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Cassandra L Stamm

Criminal defense Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Casey Stamm

  • State Years
    Hawaii - HI 2 years
    Washington - WA 24 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Cassandra

Learn Cassandra’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    When you are charged with a serious criminal offense, there is no substitute for a skilled, aggressive, and committed criminal defense attorney. Casey Stamm is just that. For well over a decade, Casey Stamm has successfully defended nearly every type of serious criminal offense in local, state, and federal courts. With a focus on trial practice, Casey Stamm has the experience and commitment to fight for favorable results in each of her cases no matter how difficult the circumstances.

    25 years, 500 cases

  2. Appeals
    15%
    Since the beginning of her career, Casey Stamm has handled a number of post-conviction matters in state and federal courts. Casey Stamm has experience handling direct appeals of criminal convictions and sentences in both the Washington State Court of Appeals as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also has experience pursuing relief following unsuccessful direct appeals in both personal restraint petitions in state court as well as habeas corpus proceedings in federal court.

    25 years

  3. Child abuse
    15%
    Every child abuse case starts with an accusation. The first critical question is “why would the child make such a terrible allegation in the first place if it wasn’t true?” Casey Stamm has uncovered the answer many times, for many different clients, in many different circumstances. Casey Stamm is not afraid to aggressively take on sex offense accusations. Casey Stamm has helped many clients move from the paralysis often brought by an abuse allegation to a focused plan that gets results.

    25 years

  4. Domestic violence
    15%
    Casey Stamm has been defending domestic violence cases for more than fifteen years. Sometimes such crimes can boil down to a classic he said / she said scenario. In these situations, Casey Stamm focuses on exhaustively investigating the source of the allegations, the reasons for the allegations, and the evidence and expert testimony that can often disprove the same. Whatever the circumstances, Casey Stamm is prepared to do the work to aggressively counter domestic violence allegations .

    25 years

  5. Federal crime
    15%
    Since the inception of her practice, Casey Stamm has appeared extensively in federal court defending serious federal crimes ranging from racketeering, drug conspiracy, and possession and distribution of child pornography, to mail and wire fraud as well as money laundering. Often the federal authorities' investigation is both extensive and damning. Casey Stamm has the experience and tenacity to get good results in spite of such initially discouraging circumstances.

    25 years

ACCUSED OF A SERIOUS CRIMINAL OFFENSE? CASEY STAMM - FOCUSED FEARLESS DEFENSE WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST.

     A prosecutor handling a case of mine recently justified an extremely favorable settlement offer based on what he called my 'scorched earth' tactics.  I thought that was a bit of an overstatement but perhaps it was not too far off the mark.  In another case, my client (a retired FBI special agent) told me he thought I was really sweet at first but then learned that I was a 'real pitbull' when it came to fighting for him.  Taken together, I think these comments sum up a lot about me and my practice.

 

     I work very hard for my clients.  I examine every angle in each case and when I find the weak points in the prosecution's case, I grab on and refuse to let go.  If you are being forced to defend yourself against a serious criminal charge, having someone like me on your side is an absolute must.  Give me a call and let's see if we can work together.

Awards

Client's Choice 2016,2014
Client's Choice
2016 2014

Location

Law Offices of Cassandra Stamm PLLC

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Andrea | March 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
Cassandra Stamm went above and beyond our expectations each step of the way. Our family was going through a very emotional and scary time and had never had an encounter with any part of our legal system. We assumed that our lawyer was going to be an expensive, stressful, hands off piece of this puzzle that was going to make the felony charges even more daunting. Cassandra Stamm was the exact opposite. She was a tremendous support system as she assisted us in navigating the legal proceedings, court dates, assessments, and bargaining. Beginning with our first phone call, Casey was organized and confident, thorough, patient, and prepared. We appreciated and valued her directness, honesty, and conciseness however she was readily available for all of our questions and concerns. Ms. Stamm went above and beyond to make sure all of us were informed about where the case was and where she anticipated it heading and getting us connected with the support we needed at the time outside of the legal realm. She was always steps ahead of what we were thinking about at the time and she was always ahead of the game. Because of her experience, she was able to advise and guide us using examples of past cases and outcomes. As our lawyer, she was able to bargain and negotiate with the prosecution in a way that was respectful, professional, and with our best interests first and foremost. Ms. Stamm fought hard to help our family achieve the best possible outcome in the most troubling of circumstances. I would recommend Ms. Stamm to anyone who finds themselves needing criminal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Run don't walk to hire Casey
If you have the good fortune to read this and have not yet hired Casey, I say RUN don't walk to any opportunity to have her represent you. Before I hired Casey, I was represented by a mediocre attorney until I realized I needed a smarter, stronger advocate. As such, I interviewed the most reputable attorneys in town and upon meeting Casey it was apparent that she was several notches above most every defense attorney I interviewed. During our interview, she answered every one of my questions intelligently and succinctly without any evasion. I immediately wanted to hire her and since then, I was never disappointed in how she handled my case. Rather, I was impressed by how strategic she was. At all points, her predictions on how the events in my case would play out came to fruition. Casey knew how to request evidence and obtain subpoenas when the Prosecution and the "Victim" held information back. She knew when to push on the key players and when to lay back. As a result, I trusted her implicitly as should anyone who is lucky enough to hire Casey. I have had many transactions with attorneys throughout my life and trust me, it is not easy to find one who possesses Casey's combination of talents, If an attorney is a good writer, they are not always a strong in court. And finding a strategic thinker who can write or litigate well is even more difficult. It is rare to find an attorney who is a strategic thinker, strong writer and articulate in front of a judge all wrapped in one. Casey IS that attorney. My case turned out well, in the end my case was dismissed as Casey predicted. She was even slightly cheaper than that mediocre attorney I hired in the first place. As I said, RUN don't walk to hire Casey. She is truly amazing and feel blessed to have had her on my side.
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Posted by Tony | June 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent worker
When I needed Cassandra's help she was forward about what I need to do, and when I hired her she made it all about you always keeping In touch, picking up the phone every single time when I needed her. She made sure I had he best help I can find she is GREAT !!!! Hire Cassandra stamm
Posted by Jon | April 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I was falsely accused of a crime when I caught my ex-girlfriend of embezzeling my mortgage payments. From the start, Ms. Stamm took my concerns seriously and reassured me that this would ultimately be a small bump in my life. She thoroughly investigated the allegations and presented evidence to the prosecutor's office showing that I was the victim of someone trying to save themself. With the evidence presented, my case was dismissed, allowing me to move on with my life. I couldn't be happier with the assistance I got from Ms. Stamm.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experience is priceless
I while back I found myself facing serious criminal charges. It did not take very many phone calls to hear Casey Stamm recommended by multiple sources, and now I know why. In our first meeting she explained the legal issues in a manner from which I was able to make informed decisions. As her client, her approach was based on realistic expectations. I felt she worked extremely hard on my case. In and out of the courtroom, she was clear, concise, and to the point. Casey understands the law, and how to approach issues which what can be achieved. When she prepared documents, motions, it was my impression the Court appreciated her work as realistic, and not just rhetoric. I appreciate her undivided attention when we met, organization, preparedness, attention to detail, and managing all the details of my case to closure. I have no doubt that Casey had my best interests in mind the entire case. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Richard | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Casey is a talented criminal defense attorney
I felt that I was in a predicament when the Department of Justice got serious about charges. I has used Casey before but not to the extent that her talents were discovered. (It is like driving a Porsche at 30mph. It doesn't act differently than other cars.) I asked some of the most senior criminal attorneys in Seattle who they would recommend and ended up back with Casey again. Where her talents became known was (1) helping come to the decision that a plea agreement was in my own best interests, and (2) in her preparation and assistance with the sentencing hearing. Her sentencing memo was the most articulate and persuasive rendering of my case that anyone had written in the past four years and her work with all involved was convincing and directive. Regardless of what happened during sentencing I felt like we had put our best foot forward and achieved as much as we could. I felt at peace with the outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A clear choice
Fairly new to Seattle, a family member needed a lawyer. Immediately. We contacted the only two connections we had to the city’s legal community, and both unhesitatingly referred us to Casey Stamm – noting her daunting record of success, her quick and clear-sighted intelligence, and her fierce dedication to pursuing what is just. Indeed, we found her to be all that - and more. She was pragmatic but also about possibilities, deeply informed yet an uncommon teacher about the law, and starkly realistic but with a creative touch. She was also an impressive judge of character and uncompromising advocate. Given the results (which were the best possible given the variables), we have nothing but the greatest respect for Casey’s work, and we extend our deepest gratitude to her for her support and efforts on all our behalf.
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2014
Incredible Attorney!
Involved with an alleged bar fight and needed immediate legal assistance. Called Ms. Stamm and worked with her via phone for the entire process, as I am an out-of-state client. We dealt with many contradictory witness statements, which added a level of complexity to the case. She was incredibly detailed and honest from start to finish. Great knowledge and an overall fantastic job helping me through this tough time. The case was dismissed and I am forever grateful for Ms. Stamm's help! I wouldn't consider any other attorney, highly recommend Ms. Stamm for legal representation!
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2014
5 Star Attorney
We called Ms. Stamm after our son had a domestic violence charge in a complex situation. It was his first charge and we didn't know what to do or how to help him. Fortunately someone gave us Ms Stamm's name. Right from the first meeting I knew that she was a professional and knew what to do. She is direct, organized, and knew how to talk to my son who was reticent to talk about the situation with anyone. Additionally, she worked well with my husband and I, giving us enough information for us to feel comfortable, but also respecting the boundaries of the attorney-client relationship with our son. In the end the charge was dismissed and I believe it was because of her excellent work. I would recommend her without any hesitation for someone who finds themselves or their child in a difficult legal situation. She is definitely a 5 star attorney. I am so grateful for her work and want to recommend her to anyone needing exceptional representation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2014
Life saver.
Casey did a tremendous job helping me get through a very difficult situation last year. All said and done she was able to get a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor and eventually dismissed. This was the first time that I had got into any serious legal trouble as an adult and was very worried about it ruining my career or even having to go to jail. I was referred to Casey by a lawyer I hired as a juvenile and from the very first time I met with her, I was confident in trusting her with my case. She is extremely intelligent and was very professional, friendly and honest throughout the entire process. She did a fantastic job across the board handling my case, has an outstanding attention to detail, is very thorough and organized. I have no regrets whatsoever about having Casey handle my case. Highly recommended!
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Posted by Joel | July 1, 2014
You get what you pay for, and Casey is one of the best money can buy.
Casey helped me with a stressful situation and got me the best results possible for the situation I was stuck in. I appreciated her no fear approach in the court room, it definitely makes you feel confident. I would recommend her 100%.
Posted by Ed | June 26, 2014
Casey is the best lawyer I have ever hired
Casey is a joy to work with. Due to false accusations, my wife and I have each needed her services once, and she came through both times with dismissals. Unlike many lawyers, she will not overstate your position to get your business, but will give you an honest appraisal, and in our case, over deliver. She is also careful with your money and returned amounts from the retainer both times. I cannot say enough good things about Casey. I wish that all of the lawyers that I have interacted with over the years were as professional as Casey.
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2014
Outstanding Attorney!
Cassandra is a top notch attorney who I would recommend to anyone. She helped my son and our family thru an intensely difficult situation. My son who had never been in any trouble got a drug charge, chose to go thru Drug Court so it would not be on his record. When Drug Court did not go well, and he was facing a year in a treatment facility. Cassandra stepped in and helped him get his best legal outcome. Her preparation for court was organized, thorough and effective. Beyond the courtroom, she directly addressed my son with the personal changes he needed to make in his life. Cassandras ability to relate to my son helped influence him to take an account of his actions and take personal responsiblity. Cassandra is an effective and compassionate attorney.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Law Offices of Cassandra Stamm PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Horwitz & Stamm PLLC
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Allen Hansen & Maybrown
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Associate
  • The Defender Association
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Law Clerk
  • Federal Public Defender
  • 1998 - 1999
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Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Washington
  • Political Science / Philosophy (cum laude)
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. John Doe Defendant
  • Dismissal of all charges
  • State v. John Doe Defendant
  • Not Guilty Verdicts and Self-Defense Reimbursement
  • State v. Juvenile John Doe Defendant
  • Not Guilty verdict
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Associations

  • Western District of Washington Criminal Justice Act Standing Committee
  • Appointed Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Federal Public Defender Criminal Justice Act Panel
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Innocence Champion Award
  • Innocence Project Northwest
  • 2017
  • President's Award
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
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Publications

  • King County Bar Bulletin
  • But the Detective Promised . . .
  • 2010
  • Washington Criminal Defense
  • Limiting Treatment Options: New SSOSA Standards
  • 2005
  • Washington Criminal Defense
  • Suppression: U.S. Supreme Court Developments for Your Motions to Suppress
  • 2005
  • Washington Criminal Defense
  • Sex Offender Legislation: One Strike and You May Be Out
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Handling a Complex Federal Case
  • Wiretaps? Winning!
  • 2014
  • Confessions and Statements
  • 2013 Confessions and Statements Caselaw Update
  • 2013
  • Turning Up the Heat: New Issues and Approaches in Felony Defense
  • 2011 Caselaw Updates
  • 2011
  • Sex Offense Defense: Ideas and Information to Help You Win
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment: What you Need to Know
  • 2010
  • NITA Basic Witness Examination Skills Training
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2010
  • Mastering Misdemeanors
  • Vacating Criminal History
  • 2007
  • Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2005
  • Annual Defender Conference
  • Blakely / Crawford Roundtable
  • 2005
  • WACDL Annual Conference
  • Forensic Computer Analysis in Criminal Cases
  • 2004
  • TDA Trial Advocacy Training Program
  • Effective Voir Dire for Criminal Cases
  • 2004
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinic
  • Vacating Criminal History
  • 2002
  • NDA Trial Advocacy Training Program
  • Effective Voir Dire in Criminal Cases
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Casey is an amazing lawyer. She's smart and hard working. If a friend or family member were in trouble, I'd recommend her unequivocally."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have observed Cassandra litigate very complex and tough cases in Federal Court and I can say without hesitation that she is very articulate, smart and effective with her arguments. Ms Stamm has lots of respect from colleagues in her field of practice as well as judges at all levels"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Casey is amazing. She is tough, confident, and a brilliant lawyer. I have watched her work as a co-worker, colleague, and co-counsel, for years. I am always impressed. Most importantly, she gets outstanding results, even if difficult cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"If I were charged with a crime, I'd want Casey to represent me. She relentlessly pursues the best possible outcome in every case. She has taken difficult cases to trial and won them. She is clear-headed, has impeccable judgment and is more intelligent than the other side. I've worked closely with her in the past and know a lot about the way she works. Her adversaries fear her."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Stamm is among the top criminal defense attorneys practicing in the state and federal court systems in western Washington. Her name is at the top of the list of attorneys that I refer serious and complex state and federal felony matters to. I consult with her regularly, and have absolute confidence in her abilities. I strongly endorse Ms. Stamm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Powerhouse. That's the word that always comes to mind first when I think of Casey. The harder the case, the happier she is - she digs in and hits it hard from every angle. I am so, so glad I've never had to work a case against her. It's an honor to know her, a privilege to be a friend, and a relief to know I have her cell phone number in case of emergency."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cassandra. Has. No. Fear. She is one of the most brilliant and passionate attorneys I know, and I have been lucky enough to know her for nearly 10 years. She doesn't let anything stand in the way of justice for her clients. I would trust my closest friends and loved ones to her care if they needed assistance in disputing criminal allegations. You cannot go wrong with this lawyer, she's amazing."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Casey for more than a decade, and worked with her early in our careers. She is incredibly intelligent, a tenacious advocate, and fantastic trial lawyer!"
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Seattle Criminal defense Lawyer Cassandra L Stamm
Cassandra L Stamm
Criminal defense Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 24 years