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Peter J. Peaquin

Peter J. Peaquin

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

My practice is focused on defending people accused of DUI and other criminal charges in the Seattle area.


I was interviewed by Martin Kaste of NPR regarding the implications of legalized marijuana in Washington and the establishment of a per se level for Marijuana DUI. Listen to the NPR interview.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. DUI & DWI: 95%
    26 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 5%
    26 years, 2 thousand cases



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

16 total 

  • Sean R. Matt

    I endorse this lawyer's work. In particular, Peter does a great job of keeping up to date on developments in the law and attending and teaching annual seminars. He is also a good listener, is empathetic and is committed to zealously representing his clients.


    Sean Matt Class Action Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Peter on matters and have also referred clients to Peter over the years. Peter is an excellent DUI and criminal defense lawyer who really cares about his clients and cases. I would trust Peter to handle a case for myself or a family member, and highly recommend him to anybody facing a DUI or criminal charge in Washington.


    Daniel Jaffe
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

720 3rd Ave Ste 2015
Seattle, WA, 98104-1814



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
American Jurisprudence AwardTulane University, School of Law1986
Robert G. Pollack Memorial AwardTulane University, School of Law1986
Who's Who Among Student's in American Colleges and UniversitiesWestern New England College1983

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Pro Tem JudgeSeaTac Municipal Court2011 - Present
PrincipalPeter J. Peaquin, Pllc2000 - Present
Coordinator Felony Unit SeattleSociety of Counsel Representing Accused Persons1998 - 2000
Trail AttorneySociety of Counsel Representing Accused Persons1995 - 1998
Trial AttorneyTucker & Stein, PS1993 - 1995
Trial AttorneySampson & Wilson1991 - 1993

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2002 - 2007
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
City of Seattle v. E.N.Jury Trial not guilty
City of Kirkland v. C.P.Jury Trial not guilty

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Publication NameTitleDate
Washington DUI CenterHorizontal Gaze Nystagmus- Baity and Beyond2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College for DUI DefenseN/AN/A2002
Tulane University Law SchoolN/AJuris Doctor1986
Western New England CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Strategies in Defending DWI and DUI CasesAssisting Clients in Crisis/ Using Technology to Leverage the Defense2008
Traffic Law Practices in Washington: Including Impaired Driving DefenseDUI Caselaw and Statutory Developments2007