Maria Manza

Adjunct Professor


Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090


JD, University of Washington School of Law, 2013
BA, Human Services, Western Washington University, 2007


Maria Manza has worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney at the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office since 2013 and is currently serving as a prosecutorial liaison to the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program. Prior to LEAD, she spent three years working in the Therapeutic Alternatives Unit, which includes Regional Mental Health Court and Regional Veterans Court, and completed rotations in the Violent & Economic Crimes and District Court units. Maria has participated as an instructor and presenter for WSBA, WAPA, and the Criminal Justice Training Commission's Crisis Intervention Training (CIT). She presented on the topic of Criminal Justice Alternatives at the International CIT Conference in 2019. Before joining the legal profession, Maria previously worked in the non-profit sector doing communications and operations work for OneAmerica, Municipal League of King County, and the Children's Alliance. She holds a bachelor's degree in Human Services from Western Washington University, and a Juris Doctor from University of Washington School of Law.