This firm prides itself on dedication to clients. Because we screen our clients and only take cases we truly believe in, there is more time available to meet every client need. We are available for emergencies outside of office hours and devote all of our resources to your case. Having operated in various towns throughout Skagit County and beyond since 2003, we have the experience you need to get you through an emotional time.
We take on clients in several capacities, depending on client need. Some cases require a retainer, in which an amount of money is deposited into a trust account for the client and is only withdrawn by the firm after it has been earned. Some cases we charge a flat fee. There are certain types of cases where this is more advantageous for the client, and we can discuss that once we know the particulars of your case.
For some people, the expense of hiring an attorney in the traditional way is simply too great. In those cases we offer a Limited Scope of Representation. In effect, this means we help with document production and review- whatever you feel you need. If a court appearance is necessary, however, the client is responsible for handling that themselves. This can be a cost effective solution for those who cannot afford the up front costs of hiring counsel for Full Representation, however we do require some up front fees. In all cases requiring up front fees, any unearned fees are returned at the time representation is terminated by either party.
The firm accepts payment in the form of cash, personal check, business check, or credit cards. A processing fee will be charged for credit card transactions, and will be discussed in greater detail within our fee agreement.
Amanda Johnson grew up in a small town around 100 miles from Memphis, Tennessee. She still keeps in contact with many of her friends from that time of life. Several of them stayed in their hometown, and her boyfriend from kindergarten even tours the world as a professional opera singer. She attends his performances as often as possible.
Amanda attended college in both Missouri and Arkansas where she studied Studio Art and Political Science, then attended law school at Seattle University. From that first flight into Seattle, soaring in over the 520 bridge on a beautiful sunny day, then banking over downtown Seattle, she knew- this is a beautiful place to live. So it is.
In a Legal Writing class, she met a 5th generation Skagitonian and he brought her home to meet the farming family for approval. To be fair, she took him to the opera singer for approval as well. When they married in 2002, they moved to his hometown of La Conner. He is a Senior Deputy Prosecutor with the Skagit County Prosecutor's Office and has been there over ten years.
Amanda's very first courtroom experience after graduation was a case she inherited from another attorney where she had the opportunity to argue before the Washington State Supreme Court. That is one monster of an introduction to the practice of law, and the generally rather mundane court docket from that day is proudly displayed in her office.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys hiking on the local trails with her dog, traveling whenever her court schedule allows, and supporting local arts organizations. She helped with the fundraising and planning to build McIntyre Hall, the performing arts venue associated with Skagit Valley College. She also volunteers for the homeless, with a local hospice, and the Skagit County Bar Association. If you would like to see her "ego wall" full of half marathon and obstacle course racing medals, make an appointment to come by the office. After healing from an MCL tear suffered jumping off a waterfall in the Dominican Republic, Amanda trained for and completed the 2016 Portland Marathon, her first "full." She keeps saying "one and done," but we all know better...