About L.A. Law | Attorney Lawand Anderson | Des Moines, WA
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Des Moines, WA, 98198-6219
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About Our Founder & Attorney Lawand Anderson

Before entering a career in law, I worked for several years in as an advocate for various non-profit organizations. These organizations provided resources to low-income communities of color. As an advocate, the experiences the clients shared resonated with me on so many levels. Raised by a single parent, I grew up in the low-income housing community of High Point. At that time, this neighborhood was predominately people of color with a subset of residents being immigrant/refugee. It was during this time; I had an opportunity to appreciate how the criminal justice system interfaced with those that lacked the resources to successfully navigate it. In fact, those observations lead to me dedicating my professional endeavors to seeking social justice external to the field of law. One of my first jobs was with YWCA Girls Inc. I thoroughly enjoyed my role as a youth advocate given I was able to help shape young girls with important social justice skills such as how to recognize and deal with discrimination, past and present abuse as well as how to leverage positions within the criminal justice field to access support e.g. Domestic Violence Advocates, Public Defenders, Legal Aide, etc.

In later years, I turned to public service. With almost eleven years as a Public Servant with the City of Seattle, I worked on key policy initiatives that were specifically geared towards eliminating racial discrimination. However, my passion for finding justice for individuals suffering from past trauma never subsided. It was then I made the decision to pursue my passion in the field of law.

Since becoming an attorney, I've actively pursued justice for those in need of legal counsel that has translatable expertise as both a prosecutor and now a Plaintiff's Attorney. As a Plaintiff's Attorney, I advocate for just outcomes for individuals who were victimized, e.g. survivors of sex abuse while in foster care, group homes, churches, etc. Additional areas of practice include personal injuries; restoration of voting and gun rights; criminal law and representing clients who have been discriminated by the police or in the workplace.

PRIMARY AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Complex civil litigation involving insurance bad faith, medical negligence, wrongful death, products liability, government negligence, neglect, sexual abuse, and all forms of serious personal injuries.

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN:

All Washington Courts

US District Courts for Western and Eastern Districts of Washington

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

EDUCATION:

- Associate Arts. Seattle Central Community College

-Bachelors in Management - Eastern Washington University

- Masters in Public Administration - Seattle University

-Juris Doctor - Seattle University

REPRESENTATIVE CASES:

D.H. v. City of Seattle and Edward Murray, Settlement Award: $150,000.00

D.H. et all v. State of Washington and Sound Mental Health, Settlement Award: $7.8 million

L.F. et all v. State of Washington and Sound Mental Health, Settlement Award: $5.7 million Settlement

Bishop v. State of Washington, Settlement Award: $3,000,000.00

Velasco/ Mills v. YFA Connections, Settlement Award: $250,000.00

Greene v. Department of Corrections, Settlement Award: $250,000.00

Carpenter v. Alaskan Copper, Settlement Award: $275,000.00

Taylor v. L.H. Foot Massage, Jury Verdict Award: $140,000.00

Z.H. v. Auburn School District, Settlement Award: $57,500.00

Jacobs v. Tukwila School District, Settlement Award: $350,000.00

N.B. et. all v. Growing Smart Kid’z, Settlement Award: $1,330,000.00

Lowery v. MultiCare, Settlement Award: $750,000.00

Z.M. v. Campus View, Settlement Award: $250,000.00

T.J. v. Tacoma School District, Settlement Award: $105,000.00

McCants v. Park West et. all, Settlement Award: $125,000.00

Gilder v Jun’s (a.k.a Zip Mart), Settlement Award: $30,000.00

Brown v King County (Claim File), Settlement Award: $45,000.00

McQuarter v Allied Residential, Settlement Award: $225,000.00

Criminal Cases

City of Federal Way v. A.N. Case: Witness Tampering and Obstruction

Resolution: Stipulated Order – Later Dismissed with prejudice

State of WA v. A.L. Case: DUI

Resolution: Reduced to Reckless

City of Seattle v. A.V. Case: Violating NCO

Resolution: Dismissed

King County District Court v. C.C. Case: DUI

Resolution: Not Guilty

State of WA v. C.M. Case: Possession of Stolen Property

Resolution: Dismissed

City of Bellevue v. D.D. Case: Violating NCO

Resolution: Dismissed

King County District v. D.L. Case: DUI

Resolution: Not Guilty

City of Seattle v. D.W. Case: Assault 4th Degree

Resolution: Dismissed

City of Puyallup v. E.W. Case: 4th Degree Assault DV

Resolution: Trial Not Guilty

City of Federal Way v. G.S. Case: 4th Degree Assault DV

Resolution: Stipulated Agreement – Later Dismissed

King County District v. H.S. Case: 4th Degree Assault DV

Resolution: Dismissed with Prejudice

City of Federal Way v. J.G. Case: 4th Degree Assault DV

Resolution: Trial – Not Guilty

Juvenile King County District v. K.G. Case: Assault

Resolution: Stipulated Agreement – Later Dismissed with Prejudice

City of Kent v. L.K. Case: Public Disturbance

Resolution: Dismissed with Prejudice

King County District v. M.E. Case: Hit & Run Unattended

Resolution: Dismissed with Prejudice

King County District v. M. R. Case: Drug Possession

Resolution: Stipulated Agreement – Later Dismissed

City of Des Moines v. M. M. Case: DUI

Resolution: Stipulated Agreement – Later Dismissed

City of Bellevue v. M. G. Case: Violation NCO & DUI

Resolution: Stipulated Agreement – Later Dismissed

King County District v. M. R. Case: Drug Possession

Resolution: Stipulated Agreement – Later Dismissed

State of Washington Superior Court v. P. L. Case: Identity Theft & Drug Possession

Resolution: Dismissed

State of Washington Superior Court v. R. W. Case: Identity Theft

Resolution: Reduced sentence – no jail time

State of Washington Superior Court v. R. F. Case: Assault 2nd Degree

Resolution: Reduced sentence – no jail time

State of Washington Superior Court v. R. F. Case: Assault 2nd Degree

Resolution: Reduced sentence

City of Kent v. S.C. Case: 4th Degree Assault DV & Theft

Resolution: Stipulated Agreement – Later Dismissed with Prejudice

State of Washington Superior Court v. S. P. Case: DUI

Resolution: Reduced sentence

State of Washington Superior Court v. S.S. Case: Drug Possession

Resolution: Reduced sentence

State of Washington Superior Court v. T. G. Case: Criminal Trespass & Assault

Resolution: Dismissed

City of Des Moines v. T. O. Case: DUI

Resolution: Reduced sentence

Restoration of firearm rights

Dennis v. State of WA Washington Supreme Court Decision 95083-1

Case: Restoration of Right to Possess Firearms

Resolution: - State of Washington State Supreme Court – Ruling in Client’s favor. L.A. LAW CREATED LAW This case is now the State of Washington’s law on when a person qualifies to restore his or her right to possess a firearm.

Anderson v. State of Washington

Case: Restoration of Right to Possess Firearms

Resolution: Ruling in Client’s favor.

A. Brown v. State of Washington

Case: Restoration of Right to Possess Firearms

Resolution: Ruling in Client’s favor.

G. Brown v. State of Washington

Case: Restoration of Right to Possess Firearms

Resolution: Ruling in Client’s favor.

Bailey v. State of Washington

Case: Restoration of Right to Possess Firearms

Resolution: Ruling in Client’s favor.

Jackson v. State of Washington

Case: Restoration of Right to Possess Firearms

Resolution: Ruling in Client’s favor.

Lafall v. State of Washington

Case: Restoration of Right to Possess Firearms

Resolution: Ruling in Client’s favor.

D. Turner v. State of Washington

Case: Restoration of Right to Possess Firearms

Resolution: Ruling in Client’s favor.

M. Turner v. State of Washington

Case: Restoration of Right to Possess Firearms

Resolution: Ruling in Client’s favor.

Turner v. State of Washington

Case: Restoration of Right to Possess Firearms

Resolution: Ruling in Client’s favor.

Lawand Anderson

Attorney at Law

About Our Office

L.A. Law is a law office dedicated to providing the best legal service for everyone, especially the under-priviledged. We strive to not only provide the best defense, but also provide the best price for our services. We are dedicated to defending voting and gun rights, sexual abuse victims, personal injury victims, civil & legal cases. Our office is located in Des Moines, WA. You are always welcome to contact us for a consultation!