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Jocelyn McCurtain Cooney

Adjunct Professor

EDUCATION

  • B.A., University of Washington, Sociology and Music, 2012
  • American Indian Law Center- Pre-Law Summer Institute, 2012
  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, 2015

Biography

Jocelyn McCurtain Cooney is a Senior Deputy Prosecutor with the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office (KCPAO). Jocelyn is currently a trial deputy in the Sexually Violent Predator unit and previously tried cases in the sexual assault, domestic violence, felony trial and involuntary treatment act units. Jocelyn has tried a range of cases, from misdemeanor offenses to homicides. She has also supervised fellow deputies in the office and argued in front of the Division I Court of Appeals. Jocelyn currently serves as a Commissioner on the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission. Jocelyn volunteered as both a mock trial and moot court coach for Seattle University School of Law for several years after graduating from Seattle University School of Law in 2015. While at Seattle University School of Law, Jocelyn competed in in-house, regional and national mock trial and moot court competitions. She also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the American Indian Law Journal and was awarded the Douglas R. Nash Native American Scholarship. Jocelyn is a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. During her spare time, Jocelyn enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and two dogs: Ofi and Coda.