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Attorney, Joseph C. Rome completed his undergraduate education at Washington State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1999. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Western New England College School of Law in 2005.

Since graduating from law school in 2005, he has become a Member of both the Washington State and Hawaii State Bar. Attorney Rome moved to Maui in 2006, and worked at the Hawaii State Public Defender’s Office where he acquired a broad base of legal knowledge and hands on experience.

In 2009 he opened his own practice with a primary focus on helping clients with DUI offenses, personal injury claims or serious crimes. Attorney Rome is a Washington Lawyer who has proven experience and is highly qualified representing clients with DUI, personal injury claims and serious crimes throughout the state of Washington. Mr. Rome is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Washingtno Association for  Justice. He has been both certified to administer the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) and has received advance training in the SFST to become a certified instructor in the SFSTs.

Attorney Rome recently traveled to California where he assisted in the instruction of attorneys attempting to be certified in the SFSTs. He is one of the few attorneys who has demonstrated knowledge of the science and forensic use of roadside sobriety testing and intoxication far beyond the scope of the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) training by becoming Forensic Sobriety Assessment (FSA) Certified. In 2011 he was selected to study at the prestigious Trial Lawyer College with Gerry Spence, one of the nation’s Top Trial Lawyers who has never lost a criminal case either as a prosecutor or a defense attorney. Attorney Rome, is known for his aggressive and highly successful representation of those accused of DUI offenses and those injured by others. 


Trainings and Certifications:

  • NCDD Summer Session at Harvard Law – Graduate

  • NCDD – DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer’s College – Graduate

  • DWI Detection and SFST Instructor Course – Qualified Instructor

  • Qualified Administrator, Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

  • Forensic Sobriety Assessment - FSA Certified

  • Forensic Toxicology for Attorneys

  • Attacking and winning DUI cases


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 85%
    9 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 5%
    9 years
  3. Car Accidents: 5%
    5 years
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    5 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

42 total 

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  • Robert James Ault

    I endorse Mr. Rome as both a DUI and Personal Injury attorney. He is highly knowledgeable, honest and straight-forward. Further, Joe understands the importance of taking care of each and every one of his clients.


    Robert Ault DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Erica Beth Buckley

    I tried a case with Joe. He is very dedicated to the practice of law. You can tell that he loves his profession. He also frequently seeks to learn new methods to get the best results for his clients. I have referred clients to him and would do so again.


    Erica Buckley Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Joseph Rome, PS Inc.

512 6th Street South
Suite 101
Kirkland, WA, 98033

Law Offices of Joseph Rome, PS, Inc

11661 First Street
Suite 205
Bellevue, WA, 98005

Law offices of Joseph Rome, PS Inc.

13751 Lake City Way N
Suite 106B
Seattle, WA, 98125



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyer Magazine2014
Leaed Counsel RatingLead Counsel2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Certification of completionDefending DUIs Annual Seminar2012
ARIDE Certification of TrainingLa Pier & Associates & National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)2012
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Certification in Forensic Sobriety AssessmentForensic Sobriety Assessment2012
NCDD Summer Session at Harvard LawNational College for DUI Defense2011
DWI Detection and SFST Instructor CourseLa Pier & Associates & National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)2011
Qualified Administrator, Standardized Field Sobriety TestsLa Pier & Associates & National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)2011
Cirtification of completionWashington State Bar Association2010
Certification of CompletionUnderstanding, Attacking and Winning DUI Cases2010
Certficiate of completionForensic Toxicology for Attorneys2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Offices of Joseph Rome PS Inc.2012 - Present
AttorneyJoseph C. Rome, Attorney at Law2011 - Present
PartnerIson and Rome, LLC2009 - 2011
Deputy Public DefenderPublic Defenders Office2006 - 2009
AssociateShulkin and Hutton, PC2006 - 2006
Summer AssociateWiener & Lambka P.S2005 - 2005
Summer AssociateHampden County Prosecutor's Office2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cardozo Society of Washington StateJudicial Evaluation Committee2013 - Present
Bothell Youth Court - Courtroom ProcessCo-chair2012 - 2013
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Member2012 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Maui Dui and Criminal Defense ListserveFounding Member2011 - Present
United States District Court for the District of HawaiiAdmitted to Practice2009 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2009 - Present
Hawaii State Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2007 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ADLRO vs. DefendantCase Dismissed, License returned
State vs. Defendantdismissed
State vs. DefendantReduced non-felony
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial skillsGraduate2011
NCDD - DWI Means Defend With IngenuityDUI DefenseCirtificate of Completion2010
Western New England College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Seattle University School of LawLawVisiting Student2005
Washington State UniversityAdvertisingBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sfst student courseStandardized field sobriety tests2012