5.0 stars 20 totalReview Raymond Ejarque
I hired Ray back in 2013 after a DUI charge. I had never been in any trouble with the law and was very scared & confused. After talking to several lawyers about my case & hearing their less than optimistic hopes for my outcome I contacted Ray. Ray immediately sounded very confident and had an immediate stragety for how he would handle my case if hired. I liked his moxy & I hired him on the spot! Ray & his staff were very informative in keeping me updated on my case & what needed to be done to put my best foot forward in front of a judge if it got that far. I was unwilling to agree to the DAs only laughable offer of a guilty as charged plea as I was completely innocent of the charges against me. 2 years later we finally went to trial. I was amazed at the theatrics of Mr. Eraque during the trial. Again my case was not an easily winnable one according to "other" attorneys. Due to Rays excellent defense & me being rigorously prepped on how to provide my testimony I was found NOT Guilty. I couldn't be happier as this had taken a toll on my life for 2 years. I thought my life was over and Ray came in and saved the day! Ray really went to bat for me in so many ways & was always thinking ahead to ensure there were no mistakes. I would recommend Ray to anyone. DUIs in Washington are no joke,even if your not behind the wheel as was the case with me! You can know you have someone who is going to give you your best possible shot at freedom when you hire Ray. Thanks Ray!
Ray and his staff are tremendous.
Ray is one of those earnest and genuine lawyers who's truly impassioned at his craft and to serve his clients. He really does care, and gives his personality cell number so you can reach him via texts with questions and concerns. He works his tail off and his extensive knowledge and preparation comes out in court. Ray is articulate and savvy, yet down to earth and real. I couldn't think of a judge or jury who wouldn't like Ray or think he was sincere. He represents his clients well, and is a true pros pro in his field.
Ray handled my case which went on for over a year. The entire time I maintained my innocence and I can say with certainty that Raymond Ejarque truly believed in my innocence too - which came out in his vigorous defense of my innocence. The week leading up to my trial, when I was at an all time low, and my future, life all career looked ominous if found guilty, Ray and his staff were there to cheer me up by their genuine concern, actions, and world class preparation. Rays attention to detail, and finding the important hidden evidence is unmatched. Despite tremendously difficult odds Ray and I won in trial - with a unanimous vote of "not guilty" by the entire jury. All I could do was cry and hug Ray, he knew I was innocent all along and he gave me back my life and freedom again.
I have so much respect for Raymond Ejarque and I didn't just consider him my attorney but also a friend. Had I won or lost (and we won big) I would highly recommend Ray to anyone because I knew he did all he could.
Posted by irene
this was my first case of getting a dui. i was so nervous. i called around, and a different lawyer recommended him, i was going to get reckless driving. but i am happy it got dropped to negligent. thanks again raymond! glad he worked hard on my case.
Posted by Sam
I got in trouble for a DUI last winter. Needless to say I was pretty freaked out. About a week later my father became ill with a terminal disease and lives in another state. I new that I had to be there, to hang with my dad, but my looming court dates were threatening to keep me in Washington.
I hired Raymond after calling around to a few different lawyers. None of them seemed very optimistic for my chances in court as I'd blown a high BAC and I could just hear it in their voices. No enthusiasm. When I finally got Mr. Ejarque on the phone I felt immediately that I could trust him and that he wasn't just trying to land a client. After a consultation I hired him and we seriously went to work.
My dad got worse and I was called away for nearly three months intermittently and was forced to miss a court date and push them back to a later date. Mr. Ejarque adeptly handled all the administrative side of my case while I attended to family needs which mentally and emotionally gave me a lot of freedom to deal with my ailing parent.
In the meantime Mr. Ejarque, after extensively reviewing my case, was able to find several issues for us to fight the charge on and we went to bat. My dad passed away not long before my trial date, but Mr. Ejarque had fought for me in my absence and prepared me for what was to come. He eventually was able to get my case amended down to a reckless driving.
A DUI charge in Washington state is no joke. To have to deal with that on top of a dying parent is about the worst thing I've gone through in my life. Having someone on my side who could handle the craziness of court and who was patient with my situation and who has tremendous knowledge of his craft was a stroke of awesome luck for me.
To say I'm grateful doesn't cut it. I owe a lot to Raymond and would hire him again in a heartbeat.
Thanks Ray! ~ Sam
Posted by Levi
Raymond was very professional and throrogh he always got back to me in a very timely manner, he was up front with me about all my options, and never left me guessing. he is down to earth and will treat you as an equal. he also has a awesome staff that is always willing to answer your questions. even the judge and other attorneys told me that was lucky to have such a great lawyer. He really went to bat for me! i would recommend Raymond to any body having legal problems!!!
Posted by Sarah
Raymond handled my boyfriend's DUI, and his pot-possession charges at the same time for a very affordable flat fee. We worked with him for over a year, and he fought hard for us long after we had paid him in full. We thought he handled the prosecution in both cases very well, and since he knows the Seattle courts and judges inside out, he will push for a continuance if he thinks it wiser to be in front of a different judge. In the end both of the charges were reduced, and there were minimal costs to pay. We are extremely happy and thankful to say the least as he took a situation that could have gone very badly, and somehow got us out of it with minimal damages. If you’re looking for an attorney who is loyal, works hard for you, and won’t cost you a kidney, Ray is your guy.
Posted by AR
Raymond and his team took the time to listen to my concerns and went out of the way to provide me with the services I needed so I would be ready for the
long DUI case process. Getting a DUI for the first time, I had thousands of questions, but, Raymond and his team really took care of the case and I received
an excellent representation. He has extensive experience in DUI cases in the state of Washington.
I interviewed 3 other attorneys but I was most impressed with Raymond Ejarque.
His staff was also good, very knowledgeable and returned calls promptly and kept me well informed of the process.
I could easily see him handle my complicated case in front of a jury. Fortunately it never came to that. The prosecutor settled the case with an negotiated
settlement which I was very pleased with (more than I expected).
The other thing I liked about Raymond is that he is no-nonsense, he doesn't 'sugar-coat' anything, but he definitely has your best interests in mind
If you get a DUI, don't take a chance on any another attorney, hire Raymond!
Posted by Angela
My case was nothing short of difficult. It was my first offense, but it was much more complicated. Trying to find a lawyer proved to be tedious and frustrating. As I explained my circumstance to a handful of lawyers, I could feel their reactions over the phone. I could tell from there voice it was not something they wanted to deal with. I was discouraged until I spoke with Raymond. He explained that it would be hard work but he would be happy to work for me. He put me at ease, as he assured me that many people find themselves in these situations, if not better or worse. Though I was ashamed and scared, Ieft the his office that day knowing that I had someone on my side. Raymond is indeed busy, but that is becasue he has many clients who trust him. I am one of those. No matter his work load, he always kept me in the loop. I was in Tacoma and he was In Seattle. Still he kept his word and worked very hard. He is both professional and kind. I truly felt as though there was a light at the end of the tunnel. He worked for me and I would reccommend him to anyone who is looking for a trustworthy attorney willing fight for what is right and just. Raymond, Thank you so much!!
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
Ray Ejarque recently represented me on a DUI charge in King County. Make no mistake, fighting a DUI here is an extremely tough & trying process, and the State of Washington - unlike many other states - does not have a provision that allows even first-time DUI offenders to avoid a criminal record. That said, all through the 7-month process, Ray (and his very capable associate Sarah Delanty) kept me informed of the many events in my case and provided very valuable advice about what I needed to do & what the process would entail. With Ray's guidance, we won my DOL civil hearing, which meant that initially my license would not be suspended for 90 days. (Caution: your mileage may vary, as Ray pointed out that only a small % of defendants win the civil case, since the hearing officer can only consider narrow legal aspects.)
The criminal case is very daunting, but again Ray led me every step of the way, offering his best guidance on how we could proceed & what outcomes were possible. He didn't over-promise - the reality is that now in King County, it is very difficult to beat a DUI; i.e., to escape with no criminal record. Besides the tough (some might say draconian) Washington State DUI laws, a main reason is that hundreds - or more - DUI BACs were tossed out by the courts due to a ruling that lasted for two years. So it seems that KC prosecutors are perhaps making up a bit for lost convictions by being tougher on negotiations now, even on first time offenders, with no prior record of any kind, as I was.
The bottom line is that Ray Ejarque is a true professional that went to bat for me very conscientiously & aggressively, and I'm convinced he got me the best settlement possible. While I do have a simple misdemeanor record now, Ray was able to get my case bargained down twice from DUI - not a trivial matter! - and I ultimately received no license suspension and was not required to get high-risk insurance - which is very costly.
I highly recommend Ray Ejarque for anyone who is unfortunate enough to be going through the DUI process in King County.
Posted by LeeRoy
Raymond got me out of quite a jam--Hit and Run is serious business. He made me comfortable throughout the court process. I am 78 years old with no criminal record--Ray allowed me to keep it that way! I am so grateful.
He answered all of my questions, and seemed to go out of his way to get the best outcome possible. I will always have a special place in my heart for Ray.