Welcome to Northwest Defenders Association

Northwest Defenders Association is committed to equal justice and the defense of individual liberty.

Attorneys and staff represent clients in criminal and civil proceedings and work to improve the justice system.  With investigators, paralegals and social workers, the attorneys defend adults and juveniles against criminal charges in King County Superior Court, King County District Court and Seattle Municipal Court.  NDA attorneys also represent parents and children in Dependency proceedings and respondents answering Contempt petitions.

The lawyers and staff at NDA believe it is a privilege and an honor to do this work.

“[The assistance of counsel] is one of the safeguards of the Sixth Amendment deemed necessary to insure fundamental human rights of life and liberty…The Sixth Amendment stands as a constant admonition that if the constitutional safeguards it provides be lost, justice will not ‘still be done.’”
Johnson v. Zerbst, 304 U.S. 458, 462 (1938) as quoted in Gideon v. Wainwright






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