Background and Experience
Attorney Sheri Pewitt has devoted her legal career to defending individuals accused of crimes and has represented hundreds of people in district and superior court. She is especially passionate about ensuring that individual constitutional rights are protected, honored and not violated by public officials. She has significant experience defending DUIs and other criminal traffic violations, domestic violence, serious crimes and misdemeanor charges.
Ms. Pewitt founded Pewitt Law, PLLC, after working as a Snohomish County Public Defender for several years. During her tenure as a public defender, Attorney Pewitt handled hundreds of cases through all phases of the criminal process, from arraignments through motions and trials. Ms. Pewitt has earned a reputation as a strong courtroom presence who vigorously advocates for her clients using her significant court room experience and specialized legal training.
Ms. Pewitt developed her passion for criminal defense and decided to attend law school after serving as a juror in King County Superior Court Judge McDermott's court room. During law school, Ms. Pewitt worked as a Legal Extern for Judge McDermott, a Rule 9 Attorney for Snohomish County Public Defender Association and as a Law Clerk in the Sexually Violent Predator Unit at the Washington State Attorney General's Office.
Ms. Pewitt graduated magna cum laude from the Seattle University School of Law and represented Seattle University as a member of its National Moot Court Team. Ms. Pewitt also represented Seattle University School of Law at regional negotiation and client counseling competitions after finishing first in both university level competitions. She served as a member of Seattle University's Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, creating opportunities for students to increase awareness and use of alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Pewitt received her B.A. from Washington State University and earned her M.B.A. from the University of Washington. Prior to attending law school, she worked in business, cross cultural training and international marketing.
Ms. Pewitt is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, Gerry Spence Trial College, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Washington Defender Association, Washington State Bar Association, King County Bar Association and Citizen's for Judicial Excellence.
Sheri Pewitt 720 Third Avenue, Suite 2015
Seattle, WA 98104