Our Mission Statement
Society of Counsel provides compassionate, exceptional legal representation and social
advocacy that embraces the dignity and individuality of our clients.
We are honored to serve persons of diverse cultures within our communities who have
limited access to resources.
By treating people with respect, we strive to inspire our clients to maintain hope and
pride, while we vigorously defend individual rights.
About Society of Counsel
Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons is a private, non-profit public defense law firm with offices in
Seattle and Kent, Washington.
Bob Nickels founded Society of Counsel in 1976 to provide representation to indigent
minors accused of misdemeanor and felony offenses, and to parents and minors in abuse and neglect dependency cases.
Since then Society of Counsel has grown to a staff of over 90 people dedicated to providing quality legal representation
to indigent residents of King County.