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I specialize in aggressive defense of DUI, DWI, and alcohol related criminal defense throughout Washington State. I work with drivers, CDL holders, pilots, and others possessing marine, railroad, and other professional licenses. I use my problem solving skills, courtroom abilities, and technical education to obtain the best possible results for my clients.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    32 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 8%
    32 years, 1.4 thousand cases
  3. Speeding Ticket: 2%
    32 years, 4.7 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (90 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

155 108th Ave Ne Ste 700
Bellevue, WA, 98004-5912

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198401/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationNational College for DUI Defense2015
Certificate of AppreciationNational College for DUI Defense2013
Certificate of AppreciationNational College for DUI Defense2012
Certificate of AppreciationNational College for DUI Defense2011
Certificate of AppreciationNational College for DUI Defense2010
Certificate of AppreciationNational College for DUI Defense2009
Certificate of AppreciationNational College for DUI Defense2008
Certificate of AppreciationNational College for DUI Defense2007
Certificate of AppreciationNational College for DUI Defense2006
Certificate of AppreciationOhio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2006
Certificate of AppreciationOhio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2004
Certificate of AppreciationMastering Scienitic Evidence2004
Judson Falknor Moot Court Competition First PlaceUniversity of Washington School of Law Moot Court Honor Board1984
American Jurisprudence Award (Constitutional Law)University of Washington School of Law1983
American Jurisprudence Award (Contracts)University of Washington School of Law1981
Distinguished ScholarClaremont Men's College1980
Distinguished ScholarClaremont Men's College1979
Distinguished ScholarClaremont Men's College1978
Dean's ListClaremont Men's College1977
Dean's ListClaremont Men's College1976
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President & CEOGoddard Wetherall Wonder2008 - Present
Principal & AttorneyGoddard Wetherall Wonder (formerly Goodard & Wetherall and Goddard, Wetherall Wonder & Padula)1994 - Present
Vice-President & General CounselInternational Legal and Forensic Science Services, Inc.2012 - 2012
PrincipalLaw Offices of Scott E. Wonder1989 - 1994
ConsultantGovernment Contracts Associates, Inc.1989 - 1989
General Counsel and Contracts ManagerThe Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.1987 - 1989
Associate Attorney and Law ClerkK&L Preston Gates (formerly Shidler Mcbroom & Gates and Preston Gates & Ellis)1982 - 1987
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFaculty2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseFaculty2013 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2013 - Present
NORMLNational Legal Committee2011 - Present
King County Bar AssociationJudicial Evaluation Committee Member2001 - 2008
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife Member2000 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseSustaining Member1998 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysSustaining Member1996 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersGovernor1995 - 2014
King County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Devine v. Department of LicensingReported Appeal Case Reinstates Driver's License
State of Washington v. Tyler B.Not Guilty Verdict
State v. Tyler B.Client/Defendant Wins Appeal at Court of Appeals and Washington Supreme Court
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Discovery: It's ElementaryThe Government Has What You Want: Using FOIA and Public Records Act Requests to Get What They Don’t Want to Give You.2010
DUIs in a Post-Jensen WorldWhat Defenders Need to Know about DOL2007
OACDL Ohio Advanced DUI SeminarThe Datamaster Database2006
Collateral Consequences of Criminal ConvictionsDUIs -- CDLs, Pilots and Going to Canada2005
Misdemeanor PracticeTop Ten List of Criminal Defense Ethical Lapses2004
The Education and Experience BridgeFrom Commercial Contracts to FAR Clauses and Contracting with the Government1988
The Third Pacific Rim Computer Law InstituteOrganization of the Legal Entity -- Legal, Accounting, and Tax Issues1986
The Third Pacific Rim Computer Law InstituteSelected Licensing Issues: Site Licenses, Volume Discounts, and Network Licenses1986
Computer Law Institute 1986Site Licenses for Mass Market Microcomputer Sfotware1986
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolDUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2015
Trial Skills UniversityThe Art of War and Kung Fu Fighting in a DUI Drugs TrialSeminar Instructor2015
Trial Skills UniversityFAA Reporting and Pilot Medical Clearance IssuesSeminar Instructor2015
Joshua Karton's Communication Techniques for Persuasive AdvocacyDUI and Criminal DefenseCommunication Arts for the Professional2014
National College for DUI DefenseDUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2014
Joshua Karton's Communication Techniques for Persuasive AdvocacyDUI and Criminal DefenseCommunication Arts for the Professional2013
Trial Skills UniversityWhen DRE Comes In: The Art of War in a DUI/DRE TrialSeminar Instructor2013
National College for DUI DefenseDUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2013
Terry MacCarthy Small Group WorkshopDUI & Criminal DefenseCross Examination & Impeachment2012
Joshua Karton's Communication Techniques for Persuasive AdvocacyDUI & Criminal DefenseCommunication Arts for the Professional2012
American Chemical SocietyCertificate of CompletionForensic Chromatography2012
National College for DUI DefenseDUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2012
Terry MacCarthy Small Group WorkshopDUI & Criminal DefenseCross-Examination2011
National College for DUI Defense Summer Session, Cambridge, MADUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2011
National College for DUI Defense Summer Session, Cambridge, MADUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2010
Platt & Associates/NHTSAInstructorSFST Instructor Certification Course (NHTSA Course)2010
National College for DUI Defense Summer Session, Cambridge, MADUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2009
National Patent Analytics SystemsBAC Datamaster Training/Owners CourseCertificate of Completion2009
National College for DUI Defense Summer Session, Cambridge, MADUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2008
Platt & Associates/NHTSAPractitionerDrug Evaluation and Classification Overview Course (DRE)2008
National College for DUI Defense Summer Session, Cambridge, MADUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2007
National Patent Analytical SystemsBAC Datamaster Training/Owners CourseCertificate of Completion2007
National College for DUI Defense Summer Session, Cambridge, MADUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2006
Natonal College for DUI Defense Summer Session, Cambridge, MADUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2005
National Patent Analytical SystemsBAC Datamaster Training/Owners CourseCertificate of Completion2005
National College for DUI Defense Summer Session, Cambridge, MADUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2004
National College for DUI Defense Summer Session, Cambridge, MADUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2003
National College for DUI Defense Summer Session, Cambridge, MADUI DefenseCertificate of Completion2002
Robert LaPier/NHTSAStandardized Field Sobriety TestingPractitioner2002
National College for DUI DefenseDUI DefenseCertificate of Achievement2001
National College for DUI Defense Summer Session, Cambridge, MADUI DefenseCertificate of Achievement1999
University of WashingtonBusiness, Government and Society & AccountingMBA - Masters in Business Administration1984
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Claremont Men's CollegeHonors Political Science and EconomicsB.A., cum laude1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National College for DUI Defense Summer SessionBreakout Session Evaluator2011
National College for DUI Defense Summer SessionBreakout Session Evaluator2010
Discovery: It's ElementaryThe Government Has What You Want: Using FOIA and Public Records Act Requests to Get What They Don’t Want to Give You.2010
National College for DUI Defense Summer SessionBreakout Session Evaluator2009
National College for DUI Defense Summer SessionBreakout Session Evaluator2008
National College for DUI Defense 2007 Summer SessionBreakout Session Evaluator2007
DUIs in a Post-Jensen WorldWhat Defenders Need to Know About the DOL2007
Public Defender DUI Training Nuts & BoltsThe Datamaster2006
Ohio Advanced DUI Defense SeminarThe Datamaster Database2006
National College for DUI Defense Mastering the EssentialsBreakout Session Evaluator2006
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual MeetingDUIs -- CDLs, Pilots and Going to Canada2005
WACDL Misdemeanor Practice SeminarTop Ten List of Criminal Defense Ethical Lapses2004
NCDD/TCDLA Mastering Scientific EvidenceMock Trial2004