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Sarah D Cho

DUI and DWI Attorney at Bellevue, WA

5.0   47 reviews

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About Sarah

Learn Sarah’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    All criminal offenses including DUI, Theft, Malicious Mischief, Assault, Ignition Interlock Violation

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%

Sarah Cho graduated with honors from Seattle University School of Law. She quickly focused her passion for fighting for people's rights, and she enjoys helping her clients. Sarah is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 

Sarah is also trained and qualified to perform Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) according to National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) standards and to evaluate an officer's opinion as to a client's sobriety. 

 

She is a proud graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, which is dedicated to the training and education of lawyers and judges who are committed to representing and obtaining justice for individuals; the poor, the injured, the forgotten, the voiceless, the defenseless, and to protecting the rights of such people from corporate and government oppression. 

 

Licensed for 13 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 02/01/2023

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

Contact Sarah

Sarah D Cho
3326 160th Ave., S.E.
Suite 215
Bellevue, WA, 98008

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Sahra took me through the process which I had little expectations for a positive outcome. She gave me confidence and I only wish I had contacted her sooner
Posted by Kashif | January 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fender bender ticket dismissed
Thank you so much Sarah and Barbara for representing me and working to get me the best possible outcome. I am so glad I decided to consult your office.
Posted by Harrison | November 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Why go somewhere else
Wouldnt recommend anyone else. Best in town hands down. She knows what shes doing and superfast. She will 100 percent take care of you.
Posted by Emma | August 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sarah is Amazing! I definitely recommend!
Sarah and her team are truly amazing. Whatever the situation is that you are seeking legal representation, there can be a feeling of shame, guilt or just general negativity. Sarah and her team work to dismantle that and help you move forward with your life with positivity. From the start, I had a great experience working with them. Their free telephone consultation told me right away I was making the right choice. Before receiving any kind of payment, they talked me through my situation and all of the questions I had with the utmost patience and understanding. I didn't feel rushed and I felt they truly were there to help me regardless of if I decided to hire them. When I did move forward with retaining Sarah and her team, I was treated with the most immense compassion and care. I never felt judged, Sarah called me and spent significant time speaking with me on the phone with compassion and understanding, even as I talked about my anxiety with other overlapping issues in my life. She checked in with me as the case developed, which just goes to show the kind of person she is. They fought for me and got a great result that was better than I thought I could hope for. I could not have asked for a better experience with Sarah. From start to finish, I was treated with compassion, respect, and care. I definitely recommend Sarah. Thank you again Sarah for your hard work!
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Posted by James | August 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Team
Sarah and Barbara from Peak Justice were such a great help in taking one of my traffic infractions that happened in King County. They welcomed me with open arms and were very confident in being able to help me achieve the best possible outcome. I am very pleased with the results and will recommend Peak Justice to anyone around me. Friends, Family, or anyone! Thank you again for this excellent service.
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Posted by Kyle | June 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome first time experience with a lawyer and in the justice system
Sarah was very good at keeping me on track and managing around my schedule with ease. I highly recommend her because she got the best possible outcome for me. I really appreciate her.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks for the help
Ms Cho was clear and efficient in the working of my ticket case and made clear my options and the status of my case throughout. I really appreciate all she and her team has done for me and for the clear and easy to follow manner in which she did.
Posted by Sandeep | October 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer with great team
Thank you for the excellent service that you and your team have provided me.
Posted by D C | August 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed - excellent lawyer
Sarah is a true professional and a person with a big soul. She knows how to pose the problem, to explain and to be with her client when she is most needed. Would highly recommend her!
Posted by Colin | July 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I feel lucky!
I feel so lucky to have found Sarah. The personal care and professional expertise Sarah put into my case was such a blessing in a very tough time. I hope I won’t need her services again, but if I (or anyone I care about) needs an attorney she will be my first call!
Posted by Jesse | June 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best traffic lawyer in the area!
I've used Sarah for any traffic incidents for quite a while now, and she has gotten me out of every incident. I highly recommend Sarah Cho!
Posted by Britt | June 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
License
Sarah was great! She was very knowledgeable about my licensing situation, which allowed her to get my case resolved quickly! The outcome was “ALL CHARGES DISMISSED!” oh and not to mention, I am originally from Seattle Washington, but she resolved my whole case with me being all the way in Florida. She has a wonderful assistant Barb that helps keep you updated on everything that is going on with your case throughout the process. Thanks ladies!
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Posted by Yi | June 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She get my traffic ticket dismissed!
Sarah helped me to get my traffic ticket dismissed. I reached out to Sarah in the last few days of the appeal deadline and they got my appeal submitted in one day. After a few month the ticket is dismissed.
Posted by Emily H. | May 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic!
I hired Sarah Cho back in May 2016 for a DUI. Over the last five years of my differed prosecution, Sarah has been amazing. I felt at ease with her professionalism in the court room and felt she had an extremely impressive knowledge base of the court system and how things work. I would highly suggest her. She made a very scary and life changing situation a very low stress situation. Job well done!
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Posted by David | February 26, 2021
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One of the best
Sarah was able to navigate the legal system during this covid time with the utmost excellence and speed. She was able to find a solution for a problem instead of wasting time and money sitting in court. I would highly recommend her for any legal concern you might have as she was prompt and knowledgeable during the entire interaction.
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2020
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Amazing lawyer, so glad I found her!
Not only is Sarah an outstanding lawyer who is knowledgeable in her space, she's also very compassionate and detail-oriented. She made sure I understood every part of the legal process and felt prepared before going to court. I was unfortunately charged with traffic violations due to speeding and suspicion of DUI. I especially appreciated her for being very transparent with her predicted result of my case from the start. She fought for me and the outcome ended up being more than favorable! The judge even said she did an amazing job at negotiating terms of the deal since not a lot of people get off with the opportunity to restart their life in clean-slate. Would definitely recommend Sarah as your lawyer!
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Posted by Alex | November 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
10/10 wonderful
Sarah was so attentive and just really felt like she was on top of things the whole time with my case. Felt very secure in her hands and between her and Barbara, I would get a reply to any of my questions either through call or email almost instantly. Would not hesitate to hire her again (though I hope I never have to)
Posted by Rathna | November 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Got speeding ticket dismissed
Sarah represented my husband for a speeding 10 over limit. She was able to find a procedural issue in my driving ticket, and got the ticket dismissed. The experience of interacting with her paralegal, Barbara White and Sarah was very pleasant and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a good lawyer.
Posted by Kelly | October 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Kd Engle
I hired Ms. Chow to help me in court, she was very professional and noligable and very caring about me and my well-being.
Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Sarah is the best DUI lawyer EVER!
My boyfriend has been going through some challenges with DUI and has been through A LOT of lawyers. Despite his challenges, we found Sarah online and had great reviews. We had the best experience with Sarah! Sarah listens to your concerns, she communicates as soon as she can [does not leave you waiting] and does her very best to help. She really cares about you and will go above and beyond to ensure the best outcomes. Out of all the lawyers my boyfriend went through, Sarah was the best out of all of them!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Cho Law Firm PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Stein, Lotzkar & Starr, PS
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Contract Attorney
  • Feldman & Lee, PS
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Contract Attorney
  • The Fox Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Contract Attorney
  • Law Office of Gene E. Piculell
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Contract Attorney
  • Law Offices of Steve Karimi
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Judicial Extern
  • Pierce County Superior Court
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College
  • Litigation
  • 2014
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • DUI
  • Negligent Driving 1
  • DUI
  • Negligent Driving 1
  • DUI (Accident)
  • Reduced to Negligent Driving 1
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Associations

  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Korean American Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Washington State Dance Drill Judges Association
  • Judge
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Korean
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • La Pier & Associates
  • Certificate of Completion-SFST Training
  • 2014
  • Attendee
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2014
  • Attendee
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2010
  • CALI Award- Negotiations
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2009
  • Cum Laude
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2009
  • Client Counseling Competition- 2nd Place
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2009
  • Negotiation Competition Regional Competition-4th Place
  • American Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Negotiation Competition- 2nd Place
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Diversity Scholarship
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2008
  • Diversity Scholarship
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2007
  • Diversity Scholarship
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Representing Non-Citizens
  • Prok Issues
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (47)
Endorse Sarah
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is thoughtful and persistent. She is dedicated to getting the best outcomes for her clients. She is an attorney I trust."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is a great criminal attorney and I would refer a friend or family-member to her in a second."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah believes in achieving justice in defending her clients and protecting her clients' rights. She is knowledgeable, experienced, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to others."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Sarah is a wonderful attorney. She cares for her client's, she takes the time to listen to their concern and then fix it. She is a true legal warrior. She fights for Justice everyday for her clients. I am happy to know Sarah and have had the opportunity to work with and learn from Sarah. She is truly amazing, and the lawyer to best service your legal need or concern! I highly encourage you to give Sarah a call and allow her to handle your legal case! She will fight to get you the Justice you deserve!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah Cho has a reputation for being a knowledgeable and zealous advocate. I heard about her courtroom skills before I met her. Since then, I have had the opportunity to watch her argue in court and interact with her clients. She is compassionate and will use all of her resources to achieve the best outcome for every client, every time."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Other
"I can recommend Sarah without reservation. She is a capable and dedicated attorney who cares deeply for her clients. I would trust her to represent me and you should too."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Sarah while at Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer College. Sarah, is dedicated and caring, certainly an excellent attorney who I am proud to endorse."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer with whom I have spent time with working on cases. Sarah is an outstanding and devoted advocate and lawyer that represents his clients with integrity and passion. If you want an attorney that honors the practices of law and ethics inside and outside of the courtroom, and genuinely cares about you personally and professionally, then Sarah is the attorney for you."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because she knows what to do and when to do it. Plus, Sarah is compassionate and understanding of those who need her help."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the good fortune of working with Sarah Cho this summer on a number of cases. She is an exceptionally talented lawyer who cares about her clients. I highly recommend Sarah Cho to anyone who is in need of the services she provides."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah has an engaging, vibrant personality that shows through in her advocacy. I would have no hesitation in hiring her, as I know that she would do everything possible to represent my best interests and obtain the best possible result. I absolutely endorse her."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah and I worked together over a month-long, intensive course at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. Her passion for defending the rights of individuals is only eclipsed by her warmth and genuineness. She used the opportunity at TLC to perfect her already-formidable trial skills and hone her ability to get her clients the best possible outcomes. I trust Sarah to either defend me or represent me in a personal injury suit. If you are thinking of hiring her - think no more. Pick up the phone and give her a call."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the pleasure of working with Sarah on a number of cases and she is very intelligent, hard-working and persuasive. My clients are very pleased with her demeanor and strong advocacy. I highly recommend hiring Sarah to defend you if you're charged with any crime."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I attended a seminar with Sarah Cho, and she is clearly a capable and talented attorney, who is dedicated to her clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Cho is a hard worker, smart and kind. I am grateful for having the opportunity to work with her on criminal matters. I recommend Ms. Cho highly."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sarah for several years and always enjoy the opportunity to exchange ideas and practice tips. Sarah works hard and serves her clients with compassion and integrity. I am impressed by her efforts to serve her clients with individual attention and remain accessible to the commmunity. I highly recommend Sarah Cho."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sarah is very personable, knowledgeable, and has experience in courts all over the area. I would recommend her to others or call on her for coverage in my own cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sarah is an amazing lawyer that is always positive and upbeat. She works really hard for her clients and it shows because her clients are always very happy with her. You can't go wrong with Sarah helping you out!"
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