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Mohammad Ali 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 Ali Hamoudi began his legal career as a solo practitioner in San Francisco in 2010. In California, he served on the board of governors of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. In 2014, he was hired as an Assistant Federal Defender in Seattle, where he has worked on trials and appellate cases, including capital and non-capital habeas matters. He frequently litigates cases, tries cases, and argues motions in federal court in the Western District of Washington. He is admitted to practice in Washington and California. Currently he is on the membership committee for the Federal Bar Association and is a regional delegate for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He lectures and presents to the bar on issues involving data breach, electronic surveillance, and best trial practices in cases involving use of technology. He previously taught criminal procedure at San Francisco Law School at Alliant International University, currently teaches Criminal Motions practice at Seattle University School of Law, and worked on federal capital cases in Iowa, New Mexico, and Idaho.


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