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WashingtonJuvenile Defense Lawyers in Clark County, Washington

In the juvenile justice system in Clark County, Washington, the primary goal is to rehabilitate the child or teenager.


The juvenile justice system also protects the public. Important differences exist between the criminal justice system in adult courts and juvenile courts.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney for a juvenile court case in or around Clark County, Washington, consider the attorney's training and experience with these types of cases.


Attorneys often provide a free consultation and charge a flat rate for attorney fees and costs for juvenile delinquency and criminal defense cases.


Many of the top juvenile defense attorneys in the United States belong to the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC). Created in 1999, NJDC supports criminal defense attorneys who represent children in juvenile court. In 2005, the National Juvenile Defender Center separated from the American Bar Association (ABA) to become an independent organization.


NJDC gives juvenile defense attorneys a platform to exchange information, build partnerships, improve advocacy skills and participate in the national debate over juvenile justice.


The mission of the NJDC is to "promote justice for all children by ensuring excellence in juvenile defense." Learn more about the NJDC.

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Mark W Muenster

Mark W Muenster
Law Office of Mark W. Muenster
1010 Esther St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 42 years, Mark W Muenster is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Boston University School of Law... read more >

Timothy J. Murphy

Timothy J. Murphy
Jeffrey D. Barrar, P.S.
2300 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 6 years, Timothy J. Murphy is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Gonzaga University School of Law... read more >

Erin Bradley McAleer

Erin Bradley McAleer
Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer
3709 E 4th Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98661
Licensed for 11 years, Erin Bradley McAleer is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Collin C Mckean

Collin C Mckean
McKean Smith
655 W Columbia Way Ste 504
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 15 years, Collin C Mckean is a Family Law and Business Law lawyer who attended Lewis and Clark Law School... read more >

Krisztian Carrasco

Krisztian Carrasco
Kris Carrasco Attorney at Law
2300 Main Street
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 13 years, Krisztian Carrasco is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Lewis and Clark Law School... read more >

Roger Priest

Roger Priest
VanWa Legal PLLC
211 E McLoughlin Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98663
Roger Priest is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Thomas Floyd Carley

Thomas Floyd Carley
Carley Legal Services
2300 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 7 years, Thomas Floyd Carley is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Gonzaga University School of Law... read more >

John Joseph Lutgens

John Joseph Lutgens
Lutgens Law Firm
4001 Main Street Suite 212
Vancouver, WA 98663
Licensed for 28 years, John Joseph Lutgens is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Howard H Marshack

Howard H Marshack
Howard Marshack Law Firm PLLC
7720 NE Hwy 99 Ste D-236
Vancouver, WA 98665
Licensed for 38 years, Howard H Marshack is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Joseph P Loughlin

Joseph P Loughlin
Loughlin Law Firm PLLC
1207 Washington St Ste 225
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 17 years, Joseph P Loughlin is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Nicole Terece Dalton

Nicole Terece Dalton
Dalton Law Office PLLC
2904 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98663
Licensed for 15 years, Nicole Terece Dalton is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Steven Whitman Thayer

Steven Whitman Thayer
Steven W. Thayer
112 W 11th St Ste 200
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 44 years, Steven Whitman Thayer is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Alexander Ian Uskoski

Alexander Ian Uskoski
Wheeler Boyd PLLC
902 Esther St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 5 years, Alexander Ian Uskoski is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Matthew Philbrook

Matthew Philbrook
Law Office of Matthew Philbrook, P.S.
300 W 39th St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 20 years, Matthew Philbrook is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer... read more >

John Lehr Green

John Lehr Green
Green & Ritchie PLLC
1601 Lincoln Ave
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 17 years, John Lehr Green is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer... read more >

Jon J McMullen

Jon J McMullen
900 Washington St Suite 800
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 24 years, Jon J McMullen is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Thomas C Phelan

Thomas C Phelan
Phelan Law Office, PLLC
904 Esther St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 41 years, Thomas C Phelan is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Beau D Harlan

Beau D Harlan
The Harlan Law Firm
612 E McLoughlin Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98663
Licensed for 27 years, Beau D Harlan is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Maggie Smith Evansen

Maggie Smith Evansen
Evansen & Associates, P.S.
401 W 17th St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 21 years, Maggie Smith Evansen is a Criminal Defense and Local Government Law lawyer... read more >

Therese Marie Lavallee

Therese Marie Lavallee
1409 Franklin St Ste 212
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 35 years, Therese Marie Lavallee is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Neil L Cane

Neil L Cane
3305 F St
Vancouver, WA 98663
Licensed for 31 years, Neil L Cane is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer... read more >

Robert M Vukanovich

Robert M Vukanovich
211 E McLoughlin Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98663
Licensed for 22 years, Robert M Vukanovich is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Philip Michael Ard

Philip Michael Ard
Evergreen Law
1409 Franklin St Ste 215
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 4 years, Philip Michael Ard is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael Bruce Dodds

Michael Bruce Dodds
Northwest Legal Advocates, LLC
PO Box 61912
Vancouver, WA
Licensed for 41 years, Michael Bruce Dodds is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Andrew Dinh Lawhon

Andrew Dinh Lawhon
Jeffrey D Barrar PS
2300 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 11 years, Andrew Dinh Lawhon is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Daniel Alexander Mellen

Daniel Alexander Mellen
Jeffrey D Barrar
2300 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 7 years, Daniel Alexander Mellen is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Megan Diane Peyton

Megan Diane Peyton
Jeffrey D. Barrar, P.S.
2300 Main St STE 100
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 14 years, Megan Diane Peyton is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John Carlson Terry

John Carlson Terry
MORSE BRATT ANDREWS & TERRY LLP
108 E Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 12 years, John Carlson Terry is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Koji Tucker

Koji Tucker
Jeffrey D. Barrar, P.S.
2300 Main St STE 100
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 4 years, Koji Tucker is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Elizabeth Annaliese Arwood

Elizabeth Annaliese Arwood
Arwood & Blum, PLLC
1101 Broadway St Ste 250
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 10 years, Elizabeth Annaliese Arwood is a Personal Injury and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Louis Broderick Byrd Jr

Louis Broderick Byrd Jr
112 W 11th St STE 100
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 31 years, Louis Broderick Byrd Jr is a Criminal Defense and Education Law lawyer... read more >

Robert Charles Russell

Robert Charles Russell
Robert C Russell PC
516 SE Chkalov Dr Ste 49
Vancouver, WA 98683
Licensed for 32 years, Robert Charles Russell is a Business Law and Bankruptcy lawyer... read more >

Colin Francis Mchugh

Colin Francis Mchugh
Navigate Law Group
1310 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 7 years, Colin Francis Mchugh is a Real Estate Law and Administrative Law lawyer... read more >

Ann S Christian

Ann S Christian
Attorney at Law
4114 Idaho St
Vancouver, WA 98661
Ann S Christian is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Edward LeRoy Dunkerly

Edward LeRoy Dunkerly
Attorney at Law
1014 Franklin St Suite 24B
Vancouver, WA 98660
Edward LeRoy Dunkerly is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Thomas J Gray

Thomas J Gray
Tom Gray & Associates
8009 NE 102nd Circle
Vancouver, WA 98662
Thomas J Gray is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

James Hudson

James Hudson
Pacific Mitigation Specialists LLC
PO Box 739
La Center, WA 98629
James Hudson is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Matthew R Hoff

Matthew R Hoff
2901 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98663
Licensed for 20 years, Matthew R Hoff is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Andrew William Wheeler

Andrew William Wheeler
Wheeler Boyd, PLLC
902 Esther St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 18 years, Andrew William Wheeler is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Patrick M Robinson

Patrick M Robinson
Patrick Robinson Law, PLLC
1010 Esther St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 13 years, Patrick M Robinson is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Shaun Callahan

Shaun Callahan
GLP Attorneys, P.S., Inc.
7600 NE 41st St Ste 125
Vancouver, WA 98662
Licensed for 7 years, Shaun Callahan is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer... read more >

James Sowder

James Sowder
1600 Daniels
Vancouver, WA 98660
James Sowder is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Gregory Jack Dennis

Gregory Jack Dennis
The Landerholm Firm
PO Box 1086 #1000
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 43 years, Gregory Jack Dennis is a Criminal Defense and Business Law lawyer... read more >

Christopher Jesse Dumm

Christopher Jesse Dumm
Christopher J Dumm PC
710 W Evergreen Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 23 years, Christopher Jesse Dumm is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer... read more >

Eugene Graff

Eugene Graff
McKELL GRAFF, PLLC
10818 NE Coxley Dr Ste J
Vancouver, WA 98662
Licensed for 20 years, Eugene Graff is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Tanya Green

Tanya Green
Navigate Law Group
1310 Main St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 8 years, Tanya Green is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Jeffrey W Holmes

Jeffrey W Holmes
Holmes Law Firm, PC
1010 Esther St
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 15 years, Jeffrey W Holmes is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

Brandy Y Jeffers

Brandy Y Jeffers
Morse Busby Andrews and Terry LLP
108 E Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 15 years, Brandy Y Jeffers is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >

David Spencer Kurtz

David Spencer Kurtz
PO Box 897
Battle Ground, WA
Licensed for 40 years, David Spencer Kurtz is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Eric Andrew Leavitt

Eric Andrew Leavitt
McKinley Irvin
1111 Main St #300
Vancouver, WA 98660
Licensed for 7 years, Eric Andrew Leavitt is a Criminal Defense and Family Law lawyer... read more >
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National Association of Counsel for Children - NACC is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as child welfare law specialists and works to improve the quality of legal representation of children in dependency, juvenile delinquency, and family law cases.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

WACDL works to improve the quality and administration of criminal justice in the state of Washington while assisting and educating criminal defense attorneys.


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Southwest Washington Lawyer Referral Service - The Clark County Bar Association sponsor the Southwest Washington Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) from its offices in Vancouver, Washington. The LRS helps individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney throughout Vancouver and Clark County. The LRS charges a $75 fee that entitles the person to a 30 minute consultation with the attorney at no additional charge.



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