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Julia E. Simmons

DUI and DWI Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.9   137 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 9 years
    California - CA 13 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Julia

Learn Julia’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    California & Washington DUI & DMV Defense. Attentive & Professional Representation

    24 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    35%
    Handling Domestic Violence, DUI, and other criminal defense matters in Washington State.

    13 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Administrative law
    10%
    Automotive related legal issues including DUI DMV Hearings, DMV Negligent Operator, Admin Per Se for DUI and refusal arrests, Medical DMV hearings, Lack of Skill, DMV Appeals.

    24 years, 2,500 cases

  4. Domestic violence
    5%

WEST COAST'S LEADING AUTHORITY ON DUIS AND DOL HEARINGS

I am a licensed trial attorney in both California and Washington dedicated to serious automotive legal issues including DUIs, specifically, 2nd DUIs, 3rd DUIs, 4th DUIs and Felony DUIs. I also do medical DMV hearings, refusal hearings  lack of skill, negligent operator due to too many DMV points, DMV wrongful death actions, and civil recovery for automotive injury claims. I also handle felony and misdemeanor motions for expungement.

I have spent years in the DUI industry and have numerous contacts within the DMV system.

 I fight aggressively on your behalf while making sure I maintain weekly contact with everyone of my clients. I promise that everything that can be done for your case, will be done.

 

 

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Oath of Office - Attorney Simmons Washington State Bar
Being Sworn in to the Washington State Bar

Location

Aspen Law Group
Aspen Law Group
5000 Birch Street, Suite 3000
Newport Beach, CA, 92660
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  137 customer reviews
Posted by Bryan | February 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2nd DUI facing jail, Julia saved me from extra pain
Navigating DUI charges can be overwhelming, but Julia at Aspen Law Group made a significant difference in my experiences. Having faced DUI charges twice, Julia's guidance was invaluable. In my first case, she was supportive and knowledgeable, making a challenging situation manageable. For my second DUI, which carried harsher penalties, Julia's expertise shone through. She's tough, fair, and reliable, working diligently to minimize my penalties. Notably, she helped secure a reduced home arrest and facilitated the use of an interlock device, allowing me to drive my car more quickly again. Julia's approach goes beyond legal defense; she offers a clear path through the uncertainty of DUI charges with confidence and trust. Her dedication and ability to navigate the legal system are unparalleled. I wholeheartedly recommend Julia and Aspen Law Group to anyone facing a DUI arrest. With Julia, you're not just getting a lawyer; you're gaining a steadfast advocate who can guide you toward the best possible outcome. Trust in her expertise and her firm's capabilities to navigate this challenging time.
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Posted by Steve | January 5, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Order from madness
I had an issue unrelated to Aspen Law Group's typical area of practice. Nonetheless, attorney Simmons decided to help and very quickly her direct manner brought an otherwise ludicrous situation under control, over the holidays no less. I would very much recommend her services.
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2nd Dui case
We all mess up from time to time and well needless to say that can be very stressful from loosing your job to many other things. This was the case for me and needed a great lawyer. I am very thankful that Julia became my lawyer and walked me through this difficult process. With not only caring about your needs Julia knows the whole justice system and gets stuff done in a quick and timely manner. Needless to say my experience became less stressful.
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Posted by Mackenzie | June 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Anti Harassment Protection Order
Attorney Simmons took away the insane stress of dealing with a restraining order matter in almost one phone call. With her help, I managed to reach an amelioration that benefitted everyone in the end. She is extremely brutally honest, do not let your emotions get in the way of the truth that she tells you. She tells you all of the possible outcomes for your own good, as the justice system does not care about feelings. If you can get past the blunt honesty - you will be so happy you hired Attorney Simmons. She fights very aggressively for her clients, no matter what for. I understand her to be a DUI expert but she has given me wonderful insight and results regarding my restraining order case. She even was willing to work with me payment wise, so that I did not pay the full cost up front. Not to mention the hour long phone call/consult that she didn’t charge a dime for. Extremely reasonable, highly intelligent and will not take on any frivolous cases, which I can respect - as some lawyers will take any case as long as they’re being paid. I am so happy I hired attorney Simmons, and would hire her again/keep her on retainer for a variety of reasons. Absolutely a diamond in the rough and saved me so much worry regarding my case. If you’re considering hiring her, I would encourage you to. The sooner, the better. The longer she has to work on a case, the better. Blessed to have been contacted by her law firm.
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Posted by Emilio | June 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2nd DUI Offense-Needed the best and found the best.
Attorney Simmons' elite reputation is as advertised. During 2021, I was going through a very bad time in my life which led me to a 2nd DUI arrest in an 10 month span. Fortunately for me, I stumbled across Ms. Simmons while searching for an attorney. She was very direct and honest about the possibilities, but remained understanding and confident she could get me the best outcome. The state took quite a while to get the case sorted out, with Ms. Simmons consistently keeping me updated in spite of her busy schedule. When it was all said and done, she accomplished exactly what she said she would get me: the best possible outcome. I will say if you are someone that generally procrastinates on everything in your life, I'd advise you go find other representation. Attorney Simmons is not here to waste your time, so do not waste hers. I am immensely grateful for her legal guidance through this process and when you factor in all the variables (reliability, legal transparency, cost of representation, etc.) I would 100% recommend those who are in a bad spot to reach out to her.
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Posted by SHRIYA | May 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fighting against a restraining order
Julia is a blessing for me. I hired her for fighting my case and the case was dismissed in just one hearing & within a short notice she took up the case. I would definitely recommend her & she will take care of the rest.
Posted by Andrew | January 18, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful, Honest
I am very grateful for Julia. This is a stressful time for me. I was in need of answers and direction for my DUI case. She provided both for me. Julia is an expert in DUI law and it was evident in the first few minutes discussing my case with her. She is direct to the point and extremely clear and helpful. Julia only wants the best for you even if she is not the one to represent you. She pointed me in the right direction and referred me to the best attorneys for my specific case. Cant say thank you enough! I highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Words are not enough to describe her capabilities
She is a beautiful monster in defending people in law. You just have to experience it your self to understand what I mean!
Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Humble, Resourceful, Informative and Strong
Me and my family were going though really tough time under many threats regarding DV case and we had no guidelines until I reached to Julia Simmons. She was easy to access and informed me about the legal details and motivated me to be strong and fight harder. Also, gave me an assurance to reach her whenever needed.
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful Consultation
Simmons gave me a helpful consultation that helped me understand my case, definitely recommend.
Posted by Charles | July 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The absolute BEST!
I had a problem with the California Department of Justice having incorrect information (concerning my criminal background information) and wanted to know what I needed to do to correct the misinformation. Julia obviously knew her stuff, and after listening to my questions, asking a few of her own, simply asked me, "Do you have pen and paper?" She then walked me through each possible scenario which may arise, what documents I would need to obtain, and how to obtain them. She told me what information I could obtain myself, and under which circumstances I would need to hire an attorney. I'm just taking the first steps now, but should one of the aforementioned scenarios play out in which I did need an attorney, I would not hesitate to hire Julia for a second. Her knowledge of criminal law in both California and Washington state is truly astounding. She also knew all federal law implications... I never thought but best experience of the day would be spent with an attorney; it was, however, and I would recommend her to any and everyone!
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney!
Mrs. Simmons it truly one of the strongest attorneys in the state of Washington. Gives sound guidance with out standing communication. Her presents is very commanding in the courtroom and is a force to be reckoned with. She is truly outstanding!
Posted by Jose | April 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Knowledgeable, Professional, Straightforward, Courteous
Julia Simmons is THE attorney to hire in Seattle for a DUI case. After the first consultation I new I was hiring the best. Julia is very knowledgeable and has a deep understanding of the law. She resolved my case with the best possible outcome anyone could ask for. She gave clear, concise answers to all my questions and was professional and courteous through the whole process. I am very thankful of her hard work and astounding service. Don't waste another minute. Give her a call immediately!
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Posted by David | November 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Julia represented me in a potentially serious vehicle accident and was amazing. She's obviously an expert on any vehicle violations, responded quickly, gave me expert advice and immediately advised me of the best/worst case scenario. She's worth every penny, and then some. I actually tried to pay her more than her fee out of gratitude and she refused.
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Posted by Chris | October 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended! Absolutely Excellent!
Best of the best. Works hard. Doesn’t waste any time. Cares about her clients. I truly recommend Attorney Simmons to everyone.
Posted by Amy | August 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I’ve worked in local law enforcement and judicial settings for 15 years and hired Julia, from across state.
I can’t even begin to describe the difference between Julia and other attorneys. Most attorneys are unapproachable, too formal, speak legal terminology, and lack emotion. Julia is in full communication herself and shows me ways that she relates to me. Julia has a balance of legal expertise combined with the strongest communication skills and emotional intelligence, which sets her apart from the rest. I am strong willed and had reached out to Julia previously and she told me news I didn’t want to accept. I went about it my way and it ended exactly as Julia told me it would. She doesn’t sugar coat the news like I’ve seen from most every other attorney for 15 years. You have to trust that she has nothing to gain by telling you unfortunate facts. When I needed a DMV attorney this year, I was basically begging Julia. I personally know over a dozen attorneys and have countless resources but I wouldn’t have trusted any other attorney to handle the case. I live in Northern California and Julia practices in Southern California and I couldn’t think of a better DMV attorney from here to there. Her reviews and endorsements are simply unheard of. Every attorney I know is procedurally driven while Julia is goal driven. Any attorney can hold your hand through legal proceedings, the legal proceedings will in fact proceed regardless of whether or not you have an attorney. It’s the actions your attorney takes or doesn’t take that makes the difference in your outcome. Choosing an attorney is like a game of chess. The sooner you bring them in, the better chance they have at a winning strategy. The more you continue on, the harder it is for them to play their game.
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Posted by Justinn | July 3, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome
Atty. Julia Simmons was very helpful that she helped me during holiday hours. I can tell that she was willing and determined to help and solve my concern. Shes awesome!! highly recommended
Posted by Sean | December 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Go straight to hiring Atty. Simmons and don’t waste time looking elsewhere
Having spoken with Atty. Simmons regarding a CA DUI a couple of years ago and getting a family recommended DUI atty instead, I can not stress how much easier Atty Simmons and her firm will make your life just going straight to hiring them. Living in washington now and needing some guidance on getting my CDL in Washington now (with no help from my hired CA atty from 2 years ago), Atty Simmons was able to quickly get me pointed in the exact right direction, take the stress off and on my way to quickly resolving the CA issue. Being a business owner in both CA and WA of 21 years, I truly appreciate efficiency and clarity from a lawyer, especially when it comes to my personal legal issue at present. She and her firm are 5 stars and I have no doubt anyone who works with them would disagree.
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Posted by Keshawn | September 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2nd DUI
Julia Simmons is an attorney anyone and everyone should hire. She helped me through the roughest time in my life. I received 2 DUIs before the age of 21 and I was lost sad and depressed but through all the problems going on in the world she stuck by my side and made sure we would get through it together. All I can say is hire her because not only will she help you with your case she will give you advice on how to better your life and do something with the opportunity to turn your failures into something special.
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Posted by William | August 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
3rd Offense Dui
I hired Julia Simmons to help me with my dui case in California. Things were looking really bad, third offense dui, really high bac, and even a hit and run. I was looking at A LOT of jail time. But Attorney Simmons made the impossible happen and kept me out of jail. That's right, ZERO jail time on a third offense, high bac, hit and run case. That's unheard of. She is the most knowledgeable person when it comes to DUI's. Do not waste anymore time and give her a call immediately. From our first conversation I knew she was the right attorney, she will fight for you and do everything in her power to get you a good outcome. She also outlines specific steps you need to take before your court date, listen to EVERYTHING she says. Her pre trial advice sets you up for the best possible outcome. Seriously, don't waste anymore time and give Attorney Simmons a call.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Law Offices of Julia Simmons
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Simmons & Slattery
  • 2010 - Present
  • Senior Attorney
  • Aspen Law Group, A Professional Law Corporation
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Thomas Wallin
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Certifed Law Clerk
  • Bergener & Associates
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Certified Law Clerk & Office Admistrator
  • Braden & Tucci, A Professional Law Corporation
  • 2000 - 2008
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Education

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • DUI Certificate
  • 2015
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Certificate
  • 2014
  • National Insitute of Trial Advocacy
  • Certificate
  • 2011
  • La Pier & Asc
  • Certificate
  • 2010
  • Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State vs. Regina C.
  • ALL CHARGES DISMISSED
  • People vs. William C.M.
  • ZERO JAIL, FELONY DISMISSED
  • State vs. L.M.
  • DUI Dismissed 2nd DUI with .11% & Accident
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Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Northwest Academy for DUI Defense
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, DUI Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Public Defenders Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Trial Attorney Under 40
  • National Trial Attorney
  • 2016
  • Avvo Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • 100 Best Trial Attorneys in Nation
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best DUI Attorneys in Nation
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Avvo Top Contributor
  • 2016 Top Contributor Award
  • 2016
  • Avvo Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Coast Top Attorney Award
  • Coast
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 2015 Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 40 under 40 (Top 40 lawyers undr 40 years old)
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 100 Top National Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 2014 Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 2013 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Faculty Award
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • 2013
  • 2012 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • 2011 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2011
  • Contracts - UCC
  • Amjur
  • 2009
  • Juvenile Law
  • Amjur
  • 2009
  • Contracts I
  • Amjur
  • 2008
  • Legal Writing II
  • Amjur
  • 2008
  • Criminal Law
  • Amjur
  • 2008
  • Contracts II
  • Amjur
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Washington State Bar Admitee
  • New Bar Admitees
  • 2014
  • Los Angeles County Young Lawyers
  • Criminal Mock Trial
  • 2014
  • Alhambra Mock Trail
  • Mock Trail - Crimminal Defense
  • 2014
  • Annual Association Meeting
  • Commercial Drivers & DMV Hearings
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (88)
Given (20)
Endorse Julia
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julia is a superior lawyer who dedicates herself to each and every client. Each client receives her undivided personal attention while she helps them through the challenges of their criminal, DUI or DMV matter. I highly recommend Attorney Julia Simmons."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Simmons is one of the best in Orange County. As a fellow member of California DUI lawyers Assoc. she is always current on the law and latest developments in DUI defense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Simmons gives thoughtful and concise answers to tough legal questions. She knows her stuff!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Ms. Simmons is a well-regarded and driven attorney who has provided exceptional legal representation to numerous clients throughout the U.S. With her extensive knowledge, broad experience and impressive professional skills, she is bound to invest her time and energy into achieving the best outcome for each case, regardless of its level of complexity."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julia is one of the top DUI defense attorneys in the country. If one of my clients was charged with a DUI in California, Julia would be the attorney I would call."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Outstanding reputation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for her extensive knowledge, experience, and contributions to the Avvo community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julia is very aggressive and has a tremendous amount of experience in DUI defense. Julia is extremely approachable and communicates very well with her clients. I have learned soo much about DUI defense through working with Julia on certain cases. I highly recommend Julia to anyone who needs DUI defense or DMV hearings!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Simmins is a fine, knowledgeable and effective attorney. She is an asset to the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Based on her thoughtful responses to questions presented here, I endorse Ms. Simmons."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Julia Simmons is one of the most knowledgeable DUI and DMV attorneys you will find. She understands complex situations and is one hell of a teacher."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Simmons is a talented attorney truly dedicated to serving the best interests of her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as she is a skilled trial attorney that will fight to protect your rights. She is well respected by her peers, is extremely knowledgeable and someone that you want on your side. I highly endorse this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can vouch that Julia has the skills it takes to know all aspects of the law and the judge! She often contributes to complicated areas of DUI law. If you are looking for representation, you need to call her asap!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Julia is the most productive and efficient DUI lawyer I know. She does the most work out of any lawyer I have seen on her cases, and she does so in record time. Her work is real deal quality too - no wonder why Julia pulls off multiple offender DUI miracles all over California on a weekly basis! Julia is highly skilled - if you want to see magic, hire her."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great well reasoned responses. Asset to AVVO community."
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