Cara Starr began her career as a criminal defense attorney in 1994, immediately after her graduation from Seattle University School of Law (formerly University of Puget Sound School of Law). Since that time she has rigorously defended that rights of the accused. After a few years of general criminal defense, Ms. Starr began to focus her work in the area of domestic violence representing both victims and individuals accused of crimes of domestic violence, as well as those seeking or resisting orders of restraint or no contact orders.
Through the many years of training and experience Ms. Starr has become highly capable at resolving her client’s problems by developing a deep understanding of the human conditions that give rise to issues of domestic violence. Through this understanding, Ms. Starr is able to assist her clients with their immediate legal need as well as effectively counsel them to better understand how to avoid similar future situations.
Ms. Starr has tried many cases to both juries and the bench with much success. The last twenty years of practice has allowed Ms. Starr to develop positive working relationships with the court system as well as prosecutors laying the foundation for effective and efficient management of her cases as well as positive negotiation outcomes.
Cases designated as domestic violence can have many collateral consequences for an accused individual, Ms. Starr has been witness to the growing nexus of laws and administrative codes which effect those accused of domestic violence cases this allows her to advise her clients strategically through the process to minimize the effect the collateral consequences on her clients.
- Juris Doctor- University of Puget Sound School of Law (1994)