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Laura Suzanne Shaver

Criminal defense Attorney at Everett, WA

4.9   39 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Laura

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Laura Shaver has been practicing law since 2011, focusing on criminal defense. She focuses her practice on the representation of juveniles and adults accused of misdemeanors and felonies.

Ms. Shaver began her legal career in the San Diego Public Defender’s Office where she worked closely on several homicide cases before transferring to the Major Felony Unit where the majority of her caseload consisted of three-strike cases. During this time, Ms. Shaver also dedicated her free time to the California Innocence Project where she assisted staff attorneys in proving factual innocence for the wrongfully accused and incarcerated.

Upon graduating law school, Ms. Shaver returned home, to the Pacific Northwest. After passing the Washington State Bar she continued to exclusively practice criminal defense representing people accused of misdemeanors and felonies.  She has served as lead counsel on cases ranging from murder to sexual assault to theft at the trial court level.  

Ms. Shaver also handles post-conviction matters such as, relief from sex offender registration, modifying community custody conditions, DOC issues, vacating and sealing convictions, direct appeals to the Superior Court and the Court of Appeals, clemency and pardons petitions, and CrR 7.8 Motions.  

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Location

Law Office of Laura Shaver
3120 Broadway
Everett, WA, 98201

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Walt | April 13, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Atorney
I have reviewed Laura's work and her creative defenses. Laura is always well prepared. Laura goes well beyond what many lawyers will do in defense of her clients. Laura is respected by judges prosecutors and other defense attoneys. I have represented co defendants and know her clients hold Laura in high regard.
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review of Laura Shaver
Laura Shaver is an excellent defense attorney. She defended our son on a DUI and a totally uncalled for DV charge. In both cases, Laura, worked out reasonable solutions and the charges were removed or downgraded. Laura was thorough and obviously has the respect of the prosecutors and judges in Snohomish County. Laura really cared about the outcome and communicated personally with me on several occasions. I cannot say enough about her high degree of professionalism and skill as an attorney!
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Posted by Greg | April 13, 2021
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Great at what she does
Laura took over my case near the end of its conclusion when my original attorney couldn't continue for medical reasons. She was courteous, professional, and set my mind to some ease during a very difficult time in my life. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Mel S. | December 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Freedom: 30 After 30
For me, if I could give Laura Shaver 10 stars it wouldn’t be enough. She gave me my life back. I couldn’t put a price tag on that. Hired to prepare a Clemency Petition (filed in 2018), which was favored by the Board, the family of my victim, the previous prosecutor, the lead detective, but not the Governor, Laura vowed to never give up on me when the Governor denied my petition for Clemency. Basically working for free for nearly two years, Laura still researched and advocated for my release. When HB 6164 was enacted in 2020 Laura advocated on my behalf to the current prosecutor. Her dedication and determination paid off. I wouldn’t be typing this if it wasn’t for Laura. Thanks to the grace of God and Laura Shaver (both my saviors). I am free. No matter how times I’ll say “Thank You”, it won’t be enough.
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Posted by Britni | August 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Laura helped me with two charges-both were dropped. I would highly recommend her. My charges were assault and malicious mischief, but I don't doubt that she could handle most anything! Throughout the entire process, she was always articulate, determined, and extremely compassionate. Laura always appeared cool, competent, and ready to take on a challenge. It was hard for me to put my trust in someone, especially with such high stakes, but she completely delivered on everything she promised and even offered encouragement and personal support.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2019
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Underdog
Our judicial system is solely punitive in nature with no recourse for redemption. Enter Laura Shaver! She has such compassion and respect for you and really hears you out. Our plight is an ongoing struggle and Laura has been by our side the whole way. She is extremely thorough in her work and her sense of humor and candidness is refreshing. You will never regret hiring this professional to work for you.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Client
Laura represented me in an assault case. She worked hard with the prosecutor to try and get my case dismiss due to lack of evidence, but I ended up getting my case deferred with no jail time. She is an awesome attorney who goes out of her way to make sure you get the best representation you can get and keep you well inform of what is going to happen.
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Posted by Betty | July 31, 2018
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Top Notch from beginning to end
I have interviewed a few attorneys and all tried to up sell me, gave me the run around or the usual song and dance regarding taking a plea deal. Not Ms. Shaver. She is a straight shooter and dialed into every avenue of defense. She laid out all of my options, has upfront pricing and a refreshing honest approach so I can decide the best course of action. With her support and guidance, I won my case and it is now a lesson learned. She is real, humble, kind and loyal to help you with your situation and I am eternally grateful. Don't walk, run to hire this amazing attorney!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer/Goes way above and beyond
Laura Shaver is a very compassionate and thorough lawyer who goes above and beyond for her clients. it is evident by the work she did for us that she is not in it for the money but to seek justice for her clients. I would recommend her to any persons in need of an attorney or consult.
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer/Human ever!
Laura is a prompt, respectful, and very understanding human & lawyer to have, i’m Glad I invested my funds, time, emotions, etc. with her because she did everything I expected and more. She’s not the typical lawyer who just wants your money, matter of fact she gave me money BACK. I can always rely on her to reply right away whether business hours or not. Ive had a lawyer before but she will without a doubt be my go to attorney/one I would refer to someone in need. I know they only allow “5 star rating as highest rating” but she was 10 stars. Her reviews are ALL right on she deserves the 5 star rating she holds.
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Posted by Brent | May 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Get her
This lawer is pretty badass pulled some stuff off on my case I didn't think would be possible. She is also addicted to Popeyes chicken. Has a cute dog too so bonus points.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great listener, effective, and affordable
Ms. Shaver listened to all of my concerns regarding my case. She was very thorough with explaining to me the pros and cons of possible outcomes regarding my legal matter, and my options for providing possible witnesses pertinent to my case. Ms. Shaver was able to get my case dismissed by the Judge. I highly recommend her services, she's amazing.
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Posted by [email protected] | December 2, 2017
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better than a bulldog
She's the best ever. The perfect combination of bulldog and masseuse because she kicks ass and also convinces the opposing party it's what they want. I would never hire anyone else. I was accused of selling drugs - and i was completely innocent and she won and now i'm a free man.
Posted by Promesthius | December 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Proficient
Ms Shaver was both professional and proficient in the handling of an intimate assault case - which was rightly dismissed.
Posted by Allen K | November 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
If you need someone that will fight tooth and nail, Laura is the attorney for you!!! She is all about going the extra mile. There is no such thing as half way doing things with Laura! Trust and believe you are in good hands with her as your attorney. Money can not get you a better attorney. She won my case before charges were even formally charged. No need to look for anyone else!!
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Posted by Sandy | June 24, 2017
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Amazing Lawyer
We hired Laura Shaver to represent our son in 2 counties on some Big Charges, She was Amazing she worked very hard and got the results we needed. She was very personable to myself being the Mom and attentive despite her case load to my son. I cannot say enough about her ! She is an Amazing Lawyer and you will not go wrong if you hire her !
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Posted by Jessie | June 24, 2017
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She saved my life!
Laura was grade-A from start to finish. I knew from my first conversation with her that she was a go-getter who would work hard for me, and I was right! I put me and my family's fate in her hands and I made the best choice I could have. She worked diligently with me, was there to take my calls and answer my questions, and got me the result we talked thoroughly about. I liked Laura best because she was upfront with me about my options throughout. It didn't feel like a business transaction. It felt like she was really fighting for my future and she did. I couldn't be more grateful. Thank you Laura!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2017
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Forever grateful
I hate to think of where I could have been if I didn't hire Laura. She went above and beyond. I was charged with a bank robbery. I cannot express my graditude enough. She got me off and I'm forever grateful.
Posted by Ciera | March 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Laura was a great attorney - she really listened to me and valued my situation. She worked really hard to get me the best possible deal and I was impressed with her tenacity and grit. I'd definitely hire her again.
Posted by Beau | May 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Laura was always on top of things, straight forward, professional while personable at the same time. She knew what she was doing and made it feel like your case was her number one priority the entire way through. I was very lucky to have been referred to her and would highly recommend her to my friends and family.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Laura Shaver
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Mazzone Law Firm
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Staff Attorney
  • Yakima County Dept. of Assigned Counsel
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Horwath Law
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Judicial Clerk
  • San Diego Superior Court
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • San Diego County Public Defender
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • California Innocence Project
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • San Diego State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Associations

  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Charles T. Bumer Civil Libertarian Award
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • 2011
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2011
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Fighting the Good Fight
  • Mounting a Defense Through the Public Records Act
  • 2017
  • Annual Conference
  • Amended CrR 3.2
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (12)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is tenacious, compassionate, knowledgeable, and extraordinarily dedicated to fighting for her clients. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is a dedicated, compassionate attorney who works fearlessly for her clients. She never gives up and nothing gets in her way. I have worked with her on a number of cases and I know that my clients are always in good hands when she is helping them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is an outstanding attorney who is both skilled and compassionate. I give her my full endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I consider Laura a friend as well as a colleague - and having seen how hard she works for her clients - I would trust her to take care of MY clients - which is the highest compliment I can give."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura Shaver is an excellent attorney who really knows the law and fights hard for her clients. I fully endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with her skill and tenacity in advocating for her clients. I do endorse this lawyer."
Juvenile law Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Skilled and tenacious advocate for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Laura and I collaborate on many cases. Laura is sharp, witty, and knows how to think outside the box. Laura's ability to make a prosecutor flustered is the skill I admire most about her."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is a caring, intelligent, dedicated advocate. She always goes above-and-beyond to ensure her clients are provided every opportunity and advantage in their case against the state."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Outstanding member of the legal profession!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Other
"I attended Law School with Laura in San Diego. Over the years I have been extremely impressed with Laura's commitment to her clients and the field of criminal defense. I highly endorse Laura as a trustworthy attorney who will fight zealously for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I proudly endorse this lawyer. Attorney O'Neal is well respected both in her own legal community and here within the AVVO community. I recommend this attorney to anyone in need of criminal defense representation."
Juvenile law Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura is a dedicated attorney who cares about her clients and works diligently to obtain the best results in each and every case."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura O'Neal works hard to provide her clients with high quality representation. Laura is understanding and truly cares about her clients. Laura has creative ways to achieve the best resolution for her clients. Her compassion and strong work ethic make her an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Laura is a compassionate and dedicated attorney who fights hard for her clients and gets results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is a dedicated advocate for her clients, working hard to get them the best possible result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Laura is passionate about her criminal defense practice. I highly recommend her."
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Everett Criminal defense Lawyer Laura Suzanne Shaver
Laura Suzanne Shaver
Criminal defense Attorney
Everett, WA
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation