PRACTICE AREAS

Peter Camiel and Catherine Chaney have successfully defended clients facing the most serious charges, such as murder, manslaughter, assault, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, drug and firearms as well as theft, fraud and property crimes.  We are members of the Washington State Bar Association and the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  We were trained at the National Forensic College, an intensive week-long training for defense lawyers organized by The Innocence Project.  We work with the best investigators and experts to win.  Peter  and Catherine defend people who are accused of:

  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Child sex abuse
  • Clemency and pardon petitions to the State of Washington
  • Conspiracy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • Embezzlement
  • Firearms
  • Forfeitures related to criminal investigations
  • Fraud
  • Homicide
  • Manslaughter
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder
  • Robbery
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Theft
  • White collar (we have represented lawyers, doctors and other professionals)
  • Vehicular assault
  • Vehicular manslaughter

A FEW OF OUR WINS

      • Won reversal  of murder convictions after discovering evidence of a different perpetrator, Georgia Supreme Court, 2017
      • Won 2-year sentence for client facing 10-year minimum in major federal drug case after our investigation revealed false statements police officers made in search warrant affidavit, 2017
      • Won dismissal from prosecutor of 1st Degree Child Molestation, Whatcom County Superior Court, after defense investigation, 2017

      • Won not guilty of 1st Degree Murder, Attempted Murder and Assault, Snohomish County Superior Court and then won award of self-defense attorney fees from the jury

      • Won not guilty verdict for client accused of assaulting law enforcement officers, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

      • Won not guilty verdict for client accused of using a firearm to further drug trafficking, U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska
      • Won not guilty jury verdict for teacher accused of sexual misconduct with student, Kitsap County Superior Court

      • Won reversals of rape convictions, client released from prison and convictions ultimately vacated, Clark County Superior Court

      • Won numerous felony and  domestic violence cases resulting in not guilty jury verdicts or dismissals by prosecutors
      • Won the return of $150,000 illegally seized from client's home, 2018
      • Won the return of luxury car illegally seized from client, 2017
      • Presented successful petitions for clemency or pardons to the governor of the State of Washington
      • Won dismissals by state and federal prosecutors in several cases including firearms trafficking, drive-by shooting, drug trafficking, rape, DV-allegations, fraud and theft
      • Achieved favorable sentences including probation in serious felony cases
      • Won not guilty verdicts in rape cases, King and Pierce County Superior Courts