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John Michael Brangwin

John Michael Brangwin

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Car Accidents, Workers Compensation, Speeding & Traffic Ticket… more 

About Me

John graduated with honors from Gonzaga University with a Juris Doctorate degree. He is admitted to practice in all Washington State courts. His focus is criminal defense, DUIs, and injury cases.  John is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, and is certified in the NHTSA Field Sobriety Tests and the BAC DataMaster.  He is a member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Washington State Association for Justice.  John's peers have recognized him as a Rising Star, through WA Law & Politics magazine, in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    18 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    18 years
  3. Car Accidents: 15%
    18 years
  4. Workers Compensation: 6%
    18 years
  5. Other: 8%
  6. More 


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

12 total 

  • Scott Emmett Wonder

    John Brangwin and I have worked on a number of cases involving co-defendants together, and I am also able to call him my friend. He has been (and will no doubt continue to be) a pleasure to work with. To those accused of a crime, he provides technical expertise, extensive national training, local knowledge, and client sensitivity, all of which enable him to achieve favorable results for his clients while counseling them through the difficult and challenging process of fighting a DUI. His results in the cases on which we have worked together have been excellent, and I unhesitatingly recommend him to those charged with DUIs in north central Washington.


    Scott Wonder DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Linda Medeiros Callahan

    When folks from Wenatchee call my office looking for representation, I always send them to John Brangwin. I know John will provide excellent representation because I see him at national seminars where cutting-edge defense strategies are taught. From what I have observed through conversations with him, his skill as a lawyer is surpassed only by the compassion he has for his clients.


    Linda Callahan DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Woods & Brangwin, PLLC

517 N Mission St
Ste 2A
Wenatchee, WA, 98801-6653

Woods & Brangwin, PLLC

Ephrata & Moses Lake
Moses Lake, WA, 98837

Woods & Brangwin, PLLC

Okanogan & Omak
Omak, WA, 99941

Po Box 4378
Wenatchee, WA, 98807-4378




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
"Supervisor" In-service training program for the Alco-Sensor FSTIntoximters Inc.2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarN/A2007
BAC DataMaster Certificate of Competency National Patent Analytical Systems, Inc.2006
Rising StarN/A2006
Taser CertificationChelan County Regional Jail2005
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing PractitionerNHTSA instructors: Walden, Platt & Assoc.2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Woods & Brangwin, PLLC2002 - Present
Bell Law Office, PLLC1997 - 2001

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chelan-Douglas County Bar AssociationPresident2014 - Present
Chelan-Douglas County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2013 - 2014
DataMaster CDM--Serial No. 130018--National Patent Analytical Systems, Inc.Owner2012 - Present
Alco Sensor FST Portable Breath Test (PBT) Instrument--Serial No. 047254--Intoximeters, Inc.Owner2010 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysBoard Member2010 - Present
WSBA Court Rules & Procedures CommitteeMember2009 - 2010
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Washington Young Lawyers DivisionPresident2006 - 2007
WSBA Character & Fitness BoardMember2006 - 2009
Washington Young Lawyers DivisionPresident-Elect2005 - 2006
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2005 - Present
DataMaster--Serial No. 921086--National Patent Analytical Systems, Inc.Owner2004 - Present
Alco-Sensor III Portable Breath Test units--Intoximeters, Inc.Owner2004 - Present
Kustom Trooper Radar Unit--Serial No. K16492--Kustom Signal, Inc.Owner2004 - Present
WSBA Court Rules CommitteeMember2004 - 2006
Washington Young Lawyers DivisionTrustee1999 - 2005
Kiwanis International, Wenatchee Downtown ClubMember1998 - 2004
Chelan-Douglas County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Washington Defenders AssociationMember and Frequent Speaker1997 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysSustaining MemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Head On Collision Settled for $300,000Settled
Appeal reverses lower court decision on Negligent DrivingVictory
Domestic Violence Case DismissedCase Dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Wenatchee WorldTrouble with ignition interlocks2011
Wenatchee WorldGive that juror a medal2010
Woods & Brangwin PLLC Web ArticleNew Breath Test Machine for Washington State2010
Woods & Brangwin PLLC Web ArticleDone Right, The First Time2009
De NovoPres. Col. -- Goodbye, Farewell, Amen2007
De NovoPres. Col. -- It's a Numbers Game2007
De NovoPresident's Column -- IQ2007
De NovoThe WYLD Position on the Proposed Legal Technician Rule2006
ABA's The Young LawyerArranging to Get Paid2004

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College for DUI DefenseDUI Summer Session, Cambridge MACertificate2005
Gonzaga University School of LawWith HonorsJD - Juris Doctor1997
Central Washington UniversityLaw & JusticeBA1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Zealous Advocacy for All: Going Above and Beyond in Misdemeanor DefenseEthical Limits of Zealous Advocacy2013
The Essentials of Handling DUI and DOL CasesBAC Machines2011
Drinking Lab & DataMaster DemonstrationObservation of the effects of alcohol consumption on the human body. Demonstration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and the DataMaster Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing Instrument.2008
WDA Annual Spring ConferenceDUI Kung Fu2007
The Basics of DUI DefenseDataMaster Basics2007
The 2AM DUI CallDUI calls2007
Lawyers Assistance Program 10th Annual ConferenceLaw Office Management2007
DUIs in a Post [City of Fircrest v.] Jensen WorldSucessful Motions to Supress Breath Test Evidence2007
DUI & Traffic Law UpdateDUI & Traffic Law2004