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Roberto Alexandro Lim Yranela

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Roberto Yranela graduated with honors from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2007 with dual majors in Political Science and Psychology. In 2012, he graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law located in Valparaiso, Indiana.

While in law school, Roberto earned top grades in legal writing and research and has served as a legal writing teaching assistant for two years. He became active in the Student Bar Association and was later elected vice president of two prominent student organizations, the Law School Democrats and the Multicultural Law Student Association. At graduation, Roberto was awarded with an Honors Award for achieving a perfect 4.0 grade in Law and Economics and a Pro Bono Award for his many hours of helping to provide legal assistance to disadvantaged individuals.

Roberto has experience working in the field of labor and employment law and has helped to prepare class action law suits in Chicago, Illinois. He has worked as a law clerk for an Indiana State Superior Court judge assigned to the civil division handling contract, tort, and business entities disputes.  Roberto’s first practical exposure to the field of criminal law was when he interned with the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he worked in the Misdemeanor and Traffic Division. Roberto moved back to Washington State where he currently practices as an attorney. Today, Roberto enjoys working in the area of criminal and civil traffic defense and credits his diversity of perspective from his experiences at the prosecutor’s office as well as in other areas of the law.

On a personal note, Roberto was born in Quezon City, Philippines and has lived in Vancouver, B.C., Canada at an early age. He is familiar with the Tagalog (Filipino) language and has some proficiency in French. He likes fast cars, food, movies, and spending time with his family.


Languages spoken: Tagalog, English, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Chinese, Xiang, Chinese, Wu, Chinese, Min Nan, Chinese, Jinyu, Chinese, Hakka, Chinese, Gan

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Practice areas


  1. Speeding Ticket: 100%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark Magnus Larsson

    Roberto is a very intelligent and thorough attorney. He analyzes criminal cases and traffic tickets more deeply than any other attorney I know. It's due to this that he is always one of the most prepared attorneys for court hearings. I would highly recommend him for criminal defense and traffic tickets because if there is a way to fight them or an argument to be made he will find it. You can't go wrong with an attorney who analyzes and prepares as much as he does.


    Mark Larsson Family Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Antone Alfred Weber

    I have known Roberto since he began practice Traffic Law. He has shown himself very knowledgeable of the Law, the Courts, the Judges and the Prosecutors when I have observed his appearances. I can heartily recommend this attorney.


    Antone Weber Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Yranela & Associates

355 118th Ave Se Ste 200
Bellevue, WA, 98005

Yranela & Associates

909 1st Ave #100
Seattle, WA, 98104

Yranela & Associates

1911 SW Campus Dr
Federal Way, WA, 98023

Yranela & Associates

2602A S 38th St
Tacoma, WA, 98408



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2016 Spotlight Outstanding Professional AwardThumbtack.com2015
Client's Choice Award 2015AVVO2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
A RatingBetter Business Bureau (BBB)2015
Client's Choice Award 2014AVVO2014
Pro-Bono/Public Interest AwardValparaiso University School of Law2012
Law and Economics Award Hon AValparaiso University School of Law2012
Honor RollUniversity Of Washington2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerRoberto Yranela & Associates2015 - Present
Contract AttorneyTeamsters Union2013 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices Of Barbara A. Bowden2012 - 2015
Legal InternFarmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project2012 - 2012
Law ClerkLake County Superior Court Honorable Judge Schneider2011 - 2012
Legal InternVITA2011 - 2011
Legal Writing TAValparaiso University2010 - 2012
ProsecutorAllen County Prosecutor's Office2010 - 2011
Executive Board MemberUnited Food Commercial Worker's Union2008 - 2009
ManagerSafeway, Inc.2002 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business BureauMember2015 - Present
University of Washington School of LawMoot Court Honor Board Judge2014 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Teamsters UnionContract Attorney2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonLicensed Attorney2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Law School DemocratsVice President2011 - 2012
Multicultural Law Student AssociationVice President2011 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. v. Ddismissed
State v. Hamended to civil infraction with a $150 fine.
State v. Cdismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesWhat to do when pulled over for a traffic ticket.2015 Featured Attorney2015
AVVOAvvo Best Answer 20152015
AVVOAVVO Answers2013
AVVOAvvo Best answer 20132013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Valparaiso University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
University of WashingtonPsychology and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Appellate Advocacy CompetitonABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition2015
Cai Law SeminarDUI, Reckless Driving, and Criminal Driving Citations2015
Cai Law SeminarTraffic Tickets, what to do when pulled over by a police officer2015
ABA NAAC CompetitionRegional Moot Court Competition2015
University of Washington School of LawMock Trial2014
Oral Advocacy Skills SeminarHow to effectively anticipate and answer questions in oral argument2012