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Annalise Martucci Named Washington State Bar Association Local Hero for Skagit County | Nov. 4, 2022

Updated: Nov. 15, 2022

Bellingham, Wash, Nov. 4, 2022 — The Washington State Bar Association presented Annalise Martucci with the Local Hero Award in recognition of her compassion, devotion, and commitment to her clients and her community, and her outstanding pro bono and volunteer service.

Annalise Martucci with WSBA Executive Director Terra Nevitt and WSBA President-Elect Hunter Abell.
Annalise Martucci with WSBA Executive Director Terra Nevitt and WSBA President-Elect Hunter Abell.

The Local Hero Award is given to those who have made noteworthy contributions to their communities. WSBA President-Elect Hunter Abell and Executive Director Terra Nevitt presented the award during the Board of Governors meeting on November 4, 2022. Martucci was nominated by the Skagit County Bar Association.

Martucci recently joined the staff of the Office of Civil Legal Aid; previously, she was an assistant managing attorney at Northwest Justice Project (NJP), where she led the Screening Unit in handling intake for a statewide legal hotline. Prior to her employment at NJP, she was the sole owner and operator of Martucci Law, PLLC, representing family law clients in Skagit and Whatcom counties. She is a 2018 recipient of the WSBA APEX Award for Outstanding Young Lawyer.

Martucci was one of the founding board members of Skagit Legal Aid. Gail Smith, co-chair of the Board of Directors of Skagit Legal Aid, and one of her nominators for the award said, “Annalise possesses both a passion for her work and great compassion for her clients. She has a deep commitment to ensuring that the voices of marginalized communities are heard. She is fully committed to access to justice and ‘walks the talk.’”

Martucci has been active in both local community and legal community activities. She served as a legal advocate with Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. She has been an active member of Washington Women Lawyers, serving as secretary of the Skagit County chapter from 2017 through 2022. She has served as a Paralegal Studies instructor with the Bellingham Technical School Paralegal Program. She has also been an active volunteer and organizer for the Skagit County Bar Association. She received her JD from the New England School of Law.

About the Washington State Bar Association

The WSBA operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court and exercises a governmental function authorized by the Court to license and regulate the state’s nearly 40,000 legal professionals, including lawyers, limited practice officers, and limited license legal technicians. The WSBA both regulates legal professionals under the authority of the Court and serves its members as a professional association — all without public funding. The WSBA administers the Bar admission process, including the bar exam; provides record-keeping and licensing functions; administers the lawyer discipline system; and provides continuing legal education for legal professionals, in addition to numerous other educational and member-service activities. The Bar’s mission is to serve the public and its members, to ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.