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Joseph C Rome

Car accident Attorney at Kirkland, WA

5.0   19 reviews
  • State Years
    Hawaii - HI 16 years
    Washington - WA 17 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State HI
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    55%
    Joseph Rome is dedicated to helping those who have been injured in car accidents. We represent real everyday people, never corporations, insurances companies, or government agencies. We know how these situations are both emotionally and financially challenging and we are here to help

    14 years

  2. Animal and dog bites
    5%
    Please reach out if you’d like to know more about your rights in a animal or dog attack

  3. Brain injury
    5%
    Joseph C. Rome brings exceptional knowledge to its clients and achieves their goals through a commitment to results and compassionate advocacy, all while maintaining the highest level of professionalism, integrity, and ethical standards.

  4. Medical malpractice
    5%
    Please contact me if you’d like to know more about Medical Malpractice lawsuits in Washington.

  5. Motorcycle accident
    5%
    Please contact me if you’d like to know more about Motorcycle accidents and personal injury lawsuits in Washington.

  6. Personal injury
    5%
    Joseph Rome is dedicated to helping those who have been injured. We represent real everyday people, never corporations, insurances companies, or government agencies. We know how these situations are both emotionally and financially challenging and we are here to help

    14 years

  7. Slip and fall accident
    5%
    Please contact me if you’d like to know more about your rights and accountabilities in “slip and fall” accidents

  8. Spinal cord injury
    5%
    Please contact me if you’d like to know more about spine injuries personal injury lawsuits in Washington.

  9. Trucking accident
    5%
    Please contact me if you’d like to know more about trucking accidents and personal injury lawsuits in Washington.

  10. Wrongful death
    5%
    Please contact me if you’d like to know more about wrongful death injury lawsuits in Washington.

The Law Offices of Joseph Rome, established in 2012, focuses on assisting clients hurt or injured by the negligence of others. Joseph is passionate about assisting victims of personal injuries and he works tirelessly to get them the compensation they deserve. Joseph not only assists injured persons, but he is also an injury victim himself – having been rear-ended in a multiple car collision. He personally knows the pain, struggles, and anxiety that his clients experience, and he continuously finds ways to help reduce them.

Joseph C. Rome completed his undergraduate education at Washington State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1999. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Western New England College School of Law in 2005.

When not helping his clients, Joseph enjoys spending time with his family and the beauty of the Pacific NorthWest.

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Location

Law Offices of joseph Rome
4055 Lake Washington Blvd NE
STE 240
Kirkland, WA, 98033

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Alexandra | February 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hiring Joe was the Best Decision I’ve Ever Made
It was an absolute pleasure working with Joe. From the moment he took my case, and every moment in between, Joe demonstrated exceptional judgment, wit, and determination. At a time that was very difficult for me, Joe was able to relieve me from an overwhelming amount of stress during my most imperative college years. If not for his hard work, I would have likely spent the majority of my time battling back and forth with insurance companies who would have undoubtedly taken advantage of my situation. Joe, however, saw me as a human being that had her life disrupted in numerous ways due to an accident that she did not cause. I have great peace of mind knowing that I was in the best of hands and that Joe did everything within his power to ensure I received the compensation I deserved. I cannot thank him enough!
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Posted by Tran, D. | August 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joseph stuck by me for more than 4 years
My car accident case was long and drawn out, but Joseph and his team stuck by me the whole time. It was a complicated case given it was the second time I was rear-ended, but Joseph took it and worked really hard to help me. Even after I accepted the offer, he and Christy still continued to help me with some of the subrogation claims so I can be made whole. I'm so grateful to Josepha and Christy for all their support, time, empathy, and kindness. I highly recommend Joseph and his team.
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Posted by Joel | August 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best, most honest attorney I've ever met
I was in a car accident in 2015, and racked up over $12,000 in medical bills through Apple Health (Medicaid). We settled with the guilty drivers insurance for the maximum amount, ($25,000) and Joe held onto the $12,000+ until he could negotiate with my insurance company. I was expecting him to tell me he was only able to negotiate $2 or $3,000 off the $12,000+ but was completely shocked when he handed me a check for over $10,000. He could of easily taken advantage of me and kept a few thousand for himself but was completely honest. We then settled with my insurance company for underinsured coverage for another $25,000 (the max coverage I had on my policy). He always returned my calls in a timely manner, completely honest and have recommended him to a few people. Completely satisfied, he had character, integrity and will always tell you the truth. Can't say enough good things about Joe. If you're thinking about hiring a personal injury attorney don't go through someone you haven't dealt with before. Go with Joe! If I am ever in the need for another attorney I'm not going to hesitate to go through Joe Rome again. A+++.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always Available
Joseph worked with me in my first lawsuit case and basically held my hand through the process. What I appreciated most is that he was quick to answer his phone, text me back, or email me with any questions I had. He gave sound advice and was undeniably experienced in his field. I strongly recommend giving him a call if the unfortunate situation of a car accident happens to you.
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Posted by Adriana | February 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Defence Attorny
This was the case where there my company falsely accused me of theft, and we did not have substantial proofs, Joseph took this case, he helped me to gather proof, brought me time to accumulate proofs and worked on this case to get me out. he did a tremendous job in this case, he worked on my case focused and we won. Thank you Joseph for excellent job, I would be happy to recommend as a great defense attorney.
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Posted by Sam man | April 26, 2015
Excellent lawyer
He is an excellent lawyer! Resoonsible, reliable, and knowledgeable. I really appreciate him!
Posted by Tony | May 2, 2014
DUI Lawyer
Joseph Rome was an excellent DUI lawyer. Always was keeping me informed and always reminded me of court dates the day before. I never had too worry about anything. Very professional
Posted by Justin | June 14, 2013
Professional and knowledgeable
Mr. Rome handled my case very professionally, even the judge commented at the level of professionalism. I was accused of crimes I didn't commit. Thanks to his representation he was able to show the jury I was not guilty of the crimes I was being charged with. He was very friendly, polite, and hardworking. I really appreciate everything he did. I most definitely recommend Mr. Rome.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2013
Joseph Rome excels
Mr. Rome represented me in a 4th degree domestic assault charge. I felt innocent and refused plea bargain after plea bargain and elected to go to trial. Mr. Rome outlined the risks for me but never questioned my desire for a trial. He prepared me well for trial. At the last moment, the prosecutor recommended dismissal of charges and the judge agreed. All the time Joseph was compassionate and supportive. He was prepared to fight for me and I appreciate that.
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Posted by Nina | May 23, 2012
Super Attorney for Scared DUI Defendant
Several months ago I got in an accident that was NOT my fault but ended up with a DUI because I was slightly above the limit. I was of course scared and angry, but thankfully not hurt. I was not sure if I was liable for everything since I didn't cause the accident itself. It was complicated. Needless to say I had a LOT of questions. Joseph sat with me while I vented and answered my miriade of questions. He then set to work on defending me in the best possible way. I did have to be accountable and responsible for my actions, but he got my DUI reduced to Wreckless Driving and I was not on the hook for the accident and the other person's damage. It was THEIR fault! I have dealt with one laywer previously and she seemed like I burdened her with my questions. Even told me to relax and stop calling. Really?? I got my retainer back!!! Mr. Rome was not like that at all. Joseph Rome and his staff treated me like a person, someone who deserved their time and respect, and not just "another case". They recognized that I was a good person in a bad situation. I really appreciate not only what he did for me, but how he interacted with me. If you need representation, someone to listen and help, call this law office. You're going to like your results, I can guarantee it.
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2011
The Go To Guy
I was pulled over then arrested for DUI, open container and resisting arrest. Making a appearance on my first court date meeting with a public defender it was very uneasy feeling I seeked legal help. Thats when I found and heard of Joseph Rome from the internet, friend, and the public defender being highly regarded. I consulted with him and decided he was the lawyer for the job given my firm convictions. He was very knowledgeable in explaining the legal part and assisting in how the process of the court system works, guiding me through it all. With the end outcome being defeating ADLRO the civil side, reducing my open container and my DUI/resisting arrest convictions dismissed with prejudice. J. Rome smart, confident, good person, great lawyer, the go to guy.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2011
Trustworthy, reliable, fast and dependable
I needed an attorney to represent me in Maui – I live in Washington State; I found Joseph on Google, and only had phone and email conversations with him - I hired Joseph after speaking with him on the phone and researching him online. I felt that he was the Attorney to hire, never meeting him in person, I was still wondering if I was taking a big risk. But, Joseph exceeded my expectations, the next day he had the ball moving and paperwork in the process - I was shocked at how fast he took care my problem and throughout the whole process, Joseph did everything he said he would, and he did it right away. He always took my call and or called me back - responded to every email, text and phone call. Joseph is the best attorney I have ever worked with - Joseph got my charges dismissed - all is great! I highly recommend Joseph Rome.
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Posted by kevin | April 21, 2011
The Right Man For The Job
If you need a good honest lawyer this is the guy you should be looking for. I recently got stopped for duo/marijuana possession and thought things were over for me. I went to a few different lawyers before I had met Joe but I had felt like none of them wanted to really right for me or thought I had a chance except for Joe. Truthfully I was worried at first but let.me tell u this guy is good. He kept me well updated with everything and was honest about what the outcome could really be if we lost. But in the end Joe pulled through...I'm all cleared now and can't thank him enough....so guys I'm telling u don't look anywhere else...this is the man for the job..
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Posted by Landon | March 12, 2011
Helped me fight a DUI case when I had no clue what to do or where to go.
I had known Joseph outside of the courtroom through friends and tennis previous to my case. When Joseph realized that I had gotten into trouble, he immediately offered his services as a DUI lawyer probono, and helped me more than I can explain. My first day in court I had no clue what to do or what to plea. Joe took me under his wing, and ended up getting the DUI dropped after a few months of hard work. I would highly recommend Joseph to anyone with a DUI case, and to anyone in trouble in general and in need of a knowledge, dedicated lawyer. I cannot thank Joe enough for what he did for me, and I am sure after having your experiences with him you will not be able to either.
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Posted by Will | February 8, 2011
Quick and Easy
I contracted Mr. Rome for a criminal matter and all I had to do was have the first conversation with him on the phone. He handled everything else. Case dismissed. Thank you Joseph!!
Posted by Joshua | December 20, 2010
Traffic Citation/Warrant
Joe was extremely friendly, helpful and prompt in working with me. He helped me with my case overseas, by phone and e-mail. He replied promptly to all phone calls and e-mails. My case was pretty complex and involved driving on a suspended license, no insurance, and no seatbelt. Joe appeared on my behalf, in court, recalled my warrant and the case was closed, leaving me with many fines to pay. His fees were very reasonable. Unfortunately, months later, a new problem arose when I attempted to get my license in California at the DMV. A typo in the minutes at the original hearing, posed more problems in the path to getting my license. Joe immediately investigated the problem, recalled the case and asked the judge to reword the paperwork that had been previously sent to the DMV. Upon resolution of this matter, Joe asked for no further fees. The Hawaii DMV has now cleared me for a license. Overall, Joe was very easy to work with, eager to help, friendly and knowledgeable. He was proficient and very familiar with all of the ins-and-outs of the Wailuku courtroom and DMV. I would highly recommend him as an attorney.
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Posted by Pete | December 15, 2010
A Canadian Holiday in Maui
Joseph was very helpful and thorough in dealing with our case. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Mark | December 10, 2010
The Best I Have Seen
I live in Florida and had the pleasure of hiring Mr. Rome back in Oct. of 2010.....He was very nice and also knew what he was doing......He helped me get out of a bad situation that I was in....Now, Like I said I live in Florida and my case was in Maui....Mr. Rome kept me up to date every time that there was something new.....After the case was over, there was some fines that had to be paid.....I gave Mr. Rome the money and he went out of his way to get the money to the proper places their in Maui...Even though he did not have to, he did it for his client....I can tell you that I don't think that their is a Lawyer out there that would do what he did....I would recommend Mr. Rome to anyone out there....Simply The Best
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2010
Professional, knowledgable, and and a true defendant's advocate that fights on your rights!
Mr. Rome was an excellent attorney and I would recommend him to anyone needing a good criminal defense attorney. As an attorney provided for me through the public defender's office, Mr. Rome assisted me with my case. I didn't expect much from a "free lawyer" but was pleasantly surprised at the level of professionalism and service I received from Mr. Rome. He was very attentive when listening to my story, provided many alternatives on how to proceed with the case, and most importantly, exceedingly patient. His mastery in the art of negotiating and vast knowledge of the law/court system made him a formidable adversary for the prosecution. Thank you
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Joseph Rome Inc PS
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kornfeld Trudell Bowen & Lingenbrink, PLLC
  • 2017 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • Joseph C. Rome, Attorney at Law
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Ison and Rome, LLC
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Public Defenders Office
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Shulkin and Hutton, PC
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Summer Associate
  • Wiener & Lambka P.S
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Summer Associate
  • Hampden County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2004 - 2004
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Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate
  • 2011
  • NCDD - DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity
  • Cirtificate of Completion
  • 2010
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Visiting Student
  • 2005
  • Western New England College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Defendant
  • Reduced to Disorderly Conduct (no-DV)
  • State v. Defendant
  • Reduced to reckless endangerment
  • State v. Defendant
  • Jury found Not Guilty on all counts
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Associations

  • Cardozo Society of Washington State
  • Judicial Evaluation Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Maui Dui and Criminal Defense Listserve
  • Founding Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2009 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2006 - Present
  • Bothell Youth Court - Courtroom Process
  • Co-chair
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Leaed Counsel Rating
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Certification in Forensic Sobriety Assessment
  • Forensic Sobriety Assessment
  • 2012
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • ARIDE Certification of Training
  • La Pier & Associates & National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • 2012
  • Certification of completion
  • Defending DUIs Annual Seminar
  • 2012
  • Qualified Administrator, Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • La Pier & Associates & National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • 2011
  • DWI Detection and SFST Instructor Course
  • La Pier & Associates & National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • 2011
  • NCDD Summer Session at Harvard Law
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2011
  • Certficiate of completion
  • Forensic Toxicology for Attorneys
  • 2010
  • Certification of Completion
  • Understanding, Attacking and Winning DUI Cases
  • 2010
  • Cirtification of completion
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Sfst student course
  • Standardized field sobriety tests
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (42)
Given (39)
Endorse Joseph
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Rome as both a DUI and Personal Injury attorney. He is highly knowledgeable, honest and straight-forward. Further, Joe understands the importance of taking care of each and every one of his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I tried a case with Joe. He is very dedicated to the practice of law. You can tell that he loves his profession. He also frequently seeks to learn new methods to get the best results for his clients. I have referred clients to him and would do so again."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an experienced, aggressive, innovative and dedicated DUI attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"very knowledgeable lawyer and stays sharp by attending legal trainings and participating in training other attorneys"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe knows more about the processes of DUI than any other lawyer I currently work with. I have good instincts about something being fishy in a police report, but when I send Joe a message asking for his thoughts he will immediately quote me chapter and verse from the police officers' manual about where the Cop was going outside the bounds of his training and fudging the lines in order to get another DUI arrest. Joe's knowledge in this line of legal defense is second to none that I've met."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Joe is an experienced litigator who is always available for advice to his fellow attorneys. I am in good stead with the advice he provides. He is a top notch attorney who commands respect for his ability to grasp the issues in a case, and protect his clients' rights."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joeseph was one of my instructors at my NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test certification. He is very knowledgeable about DUI and I don't hesitate recommending him to anyone who needs a skilled DUI lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Joseph last year at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, and I was immediately impressed with his knowledge and dedication to DWI defense. You won't find a more caring lawyer, and Joseph won't hesitate to take your case to trial. I strongly endorse Joseph!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Rome shows passion and support for his clients in and out of the courtroom. His trial experience cannot be matched by many attorneys. I would recommend Mr. Rome to all my clients in need of a DWI/DUI attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Rome is an exceptional attorney - and exceptionally motivated at that. His ability as a trial lawyer is only shadowed by his efforts to master his craft. I proudly endorse this attorney (as well as seek his counsel / insight when needed)."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is a talented lawyer with the skills in the courtroom to protect his clients. He is a active member in the National College for DUI Defense. His technical knowledge of DUI defense is top notch. Joe is one of about a thousand lawyers nationwide to graduate from Gerry Spence’s trial lawyer’s college. I highly recommend Joe if you need help with a DUI or any legal matter."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is a very hard working lawyer who is deeply committed the interest of his clients. He has sought all the training he can to be technically proficient in the defense of his clients. Even more than that he is trained by the Trial Lawyers College in Wyoming, giving him a depth of understanding to represent his clients as a Warrior who will not accept defeat. I know that he will stop at no effort to defend his client. I cannot emphasize enough how tough he is as a litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joseph Rome is an unstoppable force when he gets going on a case. I attended a month-long trial skills course with Joe and several dozen of the nation's top trial lawyers in 2011. Joe was one of the brightest stars in our group. I was particularly impressed with Joe's energy, creativity and single-minded focus on winning every, single case for his clients. If I or a member or my own family were in serious trouble, I wouldn't hesitate to call Joe Rome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am delighted to endorse Joseph Rome. He genuinely cares about each of his clients. He will not stop until he gets the best result possible in every case. I would refer a loved one with a criminal matter to Joe without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I met Joe Rome at the specialized Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College last fall where we worked together in an intense trial training setting. Joe has exceptional trial skills and is highly effective in the Court room. I also had the ability to discuss and analyze a few of my DUI cases with Joe. Joe's knowledge of the police procedures and the science behind DUI defense is extraordinary. If you are accused of a crime or facing a DUI, I highly recommend that you make Joe your first call!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the distinct pleasure of working up cases with Joe Rome. I have seen firsthand how hard he works for and how dedicated he is to his clients and their cases. Joe is a trial lawyer. He knows the law and knows how to handle himself in front of judges and juries. The bottom line is that Joe knows how to win cases. I highly endorse Joe Rome as the go to guy in Hawaii and Washington State!"
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Kirkland Car accident Lawyer Joseph C Rome
Joseph C Rome
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Kirkland, WA
Licensed for 17 years
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