Indigent Defense Class Action
About this Case
Plaintiffs filed this action against the cities of Mount Vernon and Burlington in Skagit County, Washington for systematically failing to provide assistance of counsel to low-income persons who face criminal charges in municipal court. The right to counsel is a civil right that is guaranteed by the constitutions of the United States and Washington.
The US District Court for the Western District of Washignton certified this case as a class action on February 23, 2012.
Plaintiffs are currently in the discovery stage and working toward trial, which is scheduled for March 4, 2013.
Case Contact Information
- Phone: 206.518.6229
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terrell Marshall Daudt & Willie, PLLCToby Marshall
Scott Law Group, PSMatthew Zuchetto
ACLUNancy Talner and Sarah Dunne
Perkins Coie, LLPJames Williams, Breena Roos and Camille Fisher