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Becoming an attorney was a childhood dream come true for me.  As a boy I held in awe my grandfather, who was a very high ranking federal judge, during visits to his chambers at the Federal Court House in Chicago, Illinois.  Chief Justice of Federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Elmer J. Schnackenberg, who my brother and I called ” Bin-Din”, was a truly a larger -than-life figure for both of us.

Federal Judge Elmer j SchnackenbergI felt then that he was a man who stood for what was right.  And, later I learned that he had stood against the powerful Mayor of Chicago then, Richard J. Daley, by ordering his police to allow journalists to cover those infamous protests during the Democratic Nation Convention in 1968.  And, it was that very coverage by journalists that revealed to the world the outrageous behavior of the police towards the protesters. Without that order, we might have never known about what really happened there.

After I learned about this, I decided to follow my grandfather and become a lawyer to uphold the law, our most important law, the law of our Constitution.

In 1995, I passed the Washington State Bar and I went to work as a prosecutor for the City of Seattle and later the State of Washington.  That experience gave me invaluable knowledge and understanding into the workings of the prosecution against individuals, just like you.

But, I soon became disappointed by the philosophy and method of prosecution that I saw.  So, I left and promised to never again work indirectly for the police again, as some prosecutors in effect do, but to work  only for the accused to uphold our constitutional rights that protect you and me.

After near twenty years of defending good persons against charges, through trials and countless successful negotiations, I feel honored to have helped them to have maybe fulfilled my grandfather’s mission and that he would be proud of me, if he were still alive. It is for him for you and for my family that I do what I do best and hope to for many years to come.

Marke Schnackenberg Criminal Defense LawyerI  can help you with your case.  I have vast knowledge to fight for you and I know how to handle your case because I know the court system, the defense for these charges, and the prosecution extremely well.

Give me a call to discuss your case now.

 

Serving Lynnwood, Edmonds, Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Alderwood Manor, Bothell and Mill Creek, communities and surrounding cities, in Snohomish County.