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Attorney Sheri Pewitt

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Attorney Sheri Pewitt has devoted her legal career to defending individuals accused of crimes and has represented hundreds of people in district and superior court. She is especially passionate about ensuring that individual constitutional rights are protected, honored and not violated by public officials. She has significant experience defending DUIs and other criminal traffic violations, domestic violence, serious crimes and misdemeanor charges.

Ms. Pewitt founded Pewitt Law, PLLC, after working as a Snohomish County Public Defender for several years. During her tenure as a public defender, Attorney Pewitt handled hundreds of cases through all phases of the criminal process, from arraignments through motions and trials. Ms. Pewitt has earned a reputation as a strong courtroom presence who vigorously advocates for her clients using her significant court room experience and specialized legal training. A small sampling of Ms. Pewitt's specialized training includes:

  • Washington State Bar Association Pro Tem Judge Training
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College – Death Penalty Seminar
  • NCDD Winter Session Defending DUI
  • NCDD Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI Case
  • WA Foundation for Criminal Justice: Defending the Marijuana DUI
  • WA Foundation for Criminal Justice: Defending DUIs in Washington State
  • Certified in SFST Administration per NHTSA standards – Robert La Pier & Associates
  • King County Inter-local Conflict Resolution Group – 40 hour mediation training

PUBLICATIONS

S. Pewitt, Sleep Driving in Snohomish County, Washington Criminal Defense, Vol. 26 No. 4, (2012)

Ms. Pewitt developed her passion for criminal defense and decided to attend law school after serving as a juror in King County Superior Court Judge McDermott's court room. During law school, Ms. Pewitt worked as a Legal Extern for Judge McDermott, a Rule 9 Attorney for Snohomish County Public Defender Association and as a Law Clerk in the Sexually Violent Predator Unit at the Washington State Attorney General's Office.

Ms. Pewitt graduated magna cum laude from the Seattle University School of Law and represented Seattle University as a member of its National Moot Court Team. Ms. Pewitt also represented Seattle University School of Law at regional negotiation and client counseling competitions after finishing first in both university level competitions. She served as a member of Seattle University's Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, creating opportunities for students to increase awareness and use of alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Pewitt received her B.A. from Washington State University and earned her M.B.A. from the University of Washington. Prior to attending law school, she worked in business, cross cultural training and international marketing.

Ms. Pewitt is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, Gerry Spence Trial College, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Washington Defender Association, Washington State Bar Association, King County Bar Association and Citizen's for Judicial Excellence.

Get the help you need. Get in touch with Attorney Pewitt for a free consultation to discuss your case. Ms. Pewitt will clearly explain the criminal and civil charges you face and will provide you with the knowledge necessary to understand the process and feel more informed.

Contact us online, via email at pewittlaw@gmail.com or call 206-941-0009

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.