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Lisa Marie Donaldson

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Edmonds, WA

4.8   65 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found

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About Lisa

Learn Lisa’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Speeding and traffic ticket
    If you have a speeding ticket, stop sign ticket, negligent driving ticket or accident ticket, I can help. I have many years of experience providing traffic ticket defense in district and municipal courts including Seattle, Shoreline, Tacoma, Lynnwood, Renton, King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County, Skagit County and more. If you are trying to decide how to handle your ticket, I would be happy to speak with you about your case and your options.

    27 years, 5,800 cases

  2. General practice

    34 years, 50 cases

  3. Arbitration

    27 years, 50 cases

Lisa has over 25 years of experience defending those who have received traffic tickets. She loves working for her clients.  She has helped thousand of people resolve their traffic infractions by getting their cases dismissed or amended to non-moving violations.


Her goal is to provide superior legal service and secure the best possible result for her clients. She appears daily in district and municipal courts throughout the Puget Sound and Western Washington.


Lisa graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 1989 and is a member of the Washington State Bar Association. She is certified as both an arbitrator and mediator.  She regularly serves as an Arbitrator and Settlement Guardian ad Litem in Superior Court proceedings and she serves as a judge pro tem for King County District Court.

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Posted by Ryan P | November 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Let Lisa handle all your tickets!
I’ve hired Lisa multiple times to fight traffic tickets for me, and she is undefeated! Not only does she do a great job with your cases, but she is also very friendly and is always quick to respond to my questions. There is a reason I am a repeat customer :)
Posted by Matthew | June 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Lisa is AMAZING!
I've used Lisa twice now and I couldn't be happier. She not only got both of my infractions dismissed, she also has great communication skills and is very personable. The first time I hired Lisa was to fight a speeding ticket. I was unfamiliar with the process and she (and her assistant) took the time to explain everything to me. When I called to check in she immediately knew about my case and was able to update me without even having to look up my file. It made me feel like I wasn't just a number. She definitely is passionate and great at what she does. I cannot say enough good things about Lisa and her assistant, Mari. You can't go wrong with hiring her.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2015
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Lisa is the Best!
I have used Lisa for multiple traffic tickets. She's never lost one for me! Always been great at everything and extremely professional! I will be a client for life!!!
Posted by Steve | September 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Lisa does it again!
I had been studying online suggestions to defend myself against a traffic ticket and thought I had all the facts I needed. But a week before my court date, my employer set up a day-long meeting that I had to be at. I called Lisa who was able to get me on her schedule on short notice and then went on to win the case! Perfect outcome.
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Posted by Jason | September 25, 2015
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Fantastic Service
Great experience. Fantastic communication, zero stress. Hired Lisa, filled out a form or two, and a few weeks later she called with the news that we had won in court. The citation I was furious about was no longer an issue. Definitely recommend.
Posted by Shueb | June 24, 2015
Great Experience !
I got a speeding ticket recently. As this was the first time for me, I also got a bit confused when I was being stopped by the police car (slowed down completely but stopped on the other side first, realized and stopped on right side then) For this reason, I was handed a ticket of about $1100 Lisa patiently listened to my case and assured me that she would do her best to help me I provided her with all information and copy of the ticket. Few days later she called me and gave the good news that it has been dismissed, I don't need to pay anything, and it wouldn't come on my driving records too. I would definitely recommend Lisa !
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Posted by Abhijith | June 17, 2015
Seamless experience
I received my first speeding ticket couple of months ago in Seattle. The entire experience was seamless, I just had to fill out a questionnaire, send over copies of my license, registration and the ticket and that was it. Today I got a mail saying my ticket was dismissed. I would highly recommend Lisa.
Posted by Roland | June 9, 2015
Excellent Service!
I would recommend this lawyer, affordable to students and also because keeping your records clean could make you qualify for student discounts too from many major insurance carriers. Very good communication and keeping me informed of every single action. :)
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2015
Excellent representation
Lisa's a very capable and thorough lawyer. She kept me informed, explained strengths and potential weaknesses in my traffic case, understood what was important to the tough court, that was hearing my case. A different lawyer had previously warned, that prevailing in this court, would be difficult. Lisa's confidence and success, getting my ticket dismissed, is much appreciated; I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2015
Traffic citation resolved!
I recently received a traffic citation in Bellevue. It was frustrating to be stopped as part of an overall effort to stop multiple drivers along a side road that acts as a main thoroughfare in the area. Multiple officers were present and pulling over 2-3 drivers at a time. I was not aggressively over the limit and the speed limit doesn't quite match the nature of nearby businesses or what appeared (to me) to be typical speed of cars on this stretch of road. Ms. Donaldson was able to have the citation dismissed and I am grateful this resolved in my favor. If you are the type who wants to know the details, you will likely have to follow up. I received a polite email letting me know the dismissal and how to confirm it does not go on my record. There was no detail to explain what enabled this result. I did not follow up because I don't need the details, but you might be different than me.
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Posted by Sean | February 22, 2015
Great experience
Lisa was amazing. From the first communication until the final proceedings, she took everything off my plate and managed it from beginning to end. Thank you Lisa!
Posted by juan | January 14, 2015
the best
I highly recommend,she's the best,i didn't have to do anything,she took care of everything fast and easy, if i ever get an other traffic violation I'll definitely hire her again,Thank you so much Lisa,
Posted by Sam | December 8, 2014
Highly Recommended
Long story short I got two speeding tickets within two to three months of each other. One of them on 509 & the other was on I5. I read the reviews & decided to call Lisa, it literally took about ten minutes to set everything up & it was super easy. I received an email confirming everything, filled out all the info needed for them to proceed with both tickets & it was as easy as that. I didn't have to go to court they handled everything for me. Lisa called me & said the first one was dismissed & few weeks later it was the same outcome for my second ticket. I wish I knew about Lisa before when I tried to fight tickets by myself. All I can say is thank you so much Lisa & all that helped, if I ever get another ticket I know who I'm calling. I highly recommend Lisa she knows what she's doing.
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Posted by Otto | November 15, 2014
Outstanding Representation!
Lisa was able to get my speeding ticket completely dismissed. She was easy to work with and was very responsive to my inquiries and requests. When I first reached out to her, she explained the process in detail and what my potential options were to fight the ticket. I am very happy with the result and would recommend Lisa to anyone.
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Posted by Rob | October 27, 2014
Reviews are all true
Before hiring Lisa I read all the reviews I could find for a traffic attorney and Lisa had quite a few and all seemed to be posative. It was a very good choice and I will recommend her services. Great experience and I'm still shocked how little she charged considering how much time she spent with me on the phone explaining everything regarding my case. Lisa is a true professional, takes the time to educate and has your best interest at heart. I had an accident on the freeway and was a case she was able to get dismissed. The best thing was I didn't even have to show up at the hearing. I got a call the same day from Lisa regarding the results and WOW what a relief. I'd use her again in a heart beat....knock on wood. Rob H.
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Posted by Andrew | October 27, 2014
Lisa Is Outstanding And She Is The Greatest And The Best!!!
Lisa was very professional and she expertly and successfully handled my case much to my great satisfaction. She assured me that I did not have to take a day off from work or attend the hearing and she got my 12 mile over the limit speeding ticket DISMISSED!!! I am very happy, very blessed and very satisfied with how expertly, efficiently and professionally Lisa handled my case and the great end result that she delivered by getting my speeding ticket DISMISSED!!! Signed: Andrew One Very Happy, Blessed and Satisfied Customer
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Posted by Don | October 7, 2014
Speeding Ticket
I live in NC and was in Washington during the Labor Day week. I got stopped for speeding doing 24 miles over the limit. Lisa was very helpful and got my ticket dismissed. She kept me informed by phone and email during the whole process. Thanks again Lisa.
Posted by Mike | September 20, 2014
ticket dismissed
Thank you so much Lisa for getting my citation dismissed. GREAT JOB THANKS AGAIN. MICHAEL BONNEY LAKE
Posted by Joaanne | September 16, 2014
Very helpful and great outcome
Lisa did a great job helping me with a traffic infraction ticket. Made it very easy for me and did all of the work. I was out of town so couldn't make it to the court day. Thanks Lisa! Got the yellow light infraction ticket dismissed for me!
Posted by Dave | July 23, 2014
So pleased I called Lisa Donaldson
I'm so glad I called Lisa Donaldson when I got my ticket--even though I didn't think I deserved the ticket I thought trying to fight it would be daunting with little chance of success. At the last minute I gave her a call and she and her staff ran with it from there, and my ticket was dismissed. I don't plan to get another ticket, but if it happens the first thing I'll do is call Lisa.
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  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Donaldson & Knigge, LLC
  • 1993 - Present
  • Leen & Moore
  • 1988 - 1990


  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Santa Clara University
  • Bachelor of Science in Commerce
  • 1982
  • Washington Law School Foundation
  • N/A
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • N/A
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  • WSBA
  • Court Rules & Procedures Committee
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Motorists Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • King County Settlement Guardian ad Litem
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • King County Mandatory Arbitration Panel
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • BV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
Endorse Lisa
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lisa since I was a law clerk student over 10 years ago and I certainly endorse her work. She is a fantastic lawyer, highly liked in the courts and a great person!"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Donaldson since the beginnings my practice nearly 10 years ago. She has consistently shown herself as extremely knowledgeable about the Law, well prepared for the Court in which she is appearing, and a zealous advocate for her clients. I freely admit to have learned a great deal about the practice of Law in general and the specifics of Traffic Law in particular from her. I heartily endorse Ms. Donaldson."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Donaldson for many years. She gets super results for her clients. She is well liked by the prosecuotor and judges which helps too. I highly recommend her."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is an amazingly caring and genuinely sincere attorney. She works hard to get the results she gets for her clients in not only traffic ticket cases but other cases as well. She is definitely one attorney that I am honored to say is a friend and she raises the standard of the attorneys in our field. If you need help with a ticket give her a call."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer who has had exceptional success in this area; by developing strong positive relationships with Court staff and others, she has been able to accomplish great results for clients without costing them excessive attorneys' fees; she has great people skills and is a strong advocate."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa is the consummate professional-advocating agressively for her clients and acheiving results, and with personal attention to the client's sitation. I have recommended Lisa to clients whom I am not able to assist in my geographic area, with the full confidence they are in the best hands. You can rest assured you are receiving top notch representation with Lisa."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Having handled car accident cases for more than 25 years I knew of Lisa Donaldson's excellent repuation, so I hired her when my teenage daughter was in danger of losing her license and jeopardizing our family car insurance coverage. Lisa Donaldson provided excellent, personal counsel to me, my daughter and my wife, then negotiated a favorable outcome that allowed by daughter to continue to drive and left our insurance in place. I have referred many clients to Lisa Donaldson, and I believe they have all been pleased."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lisa is the most qualified and knowledgeable attorney that I know who handles traffic infraction cases. I call on Lisa for advise me in this area and she has always been able to answer all of my questions. I would hire Lisa if I needed an attorney to assist me personally with a ticket."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Lisa is an outstanding attorney. I have referred clients, family and friends to Lisa and she has consistently resolved their traffic tickets to their satisfaction. Her skill and knowledge in this area of law is second to none."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I'm lucky enough to know Lisa both as a fellow lawyer and friend of our firm. Lisa is always ready to help out if we need coverage, and we are ready to refer clients to her at a moment's notice. Her work is top notch!"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Lisa for several years. Lisa Donaldson is a lawyer that cares about her clients and the cases she handles for them. She is inovative and effective and achieves great results. Her ethical standards are suberb. She will work hard to obtain a positive result."
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Edmonds Speeding and traffic ticket Lawyer Lisa Marie Donaldson
Lisa Marie Donaldson
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
Edmonds, WA
Licensed for 34 years
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