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The eighth oldest county in the state, Island County, WA has a total area of 517 square miles and a population of 71,500. The county is so named as it consists of 9 islands, the larger Whidbey and Camano islands, and the smaller Baby, Ben, Ure, Deception, Kalamut, Minor, Smith and Strawberry islands. Island County's residents and visitors alike enjoy attractions such as the Cama Beach State Park, the Deception Pass Bridge, and whale watching on Puget Sound.
For legal issues you may face in Island County, you may need the assistance of a local Island County lawyer. Island County lawyers can help with many legal issues such as criminal charges, employment, family, medical malpractice, real estate, and wills trusts and estates matters.
Lawyers in Island County recently settled a case against the county. Resident Victoria Walker sued the county after she was held captive in the cabin of a childhood friend and assaulted against her will. She called 911 twice- the deputy who responded to the first call left without talking to anyone in the cabin and no one responded to the second call. The lawsuit argued that the deputy on duty, Jay Wallace, was negligent in responding to the 911 calls and that the county had not properly trained and supervised its officers. The case was settled for $150,000.
The judicial system of Washington is structured as courts of limited jurisdiction (municipal and district courts), general jurisdiction superior courts, 3 courts of appeal, and state supreme court. Lawyers in Island County may argue their case in the Island County Superior Court, the Court of Appeals Division I, or the Washington Supreme Court. Each court has its own special rules and procedures, and a Island County lawyer can inform you of those important to your case.
If you need an Island County lawyer, LegalMatch.com can provide assistance. Our free service gives you access to attorney background information and pairs you with pre-screened, qualified attorneys in good standing with the Washington bar. LegalMatch also provides tips on selecting the right advocate and general information on various legal issues. Let LegalMatch help find you the right advocate for your case.
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