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Amanda Cathi Keller

Criminal defense Attorney at Camas, WA

5.0   32 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 6 years
    Oregon - OR 6 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Amanda

Learn Amanda’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Criminal law involves the prosecution and defense of individuals charged with committing acts against society. Criminal offenses are defined by federal, state, and local laws and vary from minor infractions to serious crimes.

  2. Estate planning
    50%
    Estate planning covers the transfer of property at death as well as a variety of other personal matters. The core document most often associated with this process is your will; however, Power of Attorneys are also frequently drafted together.

Amanda Keller has spent most of her life as a Washington resident and has strong ties to the great Vancouver-Portland Metro area.


Ms. Keller graduated from Washington State University Vancouver with a double major in Political Science and Sociology. Throughout her undergraduate studies, Amanda was very active in student government and on campus politics.
Amanda earned a Juris Doctorate with Honors from Gonzaga University School of Law. Amanda worked tirelessly to help the community in which she lived. She volunteered at Blessings Under the Bridge, an organization which helped feed Spokane's homeless population, worked as a Chair Member for Mission: Possible, an international volunteer service, and worked at Gonzaga's Legal Clinic providing free legal services to clients who could not afford an attorney.


During law school, Amanda worked as a Paralegal for a Personal Injury law firm and volunteered with another sole practitioner working on the homeless population's constitutional rights, a case of First Impression in Washington State.


Amanda traveled abroad during her law school studies and lived in Italy for a summer where she studied International Criminal Law and International Human Rights.


After graduating law school, Amanda became licensed in both Washington and Oregon. Amanda then opened her own private practice handling Estate Planning, Probate, Personal Injury, and Criminal Law matters, with a strong concentration on Criminal Law and Personal Injury matters. Amanda also volunteered at Clark County Volunteer Lawyer Program, providing free legal advice and assistance, again, to those who could not afford an attorney.


Amanda worked at the Clark County Prosecutor's Office and the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office where she gained extensive trial experience as a prosecutor. Amanda then became an Associate Attorney at Walstead Mertsching practicing solely Criminal Law and gained more trial experience as a defense attorney. After her time at Walstead, Amanda made the bold move to Townsend Law where she was now more able to provide her clients more individualized attention to their cases.


Amanda currently practices Criminal Law, Estate Planning, and Probate.


On Amanda's free time, she enjoys playing recreational soccer, snowboarding, hiking with her dog and family, playing board games, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Location

The Vern McCray Law Firm, PLLC
413 NE Everett Street
Camas, WA, 98607

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Will Planning
Amanda Keller updated our will and advanced health care directives. Amanda was very knowledgeable and efficient. She answered all our questions and helped us to determine what was needed to make things easy for our family in the future. Thank you Amanda.
Posted by Laura | December 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney in town!
When you need an attorney, you are often venturing into unknown territory and have lots of questions. You need someone you can ask any question of, be listened to, and get a straight answer. Amanda is that and so much more - I cannot say enough good things about the result of my decision to retain Amanda Keller as my attorney. She is incredibly responsive, informative, and dedicated. Amanda takes time to know you and does her due diligence to understand your situation. I never would have made it through without her expertise and solid advice. Thanks for everything Amanda!
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2023
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Estate planning
I really enjoyed working with Amanda over the last four years. She’s very detailed oriented, caring and energetic and helps explain everything in a very plain language, logical manner. I have referred several people to her after my first experience and yesterday she helped my husband and I update our Wills, doing so with great professionalism and candor. I would highly recommend her for anybody who’s looking for a state planning.
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Posted by Jordan | December 7, 2023
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On Top Of Things
Amanda is amazing to work with. She always gets back to me right away with any questions or concerns I have. Even while away on her honeymoon she had her assistant make me feel like a priority!
Posted by Kaili | December 6, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Setting the Standard
Amanda is how every attorney should be. Detail oriented, caring, and goes above and beyond. I will recommend her services to anyone I know.
Posted by Jorge | December 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Efficient and Personable
I had the privilege of working with Attorney Amanda on my state planning, and I couldn't be more satisfied with the exceptional service she provided. Amanda embodies the epitome of professionalism, displaying a deep understanding of the legal intricacies involved in estate planning. Her efficiency in handling the process was on point. She ensured all necessary documents were prepared promptly and accurately. What truly stood out was Amanda's personable nature. She took the time to understand our situation, addressing my concerns with empathy and making the entire experience much more approachable. I wholeheartedly recommend Amanda to anyone in need of a lawyer who seamlessly combines professionalism, efficiency, and a genuinely personable touch.
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Posted by Alex | December 6, 2023
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Reliable and Efficient
My family has used Amanda for years. She helped get multiple wills and trusts set in place in timely manner as well as making sure it was the best for our family. She also is happy to answer and help with and legal aid we need. Amanda helps translate the laws to help better understand any situations and our rights.
Posted by Sherri | September 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Will
Amanda was a pleasure to work with. Was able to answer all of our questions. Very professional and did the job quick. I would highly recommended her.
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Criminal Charges
Professional. Efficient. Personable. Amanda went the extra mile in executing a favorable result. Highly recommend her legal services.
Posted by Trevor | February 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Took all the stress out
Amanda was excellent! Very good communication, professional yet non-stressful. I am recommending her to everyone I know. I had a single party traffic accident that could have gone really badly. The aftermath was stressful to say the least. In the end everything worked better than I could possibly have expected and Amanda was instrumental in that. If I ever have any problems again, I'll be calling Amanda!
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Posted by Chanelle | February 9, 2021
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Timely and Informative
I cannot tell you how appreciative I am for Amanda’s services. I had a million questions (sometimes even the same question!) and she responded promptly and politely. Not only did she provide her service with kindness, she was also incredibly informative and professional.
Posted by Barb | February 3, 2021
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Health & Finance Help
Can never thank her enough for all she did for me. She gave me peace of mind. So easy to speak with. Highly recommend.
Posted by Liliana | December 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible
2020 was the year for chaos, Amanda helped my husband and I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Earlier this year, my husband found himself in a legal pickle. Amanda helped us along the way perfectly, she was attentive, and on top of her game. Our case worked in our favor and it was thanks to Amanda’s incredible work ethic. She was on top of everything, from taking and creating multiple family members' declarations, court dates, and making sure she understood the entirety of the dynamic that we were faced with. Thank you again, Amanda, I can not thank you enough for helping us. If you have any hesitations about hiring her, don't. She is INCREDIBLE.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2020
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very knowledgeable and passionate
After talking with Amanda about some legalities I was dealing with from my past, she was able to educate and enlighten me about options that I didn't even know were available to me. With no hassle on my end she was able to quickly restore my firearm rights and my voting rights. I was expecting it to be a frustrating process and it was quite the opposite. She is very professional, communicative, passionate and an overall great human being. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Henry | November 8, 2020
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Excellent and knowledgeable service
Amanda Keller did a fantastic job when I consulted with her on negotiating an offer letter. Her advice allowed me to negotiate the conditions and salary to my benefit without alienating a perspective employer. We were able to come to terms and it is going very well. I will use Ms. Keller for all my future legal needs. I could not recommended her highly enough.
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Posted by Michael | September 9, 2020
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Will
Amanda prepared a Will for my Wife & I. She was very knowledgeable & easy to work with. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Kelly | August 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Professional and Thorough
Amanda prepared a response to a demand letter we received from a firm representing buyers of my late Father’s house. She thoroughly researched all our documentation and prepared a phenomenal response. Her response addressed every issue thoroughly. She truly cares about her clients and providing them exactly what they need for a successful outcome. I would highly recommend Ms. Keller
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Posted by Kristy | August 17, 2020
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Extremely smart and thorough
I recently hired Amanda to handle a dispute over my late father's estate. I was extremely impressed by her thorough investigation into the dispute and also appreciated the empathy she showed my family during a stressful time. I felt she went above and beyond to defend my family. I would recommend Ms. Keller without reservation.
Posted by Jimi | August 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning, Will and Powers of Attorney
Amanda put these documents together for me according to my situation and needs. She made the process easy and non-intrusive and I felt comfortable talking to her about all these very personal things. She guided me through the process and was very professional, competent and knowledgeable and satisfactorily answered all my questions. I highly recommend hiring Amanda for any estate planning matters or for any other legal help. Thank you Amanda
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Posted by Susan | July 30, 2020
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Excellent choice
Using her service for my estate planning was thorough and painless. I would recommend this service to anyone needing a living will.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-325 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Vern McCray Law Firm PLLC
  • 2024 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Townsend Law PLLC
  • 2019 - 2024
  • Associate Attorney
  • Walstead Mertsching Attorneys At Law
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Amanda Keller - Attorney at Law
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Volunteer Lawyer
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Rule 9 Extern
  • Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Legal Intern
  • Gonzaga Universtity Legal Assistance
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Legal Assistant
  • Farrell Law Office
  • 2015 - 2015
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Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • Washington State University Vancouver
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2014

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Criminal Defense

Associations

  • Clark County Bar Association
  • 2023 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • American Sign Language

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (23)
Endorse Amanda
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Amanda Keller is the true embodiment of a great advocate. Not only does she have an immense amount of compassion for each of her clients, she is a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. Amanda has an amazing charisma that commands the attention of the venire, Judge, and opposing counsel. Amanda is known for her professionalism and excellent working relationships with opposing counsel, making a favorable compromise a possibility in every case. It has been an absolute privilege to work alongside Amanda on felony cases. As co-counsel, it is a big comfort to know Amanda is on my team."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Amanda, she's incredibly knowledgeable, very professional, and works hard to help her clients."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Amanda is smart, energetic and goes the extra mile for all of her clients. She is a strong advocate in the courtroom. She is professional, prepared and ready to take on your case!"
Family Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Amanda. She is a fantastic attorney that works hard for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is a tenacious young defense attorney. She is both inquisitive and thorough, two valuable skills in this trade. If you're looking for a hard-working attorney for your case, look no further."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Amanda as an excellent attorney. I've personally worked with her on a few matters and can attest to her dedication and preparation in how she handles her clients and cases. I would most certainly trust her to put in the amount of time necessary to obtain a successful result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Keller is an exceptional attorney who works hard for her clients. Ms. Keller is detailed and caring, a rare treat in the criminal world."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is an exceptionally bright attorney who works hard to ensure her clients receive a positive outcome. I endorse her without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Friend
"Amanda is a very thoughtful and thorough attorney who cares about her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Amanda. I've known Amanda for quite a while. She is highly driven, motivated, and skilled at what she does. She cares deeply about her clients and achieves great results. She's also been a great resource for me to bounce off ideas regarding cases of my own. I'd definitely refer a case to her."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Amanda! I attended law school with her and then consulted on different estate planning matters more recently. She is extremely driven and dedicated to her clients! She’s very knowledgeable and compassionate! I would refer clients to her if needed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend Amanda if you're in need of a criminal or civil attorney. I've had the pleasure of knowing Amanda for the last couple of years, before I started working with her. Even before I began working with her, I have found Amanda to be diligent, passionate, and a fighter for her clients. You won't regret hiring her!"
Probate Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Amanda wholeheartedly. I have worked with her on a probate issue and she is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic advocate. Amanda is a great attorney to work with and I would be happy to do so again."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Other
"I attended law school with Amanda and have found her to be extremely knowledgable of issues and dedicated to her clients. I would wholeheartedly recommend her."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Other
"I whole-heartedly endorse this lawyer. Amanda is energetic, solutions-oriented, and very knowledgeable. You will not be disappointed."
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