5.0 stars 13 totalReview Zachary Wagnild
Zach, is one of the most hard working and intelligent lawyers I have ever seen. He went above and beyond with my case giving me advice and amazing representation. My case went all the way to trial and he helped me and my family go through this very difficult time.
In the time before trial, Zach tried his hardest to convince prosecutors that I was innocent and to work something out. Unfortunately, they did not budge and we had to go to trial. During trial Zach worked everyday through lunch and after hours focusing on my case, he was fast on his feet and his direct and cross examinations were well thought out and organized. His performance in court was outstanding with many moments and one liners leaving me and my family with our jaws dropped in amazement.
All in all I cannot recommend Zach enough, if you want a well educated, sharp, organized and most of all caring lawyer Zachary Wagnild is the best choice for you. At a certain point in trial I knew even if things went wrong and I was found guilty it would not be Zach's fault because he put his best foot forward and we fought our hardest. Fortunately everything worked out and I was acquitted of all charges. He not only has the expertise to be a phenomenal lawyer, but he also has the character to be a remarkable person.
Posted by a client
Zach is the best attorney in Seattle. He was kind, honest, hard working. He saved my life! Zach always returned phone calls . He kept me informed and walked me though the judicial process . I can not say enough about Zach . The road was always uphill but Zach helped me stay strong. Thank you Zach!!! I will always be in your debt. I am a free man because of you.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I loved Zach's approach to my case. He was thoughtful, thorough and caring. He was always responsive and knew the right things to do to get my case resolved quickly.
Posted by Ingo
Zach was extremely fair. He considered every possibilty/scenario in my defense and very thoroughly made me understand the possible outcomes of each of those possibilities/scenarios.
Zack kept me well informed of any changes in my case. He also is extremly familiar with the courts and the people of the court system. I know without Zack the outcome of my case would have been totally different. Thanks.
Posted by Lynn
I retained Mr. Zachary Wagnild in 2011 for a DUI, First Offense. However, I had a previous DUI in 2003 that I went on Deferred Prosecution for and it was dismissed. Even though the 2nd DUI was treated legally as a ‘First Offense’, the court treated it as a 2nd DUI.
The information the officers had was quite complicated as one of the witnesses was with the Washington State Patrol. The officer that arrested me was part of the DUI SWAT Team and was very experienced. In short, even though my BAC was very low, they had a very strong case against me. I had a great deal to lose if I was convicted of a DUI and I needed a very experienced attorney to help me.
I had met Mr. Wagnild previously when I needed his help with a domestic dispute earlier in 2011 and at that time I found him to be extremely intelligent, non-judgmental and compassionate. I had researched attorneys and found out that he had been a former prosecutor which is a huge plus because he knows both sides of the bench and then had read about how many cases he had worked and how many successes he has had. Reading through Avvo.com, in the 14 years he has practiced, he has successfully worked over 10,000 cases and I needed an attorney who had experience, knew the law inside and out and had connections with other attorneys and others in the legal arena.
From the time I retained Mr. Wagnild to present, he is prompt in his replies, he knows the law, he understands my issues and has worked incredibly hard for me. He went above and beyond anything I could have ever asked for or imagined. I can’t say I’ve been an easy client. I’ve been extremely worried and filled with anxiety. I’ve emailed and sent text messages to Mr. Wagnild when I’ve been worried or had questions and he has been kind but firm with me about the outcome of my situation. He definitely draws the line and maintains boundaries but always maintains professionalism. Throughout the process he was never wrong in his assumptions or in his advice to me. I would think of the worst case scenario and he would bring me back to center.
In the end, I wasn’t convicted of a DUI and was able to handle all of the financial implications and all of the court obligations…just like he said I would. I would retain Mr. Wagnild again, if needed and I definitely recommend him as an excellent Attorney and a decent human being. He gave me hope and optimism and he saved me from huge heartache, from time away from my family, he saved my driver’s license and from financial ruin.
Posted by Gene
Zach is a lawyer you want to have on your side when you got problems.
He always had time for me when ever I called. Answered emails promptly. Always explained everything to me. Always on time. He even placed some money on my books when I was in jail.
So, what did he do for me? I was charged with rape of a child and molestation of a child. Three months later all charges DISMISSED.
I don't think it gets any better than that. He saved my life. He is the best.
Posted by Thomas
My family and I retained Zach for an extremely difficult Domestic Violence case against me, and he finished it with the best possible results. With his experience in the King County Prosecutors office, he has a solid grasp what can and will happen in these cases. Zach is a very friendly, honest, and knowledgeable attorney that does not sugar-coat anything, but was worth every cent in the end.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I was involved in the court system for the first time in my life and i was extremely afraid. Being extremely overwhelmed waiting on a outcome was very stressful at times but Mr. Wagnild always would put me at ease with expert advice and insight regarding my case. I am so grateful for everthing that he did for me. Thank you Zach!
Posted by Jay
Zach has to be the best lawyer we have had. Zach is a true professional, easy-going, responsive and has extensive knowledge in his fields. He is different from most other lawyers whom just work with money, he cares deeply about his clients and aims to provide the best services. We hired Zach and never regretted it. We hired him to replace our 1st lawyer, he quickly made a couple of nice moves to turn around the bad situation. Our case lasted over a year and Zach always made himself available to provide helpful assistances. He walked us through the criminal justice system and explained everything in details, he also kept us informed with upcoming steps, strategies he was going to use, along with explanations of thoughts behind and possible outcomes about these moves. From the original 1st-degree charges to eventually reduced to misdemeanor charges, Zach deserved all the credits! We, and our entire family, appreciated all the efforts and time Zach put in, and will recommend him to anyone in need to fight form them .
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
An old friend was charged with a felony within the last year. I referred him to Mr. Wagnild because the case against my friend was strong and Mr. Wagnild has many years of felony prosecution experience. Following painstaking plea negotiations, the prosecutor reduced the charge to misdemeanors. My friend was able to keep his job and avoid the consequences of a felony conviction. In this difficult case I believe Mr. Wagnild achieved the best possible solution for my friend. I recommend him without reservations.