No-Fee Legal Service

Some of the most rewarding and impactful work I have done as a lawyer does not earn a fee.  I have counseled more than one hundred tenants regarding housing rights in this area, and have investigated and resolved claims against slumlords and deceptive property management companies.   Without taking any fee, I helped the victim of an online extortion scam have the web page removed, and prompted the FBI to issue a formal alert about online dating extortion scams.

I have also served in formal legal volunteer roles:

  • Pro bono volunteer for Eastside Legal Assistance Project (past).
  • Rule 9 Legal Supervisor to third year law students representing UW students in a wide variety of legal matters (2015 – Present).

Non-Legal Community Service

Every year since becoming a lawyer I have volunteered my time to local organizations I believe in.  We all have ups and downs, challenges and adversity.  I believe that helping others is part of what defines a community.  Volunteerism is part of my family culture and something I will instill in my children. 

  • Board Member for Youth and Family Services organization (2009 – 2015).
    • Served as Secretary
    • Served as Operations Chair.
  • Board Member of Yellow Wood Academy, a nationally-accredited K-12 non-profit school offering one-to-one education (2015 – Present)
    • Chair of the Board (Present)
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 Andrew Ackley, Seattle personal injury attorney
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Graduation Speech

Speaking at Yellow Wood Academy Graduation