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Sheri Pewitt

About Pewitt Law

Pewitt Law helps individuals facing criminal charges in Western Washington. Located in downtown Seattle in the heart of Puget Sound, Pewitt Law Office is located close to Madrona, Madison Park, Capitol Hill, and is a quick ferry ride from Bainbridge Island.

About Sheri Pewitt

A former public defender for Snohomish County, Ms. Pewitt has a reputation for successfully handling all aspects of a criminal defense case, including the arraignment, legal motions, negotiation, trial, and sentencing.

Attorney Sheri Pewitt has devoted her legal career to defending individuals accused of crimes and has represented over a thousand clients in municipal, 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.

Specialized Training

Pewitt has earned a reputation as a strong courtroom presence who vigorously advocates for her clients using her significant courtroom 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 Serious Science for Serious Lawyers: Advanced Course in Blood Alcohol Analysis
  • 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


  1. Pewitt, Sleep Driving in Snohomish County, Washington Criminal Defense, Vol. 26 No. 4, (2012)
  2. Pewitt, To See or Not to See: Law Enforcement Use of Body Worn Cameras NW Lawyer (2017)


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 courtroom. 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 Citizens 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 [email protected] or call 206-941-0009


  • Excellent Representation

    Sheri was very educational throughout the process of my ordeal, she wanted me to understand what was happening when it was happening so that I could make the most informed decisions. I thought that she worked diligently on the details of my case, and I felt that I had excellent representation. Af...
  • Premier Representation

    Sheri was great. She worked with my work schedule and broke down everything into terms that were easy to understand. She made sure I knew exactly what all my options were.
  • Excellent Lawyer

    I'm very happy with how my case was handled. She listened to everything, took the time to explain the case and the court process, and kept me informed. I'm glad I had her help and hope to not need it again, but I would recommend her to anyone.
  • Speak softly and carry a big stick...........

    I had the need for the services of a good lawyer, as I was facing a DUI charge and with my extensive criminal history, being a person of color I had very little faith In "our justice system" because in my opinion I'd never had a fair shake. I was referred to Ms. Pewitt by another fairly prominent...
  • Outstanding legal representation from passionate, caring and hardworking attorney!

    Attorney Pewitt is absolutely amazing, passionate and incredible at what she does. She worked tirelessly and gave me a sense of confidence with honesty and straightforwardness. She is incredibly informed, hardworking and an inspiration.
  • Couldn't ask for better service!

    I hired Sheryl for a reckless driving charge I had. She was great and helped me in anyway she possibly could! She was great at keeping me updated and helped me through every process. If I have any more trouble with the law I know she will be the first person I call!
  • supports her colleagues in the pursuit of justice

    Ms. Pewitt and I are members of Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I have had the pleasure of dealing with Ms. Pewitt through this organization and I can recommend her without reservation as an excellent and principled attorney who not only zealously advocates for her clients but...
  • A tough and tenacious lawyer

    She is a tough and tenacious lawyer who will stand up and fight for your interests
  • Sheri is an asset to the legal community and to her clients

    I first noticed Sheri in the courtroom. She stood out immediately as she eloquently fought with fervor on behalf of multiple clients facing significant criminal charges, ranging from DUI to Domestic Violence to Assault. She was extremely prepared in spite of the fact that she had a large caseload...
  • Sheri is is on the forefront of legal innovations

    Sheri is a zealous advocate for her clients. Works tirelessly to seek positive resolutions. She's not afraid to challenges issues on behalf of her clients and is on the forefront of legal innovations.
  • Sheri is a tireless advocate

    I wholeheartedly endorse Sheri. Having seen her dedication firsthand while working with her for a number of years, I can say with she is an absolutely tireless advocate who will exhaust every avenue and stop at nothing to ensure her clients get the best possible result.
  • Sheri is hard working and very effective

    I strongly endorse this lawyer. I've observed Sheryl for several years in the Snohomish County District Court divisions. She is hard working and very effective in getting good results for her clients. And Sheryl truly cares about her clients. I would not hesitate referring friends & family member...
  • an excellent advocate for her clients

    I endorse Ms. Pewitt. She is knowledgeable, experienced and an excellent advocate for her clients.
  • Sheri is a passionate, smart, and hard-working attorney

    Sheri is a passionate, smart, and hard-working attorney. I strongly endorse her
  • Sheri is a thorough advocate

    Sheri is a thorough advocate. She leaves no stone unturned and works doggedly to get the just result for her clients. I strongly endorse this lawyer for representation in criminal defense.
  • Sheri is a tenacious and intelligent criminal lawyer

    I endorse this lawyer. Sheri is one of the most tenacious and intelligent criminal lawyers I've ever had the privilege of seeing and knowing. She is not only a brilliant tactician - but also a genuinely wonderful human being. I would not hesitate to refer clients and friends to her for help if ne...
  • Sheri is an outstanding lawyer

    Sheri is an outstanding lawyer. I have had the pleasure to know her for 4 or 5 years, observe her in court, and see just how hard she works for her clients (she works very very hard). She is a creative lawyer who creatively thinks outside the box when figuring out solutions for those she represen...
  • Sheri works tirelessly on behalf of her clients

    Sheri is a fantastic lawyer. She works tirelessly on behalf of her clients exploring every opportunity to win and when she goes to court she is playing to win. I have referred several clients to Sherri and they have all been extraordinarily happy with her services and gotten great results. If you...
  • Sheri has years of experience fighting for her clients in the toughest cases.

    I highly endorse Sheri Pewitt. Sheri has years of experience fighting for her clients in the toughest cases. I have been so impressed with her compassion for her clients and her ability to brainstorm creative and effective strategies to resolve cases. Sheryl is also the kind of lawyer that is con...
  • A+

    Years prior, I had witness Ms. Pewitt as a Public Defender and found her to be extremely dedicated and knowledgeable. Therefore, when I received a DUI, and found Ms. Pewitt in Private Practice, I had NO HESITATION in hiring her as my attorney. She is EVERYTHING you want in an attorney, knowledgea...
  • My co-defendants and I were acquitted thanks to Sheri's strategic lawyering, thorough research, and passionate argument.

    Sheri represented me and was lead attorney in a group of attorneys in a politically motivated case brought by the Seattle Prosecutor's office to quell political protest. My co-defendants and I were acquitted thanks to Sheri's strategic lawyering, thorough research, and passionate argument. I ...
  • You will have an incredibly competent and humane lawyer fighting on your side if you hire Sheri.

    Working with Sheri was a pleasure, even though the circumstances I was in when I hired her were extremely stressful. I was lucky to have been randomly introduced to her through another lawyer who quickly realized that I was in need of more help than my public defender was giving me but could not ...

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.