Seattle and Western Washington Attorneys
Anne Wakefield, Attorney
Anne began the practice of law during her education at University of the
Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. There, she worked as an intern in the
Legal Affairs Unit of the California Department of Corrections, and subsequently
for the Sacramento District Attorney's Office where she charged individuals
for misdemeanor offenses.
Today, Anne's legal practice is focused in
family law and
criminal defense. She began her post- graduate career as a public defender in Everett,
Washington where she developed strong trial skills at the outset of her
career. She eventually transitioned into private practice with a small
Lynnwood firm where she was allowed to continue to handle court appointed
cases for low income clients in addition to her private case load. There,
she was exposed to a variety of family law issues with a focus in
child custody cases while maintaining her criminal defense skills.
Anne's first priority as your attorney is to get to know you on a personal
level. In order to fully represent you, she needs to understand who you
are and where you come from. Whether she's arguing your case in front
of a jury or trying to negotiate a favorable resolution with opposing
counsel it is imperative that she remind them that you are a human being
with a unique set of circumstances.
Her past experience working in a prosecutor's office, and subsequently
as a public defender, has given her the tools to anticipate the arguments
you will be facing in court. She is well equipped to help you understand
your options and make good, informed decisions.
During your initial interview, Anne will spend time listening to your story
and then provide a general education on the law surrounding your issue.
She will make sure that you understand what to expect in court and how
you can best be prepared. Anne's promise to each client is that she
will work diligently on your case and keep you informed every step of the way.
David Penny, Attorney
David earned his Juris Doctorate from Seattle University in 2006. He began
his practice with a focus in criminal defense and eventually added
divorce cases involving property division and child custody issues to his caseload.
During his undergraduate career, David studied business and finance. Property
division issues in family law provide David with an outlet to exercise
those skills that he gained during his college years.
Anna Critz, Associate
Bio coming soon!