Juvenile Defense Attorney Serving Seattle, WA

Ann M. Carey

Ann Carey has devoted her career to advocating for youth and families in the juvenile justice system. She is a talented litigator and defender for the accused: both adult and juvenile.

Ann has litigated hundreds of felony, misdemeanor, and dependency cases in King County and the State of Washington. In addition to her work in juvenile justice, Ann represents youth and families in school district cases.

She is committed to the needs and interests of youth. Ann currently serves as president of the Board of Directors for TeamChild, a nonprofit organization that provides civil legal services to court-involved youth.

Public Service

TEAMCHILD
Board of Directors, 2005 – present
Serves on Board of Director of non-profit civil legal-services firm. The core belief of TeamChild is that youth can be diverted from delinquency when education, mental health, and housing needs are met.

PRO BONO LEGAL SERVICES
Washington State Bar Association, 2004, 2006 to 2014
Provided more than fifty hours annually of pro bono legal services as recognized by the Washington State Bar Association.

FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION (OJJDP)

Washington State Representative, 2004 – 2005

  • Advised OJJDP on juvenile justice policy and distribution of federal funds to the states.
  • Appointed by Governor Locke and OJJDP Administrator, Robert Flores.

WASHINGTON STATE JUVENILE DETENTION ALTERNATIVES INITIATIVE (JDAI)
Chair of JDAI Stakeholder Committee, 2003 – 2005

  • Collaborated with the Annie E. Casey Foundation to plan and implement juvenile-detention reform statewide.
  • Convened stakeholders’ meetings to introduce and support the initiative.

GOVERNOR’S JUVENILE JUSTICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (GJJAC)
Chair, 2002 – 2005; Member, 1999 – 2005

  • Advised the Governor and Legislature on issues that affect youth in the State of Washington.
  • Chaired a statewide committee of juvenile justice professionals, including attorneys, judges, law enforcement officials, court administrators, and social service providers. Committee distributed more than one million dollars in federal and state grants to youth programs throughout Washington State.

NATIONAL COALITION FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE
Washington Representative, 2002 – 2005

  • Represented State of Washington in a national consortium of state advisory committees.
  • Provided training and technical assistance to state advisory committees throughout the country.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, WASHINGTON PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY SYSTEM (WPAS)
Chair, 1999 – 2005

  • Chaired the board of a non-profit agency that advocates for persons with developmental disabilities and mental illness.

WPAS provides individual advocacy and system advocacy, and brings class-action litigation to improve the conditions at Eastern State Hospital and Western State Hospital in Washington.

JUVENILE TREATMENT COMMITTEE, KING COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Member, 2002 – 2003

  • Contributed to the assessment of the availability of treatment resources for juvenile offenders in King County, Washington.

RECLAIMING FUTURES
Stakeholder and Treatment Team Member, 2000 – 2003
A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant to King County Juvenile Court.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, KING COUNTY JUVENILE DRUG COURT
Member, 1999 – 2003

EXPLORER PROGRAM, CRIMINAL MOCK TRIAL
Coordinator and Instructor, 1998 – 2003

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
Moot Court Judge, 2001

QLaw (aka LEGALS PS) JUDICIAL EVALUATION COMMITTEE
Gay and Lesbian Lawyer Association Judicial Ratings
Member, 1997 – present

Work History


CAREY & LILLEVIK, PLLC
Seattle, Washington
Partner, 2005 – Present
Founding partner in law firm that emphasizes juvenile law, dependency law, criminal defense (juvenile and adult), family law, and estate planning.


TEAMCHILD
Seattle, Washington
Attorney, 2004 – 2005

  • Attorney for youth in education, special education, public entitlements, health care, and housing cases.
  • Initiated a project that serves adolescents who are aging out of foster care.


SOCIETY OF COUNSEL REPRESENTING ACCUSED PERSONS
Seattle, Washington
Attorney, 1988 – 2005
Juvenile Unit Supervisor, 1999 – 2003

  • Represented low-income persons. Responsible for large, complex caseloads. Practice areas included: Juvenile Offender, Adult Felony, Adult Misdemeanor, and Juvenile Dependency.
  • As Juvenile Unit Supervisor, supervised and coordinated juvenile division. Managed, trained, and evaluated attorneys, investigators, paralegals, and social workers. Served as resource for attorneys representing juveniles. Provided community education on juvenile justice issues.

Education


WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
Salem, Oregon
Juris Doctor, 1987


CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY
Omaha, Nebraska
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Philosophy, 1982; Dean’s List, 1979 – 1982

Professional Licenses


Washington State Bar Association, Admitted 1987
Federal District Court for Western Washington, Admitted 1987
Alaska State Bar Association, Admitted 1988

Professional Memberships


Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Washington Women Lawyers
Greater Seattle Business Association
Washington Defender Association
King County Bar Association
Suquamish Tribal Court

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Child Welfare Attorney in Seattle, WA

Linda Lillevik

Linda Lillevik is highly regarded for her representation of children, parents, and foster parents in proceedings that involve dependency, at-risk youth, truancy, and child in need of services. She is respected for fighting successfully against inappropriate and overzealous state intervention in the lives of her clients and their families.

In addition to her work in dependency and child welfare cases, she practices in all areas of criminal law, adoptions, and family law.

Linda has more than 20 years of courtroom experience in King County; she has earned her reputation as a passionate and effective attorney.

Public Service

FAMILY TREATMENT COURT
Advisory Board, 2004 – Present
Initiated and participated in formation of Family Treatment Court.

KING COUNTY RACIAL DISPROPORTIONALITY TASK FORCE
Task Force Member, 2003 – 2005
Addressed the proportionally high number of minorities represented in dependency cases.

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION NEGOTIATION COMPETITION
Judge, 2003

STATEWIDE VISITATION WORKGROUP
Participant, 2004
Proposed best practices for parent/child visitation.

STATEWIDE DEPENDENCY and TERMINATION EQUAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE
Committee Member, 2002 – 2003
Provided guidelines and standards for quality representation of parents and children in dependency cases.

BUSINESS AID SOCIETY INCOME TAX DIVISION
Assistant Coordinator and Coordinator, 1982 – 1984

HEARTHSTONE
Board of Directors, 1998 – 2003

ELCA BISHOP’S GAY/LESBIAN TASK FORCE
Designed material for discussion of gay and lesbian involvement in the church. 1998 – 1999

VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY FOR PEOPLE WITH AIDS (VAPWA)
Volunteer Attorney, 1992 – 1993

CHICKEN SOUP BRIGAGE
Volunteer, 1988 – 1989
Assisted in the care of people with AIDS.

WASHINGTON DEFENDERS ASSOCIATION (WDA)
Board of Directors, 2007 – Present

THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH JUSTICE
Advisory Board, 2006 – Present

CHILDREN’S REPRESENTATION WORKGROUP
Workgroup Member, 2010
Provided more than fifty hours annually of pro bono legal services as recognized by the Washington State Bar Association.

Awards

KING COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
Award for Outstanding Dedication and Commitment to Our Youth in King County, 2005

WASHINGTON DEFENDER ASSOCIATION
President’s Award Winner, 2005

BUSINESS AID SOCIETY
Outstanding Volunteer, 1984

Presentations

Panel Member:

  • ARY/CHINS Educational Forum, 2004 and 2005
  • Domestic Violence/CPS Summit Legal Panel
  • Washington Statewide Truancy Conference, 2004 and 2005

Presenter:

  • Guardian Ad Litem Training, University of Washington, 2003
  • Legal Aspects of the AIDS Laws at Mandatory AIDS Trainings for Health Professionals
  • Various Guardian ad Litem orientations
  • DSHS caseworker trainings

Continuing Legal Education:

  • Parents’ Representation Conference, 2004
    • Attachment and Bonding
    • Overseeing Reasonable Efforts Services
    • Visitation
  • How the Criminal Client Will Be Affected in His Dependency Case
  • Washington Defender Conference
    • Ethics Panel, 2001
    • Decrease in Reunifications and Racial Disparity in Dependency Cases, 2002
  • Washington Defender Association
    • Promoting an Aggressive Dependency Practice
    • Civil Procedure for Public Defenders, 1999
  • Permanency Planning Hearings
  • AIDS Issues in Dependencies
  • Trial Advocacy Training, Public Defender Association
  • Child Abuse Investigation and Interviewing, Sexual Assault Center
  • Reasonable Efforts Symposium, DSHS Region 2

Presentations to Judges:

  • King County Unified Family Court Judges, 2003
  • King County Superior Court Judges on Racial Disparity Issues in Truancy Cases
  • Juvenile Court Judges Committee on the Status of the Law on AIDS Issues

Reported Appellate Cases

In re the Dependency of R.L., 123 WA. App. 215 (2004)
In re the Dependency of H.W., 123 WA. App. 237 (2004)
In re the Dependency of H., 71 Wn.App. 524, 859 P.2d 1258 (1993)
In re Welfare of A.B., 168 Wn.2d 908, 232 P.3d 1104 (2010)

Professional Memberships

Washington State Bar Association
King County Bar Association
Washington Women Lawyers
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Bar Association
Washington Defender Association
Suquamish Tribal Court
Puyallup Tribal Court
Tulalip Tribal Court

Work History


CAREY & LILLEVIK, PLLC
Seattle, Washington
Partner, 2005 – Present
Founding partner in law firm that emphasizes juvenile law, dependency law, criminal defense (juvenile and adult), family law, and estate planning.


PUBLIC DEFENDER ASSOCIATION
Seattle, Washington
Dependency Division Supervisor
June 1996 – May 2005

  • Supervised attorneys, paralegals, and social workers in dependency, at-risk youth, children in need of services, and truancy cases.
  • Assigned caseloads, provided legal training, and monitored the division budget.
  • Represented the office at meetings regarding court procedures and policies.
  • Co-counseled trial cases and argued before the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Washington.
  • Drafted the Washington Defenders Association (WDA) Dependency Practice Standards.


PUBLIC DEFENDER ASSOCIATION
Seattle, Washington
Staff Attorney, Civil Commitment Division
June 1996 – May 2005

  • Drafted and argued motions.
  • Interviewed witnesses.
  • Represented clients on appeal from these cases.


PUBLIC DEFENDER ASSOCIATION
Seattle, Washington
Staff Attorney, Felony Division
May 1994 – September 1995

  • Represented adult clients accused of felony offenses in Superior Court.
  • Interviewed witnesses, advised clients, and negotiated pleas.
  • Conducted jury trials.Conducted jury trials.
  • Prepared and argued motions.
  • Prepared pre-sentence reports and represented clients at sentencing, bond hearings, and probation modification hearings.


PUBLIC DEFENDER ASSOCIATION
Seattle, Washington
Staff Attorney, Dependency Division
May 1988 – March 1992; April 1993 – May 1994

  • Represented parents or children when the State alleged abuse or neglect by one or both parents.
  • Advocated for the client’s position in King County Juvenile Court hearings, dependency fact-finding trials, and termination of parental rights trials at King County Superior Court. Drafted motions, reports to court, and legal memorandums. Negotiated settlement.
  • Successfully appealed and argued a case to the Court of Appeals.


PUBLIC DEFENDER ASSOCIATION
Seattle, Washington
Staff Attorney, Misdemeanor Division
April 1992 – April 1993

  • Represented defendants charged with misdemeanors in Seattle Municipal Court.
  • Conducted jury trials. Prepared and argued motions, counseled clients, and negotiated pleas. Represented clients at sentencing and bond hearings.

Education


DRAKE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
Des Moines, Iowa
Juris Doctor, 1987
Class Rank: 17 of 116


NORTHWESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW
Portland, Oregon
Attended 1984-1985


DRAKE UNIVERSITY
Des Moines, Iowa
B.S., Business Administration, 1984

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Business Appraiser – Philip Schneider & Associates
Law Clerk – Klein & Hand, P.C.
Law Clerk – Palo Alto County Attorney, Iowa
U.S. Congressional Intern – U.S. Rep. Berkley Bedell

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