Criminal Defense Lawyer, Burien Washington
Criminal Defense Lawyer, Tracy Greenwood is a Pacific Northwest native, graduating from the University of Washington with a degree in invertebrate zoology. She entered the Seattle University School of Law with a Merit Scholarship and graduated with an emphasis in environmental law.
She presently contracts with the cities of Des Moines and Normandy Park as a partner in providing the public defense services for those cities. Simultaneously she has maintained a private practice as a criminal defense lawyer.
She has previous extensive experience in family law, and has worked for local, state and federal government agencies.
Public Defense Work
Her passion for working with persons who could not otherwise obtain legal services brought her to her present work as a public defense attorney, where she has practiced for the last 10 years representing hundreds of indigent clients in DUI, Assault and other misdemeanor matters. She has worked successfully with clients from all walks of life and backgrounds.
Her private practice as a criminal defense attorney has brought her into courtrooms from King County to Pierce County for the same misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases. In both her public defense work and her private practice, she has accomplished successful plea negotiations and taken numerous matters to trial by jury.
Ms. Greenwood has always believed in giving to the community and has contributed her legal skills in volunteer hours to groups of people who cannot afford legal services, or who are in other ways are unable to be represented.
Volunteer programs she has worked on include the:
- King County Housing Justice Project for persons facing eviction,
- King County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA) for minor children in dependency proceedings,
- King County Bar Association Homeless Project for homeless clients in dissolution proceedings,
- Northwest Immigration Rights Project for non-citizens facing removal proceedings in the United States Immigration Court.
When not working, Ms. Greenwood is an enthusiastic rock climber, has summited a handful of local volcanos, and is also an avid runner and camper.