Lori J. Guevara’s Seattle office serves clients in King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Kitsap Counties, as well as Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, and Kent. Her tribal practice includes Pacific Northwest tribes such as Tulalip, Suquamish, Muckleshoot, and Puyallup. She is an experienced attorney in the areas of tribal law, family law, and criminal defense and she provides high-quality, comprehensive legal counsel to each of her clients.
Education and Experience
Lori began her education at the University of South Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree 1994. She went on to graduate from Stetson University College of Law in Florida with her Juris Doctor in 1997, and became a member of the Washington Bar in 1998. In 2003, she furthered her studies at the University of Tulsa College of Law, where she earned an LL.M. in Native American and Indigenous People’s Law.
Lori began her career as a sole practitioner in 1999. She became the senior staff attorney for the University of Tulsa College of Law Boesche Legal Clinic in 2002. In 2006, she became a Senior Associate attorney at Legal Advocates for Indian Country, LLP, where she counseled clients in a wide range of cases, including family law, tribal law, and criminal defense. In 2009, she founded The Law Office of Lori J. Guevara, PLLC, and returned to practice as a sole practitioner. In addition to her own practice, she is Of Counsel to Morisset, Schlosser, Jozwiak & Somerville, Attorneys at Law. She continues to focus her practice on Native American law, family law, and criminal defense.
Activities and Honors
Lori is a member of several prestigious legal organizations, including the Washington State Bar Association, WSBA Family Law Section, WSBA Indian Law Section, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and the Northwest Indian Bar Association. She has served as a trustee of the WSBA Indian Law Section and is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College. Lori has also served as a moot court coach for the University of Tulsa NALSA and as a moot court judge for the Cherokee Nation Bar Association.
Lori has been honored with several Pro Bono Service Awards by the WSBA and is also a frequent lecturer and author.
Lori has provided exceptional legal counsel to individuals and families in the Seattle area for nearly 20 years. She provides a free 30-minute consultation to each of her clients where she will thoroughly answer your questions and explain your options. Contact our Seattle office today to schedule a consultation.