAttachment and Bonding. Overseeing Reasonable Efforts Services. Visitation2004
Presentations to JudgesKing County Unified Family Court Judges2003
Guardian Ad Litem TrainingGuardian Ad Litem2003
Continuing Legal Education: Washington Defender ConferenceDecrease in Reunifications and Racial Disparity in Dependency Cases2002
Washington Defender Association ConferenceEthics Panel2001
Continuing Legal Education: Washington Defender AssociationCivil Procedure for Public Defenders1999
Various Guardian ad Litem orientationsGuardian ad LitemN/A
Presentations to JudgesJuvenile Court Judges Committee on the Status of the Law on AIDS IssuesN/A
Presentations to JudgesKing County Superior Court Judges on Racial Disparity Issues in Truancy CasesN/A
Legal Aspects of the AIDS Laws at Mandatory AIDS Trainings for Health ProfessionalsLegal Aspects of the AIDS LawsN/A
DSHS caseworker trainingsDSHS caseworker trainingsN/A
Domestic Violence/CPS Summit Legal PanelDomestic Violence/CPSN/A
Continuing Legal Education: Washington Defender AssociationPromoting an Aggressive Dependency PracticeN/A
Continuing Legal EducationReasonable Efforts Symposium, DSHS Region 2N/A
Continuing Legal EducationChild Abuse Investigation and Interviewing, Sexual Assault CenterN/A
Continuing Legal EducationTrial Advocacy Training, Public Defender AssociationN/A
Continuing Legal EducationAIDS Issues in DependenciesN/A
Continuing Legal EducationPermanency Planning HearingsN/A
Continuing Legal EducationHow the Criminal Client Will Be Affected in His Dependency CaseN/A