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Stand for Innocence

IPNW's Annual Benefit & Awards Dinner

On June 1, 2018 over 290 community members, exonerees, and Innocence Project Northwest supporters came together to celebrate survivors of wrongful conviction, honor community champions for social justice, and raise funds to free more innocent people in Washington State. The evening featured the inspiring story of IPNW freed client, Lester Griffin. The event also included a brief awards ceremony, highlighting the work of the firm of Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna and Senator Jamie Pedersen. 

Innocence Project Northwest thanks the many donors, sponsors and volunteers who helped raise over $100,000 to fight for justice for innocent prisoners in Washington State! 

2018 Guest Speaker: IPNW Freed Client, Lester Griffin

Lester Griffin spent eight years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. In 2017 he was freed from prison and reunited with his wife and two children, thanks to the generous support of IPNW donors and the hard work of IPNW attorneys, staff, students and volunteers. 

See highlights from the 2017 Stand for Innocence

Congratulations to our 2018 award recipients!
  • Senator Jamie Pedersen
    Senator Jamie Pedersen

    Innocence Champion Award

  • Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna
    Peterson Wampold Rosato Feldman Luna

    The Larry Davis Innocence Advocate Award presented by the Connelly Law Offices

  • Past Award Recipients

    Congressman Adam Smith, 2013 Innocence Advocate
    Jack & Leslie Hamann, 2013 Innocence Champion
    Joseph Pierce, 2013 Pro Bono Award
    Duane Statler, 2014 Innocence Advocate
    Rep. Tina Orwall, 2014 Innocence Champion
    Dian Meyers, 2015 Innocence Advocate
    Matthew Zuchetto, 2015 Innocence Champion
    Jon Eldan, 2015 Pro Bono Award
    Kevin Curtis, 2016 Innocence Champion
    J. Christopher Baird, 2016 Pro Bono Award
    Casey Stamm, 2017 Innocence Champion
    Alejandra Ganza, 2017 Innocence Advocate

Thank you to our sponsors!

Innocence Project Northwest thanks the following generous donors who have made generous gifts and in-kind contributions to support the 2018 Stand for Innocence Benefit & Awards Dinner and to help us continue freeing the innocent in Washington. 

  • Award Sponsors

    Connelly Law Offices

  • Defenders

    Block 41
    Perkins Coie
    Tom Douglas Restaurants

  • Gold Table Sponsors

    Jackie McMurtrie and Bill Gales
    MacDonald Hoague and Bayless
    Smith Goodfriend, P.S.
    Terrell Marshall PLLC

  • Special thanks to...

    Fremont Brewing for donating their delicious Universale Pale Ale for guests to enjoy at the event
    2018 Stand for Innocence Event Committee Members: Loretta Douglas, Sarah Moran, Emily Negley and Esther Park

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