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Kenneth Wesley Fornabai

Kenneth Wesley Fornabai

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Law

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About Me

Ken Fornabai has been in private practice since being admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1978 and limits his practice to defending persons accused of alcohol-related offenses. He served as President of Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice for ten years and is a founding member of the National College for DUI Defense.  Consultations are always free and unrushed, as Mr. Fornabai feels that for a person to truly understand their legal situation, an attorney cannot put a time limit on an initial meeting.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    37 years
  2. Criminal Law: 10%
    37 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (90 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Kenneth. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
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  • Francisco A. Duarte

    Ken Fornabai is one of the few attorneys in Washington that rise to the top among the best. I have know Ken in many different roles since 1994, including as opposing counsel, colleague, and co-presenter at national continuing education courses for lawyers across the country. In addition, I have referred close friends to him for successful representation of criminal charges. He is outstanding, bright, and ethical. I highly recommend Ken Fornabai.

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Contact Info

Law Office of Kenneth W. Fornabai

4508 Auburn Way North
Suite A-100
Auburn, WA, 98002-1381

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197807/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Washington Super Lawyer 2013Super Lawyers2013
Washington Super Lawyer 2012Super Lawyers2012
AV Preeminen 5.0 out of 5 StarsMartindale-Hubbell2011
Washington Super Lawyer 2011Super Lawyers2011
Washington Super Lawyer 2010Super Lawyers2010
Top 25 in Criminal Defense DUI / DWIWho's Who In American Law2009
Washington Super Lawyer 2009Super Lawyers2009
Washington Super Lawyer 2008Super Lawyers2008
Washington Super Lawyer 2007Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerN/A2006
Super LawyerN/A2005
Super LawyerN/A2004
Super LawyerN/A2003
Super LawyerN/A2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Ken Fornabai1988 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseFounding Member1988 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Foundation for Criminal JusticeFounding Member & Past-PresidentN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Washington v. ConfidentialNot Guilty following Trial

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Washington Traffic Safety Commission Training Video on Extensive Changes to DUI LawsWashington Traffic Safety Commission Training Video on Extensive Changes to DUI Laws1999

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Lynchburg CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice Annual DUI SeminarDUI Defense2013
Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice Annual DUI SeminarDUI Defense2012
National College for DUI Defense at Harvard Law SchoolDUI Laws2011
DUI Defense for Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice DUI SeminarsDUI Defense2011
Washington State Traffic Safety SeminarDetecting Impaired Drivers2007
National College for DUI Defense at Harvard Law SchoolDUI Laws2005
National College for DUI Defense at Harvard Law SchoolDUI Laws2004
National College for DUI Defense at Harvard Law SchoolDUI Laws2000
Washington State Traffic Safety SeminarDUI Laws1999