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As a former prosecutor for King County, I have years of experience in the courtroom and trying difficult cases. I believe in keeping you informed about all facets involving your case and fighting tirelessly for my clients.  I provide a free one hour consultation. Se Habla Espanol.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
  2. Immigration: 15%
  3. Personal Injury: 10%



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew A Leyba

    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.


    Matthew Leyba DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Timothy John Leary

    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.


    Timothy Leary Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Michelle M. Scudder, PLLC

705 Second Avenue
Suite 1111
Seattle, WA, 98104


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys in WashingtonAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Supreme Court Pro Bono Honor RollWSBA2013
Certificate of Completion Defending DUI cases in WashingtonWSBA2012
Certificate of CompletionWashington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys Annual Conference2008
CALI Award in TortsSeattle University2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Michelle M. Scudder, PLLC2012 - Present
Pro Bono AttorneyNorthwest Immigrant's Rights Project2012 - 2013
Supervising AttorneyKing County Prosecutor's Office2011 - 2012
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecutor's Office2007 - 2011
Rule 9King County Prosecutor's Office2006 - 2007
InternSeattle University Human Rights and Immigration Clinic2006 - 2006
Faculty MemberCriminal Justice Training Commission2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Professional WomenMember2014 - Present
Washington Women LawyersN/A2007 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Seattle University Women's Law CaucusBoard Member2005 - 2007
Immigrant Family Advocacy ProjectBoard Member2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Lynnwood v. S.M.Dismissed
In re: H.C.HClient granted cancellation of removal and legal permanent status
City of Bellevue v. N.S.Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Seattle PIArticle Seattle PI2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of WashingtonSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Team 3Working with Battered Immigrant Victims2004
Team 3Domestic Violence Cases2003