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Mindy Carr practices primarily family law. She has a background in family law, dependency law, and criminal defense at several successful private law firms and non-profit organizations in Seattle and Everett. Her experience with criminal defense and dependency cases informs her family law practice, especially in high-conflict cases involving the intersection of the three areas of law. While Mindy’s compassion for her clients, tenacity, and feisty personality make her a zealous advocate in court, she also appreciates the power of a more collaborative approach. 


Practice areas


  1. Family: 85%
    8 years
  2. Child Abuse: 10%
    9 years
  3. Appeals: 5%
    9 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Anna Goykhman

    I endorse this lawyer. I refer to Mindy with confidence. She is bright, energetic and compassionate. She has great perspective and treats her clients with care.


    Anna Goykhman Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Briteney Ann Mercer

    Mindy has all the attributes that a potential client should be looking for in a lawyer. She's smart, has a good range of experience and has excellent trial and writing skills. Additionally, she is tenacious and creative - both critical to being a great criminal defense lawyer. I would absolutely trust her to handle any case.


    Briteney Mercer DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

Carr Family Law PLLC

1001 Fourth Avenue
Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Publico Service Honor RollWashington State Bar Association2015
Pro Bono HonorColumbia Legal Services2014
Clients' ChoiceAvvo2012
Trial Practice Institute ScholarshipNational College of Criminal Defense2011
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2011
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2010
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2008
Best Brief Award in Appellate CompetitionUniversity of Washington2007
Cum LaudeRice University2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCarr Family Law PLLC2016 - Present
AttorneyO'loane Nunn Law Group, PLLC2015 - 2016
AttorneyAbc Law Group, LLP2014 - 2015
AttorneyCarey & Lillevik, PLLC2013 - 2014
Attorney/OwnerScout Law Group, PLLC2010 - 2013
AttorneySnohomish County Public Defender's Office2008 - 2008
Appellate AttorneyWashington Appellate Project2007 - 2011
Rule 9 InternSociety of Counsel Representing Accused Persons2007 - 2007
Law ClerkLegal Voice2007 - 2007
Legal InternInnocence Project2006 - 2007
Law ClerkTexas Civil Rights Project2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Snohomish County Bar Association, Family Law SectionBoard Member2015 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
Washington Women Lawyers (King County chapter)Criminal Law Sub-Committee Member2013 - Present
King County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of SeattleAttorney Member2012 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice SectionAttorney Member2010 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
Public Interest Law AssociationMember2007 - Present
Innocence ProjectAttorney Member2007 - Present
Legal VoiceMember2007 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2007 - Present
Washington Women LawyersBoard Member2013 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. JainMoney laundering conviction reversed
State v. GatewoodDrug possession conviction reversed
In re Dependency of B.R. and T.V.Parental termination orders reversed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDUI News - December 20122012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Dispute Resolution Center of King CountyMediation TrainingCertificate of Completion - Mediation Training2015
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsCollaborative Law TrainingCollaborative Law Training2014
National Criminal Defense CollegeCriminal DefenseN/A2011
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Rice UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Snohomish County Bar Association, Family Law SectionImpact of new third party custody cases on old and new cases2016
Washington Defender AssociationAggressive/Proactive Advocacy in Dependency Cases2015
May a juvenile court terminate a mother's parental rights based on her poor choice in romantic partners?In re D.B.2010
May a court terminate a mother's parental rights based on her relationship with a man who abused her but not her children?In re Dependency of B.R. and T.V.2010
Does the "evidence of arrest" exception under Arizona v. Gant apply under the Washington State Constitution?State v. Jordan2009