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Timothy Charles Milios

DUI and DWI Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    My staff and I are 100% committed to making sure that our clients are not convicted of a DUI. In the vast majority of cases we see, the prospective punishment far out weighs the alleged conduct. To us, this is simply unacceptable.

    31 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Domestic violence
    My staff and I are fully committed to defending your rights when it comes to domestic violence. Give us a call, we can help!

    31 years

Since becoming a lawyer in 1993, I have completely dedicated myself and my practice to the defense of those charged with criminal misconduct.  For more than 20 years the vast majority of my practice has been helping people avoid the drastic and often times unfair consequences of a DUI conviction.


To many, a DUI charge feels like an over whelming burden that will drastically changes their lives. It does not have to be.  My practice is founded on the belief that through hard work, preparation, diligence, communication and never giving up, every DUI charge can be beaten. Our results show that in almost every instance, this belief is true.

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Milios Defense
1325 4th Avenue Suite 940
Seattle, WA, 98101-2509

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Posted by Nikola | February 7, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very professional.I got some advices for free.Tim explaind me everything professionally and with specific approach that I liked,really good,I wish you the best
Posted by simon | February 5, 2011
great job done
So I was 21 when I got my dui never been in trouble with the law so I was pretty sacred. I didn't know what was going to happen so I started calling alot of lawyers so I can get some insight of the process and my case. Some were pretty rude, and gross one lawyer pick her teeth and said it was from her lunch she had earlier. I then came across Tim milios from this website and called him spoke a little on the phone then had a meeting. He put off a good vibe and seem real confident on the work he could do and unlike other lawyers he gave me a expert advice on how he thought my case would turn out and not just say I don't know. He answer all my question that I had was real flexible on things I was going through. I knew was the right guy for the job. So when the court dates came around it was real smooth we ask for a extension just to get more evidence than we already had and on that last court date he got it down to the best charge in my situation. I must say he made my case real easy for me because I wasn't worried if he was doing this and that I just went to work everyday Tim or his assistant would call me when I had a court date coming up which I appreciated that very much. And just watch him do his magic in court. Thank you very much guys. I would choose Mr. Milios again if I am in a situation again.
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Posted by Michael | October 12, 2009
The result I'd hoped for.
I called Tim and reviewed my paticular situation with him and from the very beginning I felt very comfortable, at ease and confident my case would be handled professionally and I'd very likely have my case dismissed. I wasn't exactly prepared for the process which seems like it takes longer than it should but Tim kept me informed and in the loop so my imagination didn't get to carried away. My case was finally dismissed and I hope I never need Tim's services again but I'd wholeheartly reccommend him to any friend.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2009
Excellent Lawyer
I came to Tim facing my third DUI in the last 6 years. I had seen a few other lawyers before meeting with Tim who all told me essentially the same thing. That I was SOL. When I met with Tim he told me I might be SOL but that there were still ways that I could come out of it OK. He was very up front about what I would need to do in order to have a chance and he set up a plan for me. Almost a year later the charge was reduced and I didn't do any jail time. Even I didn't think I deserved that good of a deal. Tim was honest, a good communicator and almost everything he told me would happened. I hope I never have to see him again but I highly recommend him to anyone that thinks he has a hopeless case.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2008
A Strong Advocate Able to Understand the Legal Issues and Work Closely With His Clients
I found Mr. Milios - and his entire staff knowledgeable in my case, and their practice of criminal defense work. Before retaining Mr. Milos, I was able to discuss the merits of my case, along with the necessary professional service(s) required for a fair resolution. While others assured me of a speedy outcome, Mr. Milios took the time to understand my needs and suggest proactive steps that would assist me personally, as well as supporting my case. I found him to be responsive, ethical, and professional competent in his practice.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Milios Defense
  • 2003 - Present
  • Instructor of Criminal Law/Criminal Procedure
  • City University
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Law Offices of Timothy C. Milios
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Pima County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Associate Attorney
  • Mitchell & Zadorozny
  • 1993 - 1995
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  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2012
  • LaPier and Associates
  • Certified to Administer Field Sobriety Tests
  • 2011
  • University of Arizona College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1993
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • City of Snohomish v. E.M.
  • Case Dismissed
  • State v. J. D.
  • Case Dismissed
  • State v. R.A.
  • Case Dismissed
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  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Citizens for Judicial Excellence
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Federal District Court Western District of Washington
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • WSBA: Criminal Section
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Ten Attorney
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best in Washington
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Premier Attorney
  • American Association of DUI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Award of Excellence
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • Award of Excellence
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2012
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2012
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  • Avvo
  • DUI: A Self Help Guide
  • 2008
  • Avvo
  • Finding a DUI Attorney
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Interview - King 5 TV
  • Refusing Breath Tests in Washington
  • 2011
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Annual Chapter Conference
  • Pursuing Legal Career Beyond College
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (36)
Endorse Timothy
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tim and his work for a long time all the way back to when I was a young prosecutor downtown. Tim is honest, ethical, smart and effective. I endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the opportunity to meet Attorney Tim Milios at a National DUI Seminar held at Harvard Law School in the summer of 2013. Tim was in my small group session and I got to see first hand his trial skills. His compassion, experience and knowledge left me very impressed. It is without hesitation I recommend Attorney Milios to anyone facing DUI charges."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is a great attorney. He is well respected by prosecutors and is an aggressive advocate for his clients"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Milios for many years, and have the utmost respect for his knowledge, skill and demonstrated dedication to the causes of each and every one of his clients. I endorse his work without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tim for the 8 years we have had offices in the same suite, have referred clients to him and sought his advice for other clients, all with excellent results. He is a good listener, patient and skilled in criminal defense. I plan to continue to refer clients who I believe would benefit from his knowledgeable advice and counsel."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim's reputation as an exceptional attorney is well deserved. He gives 100% for every client and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every case. His clients are lucky to have such an excellent and caring advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is an excellent attorney and dedicated advocate for his clients. He is a consummate professional in the courtroom and in his handling of cases. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is a great lawyer. He wins in court and his clients are happy. I've seen many of Tim's clients walk out of the courthouse with a smile on their face. I endorse this lawyer's work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse Mr. Milios' work. I have referred a number of people to Mr. Milios. Without exception, all of them have been extremely satisifed with his services. He is creative and a thoughtful lawyer. I do not hesitate to refer matters to him. His success record, as I know it, is very, very strong. I believe that anyone who needs the kind of service that Tim provides would benefit by consulting with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Tim Milios for anyone looking for a top notch lawyer. I have known Tim for a long time. He is a gifted lawyer and great person. Whenever I run into him in court, I watch and take notes. I like how he is calm, confident and efficient about his practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is a superb criminal defense attorney. He is dedicated to, and passionate about, representing his clients. I have known Tim for many years and have seen his work from both prospectives ( I am a former prosecutor and I am currently a criminal defense attorney). Tim is highly professional and continuously gets great results for his clients. I endorse Tim Milios."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is a very experienced and exceptionally well respected member of the criminal defense bar. I would have no hesitation recommending him to any client. In addition, he is truly a gentleman and treats other attorneys and clients with the utmost respect."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Tim for more than 10 years and can attest to the fact that his knowledge of the law is exceptional. He is highly respected in the legal community and he is, simply, one of the best."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is a smart, honest and hard working attorney. I have known Tim for many years now and have seen his work - it is of the highest quality. He is great with negotiating cases with prosecutors, arguing to a judge and presenting to a jury. Tim has my endorsement."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"There are many attorney's whom I respect and admire practicing in the area of DUI but I work for Tim Milios because he is the best. He is an outstanding listener and is able to identify what his clients need from him. He always obtains outstanding results because he is liked and respected and always prepared. He approaches each case with a fresh eye and advocates for his clients with his vast knowledge and his strong sense of justice. His preparation of his cases and his constant research and comittment to the practice are components of what make him an outstanding lawyer, but there is more to it than that. Tim's passion for the law and preserving the rights of his clients are what make him truly great. He has my unqulaified endoresment and my total respect."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tim since I first started practicing law over a decade ago. Tim was generous with his time and advice to a lawyer starting out. Tim is a great lawyer who cares about each of his clients. I endorse his work without reservation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim does great work for his clients. I whole-heartedly endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is an excellent attorney and well-respected in the legal community. I heartily endorse him."
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Seattle DUI and DWI Lawyer Timothy Charles Milios
Timothy Charles Milios
DUI and DWI Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 30 years
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