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In over 30 years of practicing law, my career is 100% DUI defense ranging from representing the accused in court, speaking at seminars teaching other attorneys about DUI defense, authoring the book Defending DUIs in Washington, to providing words of advice to folks who find themselves charged with DUI. I have represented people from all walks of life, from high profile professional athletes to corporate executives, to regular folks like you and me. I tell each of my clients to "take this case off your shoulders and put it onto mine." I know what to do to help. In every case I taylor my representation to achieving the client's goals. In some cases, that means saving a job or a career. In other cases, staying out of jail and preserving the license are the most important. In all cases, I give 100% to provide the best representation, knowing what is at stake for my client. If i represent you, you will get honest, accurate advice, and an attorney who will fight for you.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    34 years, 2 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (90 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Nathan L Webb

    When the topic of DUI defense comes up, it is impossible not to immediately refer Jon Fox. He literally wrote the book on DUI Defense in Washington and has represented clients facing DUI charges for over 25 years. His personable demeanor and astonishing knowledge in the area of DUI defense in Washington continues to amaze. If you are searching for the most experienced DUI attorney who will absolutely turn over ever stone in your defense and utilize today’s technology to its utmost, you need look no further than Jon. He is, without question, your first choice when searching for a DUI lawyer in Washington State.


    Nathan Webb Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William C. Head

    I have known Jon Fox for most of his legal career and have followed the trail of court victories he has achieved for nearly a quarter of a century. A dedicated researcher and writer, Jon has parlayed these talents into consistently out-working the prosecutors he faces in oder to give his DUI clients an edge. No person hiring Jon would be disappointed in his zeal to win. William C. Head Atlanta, GA


    William Head DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Fox Law Firm

1700 7th Ave
Suite 2100
Seattle, WA, 98101



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2015
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2014
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2013
SuperlawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
2010 Top LawyersSeattle Metropolitan Magazine2010
SuperlawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2010
Top 25 Criminal Defense/DUI Lawyers in WashingtonWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
SuperlawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Top 25 Criminal Defense/DUI AttorneyWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
SuperlawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Commendation - Realistic Training for Tpr. CadetsWashington State Patrol2007
AV Peer RatedN/A2006
Certificate of Appreciation - Contribution to JusticeN/A2006
Expert AuthorEzineArticles.com2005
Appreciation - Outstanding PresentationAlaska Public Defender Conference2003
Distinguished ServiceN/A1997
Certificate of Recognition - Educational TrainingN/A1997
Certificate of AppreciationWashington State Bar Assn. Crim. Law Section1995
Certificate of Appreciation - Contribution to JusticeN/A1990
Certificate of Appreciation - Educational ContributionN/A1988
Certificate of Appreciation - Educational ContributionN/A1987
Certificate of Appreciation - Highway Traffic SafetyWashington State Traffic Safety Commission1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalThe Fox Law Firm2011 - Present
PartnerFox Bowman Duarte2001 - 2010
PartnerHayne Fox Bowman1996 - 2001
PartnerCowan Hayne & Fox1986 - 1996
PartnerWalker & Fox1984 - 1986
AssociateLaw Offices of Anthony M. D'Anna1982 - 1984
AssociateLaw Offices of Harry Delizonna1980 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Northwest Academy for DUI DefenseFounding Member1998 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseFounding Member1995 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysFounding Member1987 - Present
Washington Foundation for Criminal JusticeMember1987 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2007 - 2011
Northwest Academy for DUI DefensePresident1998 - 1999
Washington State Bar Association Criminal Law SectionChair1993 - 1994
Washington State Bar Association Criminal Law SectionMember1990 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City v. JonesCourt Declares Traffic Stop Illegal
State v. AnonymousAmended to Infraction
State v. AnonymousCase dismissed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Defending DUIs in Washington - Book (Lexis/Nexis)Defending DUIs in Washington2008
Web: DUIdefense.comWashington DUI Laws Toughest in the Nation2007
FBD on the Web"Drugged Driving" Defense and Prosecution DRE Explained2007
FBD on the WebThe Impact of a DUI on your Job2007
EzineArticles.comDrunk Diving Can Ruin Your Career2005
UnknownHarsher Laws for 20042004
WSTLA Trial NewsDUI Sentencing Scheme Ruled Unconstitutional2003
WSTLA Trial NewsPower Grab: The New Ignition Interlock Law2003
WSTLA Trial NewsTips from the Trenches: Mining for Motions2002
WSTLA Trial NewsUpdate: DataMaster Thermometers2001
WSTLA Trial NewsThermometer Debacle: DataMaster 20012001
WSTLA Trial NewsStop the Suspension2001
WSTLA Trial NewsMaximum Jeopardy2001
UnknownState Used DUI Defendants as Guinea Pigs2001
WSTLA Trial NewsE-Probation2000
WSTLA Trial NewsTips from the Trenches2000
UnknownState Supreme Court Justice Criticizes DUI Law2000
WSTLA Trial NewsTips and Traps in DUI Defense1999
UnknownYou Might Have a Prior DUI and Not Know It1998
UnknownElectronic Home Detention1998
WSTLA Trial NewsA New Code for DWI Breath Testing1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of California - DavisEconomicsN/A1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2015 Clallam Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers CLE Bonanza2015 DUI/Marijuana Law Update2015
WFCJ Defending DUIs - DraegerPreparing for Draeger Breath Test Machine2014
Clallam County Northwest Justice ProjectDUI Law Update for 20132013
Criminal Justice InstituteA New Breath Test Machine for Washington State2012
Clallam County LegalWhat's New in DUI Defense2012
Defending DUIs Seminar 2011Draeger 9510 Washington's New Device2011
Parents, Teens and the LawTeens and Criminal law2010
Parents Teens and the LawTeens and the Law: License and Punishment2010
Defending DUIs Seminar 2010Washington's New Breath Test Machine - Draeger 95102010
2010 Judicial DUI RegionalExamining the Draeger 9510 Breath Test Device2010
Trial Skills - Jury SelectionJury Selection Techniques - Truth or Dare2009
Powerpoint for Trial LawyersPowerpoint for Trial Lawyers2009
Parents Teens & The LawDUI/Criminal Law; Youth and Parents2009
2009 Judicial DUI ForumsField Sobriety Testing - Defense Perspective2009
What Every Lawyer Should Know About DUI LawsDUI Essentials for General Practice Attorneys2008
Criminal Justice InstituteField Sobriety Tests and BAC DataMaster2008
Top Trial TipsTop Tips - Demonstrative Evidence/Powerpoint2007
Criminal Justice InstituteSelected DUI Issues/Developments 20072007
Forensics: Effective ChallengesEffective Courtroom Presentation of Forensic Challenges2006
DUI Issues Update for JudgesField Sobriety Testing, Legality of Police Detentions2006
Defending DUIs "The Constitution Under Fire"DRE (Drug Recognition Experts) Debunked2006
Washington State DUI Laws ExplainedComplex DUI Laws and Procedure Explained2005
DUI DefenseHigh Tech Demonstrative Evidence2005
Defending DUIsEvolving Juror Attitudes and Jury Selection2005
WSP Trooper Cadet Training - Session LecturerCourtroom Forensics2004
Seattle Police Department Session LecturerCourtroom Forensics2004
Defending DUIsTips from the Trenches2004
DUI Law Update for JudgesDUI Law Update2003
Defending DUIs - The New DataMaster CDMBreath Testing Technology and Challenges Explained2003
DUI Law Update for JudgesDUI Law Update2002
Defending DUIsCross Examination of Breath Test Expert2002
Defending DUIsWorst Case Scenarios - Survival Tactics2001
Defending DUIsHigh Tech on a Low Budget2000
WACDL Criminal Law SeminarJury Selection in these Trying Times1999
Defending DUIs SeminarDrug Recognition Experts and Voodoo Science1999
Defending DUIs SeminarThe DataMaster on Trial: Back to Basics1998
Defending DUIsShell Game: The New DataMaster1997
Trial MastersThe Machine and How it Works1996
Defending DUIsSummation in a DUI Case1996
Defending DUIsCross of Arresting Officer1995
Defending DUIsJury Instructions and Summation1994
District/Municipal Judges AssociationScience and the New Due Process1993
Defending DUIsDemonstrative Evidence1993
Defending DUIsSummation - The Doubt Emerges1992
Defending DUIsDemystifying the DataMaster1991
Defending DUIsA New Breath Testing Program for Washington State1990
Defending DUIsCross-Examination of the State's Expert1987