Mindy Michelle Carr

Attorney

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Mindy Carr practices primarily family law. She has a background in family law, dependency law, and criminal defense at several successful private law firms and non-profit organizations in Seattle and Everett. Her experience with criminal defense and dependency cases informs her family law practice, especially in high-conflict cases involving the intersection of the three areas of law. While Mindy’s compassion for her clients, tenacity, and feisty personality make her a zealous advocate in court, she also appreciates the power of a more collaborative approach.

AWARDS

Award name Grantor Date granted
Pro Bono Publico Service Honor Roll Washington State Bar Association 2015
Pro Bono Honor Columbia Legal Services 2014
Clients’ Choice Avvo 2012
Trial Practice Institute Scholarship National College of Criminal Defense 2011
Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation Washington State Bar Association 2011
Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation Washington State Bar Association 2010
Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation Washington State Bar Association 2008
Best Brief Award in Appellate Competition University of Washington 2007
Cum Laude Rice University 2003

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Title Company name Duration
Attorney Skellenger Bender, PS 2016 – Present
Attorney O’loane Nunn Law Group, PLLC 2015 – 2016
Attorney Abc Law Group, LLP 2014 – 2015
Attorney Carey & Lillevik, PLLC 2013 – 2014
Attorney/Owner Scout Law Group, PLLC 2010 – 2013
Attorney Snohomish County Public Defender’s Office 2008 – 2008
Appellate Attorney Washington Appellate Project 2007 – 2011
Rule 9 Intern Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons 2007 – 2007
Law Clerk Legal Voice 2007 – 2007
Legal Intern Innocence Project 2006 – 2007
Law Clerk Texas Civil Rights Project 2006 – 2006

ASSOCIATIONS

Association name Position name Duration
Snohomish County Bar Association, Family Law Section Board Member 2015 – Present
Snohomish County Bar Association Attorney Member 2014 – Present
King County Bar Association Attorney Member 2013 – Present
Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle Attorney Member 2012 – Present
Washington State Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Section Attorney Member 2010 – Present
Public Interest Law Association Member 2007 – Present
Legal Voice Member 2007 – Present
Washington Women Lawyers (King County chapter) Criminal Law Sub-Committee Member 2013 – 2014
Washington Women Lawyers Board Member 2013 – 2014
Washington Defender Association Attorney Member 2008 – 2016
Innocence Project Clinic Student 2007 – 2008
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Attorney Member 2007 – 2017

 

EDUCATION

School name Degree Graduated
Dispute Resolution Center of King County Certificate of Completion – Mediation Training 2015
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Collaborative Law Training 2014
National Criminal Defense College N/A 2011
University of Washington School of Law JD – Juris Doctor 2008
Rice University BA – Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude 2003

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Conference name Title Date
Snohomish County Bar Association, Family Law Section Impact of new third party custody cases on old and new cases 2016
Washington Defender Association Aggressive/Proactive Advocacy in Dependency Cases 2015
May a juvenile court terminate a mother’s parental rights based on her poor choice in romantic partners? In re D.B. 2010
May a court terminate a mother’s parental rights based on her relationship with a man who abused her but not her children? In re Dependency of B.R. and T.V. 2010
Does the “evidence of arrest” exception under Arizona v. Gant apply under the Washington State Constitution? State v. Jordan 2009