Esteemed criminal defense lawyer Attorney Kim E. Hunter was recently named Special Conflict Counsel to the City of Auburn, WA and the City of Renton, WA. She was reappointed to the rule last June of this year. Attorney Hunter also holds this position for the City of Des Moines, WA, and has served the city for many years.
The role of Special Conflict Counsel is to take over cases that are ongoing if a public defender could not continue in a case due to its complexity or in the event that some kind of conflict arises. The position requires handling a case on short notice and coming up to speed quickly which is something not every lawyer can do very well.