Meredith L. Hutchison
Meredith attended Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington. She graduated in 2004 with a degree in Criminal Justice. She then attended Cooley Law School in Michigan.
Early on in her career she was a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the WSBA, helping plan seminars for law focused continuing education for new lawyers. In 2010 Meredith was selected to be on the Board of Bar Examiners. She has worked to create and review content and questions for the exam throughout her time on the board.
Meredith worked as a full time public defender for years in Everett, handling thousands of criminal and dependency matters, before transitioning into private practice. This work provided excellent trial experience and great motion practice on a daily basis. In 2013 Meredith co-founded the Mental Health court in Everett Municipal Court. This court was a much needed option for defendants to use community resources as an alternative to jail time. Meredith continues to provide legal services for low income parents and defendants throughout Washington on a conflict basis.
Every case is different and should be treated as such. The best thing you can do if you are facing criminal charges or have been contacted by CPS is to contact an attorney immediately. You should meet with several people and find the person you feel the most comfortable with. An attorney should be your advocate and top advisor while at the same time providing realistic and fair expectations for your case. Meredith will take the time to hear your story and help create the best possible solution for you unique situation.