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Jeff is a former Prosecuting Attorney and is an experienced trial lawyer who limits his practice to the areas of Personal Injury, DUI and Criminal Defense. Jeff is the author of "Defending DUI's-A Defense Perspective", which is a reference book published for attorneys in the "Law and Practice Manual" attorney Deskbook Series. Jeff has also been honored with the distinction of being named a "Top 100" Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers and a "Rising Star" by Law & Politics Magazine and named to the "Who's Who in Criminal & DUI Defense 2007-2012.  Jeff was previously elected by his peers to serve as President of the Northwest Academy of DUI Defense, an invitation only group made up of some of the State's pre-eminent DUI Attorneys. 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
    21 years, 1.4 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    20 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    21 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-35%), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert James Ault

    I am very familiar with Jeff's work & can say, w/o question, that he is an excellent attorney. Jeff is an extremely knowledgeable, tenacious advocate with a commanding court presence. I have learned a great deal from Jeff & believe one can't put themselves in a better position than with Mr. Veitch as their attorney. I cannot recommend him more highly.

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    Robert Ault DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    Alexandra Gonzalez-Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Veitch Law Firm

502 West 7th Street
Erie, PA, 16502

Veitch, Ault & Associates

1 Lake Bellevue Way, Suite 207
Bellevue, WA, 98005

Veitch, Ault & Associates

20102 Cedar Valley Rd. Suite 104
Lynnwood, WA, 98036

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive199607/16/2016
PAActive199504/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 10 Pennsylvania Defense Attorneys for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Who's Who in Criminal Defense & DUI LawWashington Law & Politics2010
Who's Who in Criminal Defense & DUI LawWashington Law & Politics2009
Who's Who in Criminal Defense & DUI LawWashington Law & Politics2008
Who's Who in Criminal Defense & DUI LawWashington Law & Politics2007
Rising StarN/A2001
Rising StarN/A2000
Deans ListCapital University Law & Graduate Center1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentThe Veitch Law Firm2002 - Present
PartnerMelaragno, Placidi, Parini & Veitch2014 - 2014
PartnerVeitch, Gaston & Kennedy2003 - 2005
AttorneyHayne, Fox & Bowman2000 - 2003
ProsecutorCity of Seattle Prosecuting Attorney's Office1997 - 1999
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Institute of Criminal Law AttorneysMember2014 - Present
The National Trial LawyersMember2014 - Present
Erie County Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Northwest Academy for DUI DefensePast-President2004 - Present
Northwest Academy for DUI DefenseFounding Member2004 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2001 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
Citizens For Judicial ExcellenceGold Member2007 - 2009
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Law and Practice Manual Deskbook SeriesDefending DUI's-A Defense Perspective2010
Washington Law and Practice Manual Deskbook SeriesDefending DUI's-A Defense Perspective2009
Washington Law and Practice Manual Deskbook SeriesDefending DUI's-A Defense Perspective2008
Washington Law and Practice Manual Deskbook SeriesDefending DUI's-A Defense Perspective2007
Washington Law and Practice Manual Deskbook SeriesDefending DUI's-A Defense Perspective2006
Washington Law and Practice Manual Deskbook SeriesDefending DUI's-A Defense Perspective2005
Washington Law and Practice Manual Deskbook SeriesDefending DUI's-A Defense Perspective2004
Washington Law and Practice Manual Deskbook SeriesDefending DUI's-A Defense Perspective2003
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Trial News"Estopped" (Collateral Estopple and the Department of Licensing)2002
Washington Law and Practice Manual Deskbook SeriesDefending DUI's-A Defense Perspective2002
Alternatives To TrialKCBA "Nuts and Bolts" Seminar Materials2001
A Legislative and Case Law UpdateDefending DUI's'-Wa Foundation for Criminal Justice-Seminar MaterialsN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Mercyhurst CollegeBusiness & HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
King County Bar AssociationNuts and Bolts2001
Washington Foundation for Criminal JusticeDefending DUI'sN/A