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Peter A. Camiel
Since 1982 Peter Camiel has represented clients throughout the State of Washington. He currently defends clients in the federal, state and local courts in Washington and in the federal courts in Alaska. He received the William O. Douglas Award for demonstrating “Extraordinary Achievement, Courage and Dedication to the Practice of Criminal Law” from the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 2009. This award is WACDL's most prestigious. His peers recognize him as a “Super Lawyer” in Washington Law and Politics’ yearly poll of attorneys. U.S. News and World Report lists him as a "Best Lawyer In America." Peter was honored to be named the Pacific Northwest's Best Lawyers in America's Lawyer of the Year in criminal defense. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is rated Superb on Avvo.com. Peter has appeared on television in shows depicting his work freeing wrongfully convicted individuals on Dateline NBC, ABC’s 20/20 and CBS’s 48 Hours because of his successful work with an innocence project, Centurion Ministries. In addition to his successful trial work, he has freed six men wrongfully convicted of murder in several states.
Catherine A. Chaney
Since 1992, Catherine Chaney has represented clients in the State of Washington. She currently defends individuals in the federal, state and local courts in Washington. Her peers and clients describe her as a passionate, strong and tireless advocate. She has won not guilty verdicts in many jury trials and began her career as a trial lawyer in the Seattle-King County public defender association. She is rated Superb on Avvo.com. She recently received top ratings for training criminal defense lawyers on ethics at a Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers conference. She is skilled at uncovering mitigating evidence that wins her clients the best possible results. Catherine has won clemency for a client serving life from the Washington State Governor when he reduced his life without parole sentence and ordered him released. She graduated from George Washington University Law School in 1991 and received the John F. Evans Award for Outstanding Achievement from the criminal law clinic she participated in during law school, D.C. Law Students in Court, in 1991. She speaks conversational French, having lived in France for a few years.