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Thank you for your interest in my practice!  I am an experienced trial attorney with particular skills in defending people who are facing serious criminal charges, such as assault, murder and sex crimes.  I also handle misdemeanors, property crimes, and drug offenses.  My strengths are in client communication, organization, cross-examination, and closing argument.  I am qualified by the Washington State Supreme Court to serve as lead counsel in potential death penalty cases.  


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



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    I endorse this lawyer. Having faced Ms. Mulligan in court on numerous occasions I can verify first hand that she is an extremely smart, hard-working, and skillful advocate for her clients. She has handled and tried some of the most serious charges that can be brought in Washington and her experience shows in the way that she conducts herself both inside and outside of the courtroom.


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Contact info

Lisa Mulligan Law

1300 Hoge Building
705 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Staff attorneySociety of Counsel2000 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPublications Committee Member2016 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDeath Penalty Committee MemberN/A
Washington Defender AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death PenaltySteering Committee MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Assault in the Second Degree with Deadly Weapon & Unlawful Possession of FirearmNot Guilty Verdict
Burglary in the First Degree, Assault 4 with Sexual Motivation, Assault 4Jury Followed Defense Recommendation for Not Guilty Verdicts & Conviction on Misdemeanor
Potential Third Strike offense of Assault 2Reduced to Misdemeanor
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Northwestern UniversityCommunication & international studiesBS - Bachelor of Science1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Testimony against SB 6248 in Washington State House Public Safety CommitteeMaking the unlawful possession of instruments of financial fraud a crime2014
Testimony against SB 6011 in Washington State House Public Safety CommitteeIncreasing penalties for random assaults2014
Testimony against SB 6010 in Washington State House Public Safety CommitteeEstablishing penalties for altered or shaved keys.2014
Introduction to LawCriminal Law2011
Testimony on behalf of Senate Bill 6580Establishment of work groups for juvenile sex offense issues2006