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1991 - present
Lenell Nussbaum, Attorney at Law
Private practice emphasizing criminal defense trials and appeals


2002 - present Washington Sentencing Guidelines Commission
Appointed by Gov. Gary Locke
Reappointed by Gov. Christine Gregoire


2002 - present Justice, Suquamish Tribal Appeals Court


March, 2007 Visiting Instructor, Petrozavodsk State
University Law Faculty, Petrozavodsk, Russia


1985 - 1991 Washington Appellate Defender Association Staff attorney

1985 Seattle-King County Public Defender Association Staff attorney

1983 - 1985 Eastside Defender Association Staff attorney


1980 - 1983 Jones, Grey & Bayley, P.S. (now Stoel Rives) Associate attorney


Education


J.D., 1980 University of Michigan


B.A., 1977 Indiana University


Awards & Recognitions


2013
Elected Fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

2000 William O. Douglas Award: "For Extraordinary Courage and Dedication to the Practice of Criminal Law", presented by the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


1999 - 2012
Washington Super Lawyer

1992 Champion Profile, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

1992 Profile, The American Lawyer

Admitted to practice


1980 Washington State Supreme Court


1981 United States District Court (W.D. Wash.)

1991 United States Court of Appeals (9th Cir.)

1990 United States Supreme Court

2002 Suquamish Tribal Court

2005 United States District Court (E.D. Wash.)

Practice Areas


Investigations
Preserve Evidence of Innocence
Challenge the Law
Address Client's Underlying Problems

Plea Negotiations

Pretrial Motions

Trials

Appeals & Post-Conviction Relief
Motions for New Trial
Appeals
Personal Restraint Petitions & Habeas Corpus
Clemency & Pardons
Parole

Other Representations
Victims & Witnesses
Non-Citizen Clients
"Hopeless" Cases











 



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2125 Western Ave., Suite 330 Seattle, WA 98121
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