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Angélique N. Wiegand, Esq.
Telephone: (206) 587-3333
Fax: (206) 587-3323

Email: angelique.wiegandlaw@frontier.com
Angelique N. Wiegand
 
Experience

Wiegand Law Firm, Seattle, WA
Principal (1999 – 2007, 2008 – Present)

Arbitration: Torts, breach of contract, personal injury, property damage, product liability, insurance dispute, neighbor dispute, real estate, finance, construction defects, medical malpractice, collections, family law, commercial and corporate transactions.

Civil Litigation: Domestic disputes, contract negotiations, insurance settlements, and commercial lease transactions.

Criminal Defense: Murder, manslaughter, assault, robbery, rape, three-strike cases, and other class A felonies.

Immigration: Deportation appeals, exclusions, humanitarian paroles, asylum, F1 and H-1B visas, and family reunification petitions.

Snook Brown Law Firm, Kirkland, WA
Managing Partner (2007 – 2008)

Civil Litigation: Handled firm operations and the majority of complex cases that proceeded to trial.

Northwest Defenders Association, Seattle, WA
Felony Trial Attorney (1997 – 1999)

Criminal Defense: Assault, rape, robbery, VUCSA delivery, and other Class A and B felonies; trained Rule 9 Interns and recent graduates.

Misdemeanor Trial Attorney (1996 – 1997)

Criminal Defense: Domestic violence assault, DUI, DWLS, theft, and forgery.

Associated Counsel for the Accused, Seattle, WA
Misdemeanor Trial Attorney (1995 – 1996)

Criminal Defense: Domestic violence assault, DUI, DWLS, theft, and forgery.

State of Washington Supreme Court, Olympia, WA
Certified Court Interpreter in Vietnamese (1991 – Present)

Legal and professional interpretation and translation; expert witness in language and culture; worked with the U.S. District Court – Western Division, Superior Courts, Executive Office of Immigration Review, Employment Security Department, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, Office of Administrative Hearings, Department of Labor and Industries, Attorney General Division, Allstate Insurance, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Pemco Insurance, State Farm Insurance, Travelers Insurance, Graham & Dunn, and other private law firms.

Department of Social and Health Services, Seattle, WA
Volunteer Counselor and Interpreter (1981 – Present)

Assisted Southeast Asian refugees in adaptation and resettlement in the U.S.

Education

Seattle University School of Law, Tacoma, WA
Juris Doctor, 1995

University of Saigon School of Law, Saigon, Vietnam
International Law, 1976

Sorbonne University, Paris, France
Accepted to Graduate School of Philosophy

Professional Affiliations

Federal Bar Association Western District, 1999

Washington State Bar Association, 1996

Washington Defender Association (WDA)

Professional Activities

Legal advisor to Hai-Ninh Community Association, Quan Am Buddhist Temple

Pro-Bono services for family law cases and mediation hearings

Editor of the glossary of legal terms (Vietnamese) for the Justice Institute, Office of the Administrator for the Courts, 1994

Advised and drafted the Washington State Supreme Court Certified Interpreter Test, for the Office of the Administrator for the Courts, 1992

Southeast language and cultural sensitivity speaker at Bar Leader Conference for Washington State Bar Association, 1992

Taught at seminars for Court Interpreter candidates, Office of the Administrator for the Courts, 1992

Graded exams for Department of Social & Health Services bi-lingual state workers, 1992

Keynote speaker of Cross-Cultural Differences sponsored by the Juvenile Court, 1985 and 1989

Special Skills

Fluent in French and Vietnamese; speaking knowledge of Cantonese

Honors

Washington State Distinguished Volunteer Services Award, 1986

Neighborhood House Volunteer Award, 1986

References

Dr. Richard Harruff, King County Chief Medical Examiner
Office: (206) 744-2886

The Honorable Judge Ann Schindler, Court of Appeals
Office: (206) 464-7659

The Honorable Judge LeRoy McCullough, King County Superior Court
Office: (206) 477-1519