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Timothy Charles Milios

About me

Since becoming a lawyer in 1993, I have completely dedicated myself and my practice to the defense of those charged with criminal misconduct.  For the past 11 years the vast majority of my practice has been helping people avoid the drastic and often times unfair consequences of a DUI conviction.


To many, a DUI charge feels like an over whelming burden that will drastically changes their lives. It does not have to be.  My practice is founded on the belief that through hard work, preparation, diligence, communication and never giving up, every DUI charge can be beaten. Our results show that in almost every instance, this belief is true.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    23 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    23 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • David Christopher Mason

    I have known Tim and his work for a long time all the way back to when I was a young prosecutor downtown. Tim is honest, ethical, smart and effective. I endorse his work.


    David Mason Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Marcelino Gustav Lopez

    I had the opportunity to meet Attorney Tim Milios at a National DUI Seminar held at Harvard Law School in the summer of 2013. Tim was in my small group session and I got to see first hand his trial skills. His compassion, experience and knowledge left me very impressed. It is without hesitation I recommend Attorney Milios to anyone facing DUI charges.


    Marcelino Lopez DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Milios Defense

1325 4th Avenue Suite 940
Seattle, WA, 98101-2509


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Ten AttorneyNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2015
10 Best in WashingtonAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Top 100 LawyersNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Premier AttorneyAmerican Association of DUI Attorneys2014
Award of ExcellenceNational College of DUI Defense2013
Award of ExcellenceNational College of DUI Defense2012
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMilios Defense2003 - Present
Instructor of Criminal Law/Criminal ProcedureCity University1995 - 1998
N/ALaw Offices of Timothy C. Milios1995 - 2002
Prosecuting AttorneyPima County Prosecuting Attorney's Office1993 - 1993
Associate AttorneyMitchell & Zadorozny1993 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Institute of DUI/DWI AttorneysMember2015 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersExecutive Committee Member2014 - Present
American Association of Premier DUI AttorneysFounding Member2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2011 - Present
Citizens for Judicial ExcellenceMember2007 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - Present
Federal District Court Western District of WashingtonMember1997 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1996 - Present
WSBA: Criminal SectionMember1995 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Phi Alpha DeltaMember1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Tacoma v. K.B.Second offense DUI dismissed on defense motion.
State of Washington v. T.N.DUI dismissed after failed deferred prosecution.
State v. D.P.Charge reduced
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Publication nameTitleDate
WashingtonDUI BlogChallenges, Stays and Early Reinstatements of HTO License Revocations2014 in Washington DUI Defense2013
Seattle DUI BlogWashington's Cell Phone/Text Message Ban2010
Seattle DUI BlogRefusing Breath Tests: Revisited2010
Seattle DUI BlogWashington SR-22 Issues and Answers2010
Seattle DUI BlogIgnition Interlock License: Pros and Cons2009
AvvoDUI: A Self Help Guide2008
AvvoFinding a DUI Attorney2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College of DUI DefenseN/AN/A2013
National College of DUI DefenseN/AN/A2012
LaPier and AssociatesN/ACertified to Administer Field Sobriety Tests2011
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of WashingtonBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Interview - King 5 TVRefusing Breath Tests in Washington2011
Alpha Kappa Psi Annual Chapter ConferencePursuing Legal Career Beyond College2010
2009 Washington Brewer's GuildDUI Tips For Those Who Must Drink And Drive2009