5.0 stars 48 totalReview Jonathan Dichter
Posted by anonymous
Hiring Jonathan to represent me in my DUI case is one of the better decisions I've made in my life. With Jonathan's great negotioan skills and a bit of luck, I have no suspension and will be able to keep both of my jobs and continue to raise my 2 children as a single father without the hardship of a DUI conviction. Jonathan listened to my concerns, he understood the personal side of my case and he fought diligently. My case was handled professionally and was resolved quickly.
Posted by anonymous
Jonathan assisted me in a DUI case in Everett, WA. After speaking my public defender it was clear I needed real help! I had to make the wise investment of retaining a lawyer in my case immediately.
When I retained Jonathan I had a 100,000 dollar bench warrant for my arrest. We showed up together at my pre-trail and he was able have the warrant quashed. This was the first good outcome, because I was able to avoid a few months in jail waiting for my next appearance.
I worked with Jonathan’s office manager, private investigator, and Jonathan directly up until my next court date.
Jonathan was always up front and honest with me. He was truly fighting for me from the start, which gave me some piece of mind. He also had a good rapport with the prosecutor and other lawyers. I observed this in court prior to the judge entering the room.
Jonathan was able to negotiate a plea deal of a lesser charge in my case. Instead of a DUI conviction I was convicted of Negligent driving in the first degree. This did carry two years of probation and completion of some other small things. But, I didn’t lose my license. I don’t have a blow and go on my vehicle. I don’t have extra costs of SR22 insurance. I didn’t have to do anymore jail time. I don’t have a big cloud hanging over my head!
I’m very happy today with this outcome. In fact, I couldn’t have asked for more! I’m very grateful to Jonathan and his team. I highly recommend obtaining counsel if you have a DUI charge. I would recommend getting the best possible lawyer. I would also recommend retaining someone who focuses only on DUI’s. After much research and interviews with numerous attorney’s I choose Jonathan, and based on my outcome I choose wisely.
Posted by Matt
My experience with Jonathan handling my DUI case was that of exceptional professionalism, dedication, patience and a communication process/human element that is truly amazing.
After being pulled over for DUI, I was terrified of what was going to happen. Jonathan puts you immediately at ease, with this calming and genuine "hey, don't worry, I got this" confidence. His knowledge of the law and the level of detail given to my case was second to none. However, in my opinion, the real impact on his clients is the level of personal communication you receive. He was always available for my questions, with a quick email response and even faster if called (he always answered, even on weekends). Additionally, Jonathan walks you through the process in layman's terms and prepares you for each step along the way. This level of communication just doesn't exist in today's world, so when you experience it with Jonathan (and his assistant Crystal), it blows you away.
On top of the professionalism and communication, the most important aspect was the result of my case. It was better than I hoped for, as the charges were reduced and punishment was simply a fine and "record check only" probation. I couldn't be happier with the team, and strongly recommend Dichter Law to anyone who needs help with traffic and criminal defense matters.
Posted by Amy
I don't even know where to begin. Jonathon has been more than an amazing attorney. I've been in the legal industry for 13 years and I know the difference between good attorneys and not so good attorneys. He is the best and for multiple reasons. When I got charged for a DUI and was scared I decided to interview Jonathon based on ratings and attorneys that I know who knew him. He was great and knowledgable. He also gave me a few other referrals in case I didn't go with him which shows me he cares about clients more than just money like some attorneys. Through the process he was always there, always prepared and more of a friend and a sound voice than I expected. He won my case and I'm confident if I went with someone else they would not have put in the time, effort, and research he did to get me the justice I needed. I was actually impressed at his defense and knowledge. Blown away. If you find yourself in need of a great attorney, I highly recommend Jonathan dichter. Even if I didn't win my case I knew he did everything possible to protect me and cared far more than another attorney would have and my recommendation would still be the same. I couldn't have done it without him and I am forever grateful for the passion and professionalism he put into my case!
Posted by Tami
from the very beginning of a very unsettling ordeal, Jonathan put me at ease. He always kept me informed of what to expect and he is highly professional yet very comforting as he understands this is a very hard chapter that you are going through. I never felt like " this is just another case, or this is " just a job" for him. He wants the best results for his clients and he works hard to get you that end result. I could reach him, with whatever question I had, day or night, he responded to it right away. I would often times send him late night emails with questions I would think of and in my subject line I would say " DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS TONIGHT OR EVEN THIS WEEKEND~ WAIT UNTIL YOUR IN THE OFFICE" and he would always reply right away~ and say " you know better than that! I will not leave you hanging ~ you have a question~ here is your answer"! It was always instant comfort when I saw him in the court room ~ I knew everything was going to be ok! He got me the best possible outcome for my case ~ And I am so greatful. Highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous
Jonathan Dichter is Thee Best Attorney I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and I could not ask for a better experience in getting through my court process. He was there for me at all steps and always got back to me immediately. There is no one I would recommend more highly than Jonathan Dichter. He treated me like a real person, went above and beyond for me and I was totally well taken care of. His office staff was phenomenal as well and that is also a very important piece in making sure the clients messages get passed along and Kristi did just that and genuinely really cares as well as was a pleasure to speak with, always happy to help and always cheerful on the phone whenever I called.
I have personally worked for several attorneys and I found Jonathan to be thee nicest, most highly intelligent and extremely qualified attorney i have ever had the honor of knowing. He is not only a very nice person with a big heart but also a bulldog in the court room. All the while speaking to his clients with the highest respect and regard as people in a challenging situation. He remained 100% calm and dignified the entire process all the while I was becoming extremely stressed out due to having to deal with the court system in the first place. He held my hand and got me through the process and was extremely efficient and always got everything done that he promised. He also took time in explaining how the whole process worked down to the finest detail and I was extremely interested in knowing why things took place the way they did and he always explained thoroughly and graciously. I was so grateful to obtain him as my attorney and anyone who gets the opportunity to work with him will be just as satisfied. He keeps the bar very high (pun intended) and is a perfect example for all aspiring and currently practicing Lawyers. He always arrived early to every court session and got me in first. The kind of person Jonathan is says a lot to the whole community of practicing attorneys and I am so very glad to be passing on this high recommendation to all who are seeking the best representation. Not only does Jonathan practice criminal law he also is an advocate for individual rights by working in Olympia on behalf of the average citizen in order to keep this states laws at a reasonable level. You will have a very high quality experience, the best that it can be inspite of your situation whatever it may be. Thank you Jonathan for making a difference for us all !!!!
Posted by Steve
I sought out Jonathan’s services over 1 year ago as I was charged with DUI w/refusal. Anyone would have written me off as guilty upon hearing the circumstances involved in my case, Jonathan never once conveyed to me that he believed me to be guilty throughout the duration of my case. I’d never been accused of a DUI before and was feeling very embarrassed when talking to Jonathan about it initially. He normalized my perspective, reminded me that what caused the situation had already passed, and encouraged me to focus on the present and future. Jonathan did everything within his power to help assuage my fears, embarrassment, and concerns by educating me on the process of a DUI case, communicating with 100% transparency, and exuding a very high level of confidence in his abilities, which was only surpassed by his ability to back it up.
Jonathan is well known in the Snohomish County court system, but my case was being tried in Pierce County. This detail didn’t impact Jonathan’s confidence one bit. In fact, when the court demonstrated a clear bias for the State’s case and perspective, this seemed to fuel Jonathan even more to win my case. Using his expertise in the field and his powerful presence in court, the result was that Jonathan succeeded in winning my case! The case was dismissed and I didn’t receive any fines or penalties! I couldn’t have asked for more and this was the best possible outcome!
There were also several qualities that Jonathan demonstrated that distinguish him as the best there is at what he does in my mind. A few of these qualities included the following:
-He was extremely responsive to all of my communications, whether they be via phone, email, or text. And he certainly means it when he says you can call him 24hrs a day!
-He wasn’t afraid of the potential of blazing a new trail in case law with my case. In other words, he doesn’t just conduct his work within the framework of prior case results. He looks for any and all possibilities.
-Jonathan highly values & prioritizes customer service (he gave me a Starbucks gift card just because an appointment before one of mine with him went over by a few minutes).
-He was very open and understanding of my financial situation in regards to setting up a payment plan that worked for me. He also was open to postponing my final payment a couple of weeks due to unforeseen financial circumstances I encountered at the time.
-He waived fees for me as a result of the circumstances we’d encountered with the court.
-While working on my case, he encountered a significant life event that could have served as a distraction to his work. Regardless of this, he never faltered in his efforts to win my case and I never got the sense he was focused on anything else but my case.
-After court was dismissed, the jury all stayed after to chat with Jonathan about his fine work in court. Several of the jury members were so impressed with his work in my case that they asked him for his business card in case they ever were in a similar predicament!
-He has his adorable dog in his office. This simple detail helped to make me feel more comfortable in a very stressful and embarrassing situation.
-His secretary/assistant is quite possibly the most genuinely nice person you will ever encounter! She made the logistical side of things extremely easy and I never got off the phone with her without a smile on my face.
-The investigator that he provides to serve as an expert witness in his cases was also very professional and seemed very confident in Jonathan’s abilities.
-I noticed he is very prompt in arriving to court hearings and is often the first counsel in attendance (which helps with getting in and getting out of court hearing quickly).
Jonathan will fight tooth and nail for you using all that he has at his disposal to obtain the best possible outcome. I can’t imagine going through my experience without Jonathan’s support and can’t thank him enough for his help!
Posted by Matt
Jonathan is very savvy, intelligent, and motivated to get you the best result. We went to trial, and he owned the courtroom. Other attorneys actually came in just to watch him work, and the judge complimented me on my choice of counsel.
Posted by Kyle
When looking for a lawyer I went to Avvo to find one with a good rating as i was terribly frightened of the consequences of my stupid actions. I found Johnathan who was rated 10.0. Let me tell you, he lived up to his rating 100%. From the minute I walked into to his office Johnathan seemed very professional as well as highly knowledgeable. But as I started working on my case with Johnathan I found that he was more than just an advocate for my freedom, but actually someone who really cares about getting results for his clients. It was clear every time we were in the court room that Johnathan was highly regarded in the area, as he always sat down and i would watch multiple lawyers come talk to him as if he was the man to ask if they had a question. After having two DUI's in less than two months Johnathan was able to get me the mandatory minimum one day in jail as well as win my DOL hearing. This man gets results and i would definetly use him again, although I will never put myself in a position to where i need him again.
Posted by Michael
Mr. Dichter represented me with pure professionalism. He kept me informed through the process of what was going to happen and not going to happen in complete detail. I felt very comfortable and informed of the process ahead of me. I believe I received the best result possible for my case and would recommend Mr. Dichter.