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Shelley regularly presents seminars to attorneys, government workers and the public on access to government records and meetings.

Prior to her law career, Shelley spent four years as a daily news producer at KING-TV in Seattle.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Intellectual Property: 30%
  3. Media: 20%
  4. Constitutional: 10%

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Stokes Lawrence

1420 Fifth Avenue Suite 3000
Seattle, WA, 98101-2393


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Best Lawyers in America®Woodward-White, Inc.2012
The Best Lawyers in America®Woodward/White, Inc.2011
The Best Lawyers in America®Woodward/White, Inc.2010
The Best Lawyers in America®Woodward/White, Inc.2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderStokes Lawrence, P.S.2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northwest Communications Law GroupMemberN/A
Federal Bar Association of the Western District of WashingtonRules CommitteeN/A
Seattle Intellectual Property Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Media Law Resource CenterNewsgathering CommitteeN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Media Law Resource CenterMedia Privacy and Related Law: Washington2011
MediaLawLetter, Media Law Resource CenterWashington's Right of Publicity Statute Struck down as Unconstitutional in Part2011
Media Law Resource CenterHow the Internet is Changing the Practice of Journalism2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawN/A1998
Northwestern UniversityJournalismBS - Bachelor of Science1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lorman Education ServicesOpen Meetings From the Requester’s Perspective2012
Open Government in Washington StateRedefining Open Courts in Washington2011
Consumer Class Action Litigation: Navigating the Evolving LandscapeLeveraging Circuit and Supreme Court Developments in Certification, Causation, Class Waivers and More2011
Strafford Pubs. TeleconferenceConsumer Class Action Litigation, Leveraging New Developments in Class Certification, Causation and Reliance2010
Stokes Law Briefs Educational Series for Business LeadersProtecting Corporate Confidences in the Workplace2008
Freedom to Speak!Five Freedoms of the First Amendment2008
American Association of Corporate Counsel (Washington Chapter)Intellectual Property Litigation Strategies and Management2008
Copyright Management & Litigation ConferenceDamages & Remedies for Infringement2007