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Thank you for checking out my AVVO profile. I am an experienced criminal defense attorney.  My law firm is called the Law Offices of Juanita Holmes, PLLC. I pride myself in fighting hard for clients. I handle felony and misdemeanor cases in state, federal, and municipal courts. Although most of my cases are in the Seattle-King County area, I also take cases in other counties.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    26 years

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Brent Aldrich Hart

    Juanita is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Seattle. I have known Juanita for more than 10 years and she has always had a reputation for being an incredibly hard worker who gets great results on cases. We worked together on two third strike cases--and each time I was incredibly impressed by her skill, commitment and hard work. If you are charged with a crime, you are in great hands if you have Juanita as your lawyer.


    Brent Hart Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • David Hammerstad

    I have known Juanita since she worked for The Defender Association a decade ago and I recently worked with her on a serious assault case. Juanita is one of the most intelligent, thorough, and compassionate lawyers I have ever worked with. Her depth and breadth of experience--she has handled the most serious types of cases in state and federal court, as well as appeals and post-conviction work--makes her uniquely suited to provide sound, "big picture" advice in all types of cases. It is my pleasure to endorse Juanita.


    David Hammerstad Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

705 2nd Ave Ste 401
Seattle, WA, 98104-1718


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Holmes & Witchley, PLLC2004 - Present
Staff AttorneyThe Public Defender Association1988 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2004 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Whitman CollegeEconomics and English LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chelan Conference 2003Ethics2003