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Attorney Julie A. Kays has dedicated her legal career to fighting for justice on behalf of victims of sexual assault.

Julie’s background as a prosecutor, working directly with sexual assault victims, helps her to understand how difficult it is to come forward. Under these circumstances, it’s important to hire a dedicated attorney who deftly handles your case with the sensitivity and attention to detail it requires.

For a free case consultation, contact Julie A. Kays today.

Giving Sexual Assault Victims a Voice

Julie understands that
the path to healing
for her clients goes
beyond the courtroom.

Julie A. Kays has two decades of experience working with survivors of sexual assault as a Senior Prosecuting Attorney.

Julie continues that work today helping victims of sexual violence obtain civil justice.

To this day, she still volunteers to help victims navigate the criminal justice system. Julie’s inside knowledge gives her a unique understanding of how government systems that  are designed to protect victims have failed us.

Julie was presented the Prosecuting Attorney’s ‘Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year’ award in 2015 for her tireless efforts in holding sexual offenders accountable.

Results for Past Victims of Sexual Assault


CPS Failed to Protect Six Young Children

V.C. et al v. State of Washington. This lawsuit involved the highly preventable torture and abuse of six young children where Washington State’s Child Protective Services repeatedly failed to investigate reports of physical abuse in the home. These failures resulted in the horrific physical abuse, torture, and neglect of six children.


Six Siblings Sexually Abused by Foster Parents

J.S., et al v. State of Washington reached a settlement after six siblings in a foster home in Mason County suffered emotional and psychological injuries from nearly 45 years of abuse inflicted upon them by their foster parents.


Student Sexually Abused by Teacher

R.B. v. Puyallup School District. The Puyallup School District repeatedly ignored grooming and acts of misconduct by a junior high teacher, which resulted in a young male student being sexually abused for years by the predatory teacher. A decade later, R.B. came forward to speak about the abuse and seek justice.

Acts of Sexual Violence Are Never the Victim’s Fault

Sexual violence can be defined in many ways but when it happens, one thing remains the same, it is never the victim’s fault.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, contact us today.

Areas of

Ask A Sexual Assault Attorney

The time frame for bringing a claim is very fact-specific. Please contact an attorney promptly to preserve your rights.

With 20 years of fighting on behalf of sexual assault victims, Julie A. Kays has the skill to analyze your case and help you seek justice. Contact Julie A. Kays today.

The consultation is free. The initial conversation about your case is free. If we discover that you have a claim, we will talk further about the details of representation.

Yes. Despite state and federal institutions sometimes failing us, Washington state does have an inclusive statute of limitations for reports of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and other forms of sexual violence.

It is very common for victims of assault to not report the assault immediately after or even months after it happened. Julie understands that it is difficult to come forward and talk about assault and abuse but she has dedicated her legal career to helping others find their voice.

Even if the time period for you to seek criminal justice has passed, reporting it is important and may help others. If you have questions about your sexual abuse case, contact Julie A. Kays today.

for Witnesses
or Victims of
Sexual Assault

The following are resources for anyone struggling with sexual assault.

Whether you were the victim of sexual assault or witnessed the assault of another, please reach out to someone who can help. You are not alone.


Law Enforcement

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center

1.888.998.6423 (24/7 hotline)

Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress


National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-4673 (24/7 hotline)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) (24/7 hotline)
1-888-628-9454 (Spanish)
1-800-799-4889 (TTY)

The Trevor Project – Crisis & Suicide Prevention Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth

Julie A. Kays in the News

Snohomish County settles lawsuit over 2016 park rape for $1.95 million

DOC pays domestic violence victim $1.1 million

County to pay $1 million to 3 detectives in sex-harassment case

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