Olympia is the capital city of Washington state and the county seat of Thurston County. The city’s name derives from the Olympic Mountains which is located to the northwest of Olympia. In 1967, Olympia permitted the building of Evergreen State College. The college’s presence changed Olympia into a hub for musicians and artists and the town is now considered one of the best college towns in the nation.
Olympia Lawyers can be found for almost any legal issue. Attorneys in Olympia are experienced with custody, divorce, employment law, criminal law, real estate, personal injury, immigration and many other fields. It is important that the attorney you select is qualified to practice in the field you require.
Recently, an Olympia resident and former prisoner brought suit against Washington State after she was shackled to a hospital bed while in labor. The former prisoner, Casandra Brawley, contends that the shacking violated the Department of Corrections policy and her constitutional rights. The Washington Department of Corrections issued a statement claiming that it forbids restraining inmates during labor but they have not responded to the specific allegations. The case is ongoing.
Cases brought against the state will find themselves in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. Had this been an ordinary tort case against a private party, it would have likely been taken to the Thurston County Superior Court. An attorney in the area should know which court to file your case in.
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For more information about laws and courts in Olympia, please visit:
- Washington Court Home Page
- University of Washington School of Law Library
- Washington State Bar Association
- Thurston County Bar Association