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Jeremy Bartels is an Assistant Attorney General (AAG) at the Washington State Attorney General's Office. Jeremy represents the State in civil commitment proceedings that are initiated against Sexually Violent Predators (SVP) that result in the detention of these predators in a secure facility until it is determined that they no longer pose a danger to society. His practice is a mix of civil litigation and criminal prosecution.


Education and Background

Jeremy grew up in the Seattle area and attended Vanderbilt University, where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering. After graduating, Jeremy spent a year working for the Davidson County Public Defender's Office in Nashville, Tennessee, while simultaneously teaching school and tutoring Vanderbilt University athletes. He then attended law school at Seattle University School of Law, where he was twice the mock trial champion. He represented the law school in regional mock trial competitions in both his second and third years. He graduated cum laude as a member of the school's distinguished Moot Court Board and as a member of the Order of the Barristers.

Jeremy started his legal career working at a small firm where he participated in the litigation of suits ranging from small injury claims to wrongful death actions. While there, he argued at the Superior Court level in the seminal case of Davis v. Baugh, et al., which eventually reached the Supreme Court and resulted in the permanent excision of a legal standard that had been in place for 100 years in Washington.

Following his work at the civil firm, Jeremy spent nearly four years as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Snohomish County where he completed approximately 50 trials at both the misdemeanor and felony levels, achieving a conviction rate of 98%. During this time, Jeremy prosecuted a wide range of cases including assaults, driving related offenses, theft, fraud, forgery, home invasions, delivery of narcotics, and homicide.


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  1. Government: 100%
    9 years



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  • Valerie Semmes Bouffiou

    Jeremy is a talented and dedicated attorney. His work appears to be more of a calling than a career. He is one of the most exceptional trial attorneys I have had the pleasure to practice with. I give him my highest endorsement.


    Valerie Bouffiou
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Brian Michael Sullivan

    I endorse this lawyer. Jeremy is a great advocate who is well prepared, confident, and comfortable talking with a jury.


    Brian Sullivan DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Washington State Attorney General's Office

800 5th Ave
Suite 2000
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
First in Class - Trial AdvocacyCALI Excellence for the Future Award2005
Cum Laude Graduation HonorsSeattle University School of Law2005
First in Class - Comprehensive PreTrial AdvocacyCALI Excellence for the Future Award2004
Mock Trial ChampionSeattle University School of Law2004
First in Class - Property LawCALI Excellence for the Future Award2003
Mock Trial ChampionSeattle University School of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant Attorney GeneralWashington State Attorney General's Office2012 - Present
Judge Pro TemSnohomish County District Courts2011 - Present
Judge Pro TemCity of Bothell2011 - Present
AttorneyMcDermott Newman PLLC2009 - 2012
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneySnohomish County2005 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Order of the BarristersN/A2005 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. A.M.Dismissed
S.K. v. M.F.Case sucessfully defended and costs awarded to my client.
K.T. v. J.R.Sucessful Arbitration.
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Publication nameTitleDate
WDTL CLE MaterialsHow to avoid unreasonable discovery requests.2012
WDTL CLE MaterialsEthics and Changes to the New Civil Rules2011
WDTL CLE ProgramRecent Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Vanderbilt UniversityBiomedical EngineeringOther - Bachelors2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Annual Torts UpdateHow to avoid unreasonable discovery requests2012
Washington Defense Trial Lawyers - December 9, 2011 CLEEthics and Changes to the New Civil Rules2011
WDTL CLE ProgramRecent Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure2010
Criminal and Civil Ramifications of Overservice of Liquor at Bars and TavernsCriminal and Civil Ramifications of Overservice of Liquor at Bars and Taverns2006