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Vernon A. Smith

DUI and DWI Attorney at Bellevue, WA

5.0   21 reviews

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Criminal defense attorney with over 3000 DUI and criminal cases. Practice focused on DUI defense and appeals since 1991. Board Certified in DUI Defense from the National College for DUI Defense. Graduate, National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Certified in NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and trained on the BAC Datamaster. Guest speaker at numerous DUI defense training seminars over last 20 years.


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Biography of Vernon A. Smith
I have been defending those accused of DUIs for most of my 20 plus year career in the law, first as a public defender and since ’91 in private practice. I am not only one of the founding members of the National College for DUI Defense, but I am also one of the first lawyers in the nation to be Board Certified in DUI defense by that organization.* I am one of only 3 lawyers so certified in Washington currently.I am also a member of the following organizations:
  • The Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Board of Governors, 2001-2002)
  • The Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, a state organization dedicated to DUI defense
  • Washington State Bar Association
A 1975 graduate of Johns Hopkins University, and recipient of a law degree from the University of Puget Sound Law School (Magna Cum Laude 1987), I have over 20 years experience defending DUIs. I have well earned my reputation as a tenacious trial advocate in well over 1,000 DUI and criminal cases, beginning as a Staff Attorney for the Seattle-King County Public Defenders Association and in over 15 years of private practice. In addition to being a graduate of the rigorous National Institute for Trial Advocacy, I was certified in administering Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in 1996, and again in 2001. I was named "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics in 2006, 2007, and 2008. I am recognized by my colleagues as a seasoned DUI defense pro. I have lectured or conducted workshops for other lawyers on such diverse topics as "Cross-examination of the Arresting Officer," "The DataMaster," "Cross-examination of the State's Breath Test Expert," "Jury Selection in DUI Cases," "Winning Administrative License Suspension Hearings Before the Department of Licensing," and on the significant changes in Washington's DUI laws over the years.I have received Certificates of Appreciation or Recognition from the following organizations:
  • The National College for DUI Defense
  • The University of Washington Law School Foundation
  • The Northwest College for DUI Defense
  • The Washington Foundation For Criminal Justice
  • The Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
  • The Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
I am also a commercial rated pilot, a former certified flight and instrument flight instructor, and an aerobatics flight instructor. I have also been a high school head lacrosse coach for the past 18 years. My wife Nancy and I have 3 children and six grandchildren.
State WA
Status Voluntarily Resigned
Acquired 1987
Updated 11/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Vernon A. Smith
400 - 108th Ave. N.E.
Suite 500
Bellevue, WA, 98004-5890

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Posted by John | October 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
From hopeless to DUI free!
The day I got my DUI was one of the worst of my life. I felt like I had no chance of getting the DUI off my record and I would have to live with it for the rest of my life. Being young and not having a lot of money, I nearly went the Public Defender route, but after talking with friends and family two of them recommended Vern. After a consultation we worked out an affordable payment plan and he assured me based on my case that we had a shot at getting it dismissed. Throughout the process Vern kept me updated on everything I would need to know and prepare for when my case went to trial. On the day of my testimony, about a month before I was set to go to trial, Vern showed me why he had come so well recommended. He was relentless in arguing my case and I couldn't have been more relieved to hear the words "this case will be dismissed" come from the judge. I never would have thought this outcome was possible, but all along the way Vern showed me it was and why we were going to get it off my record. An enormous weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I truly owe that to the hard work of Vern!
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2014
Thorough and professional handling and a positive outcome. A superb advocate I'd recommend without hesitation
Vern represented me on a DUI case which was dismissed as a result of his thorough and detailed handling. I would recommend Vern, without hesitation, to anyone in a similar situation. He took great pains to prepare me and my case. Immediately, he had me write down what happened, in detail. This was vital for both of us. Then he explained the procedures we'd go through, and the possible and likely outcomes. He had me proactively take the drug assessment and attend the one-day counselling and training, obtain a copy of my driving record, and prepare to get the driving interlock in place for the administrative suspension. Vern warned me that, despite a relatively low BAC (.099), that the state was pursuing DUI convictions aggressively. Although a plea was likely, it was by no means guaranteed. In the event, the prosecutor did not offer a plea and Vern presented motions for dismissal. The motions process was (to me) where Vern really shone. He prepared me ethically and well. At no time did he suggest I share anything but the facts, but he did tell me to be clear and straightforward. He had minutely examined the arrest report and -- during the motions hearing -- very painstakingly questioned me and the arresting officer. He raised a number of objections to the state's case (some detailed items on the stop, the Field Sobriety test and the BAC test process; some more obscure points regarding the law) and in the end, the judge upheld these objections and dismissed the case. At all times, Vern kept me informed. If anything, he kept my expectations low and the result was both a surprise and a relief. I cannot recommend him more highly.
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2014
Great Lawyer!
Vern was great. I had one prior DUI (had a PD at the time) and I couldn't afford another. He never pressured me to take a deal and he took the time to explain the pros and cons of each offer. After months of negotiations, the DUI charge was reduced. I highly recommend Vern Smith. He was patient, compassionate and understanding AND always answered my questions promptly!
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Posted by Stephen | March 31, 2014
Great, professional Attorney!
I hired Vern after receiving my dui and he handled every step of the process in an expert and professional manner! He was always very kind, showed up to court early and sent me a reminder, and was always over prepared. Vern got my case completely dismissed. It was obvious that he was well respected by prosecutors, fellow lawyers, and judges. I highly recommend his services!
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2014
Had the misfortune of forgetting my firearm in my bag before boarding a plane! Vern Smith took care of it brilliantly!
I was a first year UW student, heading from Seattle to Hawaii for some much needed sun. I had recently brought my pistol up (properly and legally) from Florida to Seattle. In a hurry to catch my flight, I had forgot to take the handgun out of my bag (it was still in it's FAA approved safe/carrier). I went through security with a Glock 9mm in my carry on! Can you get any more dense than that? Of course, it took all of 30 seconds before police started racing to the security point and before they could ask me a question I realized what was happening. After missing my flight, the port police had clearly wanted to question me. I answered a few basic questions before letting them know I wasn't a criminal and that I was uncomfortable speaking without an attorney. I received charges 2 weeks later in the mail. Vern Smith came HIGHLY recommended so I setup an appointment. He agreed to take the case, and after watching him walk into the courtroom, I knew I had a well respected attorney. He knew EVERYONE, and EVERYONE had absolute respect for Vern. Most impressive was how much the judge seemed to respect Vern. It was alsmost as though MR. Smith was His Honor. After 30 minutes in the courtroom, I walked out with the charges dismissed. I had to agree to a minor amount of community service for my stupidity, but a clean record was the result! You will not find an attorney that is more highly regarded, and capable! If Vern Smith says he will take your case, it's because he is confident that he can help you! He will not take your money if he doesn't feel he can make a difference! Don't get me wrong, if he takes your money, it won't be the lowest cut rate around! You will pay a premium that's well worth it!
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Posted by Janet | September 2, 2013
Vigilant, Very Respected Whithin the Legal Community, Extremely Knowledgable!
I found myself in the unfortunate position of having 2 outstanding DUI warrants dating back to 1998 and 1999. I had used Vern in the past as counsel and went right to him after my arrest in April of 2013 for these very old charges. Vern is so knowledgeable, competent, and was vigilant in his defense of me and always made me feel confident that we would get a favorable outcome in my case. In the end, he was able to get both charges reduced and the judgement was quite minimal considering I was facing some serious jail time along with other very costly requirement that go along with DUI. Vern fought hard for me and was able to get a very reasonable deal considering the Prosecutor wanted to throw the book at me and did not want to deal at all! I would recommend Vern 1000% for anyone facing these difficult circumstances, and know that he will work extremely hard for you, is always accessible, and will always keep you informed every step of the way. I was also very impressed with the respect shown to him by the other attorneys, prosecutors and Judges and the rapport that Vern has developed within the legal community is to be admired! Just know, when choosing a DUI attorney, Vern Smith IS THE BEST!
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2012
Greatest and Best in the Northwest
Like any ordinary human being, people make mistakes. So often they are made twice. That's exactly what happened to me. I had a prior DUI in which I was on a probationary period. I was pulled over and got a 0.81! My previous lawyer had gotten my first charge down to Reckless, however this second charge was WAY more serious. Vern was extremely professional, and set the facts straight. I had the toughest Judge in Lynwood. Vern was very communicative and thorough in his work, and promptly on time to every hearing. Because of Vern I was able to get it down to a stipulation of continuance of 24 months, down to a Neg 2! A traffic ticket! Without Vern, I would be in some serious trouble. This man has all the right connections in the Northwest and just by his presence in the court you can see the prosecutors, judges and fellow lawyers respect him. I highly recomend his services
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2012
Vern Smith is the best DUI attorney in the Seattle area
I have used Vern on 3 DUI cases and 2 were dismissed and 1 was negotiated down to a negligent driving. In 2 cases during the motion part of the hearings he proved succesfully that the Police had no right to pull me over and sighted Supreme Court cases. Vern is very intelligent, professional and hard working. He also explained all of my options thouroughly and is an excellent communicator and does follow up. He likes to play hardball with the prosecutors and will not give in to accepting a plea bargain deal unless he feels it is in your best interest. More importantly he knows most of the prosecutors and judges and they respect him and his abilities and they know they have their hands full when they come up against him. I do not anticipate using Vern again as I cannot drink and drive as it is to risky. But if I were you I would look no further and go visit with Vern as you will not be sorry that you did. Plus his fees are reasonable and more than competitive.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2011
I don't believe you can hire a better DUI lawyer in Washington
Vern Smith has the experience and expertise I was looking for to defend me on my second DUI charge in a decade. The previously DUI lawyer I hired sold me on his ability in the interview but the moment he got my check he began trying to convince me to take a plea deal. This was not the case with Mr. Smith. I did a significant amount of research before I came to the decision to hire Vern Smith as I wanted a lawyer that was going to work hard on my case all the way through trial. Long story short; Due to Mr. Smith's experience the D.O.L. licensing case was Dismissed. The result of the Motions hearing due to Vern's extensive knowledge was that we won 4 of 6 motions. And finally in the end Vern stood by me for nearly 6 hours as the jury deliberated before retuning a verdict of NOT GUILTY. All through the 7 month process I could tell that Vern was very well respected by the other defense Lawyers in the court rooms, was respected by and well liked by the Judges we dealt with, and was definitely respected by, (and my have been intimidating to), the prosecutors who doubled up to take on Vern. I hope to never have the need again but for anyone else I recommend Vern 1000%
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Posted by Todd | March 3, 2011
Unsurpassed DUI Defense!
Contacting Vernon A. Smith was one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made. He was very responsive and kept me well informed, while minimizing the amount of time I had to spend dealing with the issue in and out of court. Vern’s ability to minimize the disruption to my life was absolutely fantastic, and greatly appreciated by me, since I have a ridiculously busy life. The legal process, my options and the possible likely outcomes of those options were clearly explained to me, and updated as the case progressed. Vern’s dedication and expertise were absolutely vital. I had a rather complicated case and Vern knew exactly how to deal with it. He expertly assessed and responded to the situation every step of the way. He is very professional, and has excellent technical knowledge which he applies and explains with great skill. Vern’s abilities in the courtroom were amazing to watch; he knew exactly what to say, as well as when and how to say it. Thanks to him the charges against me were dismissed, and I will never forget the skill with which he was able to dismantle the prosecution’s case. I’m sure that everybody else in court that day was wishing that Vern was there to defend them. And I know that I am one of many people who are quite thankful to Vern for getting the best results possible. His knowledge of DUI law is astounding, and I doubt that you will be able to find anyone with more knowledge in that particular area. Furthermore, his abilities to minimize his clients stress and fight for them in the courtroom are unsurpassed in my experience. So if you find yourself in need of legal services I would absolutely recommend that you call Vern right away. If you are facing serious consequences you really shouldn't risk it with anyone else!
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Posted by Erin | April 27, 2010
Vernon A. Smith, is without a doubt, the most accomplished lawyer I have had the privilege to work with.
When it became clear, at the 25th hour, that my client was going to need representation far beyond the scope of the public defenders office, I called Vernon A. Smith as was recommended to me by another colleague. Both he and I were unsure as to whether the court would allow a change in representation at such a late date. Vernon agreed to take the case, contingent upon whether the court allowed him to step in. Vern immediately started making the necessary calls, making his presence known both to the public defenders office, and the prosecutors. The following week, we all went to court. Vern not only had himself made Primary Council, but brought with him new information on my clients case, that had been overlooked in the initial preliminary motions. This information, made it mandatory for the court to lower one of the charges, to a lesser charge, and in the end find my client Not Guilty on all other charges. Mr. Smith is Schooled in all there is to know about DUI/DWI legal-ease. More importantly however, is his ability to read people and situations. It is this gift, which makes him truly extraordinary at his profession. To say that Vern is a Master of his Craft, would be a vast understatement. I whole heartedly recommend Vernon A. Smith to all in need of the best.
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Posted by BJ | January 23, 2010
Very PROFESSIONAL Lawyer
I became in contact with Vern Smith the morning after i was pulled over for driving under the influence. Vern assured me that he would do everything possible to get the results that both he and i wanted; I knew that we were on the same page. Throughout the process of the case, Vern was very responsive to any need that i had or any questions that I needed answered. He kept me very well informed of everything that i needed to do to make this process go as smoothly as possible. (ie, classes, appointments, court hearings) Not only would he get the proper paper work out in a timely manner, but he would follow up with a phone call to make sure everything was taking care of. In the court room, Vern was the ultimate professional in every sense of the word. He got me the results that i needed, and I'am sure that he will get you the results that you need as well. It is very apparent that Mr Smith is very well respected by his co-workers, and by the judges that he has worked with. In my opinion, Vern Smith is one of the best DUI defense lawyers int the entire state.
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2010
Excellent Lawyer...Excellent Results
My father, also a lawyer, referred me to Vern. I’ll go give him a hug right now for that referral. I faced a DUI with a refusal; I failed the sobriety tests and also had numerous verbal altercations with the officers. Needless to say, my police report was a painful sight. Worst of all, it was in Bellevue which offered basically nothing in the way of plea bargains. People told me I was wasting my money hiring an attorney. They were wrong. Vern set up a motions hearing where he made the officer look utterly ridiculous. The hardest thing I had to do was not crack a smile. We won the motion in addition to the DOL hearing which had looked dismal as well. In the end, my license was never suspended and I left my spot in jail available for some poor person who didn’t hire Vern.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2010
Excellent Professional Service & Respectful and Friendly Attention
I met Dr. Smith in a very difficult situation, and I can tell he not only guided me on the process and got the best posible result, but also helped me to endure the stressful days. I really thank Dr. Smith for his serious and professional work and I can tell that he is the man I will recommend to anyone who needs a good lawyer.
Posted by Adam | September 16, 2009
The man for the Job.
Simply put, Vern Smith is the man for your DUI concerns. I recently needed Mr. Smith's expertise in a DUI case. I sat down with many potential lawyers and had them review the specifics of my case and all of them recommended that I take my concerns to Vern. I immediately called Mr. Smith and was promptly given a time to meet face to face. I was impressed with Vern's professionalism and ability to explain the legal process and the expectations of my case. I hired Vern on the spot. The entire legal process was handled flawlessly. I am very thankful for Mr. Smith's efforts and expertise. If you need representation for a DUI look no further than Mr. Vern Smith. Thank You, Vern.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2009
GREAT Attorney
I would most definately recommend Mr. Smith. He is very informative, organized, confident, and trustworthy. I felt very confident having him as my attorney and would never go elsewhere for representation. He also successfuly completed my case to where we wanted to be!
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2009
Respected by Colleagues, Judges and Prosecutors
Vern has defended my wife and I in separate DUI cases and neither of us have a DUI on our record. In my case, I failed field sobriety tests and blew a .22. I was guilty. I was also involved in a boating accident where, while in command of a large power boat, I collided with a dark blue sailing vessel with dark blue sails that was improperly lighted at night. Naturally the state saw fit to prosecute the big bad power boat that “ran into” to poor little sail boat. In this case I was not impaired and the fact that there was no field sobriety test or blood alcohol test worked both for and against me. While there was no evidence of guilt, there was no evidence of innocence either. The state accused me of Boating While Under the Influence and then, on the day the trial began, added the charge of Reckless Endangerment. The case went to jury trial and after Vern shot gaping holes in all nine of the prosecution’s witnesses including three police officers and mopped the court room floor
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2009
Good Solid Advice
Got a DUI. Vern was referred by a friend, I called Vern. He handled everything correctly. I was a no blow and got a reckless driving tickets no DUI and NO LOSS OF DRIVING FOR A YEAR! Vern even said on my next DUI he could get deferment. Sorry Vern!!! You aren't going to see/hear from me again unless it is from referrals! Do yourself a favor make the call to Vern.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2009
Recommending Vern Smith
I highly recommend Vern Smith to anyone that is currently facing a charge of DUI, or other potential ramifications due to drinking and driving. Vern represented me during 2008. He was there every step of the way, and was always honest and up front with regards to the options that I had. He’s persistent, professional, and has years of experience to assist his clients, and that certainly provided me comfort while he was my legal representation. Like everyone else in this predicament I researched and interviewed several potential lawyers, yet after having gone through all of it, I am relieved that I elected to go with Vern.
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2009
HANDS DOWN, THE ABSOLUTE BEST DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN WASHINGTON STATE!
I have had the severe misfortune of having to use MR. Smith 3 times since 2004. The good news is that in 3 DUI arrests, I do not even have 1 DUI on my record thanks to Vern Smith! One of my arrests happened to be a high profile arrest involving my Ferrari F430 that was recorded coming across the 520 Bridge. Even though this arrest was played over and over in the local media for a week, Vern was still able to get my DUI charge dropped at trial. Most times paying a DUI attorney is sunken money. They do little if anything more for you than a public defendant. That is simply not the case with MR. Smith. Vern knows DUI's better than anyone in this state and it shows in the courtroom. During one of my Trials we went off the record and the judge commented to me: “you are very fortunate to have MR. Smith as your attorney; MR. Smith is a true professional. He is one of the best in the state at what he does, if not THE BEST!" That is a direct quote from the JUDGE! Hire Vern Smith!”.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Vernon A. Smith
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner
  • Cowan Smith Kirk Gaston
  • 1997 - 2008
  • Vernon A. Smith, Attorney at Law
  • 1991 - 1997
  • Hallmark, Keating & Abbott
  • 1990 - 1991
  • The Public Defenders Association
  • 1987 - 1989
  • U.S. Army
  • 1968 - 1971
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Education

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Board Certification
  • 2000
  • University of Puget Sound Law School
  • JD Magna Cum Laude
  • 1987
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • Bothel v. Guttschmidt
  • over 300 cases dismissed
  • State v. Knox
  • Challenge to DUI stop of sleeping driver on ferry.

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Founding Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
  • Participating Lawyer Panel
  • 1989 - Present
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
  • Participating Lawyer Panel Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • member, judicial screeing committee
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Board of Governors
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • liason to WSBA
  • 2001 - 2002
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1987 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Policitcs
  • 2012
  • Board Certification
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2006
  • Board Certification
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2005
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2003
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington Association for Criminal Justice
  • 2003
  • Board Certification
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2000
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 1996
  • Certificate of Distinction
  • University of Washington Law School Foundation
  • 1995
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 1994
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 1993
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1991
  • Diploma
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • 1988
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Speaking Engagements

  • DUI Defense Skills Certification Program
  • Cross of the BAC breath test technician
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (11)
Endorse Vernon
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Vernon. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vern is as tough of a lawyer as you will find. I have known him for 20 years and can attest to his ability to achieve results for his clients. He challenges prosecutors like no other. Figuratively, prosecutors who fight him always come away with a big black eye. He has fine tuned the craft of DUI defense. Dismissal and Neg. 1 are his middle names. I strongly encourage anyone seeking the assistance of a DUI attorney to call Vern. A real professional."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vern Smith is hard working, highly capable attorney who knows his way around a courtroom. Vern understands how to prepare, negotiate and try a case. Anyone who is represetned by Vern has one of the most professional and effective attorneys in this area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known of Vern's excellent work and stellar reputation for a number of years. Vern fights for his clients. He is tenacious, knowledgeable and effective. I endorse Vern without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vern is an excellent DUI attorney with a wealth of specialized knowledge about how to defeat the BAC machine. He is also an outstanding trial attorney, with over 20 years of criminal defense experience, and the respect of fellow lawyers and Judges. I endorse this lawyer's work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vern is a great lawyer. He is smart, ethical and dedicated to his clients. Most importantly, he gets great results for those he defends clients. As a colleague of Vern for many years I highly recommend him if you are in need of a DUI attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I unreservedly endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Vern Smith for the last ten years or so (we shared office space in Seattle for a while), and I can honestly say that Vern is one of the most knowledgable and hardworking DUI attorneys I have ever encountered. I have consulted with Vern on several DUI cases in the past, and in each of those occasions, Vern has provided excellent advice on how to handle the defense effectively. I would highly recommend Vern for any DUI defense case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vern is a FANTASTIC lawyer. He is creative, inovative and successful in his defenses for his clients. For an experienced advocate Vern is your man."
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Bellevue DUI and DWI Lawyer Vernon A. Smith
Vernon A. Smith
DUI and DWI Attorney
Bellevue, WA
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