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Schoen R Parnell

Schoen R Parnell

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Getting arrested for DUI/DWI and other criminal charges can be very intimidating if you are not confident in your defense attorney. I have gone to trial hundreds of times in the last 13 years and negotiated countless plea bargains. I vigorously defend my clients and their rights. Please visit my website to see some of my client testimonials. By the way, Schoen is pronounced "shane".


To serve my clients better, I have two offices.  My King County office is located in Kirkland, WA.  My Snohomish County office is in Lynnwood, WA.  I can meet you for a free case consultation at either location.  To me, it is most important that a client is able to trust his/her attorney.  To that end, when we meet for your case consult, we will discuss you, your case, me, my practice, and whether I believe I can help you.  My main goals at the case consultation are to educate you, to help you understand what you are about to go through, what your options are and the possible consequences, as well as your chances.  Even if you do not hire me, you will walk out of my office far more knowledgeable than before.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    17 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    17 years



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (90 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Theodore Wayne Vosk

    Schoen is an outstanding lawyer who will fight tenaciously for you in the courtroom. He is also a second amendment scholar who works daily to help Citizens maintain their constitutional right to bear arms. Whether you are facing a criminal charge or have concerns about your right to own, carry or use a firearm, I recomend him without hesitation.


    Theodore Vosk DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Aaron A Pelley

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Parnell is a very competent criminal defense attorney with a thorough knowledge of the law and procedures.


    Aaron Pelley Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Parnell Defense, PLLC

3405 188th St SW
Ste 301
Lynnwood, WA, 98037-4744

Parnell Defense, PLLC

5000 Carillon Point, Suite 400
Kirkland, WA, 98033-7302



IDAuthorized to practice law201406/13/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law199803/11/2014
DCInactive 199905/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Defending DUI's - ParticipantWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2013
Defending DUI's - ParticipantWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2012
Defending DUI's - ParticipantWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2011
Defending DUIs - ParticipantWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2010
Qualified Instructor - Standardized field Sobriety TestsLaPier & Associates - NHTSA Program2009
Defending DUIs - ParticipantWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2009
GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2008
Certified, Administration of Standardized Field Sobriety TestingLaPier & Associates - NHTSA Program2006
Defending DUIs - ParticipantWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2006
Defending DUIs - ParticipantWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2005
Defending DUIs - ParticipantWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2004
Who's Who in American Law SchoolsWho's Who1997
Moot Court Qtr FinalistRegional Law School Moot Court Competition1997
Speaker of the YearCalifornia Lutheran University, Communication Arts Dept.1986
State Champion Expository SpeakerAlaska State Forensics Competition1982

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
N/AAttorney at Law1998 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Northwest Academy for DUI DefenseMember2006 - Present
National College for DUI DefenseMember2006 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLegislative Committee2005 - 2012
Washington State Bar AssociationAttorney at Law2002 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationAttorney at Law1999 - Present
D.C. Bar AssociationAttorney at Law1999 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationAttorney at Law1998 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Washington vs. S. LoveDismissed
State of WA vs. D. Myatt-PerezNot Guilty after 3 weeks of jury trial
State of WA vs. P. PissourailleNot Guilty after 2 days of Jury Trial!

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: DUI NewsDUI While Armed2013
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: DUI NewsDealing With Hendrickson On A Corpus Motion2012
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCity of Fircrest v. Jenson, Due Process and Science by Legislative Decree2007
Court of Appeals, State of WashingtonCity of Seattle v. Jesus Quezada: Brief Amicus Curiae2007

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
LaPier & AssociatesNHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety TestsQualified Instructor2009
National College for DUI DefenseN/AGraduate2008
LaPier & AssociatesDWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety TestingCertified2006
Regent University School of LawLawJ.D.1998
California Lutheran UniversityCommunicationsB.A. (Minor in Speech)1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
DUIs for DummiesWinning Your DOL Hearing2007
DUIs In A Post Jenson WorldDUI Defense2006