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Jonathan Dichter

DUI and DWI Attorney at Lynnwood, WA

4.8   81 reviews

Licensed for 18 years

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  1. DUI and DWI
    100%
    DUI is one of the most complex areas of law in Washington. Focusing my practice on it allows me to be at the cutting edge of the legal field and stay ahead of the prosecutors.

    21 years, 750 cases

A LEADER IN DUI DEFENSE - NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AND PUBLISHED - CALL 24/7 - AVERAGE OF 95% FIRST OFFENSES REDUCED OR DISMISSED OVERALL! CALL NOW! 425-354-4512 - OUR TEAM OF HEROES STANDS READY TO DEFEND YOU.

 

OUR MISSION AT DUI HEROES: To provide the highest quality legal representation for individuals charged with DUI and DUI related offenses, as well as other minor traffic offenses, major felonies, and all areas of criminal law in general. 

 

EXCELLENCE, EXPERIENCE, EMPATHY, ENTHUSIASM

 

Although law is my primary love, in my spare time, I also enjoy reading, writing (poetry and fiction), as well as being an improv comedian at a local theatre in Seattle and a performing magician.

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Licensed for 18 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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4.8 / 5.0
  81 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Jonathan received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Greg | October 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top rate!
About a year ago I was in need of an attorney and Jonathan was real quick to respond to the call. His firm struck me as having experience at the time and not to huge. As the year progressed he hired a colleague, Katie and she had worked my case. Katie showed real experience and real life human humor. The courts seemed to respect to the firm with professionalism you can feel the tone in the courts. My case ended with an exceptionable outcome to me. I am very happy with the firm.
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Response from Jonathan Dichter October 3, 2019
Greg - it's been our honor to represent you - and the entire team has enjoyed working with and getting to know you. Thank you for your continued friendship.
Posted by Bob | August 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Case
Jonathan Dichter is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced in the field of DUI defense. He and his team consistently responded to my inquiries quickly and effectively. Interaction with Jonathan was expert informative, set expectations, supportive and he encouraged me to ask questions and reach out to he and his team at any time. And even better was the resolution of my case. My DUI was amended to Reckless Driving and my speeding infraction was dismissed! Definitely exceeded my expectations!! I highly recommend the Dichter Law Office!!
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Response from Jonathan Dichter August 27, 2019
Bob - it was our honor to represent and support you!
Posted by Jeremy | March 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Incredible Advocate
Jonathan was impressive from begining to end! From the first call that I made, he made sure that I knew what was in front of me and what to expect at each stage. He was not only great at his job, but sought to make sure that I was cared for and informed throughout the process. In addition, his knowledge and skill in this area is second to none. Jonathan and his team worked hard to get a great result for me!
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Response from Jonathan Dichter April 7, 2020
Jeremy - it was our pleasure and honor.
Posted by Brenda | August 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Caring & Compassionate!
I was charged with D.U.I. and am so greatful that I hired Jonathan Dichter and his team to help me through the difficult process. I was so lost and had no idea what was going to happen, Jonathan and his team guided me through every step of the way and helped me to get a better outcome than I ever expected. They were always kind, and considerate, and most of all non-judgemental, they were always available to answer all of my questions. In the end my case was reduced from D.U.I. to Neglegent driving in the first degree, and I can't be more thankful for the work Jonathan & Rachel and his whole team have done to resolve my case.
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Response from Jonathan Dichter August 21, 2019
Brenda, It was our pleasure! Jonathan
Posted by Michael | January 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, effective, and always available - an ideal experience when you've hit bottom
When I was pulled over and charged with my first DUI, I had never been more scared or uncertain about my immediate future before at any point in my life. I knew that I was going to need a miracle after that night, not even remembering getting into the car, blowing a 0.25 and failing my field sobriety test miserably. The facts surrounding my situation gave me very little for which to hope, and jail time was almost a foregone conclusion. My freedom, my employment, and custody of my daughter were all at risk, and worst of all, I had no idea how I was going to get through it. Mr. Dichter was not the first lawyer I had called, but after speaking with him for over 45 minutes (for free), a little bit of hope crept in that maybe I would come out of this alive. Mr. Dichter and his team thoroughly reviewed my case with me several times in person, hired a professional investigator on my behalf and as a result, I actually won my DOL hearing and never lost my license during the course of my appearances in court which kept me from probably losing my job. Mr. Dichter and Ms. Reich were by my side every time I was summoned to court and were always available and quick to respond to my numerous emails and phone calls (not having much experience in this arena prompted many questions on my part, and they were always happy to provide a thorough explanation). Mr. Dichter has an exceptional presence in court when addressing the judge while speaking on your behalf that commands strict attention and inspires confidence in the whole courtroom, and my final result kept me out jail, employed, and ultimately redirected the trajectory of my life, now as a recovering alcoholic - he even was supportive through a recent relapse where my initial judgement was in peril, but was able to get me through without any additional sanctions or consequences from the court... Truly miraculous. If you're not accustomed to legal trouble and also going through a difficult period in your life (as I was) where your future is hanging in the veritable balance, you're going to need an ally on your side to make sure you don't walk yourself off a cliff. So do yourself a favor and give his office a call. From the first phone call, he told me not to worry, because that was going to be his job from then on, and he truly lived up to his promise. I am sincerely grateful.
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Posted by Steve | February 16, 2015
Exceeded my expectations! Jonathan is simply the best at what he does!
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!
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Response from Jonathan Dichter February 17, 2015
Steve - it was my pleasure battling your case for you. I am so pleased with the outcome and it was a privilege working with you. Thank you for your kind words.
Posted by Yevette | October 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank-you!
Jonathan, was incredible in managing my case. He and his associates were accommodating and very kind towards me thru some very difficult times in my life. Never judgmental towards the situation I found myself in. I would highly recommend Jonathan to anyone needing a attorney.
Response from Jonathan Dichter October 30, 2019
Yevette - it was our honor representing you. You make us proud.
Posted by John | August 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DUI attorney in Washington
I was charged with DUI breath refusal in Mill Creek. I was devastated. I went to interview multiple attorneys to represent me but out of all of them, I made a connection with Jonathan. He was the only one that was undeniably interested in helping me. The process was long and arduous and the prosecutor did not budge - they wanted me to plead guilty to DUI. Jonathan advised me to go to trial and needless to say, I was very nervous to sit in front of a jury and have my life hang in the balance. He kept reassuring me and telling me that he would do everything in his power to fight for me. And he did. We went to trial and Jonathan was able to get me a NOT GUILTY verdict. Seeing all the kind things people say about Jonathan should give you all the confidence in the world to let him represent you. His team of himself, Andi and Rachel will work for you and care for you in your time of need. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs someone to represent them with the type of knowledge, diligence and care that Jonathan and his team provide. Best DUI defense attorney in Washington.
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Response from Jonathan Dichter August 21, 2019
John, It was an honor to defend you at trial! Jonathan
Posted by JG | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DELIVERED OUTSTANDING RESULTS
My problem started with my FIRST DUI, I was very embarrassed and upset with myself. Not knowing where to turn, I researched defense attorneys (many) who specialized in this area of the law. From the very first conversation I knew this was the RIGHT FIRM. Not only was Jonathan and his team responsive, supportive and focused, they were MY advocate. The advice I received was simple, let them do the worrying and follow their instructions. I followed their advice in a timely and dillgent manner. This resulted in Jonathan being able to provide the court with “proactive” evidence that I was committed to doing the things needed in an attempt to right a wrong. Based on what I had read and prepared for, the final result was much better than I expected. As a matter of fact, at first, I was in disbelief at what Jonathan was able to negotiate with the prosecutor. I HIGHLY recommend anyone who finds themselves in this difficult and stressful situation to contact Jonathan and his team for a consultation. I can asssure you that my experience was this, they WILL return calls, they WILL provide you with sound advice, they WILL research and investigate your specific details and they WILL be YOUR ADVOCATE. NO law firm can guarantee results and some of the burden of presenting your case will fall to you to do your part. YOU have to be committed to following advice of counsel in order to get the best possible result. Jonathan and team, thank you for providing excellent and sound advice and delivering an OUTSTANDING result.
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Response from Jonathan Dichter January 31, 2019
It was an honor representing you and I was so thrilled to get you the result we did!
Posted by Jake | October 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer, Great Law Office Team
The Dichter Law Office represented me after I was charged with a BAC refusal DUI. I had a prior DUI in the early 2000s, so I was in a tough situation. His team was excellent and their hard work resulted in a plea to a lesser charge, which is fantastic! I contracted this firm's services the day after the arrest. Jonathan met with me personally within an hour of contacting them. He was informative, clear, and positive that he could assist me in this matter. That day I was full of sadness. I was defeated and felt like I ruined my life for getting myself into this situation. Jonathan acknowledged this and told me while it's okay to be worried, let him do the worrying for now on. I knew right then I was in good hands and had great representation for this incident. He has a team at this firm that works together to give clients the best opportunities for success. Their hard work paid off by resulting in my case being reduced to lesser charges and a much more manageable situation for me personally and financially. I can't thank Jonathan enough for his dedication, professionalism, and compassion. Thank you!!!
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Response from Jonathan Dichter October 6, 2018
Jake it was our pleasure and honor to represent you.
Posted by Aliciah | June 2, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Aliciah
Jonathan was the first person I met when I got in trouble. He walked me through there the case and told me about all possible out comes. He is very professional, friendly and mindful. It’s definitely a place I can refer the entire world to # DONT DRINK AND DRIVE.
Posted by Emily | May 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome service, any time of day
Jonathan answered questions at all times of day, anything from the serious and concerned to the petty and inane, and he treated all of my questions with respect, as though they were super important to him (even if the question was just about his dog.) 10/10 would recommend and use again (although I hope we don't have to!)
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Leadership, Excellent Lawyers & Excellent Team Approach
The DUI Heroes team are experts in the law, and help make clear a beneficial path forward during a very difficult emotional time. Their demonstrated competence in the DUI process truly means one can focus attention elsewhere and work on the other non-legal issues that come up and are always associated with a DUI. I am aware of other folks in my situation who simply didn't make the right choice of lawyers...in fact there were three people in my new 'sobriety' group who hired lawyers for basically the same charge, but paid much more money (in one case, about three times the amount) and still complained about not having phone calls returned, and still complained about the end results. On the other hand, I had phone calls rapidly returned. I had lists of questions answered responsively. I had a case negotiated very well in my favor with the DOL, and with the Court. I had a team of lawyers (three) and an office manager all familiar with my case. If you are in the tough situation where you need a DUI lawyer, don't make the situation any tougher. Hire Jonathan's Dichter's team. I don't even want to think of how I could have made it through this process without them.
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Posted by Mark | January 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My long nightmare is over, thanks to Jonathan and his team
It's a frightening experience to be arrested for DUI, jailed, and then have to fight for your rights. All along the way, I was treated with respect, honesty, and genuine kindness. I finally took a plea deal that was negotiated by Jonathan, and I felt that this was the best possible outcome. If you are in a similar situation, do not hesitate to call this team. They are worth every penny.
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and listen
Jonathan is a kind, compassionate, and wonderful person and lawyer. He has a strong and knowledgeable tema behind him. They are prime communicators and excel at answerimg all of your questions promptly. I feel so lucky to have found them!!!!
Posted by Monica | February 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIRING THIS TEAM!
After being continuously bounced around for TWO years at the public defenders' association, and never getting much time or response by phone or email from my four (yes, 4!) different attorneys, I was told by the most recently assigned lawyer that the state of WA would never negotiate further and I was asked to decide whether to go to court (with a case my attorneys didn't feel confident they could win) or agreeing to a DUI plea that was pretty close to the same offer to begin with, years prior. ALL of that changed after talking to Jonathan Dichter! When I reached out to Mr. Dichter for his advice, he and his courteous team were immediately responsive, superbly professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, thorough, patient to listen, and eager to help IN EVERY WAY! I never felt rushed during a case-review session or phone call. All of my questions were answered to my FULL understanding and satisfaction. Each attorney and legal staff person performed in a service manner that was way above-par, and I know the norm for lawyers after having worked for many of them for over 30+ years. I was completely respected and taken care of from the very first in-depth consultation, then assisted every step through the confusing, intimidating and taxing process of a multiple-charge case that became strongly re-negotiated soon after Mr. Dichter was hired... That's when REAL progress was made! Jonathan ordered and researched full toxicology reports that no other counselor had even thought of or was willing to do. He found three different reasons for botched blood "evidence." He and his team thoroughly reviewed the WSP's recorded video several times, and meticulously checked for the legality (or possible illegality) of every word and action made by both me AND the trooper. In order to help me understand the initial process should I choose trial, Jonathan prepared his motions for my consideration which were brilliant in scope and number, demonstrating not only his legal expertise but his tenacity and commitment to providing the strongest defense possible. I felt fully included in every discussion and fully supported by wise, factual counsel. Though I ultimately chose to waive the risk of a jury trial, I had absolute confidence and assurance that Jonathan was FULLY prepared with a winnable, aggressive case. And I was in awe how, in just a handful of months, his team accomplished far more than my prior attorneys, combined, over a two-year period! Jonathan's discovery of botched "evidence" and firm negotiations successfully got the state to finally revert to a minimal Neg 1 charge and dismiss the secondary charge. I was very satisfied with this result from the team's continually strong defense -- a great outcome that no one else was able to accomplish. Jonathan's presentation at my change-in-plea hearing was solid and professional, even stating (for the record) the less than stellar treatment I received from the arresting officer -- something my former attorneys were unwilling to address at my hearing, but which was highly important to me that the judge at least hear this opinion about the officer's conduct before my sentencing. Overall -- once DUI Heroes took over my case, I never again felt qualms or insecurities regarding the legal advice and defense I received. Beyond being just a client, they treated me more like a friend or family member, and I had real peace and assurance, from consultation to final hearing, always knowing I was getting OUTSTANDING legal representation. Thank you, DUI Heroes!
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Posted by James | October 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I contacted Johnathan on a Sunday and he immediately responded the same day. I highly recommend DUI Heroes if you are in need of an attorney. Communication is exceptional and they truly are there for you from start to finish.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He accomplished the impossible!
I have had 2 prior DUIs because I never had the money to fight them in the past and thus I was always hung out to be eaten by the prosecuting wolves. This time I decided to spend the money and hire Jonathan. I am so glad I did! Jonathan, accomplished the impossible by using his knowledge of blood draws and the law to get my almost 3rd DUI reduced to a reckless. I could not have wished for a better outcome than this. If you are battling with the investment of hiring him, don't, he is worth every penny and then some! He truly is the best DUI attorney out there!
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true lifeline in a time of crisis
Jonathan Dichter and his team consistently went the extra mile in handling my case. From my first face to face meeting, Jonathan was direct yet comforting in outlining the process and what we can expect going forward. His team was proactive in communicating updates as my case was processed and very patient in answering all my questions along the way. His team appeared to be well regarded by the court staff, and ultimately obtained a positive outcome for my case. If you ever need a lawyer that treats you with empathy and respect, and makes the (incredibly stressful) process as pain-free as possible, Jonathan is the right choice!
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Jonathan Dichter was very professional and helped ease my mind going into this whole situation. He gave me all the valuable information and tools I needed in this matter. Not once did I feel judged by him or his staff. I was informed of all the steps I needed to take and in the time frame I had to do it in. He provided me all the information I needed to complete these tasks.
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Response from Jonathan Dichter October 30, 2019
These comments make me very happy as an attorney, boss, and person. It was our pleasure to represent you.
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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

  • Judge Pro-Tem
  • Everett Municipal Court
  • 2010 - Present
  • Judge Pro-Tem
  • Snohomish County District Court
  • 2009 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • DUI Heroes
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Law Offices of Heidi L. Hunt, PLLC
  • 2005 - 2009
  • City of Shoreline Public Defender
  • The Schlotzhauer Law Group
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Berneberg, Wickens, Armijo
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Law Clinic Rule 9
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Kirshenbaum and Goss
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Professional Responsibility Clinic Rule 9
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2002 - 2002
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Education

  • La Pier and Associates
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2012
  • Forensic Sobriety Assessment
  • Certification
  • 2012
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2011
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 2010
  • La Pier and Associates
  • Certificate of Training
  • 2010
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Certificate Completion
  • 2008
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Cum Laude - J.D.
  • 2003
  • Univeristy of Akron
  • B.A.
  • 1999
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Legal Cases

  • State v. R.M.
  • Client was found NOT GUILTY at trial.
  • State v. T.F.
  • Client found Not Guilty
  • State v. R.H.
  • Not Guilty Verdict at Trial
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Associations

  • Citizen's for Judicial Excellence
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Avvo Pro
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2020
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Board of Governors
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Snohomish County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
  • Attorney
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2007
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2009
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2009
  • ABA Representative
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Law School Newspaper: Editor
  • 2001 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2020
  • DUI Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • DUI Rising Star
  • Washington State Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • DUI Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • DUI Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star - DUI
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Law Day
  • Snohomish County District Court - South Division
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Law Day 2013
  • Snohomish County District Court
  • 2013
  • Certification
  • Forensic Sobriety Assessment
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Completion
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Law Day
  • Snohomish County District Court - South Division
  • 2010
  • Accreditation
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Completion
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2010
  • Level 6 Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2010
  • Nolo Verified
  • Nolo
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Completion
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2008
  • Level 5 Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2008
  • Silver Key, Law Student Division
  • American Bar Association
  • 2003
  • Continuing Scholarship
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2002
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Law Student Divison
  • American Bar Association
  • 2002
  • Continuing Scholarship
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2001
  • ABA Client Counseling Competition - Participant
  • American Bar Association
  • 2001
  • Regional Qualifier - ABA Negotiation Competition
  • American Bar Association
  • 2001
  • Entry Scholarship
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • 2000
  • Dean's List
  • University of Akron
  • 1999
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Publications

  • DUIHeroes
  • DUI Survival Guide
  • 2020
  • Dichter Law Office
  • DUI Survival Guide
  • 2019
  • WACDL DUI Newsletter
  • I Will Walk With You: Remembering what our Clients Really need
  • 2014
  • WACDL DUI Newsletter
  • DUI Refusal Tactics
  • 2013
  • WACDL DUI Newsletter
  • DUI Cross Tactics
  • 2013
  • WACDL DUI News
  • DUI Voir Dire Tactics
  • 2012
  • The Marysville Globe
  • Legal Advice
  • 2007
  • Defense Magazine (WACDL)
  • It Could Be Worse
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • WACDL Misdemeanor Go!
  • Closing Arguments
  • 2016
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Misdemeanor CLE
  • Voir Dire - Starting Off On the Right Foot
  • 2014
  • Zealous Advocacy for All
  • Marijuana DUI: Weeding out What's Different
  • 2013
  • Marijuana DUI: Weeding out What's Different
  • Marijuana DUI: Weeding out What's Different
  • 2013
  • In-House CLE
  • Defending Breath Test Cases
  • 2013
  • In-House Lecture
  • DUI Boot Camp Part II
  • 2012
  • In-House Lecture
  • DUI Boot Camp - Becoming a DUI Super Advocate
  • 2012
  • Monthly DUI Lawyers Meeting
  • The New DUI Law
  • 2011
  • Monthly DUI Defense Meeting
  • Refusals and Drowsy Driving
  • 2011
  • Monthly DUI Defense Meeting
  • Reasonable Doubt
  • 2011
  • Movin 92.5 "The Ladies Room" - Featured Lawyer
  • Questions from Listener
  • 2009
  • Monthly Snohomish DUI Lawyer Meeting
  • Internet Marketing for DUI Lawyers
  • 2009
  • DUI Law Primer - Treatment Center Questions
  • DUI Law
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (49)
Given (70)
Endorse Jonathan
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Jonathan. While he is extremely knowledgeable, his preparation, attention to detail, and willingness to fight for his clients routinely lead to favorable outcomes. I wouldn't hesitate to refer someone to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of knowing and working along side Mr. Dichter for the past 11 years. He is an outstanding attorney; well respected by judges, clients and peers. Mr. Dichter is an authority in the legal community as he often speaks at Continuing Legal Education Seminars, providing new and valuable material to other attorney attendees. His legal approach is always persuasive and realistic. Any criminal client would be lucky to have his representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Friend
"Jonathan is big-hearted, an incredible story teller, and intensely focused on one thing: DUI representation. Highly recommend!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly endorse Jonathan. He truly is a leader in the DUI defense community. Jonathan zealously advocates for his clients with a personable, individualized approach. He has a strong focus on customer service and client satisfaction. His reviews speak for themselves. Jonathan is well-respected by all members of the legal community and often approached by fellow DUI defense attorneys to share his training and knowledge. Jonathan is a Nationally published author in DUI trial tactics and speaker at numerous events."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I first had the pleasure to work with Jonathan as opposing counsel when I was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. Even in the midst of intense litigation, he was always courteous, professional, and a worthy opponent. He is an outstanding lawyer; well respected by judges, clients and peers. Jonathan is an authority in the legal community as he often speaks at Continuing Legal Education Seminars, providing valuable lessons and mentorship to other attorneys. In fact, James Publishing invited him to author the 4th edition of their title, “Innovative DUI Trial Tactics.” It is a nationally published legal strategy guide for attorneys who defend DUIs. His legal approach is always persuasive and his empathy for clients is unparalleled."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jonathan for a number of years now, and he is an outstanding DUI lawyers. He's one of the respected leaders of the DUI defense bar in Snohomish County. And, he is well known throughout the Greater Puget Sound region for his innovative and his aggressive drunk driving defense tactics, especially in marijuana cases. I highly recommend Jonathan to anyone in need of his services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jonathan is one of the most knowledgeable DUI attorneys anywhere in the state. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and does a great job!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A tenacious and thorough litigator. He leaves no stone unturned. I wholeheartedly endorse Jonathan Dichter."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Jonathan Ditcher is a highly skilled criminal defense attorney. Jonathan has the rare ability to help his clients feel at ease while navigating the stressful process of fighting criminal charges. He has a reputation among his peers and clients as an attorney who doesn’t shy away from going to trial or from raising tough legal challenges. Jonathan Ditcher is an excellent attorney and I endorse Jonathan without reservation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I went to law school with Jonathan over 10 years ago and not only did he excel in school but also as a lawyer. He is one of the top leading DUI/Criminal Defense attorneys in our state. His trial skills are top notch and his command of the law and command of the technical/scientific knowledge needed in DUI defense work is outstanding. Results speak louder than words and he can back it up with his record of not guiltys and dismissals. He is beloved by his clients and his peers. It's an honor to be his colleague. I recommend Jonathan without reservation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Extremely knowledgeable and charismatic."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is a hard working, fearless attorney who knows the law, the court and the prosecutors. He cares for and will do everything possible for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent advocate for his clients, as well as being a very supportive colleague and mentor in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is an extremely knowledgable and tenacious lawyer. I always tell advise people to find a lawyer they can trust, one they feel comfortable with from the very first hand shake. Jonathan is that kind of lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse DUI Attorney Jonathan Dichter. I have worked with him on cutting edge issues in DUI law for our cases. He is highly respected by all of us DUI lawyers in Snohomish County. I would feel very confident referring anyone to him for their DUI case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathan Dichter. Mr. Dichter is a knowledgeable and caring criminal defense attorney who has earned his reputation as one of the best in the business. You can't go wrong with Jonathan on your side!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dichter is a master negotiator. I have seen him in court many times throughout the years and am always impressed by his presence, his commitment to quality representation, and the respect he commands from judges and prosecutors. I highly recommend this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Jonathan in court on many occasions and he's an excellent attorney. He fights hard for his clients and is extremely knowledgeable about the law."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is one of the best DUI attorneys I have ever worked with and seen in court. I frequently will go to him for advice and help on cases because I trust his judgment and experience. If I was arrested for DUI, Jonathan would be the first attorney I called. You really are lucky to have him on your side."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is a knowledgeable, skillful, and compassionate defense attorney. He is a pleasure to work with and asset to the legal community. I gladly endorse this lawyer."
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Lynnwood DUI and DWI Lawyer Jonathan Dichter
Jonathan Dichter
DUI and DWI Attorney
Lynnwood, WA
Licensed for 18 years
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