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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Award||WSBA||2004|
|Phelps Scholarship||Loyola Law School||1999|
|President's Scholarship||University of Washington||1997|
|President's Scholarship||University fo Washington||1996|
|Uranga Scholarship||University of Washington||1996|
|President's Scholarship||University of Washington||1995|
|Hispanic Business Association Scholarship||Hispanic Business Association||1995|
|Attorney||Cassandra Lopez de Arriaga Law Firm||2010 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Heidi L. Hunt, PLLC||2009 - 2010|
|Public Defender||Snohomish County Public Defender Assoc.||2006 - 2009|
|Deputy Public Defender||Whatcom County Public Defender's Office||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Governors||2012 - Present|
|Snohomish County Bar Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Washington Defender Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|WACDL||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Felony Harassment, Drive by shooting, & Assault II||Amended to Misdemeanor Harassment & Misdemeanor Unlawful Discharge of a Weapon.|
|DUI (King Co)||Not Guilty|
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|Washington State Bar Association Bar News||Briefly About Me||2011|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University fo Washingtion||American Studies and Humanities||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|UW Law School Criminal Law Panel||Criminal Law||2012|
|Rainer Beach Mock Trial Team||Trial Techniques||2011|
|Street Law||Criminal Law||2010|
|Women in Law||Explaining Public Defense||2009|
|Women in Law||Explaining Public Defense||2008|
|Street Law||Criminal Law||2008|
|Women in Law||Explaing Public Defense||2007|
Posted by anonymous
Cassandra was a ray of light in a dark time for me. She was remarkably caring, thoughtful, hard-working, and frankly phenomenal at her job. I trust her with my life, my future, and with my sensitive information. If you are every going through a painful time, I would highly recommend seeking out Cassandra. It will be the greatest decision you will ever make for your future. She is simply the BEST around from a professional, and character standpoint; I will forever be grateful that I found her.
Posted by Terrence
I made a poor judgement call which forced me to put my life, my job, & my family in the hands of a stranger. I was scared & nervous. I begin researching DUI attorneys, talked to friends, family, co-workers & interviewed 5 different lawyers. Some prices were ok but lack of attention or over confident salesman attitude came across. Some prices were high but I felt their interest in my case would've been low. My arraignment date was approaching & my nerves were high. I thought this should be a slam dunk so I decided a public defender was all I needed. I went to the PD’s office & LUCKY for me a friend through the PD’s office referred me to a lady called Cassandra. My first thought was, "I’m not sure about a lady lawyer”. The minute I walked into her office, compared to all the pervious offices, I felt drawn in. It was not overwhelming and not sleazy. It was inviting. There she was sitting behind her desk working away. I talked, she listened attentively. Wow! Somebody was actually listening to my story. Then she began talking, not about the case but about her. Before I left her office, I knew if I had to have an attorney, she was the person I was going to in trust my life, my job and even my family. I was still Very Scared but I quickly found out that it’s really true, there are people who want to make a difference and Cassandra is at the very top of that list. SHE’s SMART, PROFESSIONAL and SHE CARES!!
Promptness: She was on time to every court date. Constantly reminding me of dates, times and locations. She’s very good at multitasking. There were times when I felt like there were 4 of her.
In my particular situation, due to the stubbornness of the Prosecuting Attorney, my situation was forced to go to trial. I was very glad I did not choose a Public Defender.
Jury Selection: During the Jury selection, Cassandra was very through, purposeful and cunning. She maneuvered around the courtroom engaging and educating the jurors while all the time building relationships. She explained what she felt and why every step of the way. She also asked me what my thoughts were and at that point I knew we were a team and I had made the right decision. I felt like I was in the old school TV show, “Matlock”.
Dedication: The day before trial the PA ask to have a Toxicologist testify. She stayed late to prepare her review of the Toxicologist and got up early to interview him prior to his testimony. Those efforts, she was able to negate any statements made by the toxicologist that was harmful to our case.
Court Room: Cassandra’s calm, professional demeanor came across in the court room as a caring parent combined with a sophisticated trial lawyer. It was like a game of chest, every move she made, questions she asked or did not ask, were carefully planned. Based on the relationships she made with the jurors, they listened to her attentively while she painted a picture negating everything the state said.
Cassandra’s cross-examination questions were leading & insightful. This is where she shined her brightest. Her knowledge of the LAW forced the Judge & PA to make tough decisions to the benefit of my case. She identified & brought to light small mistakes the officer made, she read every transcript & watched every video, she knew what to say & what not to say, she knew what to have thrown out & what to have admitted, she filed all the right papers in the right time. She was PERFECT! She sincerely loves the law & takes being a lawyer very serious. She eats, sleeps and breaths law. Do not let her small stature fool you. She's a SHARK & does not give up in a fight! She has made a lifelong friend in me & I can’t thank her enough for giving of herself during our time together. Thank you for your interest in me & my case. Ms. Cassandra Lopez De Arriaga you are an Angel & an OUTSTANDING LAWYER!!! Thank you for looking out for the little guy. God Bless You!!!
Brad Meryhew, Sex crime Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer. Cassandra is a dedicated and passionate advocate who brings a great deal of experience and common sense to the table. She has the ability to analyze her cases that gets to the heart of the important issues, and to develop a strategy for complex and difficult cases. And she's one of the nicest people you will ever meet.
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