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Stryder J. Wegener | Traffic Lawyer

Styrder Wegener - Seattle traffic attorney
I think I was born to be a lawyer.

I am not the first lawyer in my family. I think I might be the fifth or so. My grandfather was an attorney. Several of my uncles were attorneys. It’s safe to say that the law is, literally, in my blood.

Seattle, too, is in my blood. I moved here when I was 8, from Montana. My mom and I moved here so she could finish her degree at the University of Washington. I grew up in the U-District Neighborhood, Blakely Village, to be precise, and am still close with many of the friends I made when I was a kid.

After I finished high school at Roosevelt, I moved on to bigger and better things at the University of Washington. After getting two degrees, one in Spanish, the other Psychology, I did what I was destined to do, and moved on to law school at Seattle University, graduating Cum Laude, which means I did okay there.

After graduating from law school I took the job that would actually shape the direction of my legal career. I didn’t always know I wanted to be a lawyer. My family of attorneys was mostly corporate and government (my grandfather’s best friend would one day become the President of Mexico). My first job was through the YWCA in Pierce County. I represented victim’s of domestic violence.

It was a tough job. I met people who had been through some really bad times. But I was in court all day every day. I was fighting for people that I cared about. I was making a difference in people’s lives. Once I experienced what criminal defense had to offer, there was no going back. For the last ten years I’ve devoted my career to becoming the best criminal defense and traffic attorney in Seattle.

But life for me isn’t all about work. I’ve got a daughter, Chloe, who is 8 and is the love of my life. And I’ve got my wife, Lauren, who, interestingly enough, is also a criminal lawyer, who is my rock. And, if you come by the office to see me, there’s a chance you’ll run into our three Yorkies, Amos, Walter, and Oliver.

If you want to see my resume, click here.

If you need help call us today at 206.973.0407. Audrey will schedule a meeting with us to help you with your case.

Erika Wunderlich | Traffic Attorney

Erika Wunderlich - Seattle traffic lawyer
Ever since I can remember I have always been drawn to helping people get out of trouble. Whether it was my friends in school, my brothers and sisters at home, friends and family, or now, my clients, I love knowing I helped make someone’s life better.

I think that’s what drew me to traffic defense, and to Emerald City Law Group, specifically. We have a relentless desire to help our clients get out of trouble. I come to work every day energized and excited to do good work for good people.

Before I became a lawyer I was just a Seattle kid (I grew up in the Ravenna/Roosevelt neighborhood) interested in having a good time. I come from a big family, so I’m used to fast paced, high intensity environments. My parents’ idea of success was helping people that couldn’t help themselves – that’s why our family was so big. In addition to having biological brothers and sisters I had extra brothers and sisters – kids my parents took in who had no where else to go.

I think it was my experience growing up that gives me a lot of my drive today. I have seen first hand the difference just one person that cares and goes the extra mile can make. I have also seen how just one bad break can change the course of a life. And I have seen how one person stepping and standing up for another can alter that life for the better.

I am ready to do that for you.

If you are interested in my resume, click here.

If you need help call us today at 206.973.0407. Audrey will schedule a meeting with us to help you with your case.

Audrey Phillips | Litigation Specialist

Audrey Phillips - speeding ticket paralegal
Audrey is, in many ways, the face of the firm. When you call, she answers. When you come to the office, she is here to greet you. But that’s not all she does. Her duties include filing, copying, helping with social media and marketing, managing all of our calendars, taking care of our mascot Piper, and so much more. We couldn’t do anything without Audrey.

Audrey is a 2013 graduate of the University of Washington with degrees in communications and sociology. Before working here she had a management position at a major retail company. Her desire to help people brought her to Emerald City Law Group.


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