THE ATTORNEYS

PETER CAMIEL

Since 1982 Peter Camiel has represented clients throughout the State of Washington.  He currently defends clients in the federal, state and local courts in Washington and in the federal courts in Alaska.  He received the William O. Douglas Award for demonstrating “Extraordinary Achievement, Courage and Dedication to the Practice of Criminal Law” from the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 2009.  This award is WACDL's most prestigious.  His peers annually recognize him as a “Super Lawyer” in Washington Law and Politics’ yearly poll of attorneys.  U.S. News and World Report lists him as a "Best Lawyer In America” based on peer-reviews.  Peter was honored to be named the Pacific Northwest's Best Lawyers in America's Lawyer of the Year in criminal defense for 2016.  He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  He is rated Superb on Avvo.com.  Peter has appeared on television in shows depicting his work freeing wrongfully convicted individuals on Dateline NBC, ABC’s 20/20 and CBS’s 48 Hours because of his successful work with an innocence project, Centurion Ministries.

CATHERINE CHANEY

Since 1992, Catherine Chaney has represented clients in the State of Washington.  She currently defends individuals in the federal, state and local courts in Washington.  She is recognized as a passionate and tireless advocate. She has won not guilty verdicts in many jury trials and began her career as a trial lawyer in the Seattle-King County public defender association.  She is rated Superb on Avvo.com. She is skilled at uncovering mitigating evidence that wins her clients the best possible results. Catherine has won clemency for a client serving life from the Washington State Governor when he reduced his life without parole sentence and ordered him released.  She graduated from George Washington University Law School in 1991 and received the John F. Evans Award for Outstanding Achievement from the criminal law clinic she participated in during law school, D.C. Law Students in Court, in 1991.  She speaks conversational French, having lived in France for a few years.