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Walter James Kotlowski

Walter James Kotlowski

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

W. James Kotlowski's practice primarily focuses on DUI's and driving related criminal offenses as well as other misdemeanors. Mr. Kotlowski's first priority is Client Service. He has practiced law in Seattle since 1994, is a 1991 graduate of Regent University School of Law, and 1992 LL.M. (Master of Laws) graduate of McGeorge School of Law. He is a member of the King County Bar Association and Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. DUI & DWI: 85%
  2. Criminal Defense: 15%



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

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    James Kotlowski is one of the best DUI attorneys in Washington. His knowledge of Washington DUI law and procedure is practically encyclopedic. He regularly appears in DUI proceedings in most of the municipal and county courts around the South Sound. He has earned the respect of the judges, the State, and his peers. I recommend James for anyone who has been charged with DUI or a similar offense.


    Adam Scott Administrative Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Martin W. Judnich

    Mr. Kotlowski is a very experienced attorney who often contributes to very complicated areas of the law on AVVO.


    Martin Judnich DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Atttorney ownerKotlowski Law Office PLLC1995 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Seattle Select Attorneys AssociationBoard Member2014 - Present
King County Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice SectionSocial Chair2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2012
King County Bar AssociationChair, Solo/Small Firm Section2010 - 2011
King County Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice SectionVice-Chair Solo/Small Firm Section2009 - 2010
Capitol Hill Chamber of CommerceMember2009 - 2010
Eastside Business AssociationMember2005 - Present
QLaw- GLBT Bar Association of WashingtonMember2004 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2002 - Present
Greater Seattle Business AssociationMember1997 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Washington v. ClientDUI Case Dismissed at Pre-Trial Motions
State of Washington v. ClientNegligent Driving 2nd Degree (infraction)
City of Bellevue v. ClientDUI case dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Washington State DUI blogDUI Blog2012
Kotlowski Law Office PLLC BlogWashington State Criminal Defense Issues in Municipal and District Courts2012
Washington State DUI BlogWashington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog2011
DUI BlogWashington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog2010
DUI and Criminal Traffic BlogWashington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Bog2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawLL.M - Master of Laws1992
Regent University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Notre Dame Law School, London Centre for Law StudiesSummer ProgramCertificate1990
Oral Roberts UniversityDouble: Business Administration/Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Co-Chair, Solo/Small Firm Success StrategiesThe Savvy Solo/Small Firm Practitioner: Shoring Up Your Practice for the 21st Century2010
Co-Chair Solo/Small Firm Success Strategies: Boot Camp & Advanced Skills TrainingSolo/Small Firm Success Strategies: Boot Camp & Advanced Skills Training2009