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Daniel Jared Sheed

Criminal defense Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   118 reviews

also known as Danny Sheed, Daniel Sheed

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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Primarily misdemeanor criminal defense such as DUI, Assault 4th Degree, Theft 3rd degree, Driving with a Suspended License, Malicious Mischief 3rd Degree, Disorderly Conduct, Obstructing a Police Officer, etc.

    11 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    10 years

  3. Domestic violence
    25%
    Criminal Defense capacity, as well as representing persons involved in Civil Domestic Violence Petitions (Petitioners and Respondents).

    10 years

PROVIDING COMPASSIONATE, THOROUGH REPRESENTATION TO CLIENTS CHARGED WITH CRIMES IN WASHINGTON.

I firmly believe that a criminal defense attorney doesn't have to choose between being compassionate and being a vigilant & effective advocate. I prefer not to leave any stones unturned and am not concerned with questioning the status quo. The job in any given case that needs to be done is the job that will get done.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2024 2023 2022 + 5 ...

Photos and videos

I was invited to be a panelist for a presentation on navigating the court system for homeless defendants in November, 2017.
Webiste Photo.
In Mid-September of 2016 during a Constitution Day lesson, Danny Sheed spoke with 1st and 2nd Grade Students at Rainier View Elementary School in the Rainier Valley neighborhood of Seattle. The talk centered on the Constitution and why we have rules.
My first office.
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Location

Sheed Law Offices, PLLC

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Kristen | March 1, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
I’d recommend Sheed.
Going through the legal system is daunting enough as it is. Having Daniel Sheed as my lawyer, I felt more at ease during the process. If I had a question or concern, he would make himself available to get a response to me whether by a phone call, return my text or email. I didn’t feel like just another number to him. I felt heard and like he was really on my side. That was important to me.
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Posted by Levi | February 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Do yourself a favor and hire Daniel Sheed
I hired Mr Sheed for a DUI I got in 2022 but I knew it was going to cause some older cases to get brought back into circulation. I told him what the entire situation was and the one thing I didn’t want to do was face jail time, after our first initial conversation I could tell he was different than the 6 other attorneys I talked to. I felt like I was getting a lot of “lip service” from other attorneys. Since I had legal issues in the past I knew that some of the things I was told by others just wasn’t possible so when Mr. Sheed was straight forward and told me what he was going to do and what the best and worst case scenarios were I felt like I’d found the right guy to represent me. After everything I feel like I was really lucky in the outcome of everything and I have to give all that credit to Daniel Sheed. If you want an attorney who will fight for you and keep constant communication during the entire process then Daniel Sheed is your guy. Trust his process and let him do his job and I think you’ll be very pleased with the outcome.
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Posted by Carl | January 31, 2024
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Best decision I made was hiring Mr. Sheed
I am soo thankful to have found Mr.Sheed. What stood out the most was when I first called him he actually talked to me for over an hour and listened and actually gave me good advice. Then a few days later he called back with more information about my case that was beneficial for me that the state appointed attorney completely missed. I instantly knew I needed to hire him . And now both my cases were dismissed and I couldn't be more thankful. This man is very intelligent and definitely well worth hiring
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Posted by Stephanie | January 24, 2024
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Client
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Daniel Sheed! He went above and beyond to bring my case to a favorable resolution. He is a thorough, knowledgeable, patient, and caring attorney. He took the time to answer all my questions and made sure I was comfortable every step of the way. Do not hesitate to call and speak with Daniel about your case.
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Posted by Jason | January 20, 2024
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Highly recommend
Mr. Sheed was very professional and did what he told me he was going to do ,to get the out come that I needed. He was there every step of the way. My case was a very serious one and he definitely saved my life and freedom. I will would definitely recommend Mr. Sheed. He knows his way around the criminal court system and I can't thank him enough. He know what he did for me and it was amazing. I don't think I would of had the outcome that I had if I used another attorney. He's very open and honest. I trusted him with my freedom and I'm greatful I did. Thank you again Mr. Sheed
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2024
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Daniel Sheed
Just called him off of Google and I got paired with an excellent lawyer. Mr Sheed is an amazing person and makes you feel like you have the best representation. Just from our first conversation I felt good about the person I selected for myself. Thank you Mr Sheed for all you do.
Posted by Victor | October 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Very pleased with the help Mr.Sheed was able to provide in my DUI case. He was super helpful, professional and overall effective in reducing my DUI to a lesser charge. Would highly recommend hiring Mr.Sheed with any of your legal troubles
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
High praise for Daniel
Let me start by saying how grateful I was that Daniel was available to take my case. I appreciated his straight forward counsel about my DUI case. He has a no nonsense approach and speaks directly to the issue about what to expect. He was pretty reassuring as this was very first and only DUI at this point in my life. I have lived for 60 years and never been in any kind of legal trouble. He was very effective at communicating the findings to the court. I feel grateful that ultimately the charges were dismissed.There are no words to fully convey my thankfulness for his efforts. I would highly recommend Daniel as legal counsel. He takes his legal knowledge very serious and is extremely adept in the court room. You can rest assured in his ability to fight the good fight on your behalf.
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Posted by Joe | September 28, 2023
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Great counselor
Best experience I’ve ever had with an attorney. Super professional and experienced knows his way around a courtroom and what to say to tha judge and DA. There were times I didn’t even have to talk in open court. I put all my trust in Daniel and he didn’t let me down. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who’s inexperienced to the court system and nervous about the process. Thank you Mr. Sheed keep up the amazing work you do for people.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2023
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Best lawyer
Daniel was amazing he took the time to talk to me on a Sunday (after the dui sat night) my husband and I were at the lowest point of our lives and so scared! He talked to me probely 3 times that day, I’m not sure what I would have done without his support. We hired him officially that Tuesday and he helped us along the journey. When we got to court he definitely stood out in the courtroom from all the other lawyers, they were just going thru the motions, right there we knew we made a great decision. On that Sunday I must of left messages for 10 lawyers but for some reason we felt most confident with Daniel! Then the big day came the final court hearing, he took the time to tell the judge all about our situation and our character, the judge listened and he actually got the case dismissed!! It was a miracle but he did it, we will be forever grateful for his professionalism and that he really went to bat for us!! Thank you once again!
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2023
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The best lawyer
Hired Danny for a DUI case and he was extremely professional and always made sure the best deal was the endgame. Would recommend for anyone dealing with the same process.
Posted by Jerry | September 22, 2023
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Sound Legal Defense, #1 Trial defense!!!
In 2023, I faced multiple criminal charges and pending trials due to pleading not guilty. I retained Attorney Sheed after hearing about some of his past legal cases referred through a friend of a friend. Daniel has always been honest, direct and gave me realistic expectations to include both good and bad news and the outcomes. Daniel successfully defended me at trial in July 2023. The Prosecution attempted to stack the deck and paint a criminal narrative. Daniel helped the Jury to see the true facts of the case and with little deliberation obtained a"Not Guilty" verdict. In September 2023, Daniel defended me once again. The other charge did not make it to trial and the case was dismissed. I now have a criminal free record with firearms rights restored. My faith in the justice system has been restored. I would like to express my gratitude to Daniel for all he does in the pursuit of justice. Keep up the great work, Sir!
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Posted by Daniel | September 22, 2023
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Mr.Sheed was awesome he help me through out my procedures He helps you out from the first ever call, and know what hes doing and keeps you well informed on your cases,and I would definitely contact him and rehire him again and referrer him to anyone that might be looking for an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2023
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Attorney review
I was referred to Daniel from a friend who said she had a great experience with him. I am so glad she did because he is a great attorney. Everything went smooth, and better than I could have imagined. I definitely recommend him to anyone dealing with a legal situation. He’s great at communication and always kept me informed of everything going on with my case. I will also recommend him to anyone that I know that needs help with a legal situation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2023
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Amazing Lawyer!
Daniel was amazing through out my whole experience. While Daniel was taking care of my first charge I was hit with another charge and he was still able to dismiss both even though it was looking bad for me. Not only does he know what he's doing but his prices are very reasonable and fair compared to other experienced lawyers.
Posted by Devin | September 16, 2023
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Excellent Attorney
Danny helped me with two separate DUI-related charges. He never made me a false promise and always gave me reasonable expectations. It was evident that he put a lot of effort into my case, and didn't settle until he knew he had the best deal possible for me. In the end, he got the charges lowered and after everything was over, the consequences were minimal. Hopefully I never have to see him again, but if I had need I wouldn't hesitate to rehire him.
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Posted by Ron | May 19, 2023
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Needed help and information fast.(distressed)
When I needed help for a mistake, I called around and Daniel returned my call quickly. He was very knowledgeable about the situation and worked with me to retain his services. He always would respond and stayed up with everything that was needed. He stayed connected with me though the whole situation. I am definitely happy I found him and I have already recommended him to people. He is trustworthy and always honest and tells you what you need to hear and know. If ever I need something again. I will be going back to him.
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Posted by Kevin | March 31, 2023
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Mr . Gray
Absolutely amazing!!! I live in So. Oregon and am not familiar with Washington. I got a DUI with an Attempt to Elude. I contacted probably 15-20 other Attorneys. Most of which refused to even take my case. If they did they were asking 20k +. Daniel Sheed not only took my case for far less than anyone else even quoted. He worked diligently and got my charges reduced. No time served, no probation. I got my life back!!! He worked for me and I appreciate everything he did! Hire this man!!! Seriously…. He’s worth it! Thank Daniel.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2023
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Client
He did a great job. I would highly recommend to anyone! He is kind & patient!
Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2023
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Very Professional
Mr. Sheed is very good at what he does and is very dependable, I don’t think I could find a negative thing to say about my experience having him as my lawyer, he is very helpful and knowledgeable about everything that I was unsure of going into my case, I would and have highly recommended him to anyone I know that needs an attorney!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Sheed Law Offices, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Abdi & Sheed, PLLC
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Feldman & Lee, PS
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Legal Intern
  • The Crowley Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Abc Law Group, LLP
  • 2013 - 2013
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Defendant
  • Mistrial Declared after Hung Jury
  • City v. Defendant
  • Case Dismissed
  • State v. Defendant
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Order of Barristers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Inductee to The Order of Barristers
  • National Order of Barristers
  • 2014

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Law Day 2018
  • Teaching Children About the Law and Courts
  • 2018
  • Constitution Day 2014
  • Speaking with Elementary School Students about the Constitution
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (24)
Endorse Daniel
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a zealous and effective attorney, I strongly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Daniel is a great lawyer that obtains incredible results."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I prosecuted a complex DUI case where Mr. Sheed was defense counsel. He was extremely prepared, very thorough, and had a strong understanding of the DUI substantive/procedural law in Washington state. He is a formidable opponent and was still very professional and enjoyable to work with."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danny is an exceptional negotiator and litigator. He is a tenacious advocate who truly cares for his clients, and he gets results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Danny is an excellent lawyer. He fights for his clients and his dedication can be seen in his success."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danny is a zealous advocate and treats all of his clients with respect and compassion. He is dedicated to his work and will fight very hard for his clients. Having been in court for years, he is easily able to navigate through the most difficult cases with ease. I endorse Danny!"
Litigation Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danny is a stand out attorney in the community. He works diligently on his cases while keeping a sense of humor that puts clients at ease. He is a skilled advocate who will provide zealous representation. I highly recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danny is a thoughtful, intelligent, dedicated attorney who is committed to his clients' causes. He is capable and articulate and will present your case well in court. You can rely on his advice as being clear and accurate. I strongly endorse Danny."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danny is a talented and dedicated advocate for his clients. He is willing to go above and beyond to provide the best representation on each and every case. He is a compassionate and skilled attorney. For anyone facing a difficult legal matter, I do not hesitate to endorse Danny."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Danny Sheed truly goes the extra mile for his clients and does not back down from a challenge. He is a genuine advocate and extremely professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Danny for the last 5 years. He is a sharp and tough litigator with exceptional problem solving skills. He’s well liked by the legal community and has excellent working relationship with Judges, prosecutors and other attorneys, which gives him an edge with negotiation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is the type of attorney who will go far above and beyond for his clients. He is a skilled attorney who truly cares about the people he represents."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Sheed for many years now and have always known him to be a zealous advocate for justice and equality. Mr. Sheed approaches issues head on and is very prepared. Additionally, Mr. Sheed shows compassion while providing legal counsel to ensure his clients are informed throughout the process."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Danny for a few years now and I've always been impressed by his intelligence, commitment to important issues, and charisma. He is a dedicated and intelligent attorney who works tirelessly to achieve his clients' objectives. I recommend and endorse Danny."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Danny. Over the last few years I've gotten to know Danny as an exceptional advocate for his clients. Where other lawyers would throw in the towel, Danny digs his heels in and keeps fighting. His knowledge of the law is very strong, and his litigation skills are superb. I would gladly recommend Danny to anyone I know facing a criminal charge because of his tenacity and fighting spirit."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danny Sheed has quickly established himself as a fierce and dedicated defender of his client's rights. Danny has a reputation for being an effective advocate and an attorney with an impressive work ethic. I would highly recommend anyone who wants a tough criminal defense attorney to go with Danny! We proudly endorse Danny's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danny Sheed is a winner. He has the instinct, passion, and resourcefulness to give any criminal case a fighting chance. His background in public defense has equipped him with the necessary experience to aggressively defend his clients in a variety of different ways. He's an honest attorney who possesses something lacking in the practice of criminal defense: compassion. For anyone facing a criminal charge, I strongly endorse Danny Sheed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a very intelligent and hard working criminal defense attorney. He works zealously to achieve the best possible outcome for all of his clients. I recommend his services to anyone with no hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sheed is a tireless advocate and a consummate professional. As early as law school it was plain to see that he would become the excellent attorney that he is today. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
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