Hillary Madsen is a staff attorney with the Children & Youth Project at Columbia Legal Services (CLS) where she represents low-income, at-risk, homeless and foster children and youth. Outside of the courtroom, Hillary serves clients through organizing and coalition-building across a broad base of communities to advance sound legislative and administrative policies that positively impact children and youth.
Prior to joining CLS in 2014, Hillary practiced in commercial and contract law, primarily focusing on civil litigation. She has volunteered with King County Family Law and Dependency CASA, the King County Prosecutor’s Office, and the U-District Youth Shelter.
Hillary lived in Brazil and speaks Portuguese. She is primarily based in the CLS Seattle and Olympia offices.