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Kelly McNertney Eckert

Highly sought-after criminal defense lawyer. Experienced and Committed Advocacy.
  • Criminal Law
  • Washington
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Summary

Kelly was admitted to practice in 2001. Criminal defense has been Kelly’s niche since the outset of her career. She started out at the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office in 1999 as an intern and after her admission to the bar, Kelly continued as an Assistant Public Defender. After gaining experience and enhancing her litigation skills, she opened her own successful criminal defense practice. Concurrent with her private practice, Kelly was a Professor of Legal Writing at Lincoln Law School in California.

Now Kelly has over 18 years of criminal defense experience under her belt and can handle all facets of Washington State Prosecutions. She also understands that regardless of the charge, it has potential life changing ramifications. As such, she states it is critical that each case not only receive her individual attention but that her clients are comfortable and educated throughout the process.

After being retained, Kelly goes through an in-depth examination of her client’s case. Kelly states that every case presents its own unique set of facts, which is where attention to detail is paramount. It is within those facts that Kelly piles up the missing pieces to weaken or sometimes even negotiate to dismiss the prosecution’s case. Should the case proceed to trial, she effectively argues the deficiencies of the prosecutor’s case while tailoring her approach based upon the selected jury.

When you combine Kelly’s attention to detail, experience and communication skills, you get one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Washington.

Education
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
J.D. (2000)
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University of Iowa
B.A. (1986)
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Vindicate Criminal Law Group
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Attorney
California Department of Social Services
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Attorney Fee Dispute Arbitrator
Sacramento County Bar Association
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Professor of Legal Writing
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
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Attorney/Owner
Law Offices of Kelly McNertney
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Attorney
Sacramento County Public Defender
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Professional Associations
Snohomish County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Washington Defender Association
Member
Current
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Washington State Association for Justice
Member
Current
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National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center
Member
Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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Washington State Association for Justice
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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Washington State Bar Association # 55075
Member
- Current
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Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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King County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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California State Bar # 212933
Member
- Current
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Board Member
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Volunteers in Parole
Mentor and Advisory Board Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 212933
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Washington
Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 55075
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Practice Area
  • Criminal Law