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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys in Washington||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Supreme Court Pro Bono Honor Roll||WSBA||2013|
|Certificate of Completion Defending DUI cases in Washington||WSBA||2012|
|Certificate of Completion||Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys Annual Conference||2008|
|CALI Award in Torts||Seattle University||2005|
|Attorney||The Law Office of Michelle M. Scudder, PLLC||2012 - Present|
|Pro Bono Attorney||Northwest Immigrant's Rights Project||2012 - 2013|
|Supervising Attorney||King County Prosecutor's Office||2011 - 2012|
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||King County Prosecutor's Office||2007 - 2011|
|Rule 9||King County Prosecutor's Office||2006 - 2007|
|Intern||Seattle University Human Rights and Immigration Clinic||2006 - 2006|
|Faculty Member||Criminal Justice Training Commission||2001 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Professional Women||Member||2014 - Present|
|Washington Women Lawyers||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Seattle University Women's Law Caucus||Board Member||2005 - 2007|
|Immigrant Family Advocacy Project||Board Member||2005 - 2006|
|State v. J.P.||One count was dismissed mid-trial after a motion hearing and jury acquitted client on all remaining counts after less than 2 hours of deliberation.|
|State. V. J.H.||Client acquitted after jury trial finding that he acted in self-defense. State was ordered to pay attorney fees for the case based on the jury's findings.|
|State v. L. G.||At trial, the jury acquitted on all counts.|
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|Seattle PI||Article Seattle PI||2009|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of Washington||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Team 3||Working with Battered Immigrant Victims||2004|
|Team 3||Domestic Violence Cases||2003|
Posted by Roger
Michelle is a very good attorney and an awesome person.
Being falsely accused was the most frustrating thing that never happened in my life. After a big law firm referred to me by my employee assistance program tried to take advantage of me, I started doing doing research myself then I went to Michelle for advise. She really took time to listen to me and explained me how is the justice system in US. She was honest with me and never try to scare me so I can pay any fee like the "famous law firm" did. She even told me that I don't necessarily need her service in this case, but I didn't want to miss the chance to get my life back.
Thank you Michelle !
Posted by Jarred
Michelle is an amazing lawyer, she is hard working, smart, and went above and beyond in my case. My case ended up going to trial and Michelle worked everyday through her lunch on my trial. She was always on time and responded to my calls and emails in a prompt manner.
She truly cared about the well being of me and my family. She helped me deal with the media and with troubles with my school. Both of which she did not have to do but she did without hesitation. Michelle was amazing in trial. She was able to get information out of prosecutor's witnesses and highlight the opposition's inconsistencies. Her opening argument was very well prepared and was leagues better than the state's opening. Michelle's direct and cross examinations were also very organized and structured in a way that translated her points effectively to the jury. At one point in trial I knew that even if things turned out bad and I was found guilty that Michelle would not be to blame because she worked her hardest and we put our best foot forward. Fortunately, I was acquitted of all charges due to her astonishing work.
Posted by anonymous
Michelle was a very knowledgeable in navigating my case. Her caring attitude helped me get through the darkest time of my life. I would highly recommend her. I owe her my life. I am free because of her hard work and dedication.
THANK YOU MICHELLE !!!!!!!
Matthew Leyba, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I have known Michelle for several years and have seen in court countless times. I have always come away impressed with her knowledge of the law, courtroom presence, and legal skills. To put it simply she is an excellent trial attorney that gets great results for her clients. I would highly and gladly recommend her in any criminal matter.
Timothy Leary, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Michelle Scudder goes above and beyond for her clients. In drawing on her experience as a King County Prosecutor, she is able to effectively identify and expose a case's weak point. She is comfortable in a courtroom and well respected by judges, attorneys and jurors.
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