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Mo Hamoudi

Adjunct Professor

 Sullivan Hall

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  • B.A., Liberal Arts, New School University, 2002
  • M.F.A., Writing, New School University, 2003
  • J.D., John F. Kennedy University, 2010


Mohammad “Mo” Hamoudi is a member at Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore, a leading law firm in Seattle that specializes in civil rights, complex tort, and aviation disaster cases. He has over 13 years of experience as a trial and appellate lawyer in state and federal courts, representing ordinary people who face extraordinary circumstances. He is passionate about advancing justice and equality for marginalized and oppressed communities, and has successfully litigated cases involving police misconduct, wrongful imprisonment, discrimination, and human rights violations.

In addition to his practice, Mo is also an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law, where he teaches trial advocacy. He mentors high school and college students who aspire to be stakeholders in the legal system, and coaches his son’s basketball team. He is also a published poet who publishes under his mother's maiden name Niazmand to honor her and the sacrifices she made when she migrated to the United States to provide a better life for him. His accomplishments have been reported by local and national media.


Speaking Engagements:

  • A Legal Primer for Journalists United States District Court and the Federal Bar Association Western District of Washington, Federal Bar Association, September 12, 2018
  • Challenging Digital Evidence Obtained through RoundUp and Torrential Downpour, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, August 11, 2020
  • Courts During COVID: Challenges and Successes, The Ninth Circuit Judicial Historical Society, February 9, 2021
  • The Due Process Protection Act, Brady, and the Ninth Circuit Model Orders: a Debate on Disclosure Reform, 9th Circuit Conference of Chief District Judges, February 23, 2021
  • How Technological Progress and the Investigative Tools Associated with it Impacts the Fourth Amendment, Las Vegas Federal Defender's Office, May 27, 2021.
  • Electronic Ethics, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, November 5, 2021.
  • NIBIN Misrepresentations and Racial Profiling, a Franks Study, DPD Training, March 8, 2022



  • Martha Bellisle, Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors, Associated Press, October 21, 2021
  • Mike Carter, Charges tossed after judge rules King County detective used false statements for warrant, may have relied on racial stereotypes, Seattle Times, December 20, 2021
  • Gene Johnson, Judge: Detective made false statements to obtain warrant, Associated Press, December 20, 2021
  • Ashley Hiruko and Liz Brazile, This Auburn cop killed 3 and injured others. His department didn't stop him - outsiders did, NPR, October 30, 2020
  • Mike Carter, Auburn officer charged with murder has history of using force, be it dog, first or gun, Seattle Times, August 22, 2020