Casey Stamm, Attorney at Law

Casey Stamm is a fearless criminal defense attorney intensely devoted to advocating on behalf of individuals accused of committing serious crimes in Washington state.  Ms. Stamm has built an incredibly strong background in criminal trial and appellate practice and has been recognized repeatedly for her acumen in these areas.

Casey has been named both a Rising Star and Super Lawyer by vote of her peers in Washington’s Law and Politics Magazine, recognized by the Washington Supreme Court’s Capital Counsel Panel as qualified to handle death penalty cases, and rated Superb (10.0 out of 10.0) by   Casey Stamm is frequently invited to speak at continuing legal education seminars and often teaches aspects of trial advocacy to her colleagues.  Ms. Stamm has also published several articles regarding Washington’s sex offense laws as well as constitutional law.

Casey has lived in the Pacific Northwest all of her life and attended both undergraduate and law school at the University of Washington.  She began her legal career with stints at both the Federal Public Defender and The [King County] Defender Association.  Over the years Ms. Stamm has worked closely with the legal community’s most highly regarded, skilled, and experienced defense attorneys.  With them and standing alone, Ms. Stamm has honed her skills, handling numerous complex, serious, and high-profile criminal cases in a highly aggressive, careful, and attentive manner.

Ms. Stamm continues to focus her practice on highly complex and serious criminal offenses with an emphasis on trial as well as post-conviction proceedings.  She handles all manner of criminal cases in local, juvenile, state and federal courts. Highlights of Ms. Stamm’s practice in these areas include:

  • securing appellate victories in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • collaboratively forcing the release of an innocent man convicted in one of the now infamous Wenatchee sex ring prosecutions
  • obtaining not guilty verdicts in numerous misdemeanor cases of all kinds as well as felony cases alleging serious violent and sex offenses
  • three times collaboratively winning life sentences for clients previously sentenced to death

Ms. Stamm’s practice also includes disciplinary inquiries directed towards judges, lawyers, and bar applicants, especially where such are based on criminal allegations or convictions.


Articles by Ms. Stamm

Limiting Treatment Options: New SSOSA standards
Sex Offender Legislation: One strike and you may be out
Suppression: US Supreme Court developments for your motions to suppress
Bar Bulletin: When It’s Best To Remain Silent
2011 Legislative Report

Speaking Engagements

  • Wiretaps? Winning! | Handling a Complex Federal Case 2014
  • 2013 Confessions and Statements Caselaw Update | Confessions and Statements 2013
  • 2011 Caselaw Updates | Turning Up the Heat: New Issues and Approaches in Felony Defense 2011
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment: What you Need to Know | Sex Offense Defense: Ideas and Information to Help You Win 2010
  • Trial Advocacy | NITA Basic Witness Examination Skills Training 2010
  • Vacating Criminal History | Mastering Misdemeanors 2007
  • Trial Advocacy | Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program 2005
  • Blakely / Crawford Roundtable | Annual Defender Conference 2005
  • Forensic Computer Analysis in Criminal Cases | WACDL Annual Conference 2004
  • Effective Voir Dire for Criminal Cases | TDA Trial Advocacy Training Program 2004
  • Vacating Criminal History | Neighborhood Legal Clinic 2002
  • Effective Voir Dire in Criminal Cases | NDA Trial Advocacy Training Program 2002