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Seattle, a coastal port city and the largest city in the Pacific Northwest United States, is located in Washington State, between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. Seattle lies within King County, about 96 miles south of the US-Canadian border. The city of Seattle has a municipal population of about 592,800 and a metropolitan area population of about 3.4 million.
Seattle is well-known for its gourmet coffee enterprises, such as Starbucks and Tully’s, as well as its local independent cafes. Seattle is also famous for its fine performing arts, including the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Opera, the Pacific Northwest Ballet., and its many theatrical production companies. According to the US Census Bureau, Seattle is also one of the most educated large cities in the US, with about 50% of residents 25 and older holding at least a bachelor degree. Given the high level of education in Seattle, it is not surprising that the US Census Bureau has ranked Seattle residents’ per capital income as amongst the highest in the nation.
Seattle’s thriving economy is powered by major technology corporations, including Microsoft and Amazon.com. Additionally, more than 4,710 lawyers are licensed to practice in Seattle, many belonging to both the King County Bar Association and the Washington State Bar Association.
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Seattle lawyers practice in many fields of law, including divorce law, child custody law, criminal law, personal injury law, bankruptcy law, and real estate law. Recently, the City of Seattle filed a lawsuit challenging the State Department of Social and Health Services’ decision to create a facility for violent sex offenders in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood. Specifically, the City of Seattle argued that the state law under which DSHS made its decision is unconstitutional and violates equal protection guarantees. At one time, the statute automatically excluded sex offender sites from being built near school bus stops, but recently legislators amended the statute to exempt bus stops that, while serving school children, also served as primary points of public transit.
The appropriate Seattle lawyer can guide your case through one of Seattle’s courts, including the Municipal Court of Seattle, the King County District Court, and the Seattle Immigration Court. However, if you are not yet ready to seek assistance from a Seattle lawyer, you can search LegalMatch’s extensive Law Library, which contains over 3000 articles. Alternatively, you can post your questions free of charge on LegalMatch’s Consumer-Lawyer Forum.
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