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810 3rd Avenue, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98104
If you have been accused of a crime in Seattle, contact a criminal defense lawyer with a proven track record.
Robert Flennaugh II has represented clients in Washington State courts for ten years. He began his career as a public defender with the Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons (S.C.R.A.P), where he represented both adult and juvenile clients on a wide variety of charges. He then joined a private Seattle firm specializing in criminal defense and later opened his own criminal defense practice, Law Office of Robert Flennaugh II.
Robert’s breadth of experience in the Washington courts and extensive background in trial and negotiation are effective assets to his clients. His abilities and expertise are well-regarded by peer attorneys and judges; he has been nominated by his legal peers as a "Rising Star" over five times since 2000 (Washington Law & Politics Magazine).
Robert has represented hundreds of juvenile clients facing all levels of misdemeanor and felony charges in criminal juvenile court. A majority of these cases dealt with non-traffic alcohol and drug charges as well as serious felonies, such as sexual assaults. Robert is involved in a number of community and civic organizations focused on youth outreach, and is a frequent guest speaker before high school and college audiences on issues such as juvenile rights.
Robert has defended adult clients on all levels of misdemeanor and felony charges. In particular, he has extensive experience representing clients on charges of domestic violence, assault, and violation of no contact orders. Robert’s practice has an emphasis in serious felony matters, including murder charges. He is an experienced trial lawyer and negotiator, and has tried many cases before juries and judges in the Washington State courts.
Jeanette Petersen is an associate at the Law Office of Robert Flennaugh II, PLLC. Her practice focuses primarily on white collar criminal defense, legal research, discovery, and drafting of client memoranda, motions, trial and appellate briefs. Ms. Peterson also represents the firm’s clients at various types of court hearings, including administrative and civil proceedings.
Ms. Petersen graduated with honors from the University of Washington School of Law in 1998 and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington in 1994. Prior to joining the Law Office of Robert Flennaugh II, she was a corporate securities associate at the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where her practice focused on the corporate representation of emerging growth companies, technology businesses, and venture capital firms. Ms. Peterson has extensive experience as a law clerk in both Federal and State court; she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald Gould of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Justice Richard Sanders of the Washington State Supreme Court, and Judge David Armstrong in the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II.
Matthew Lapin is an associate at the Law Office of Robert Flennaugh II, PLLC. He represents clients accused of misdemeanor and serious felony offenses in the Washington State court systems. Mr. Lapin is an experienced trial attorney with a distinguished record as a former Senior Deputy King County Prosecutor.
Mr. Lapin graduated from the University of Miami School of Law cum laude in 1995, and graduated cum laude with Bachelor of Arts in History from Princeton University in New Jersey. Prior to joining the Law Office of Robert Flennaugh II, he served for over 12 years as a highly successful prosecuting attorney with the King County Prosecutor’s office. While a Senior Deputy King County Prosecutor, Mr. Lapin was chosen to be Chair and Senior Trial Supervisor of the Trial Teams Unit, where he supervised all aspects of case development, negotiations and trials of violent and non-violent felony cases. In that capacity, he trained King County trial deputies in the development of trial strategies and the handling of motions hearings and evidentiary issues.
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