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I devote my practice to defending people accused of crimes. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, and recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law and Politics, I have earned a reputation as an articulate, thoughtful, and passionate advocate. In addition to memberships in multiple legal organizations including the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, I am co-chair of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' legislative committee where I focus on impair driving related legislative issues.  As a founding board member and secretary for the Citizens for Judicial Excellence I worked to improve the quality of judges who preside over criminal cases. 


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    17 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    17 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Kevin James Trombold

    I have had the pleasure of watching Patricia Fulton in court and in her office. She is an outstanding attorney who obtains great results on cases that many attorneys shy away from. She has a reputation as a skilled trial attorney that also achieves fantastic results in negotiations. Having Patricia as counsel assures the best result possible for that client. I recently saw Patricia speak at a conference for other attorneys on the subject of DUIs. She was amazing.


    Kevin Trombold DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Andrea King Robertson

    I have had the pleasure of working with Patricia as a co-worker, as co-counsel and as counsel for joined co-defendants. Patricia is intelligent, articulate, and has a no-nonsense approach to her work. She does not fear trial and takes on new challenges with passion. As a result, she is one of the most respected lawyers in her field. She has developed a particular emphasis on defending clients accused of driving charges when they hold a Commercial Drivers License. I know of no lawyer more skilled and informed in that specialized area of law.


    Andrea Robertson DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info


720 Third Avenue, Suite 2015
Seattle, WA, 98104-1814


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2016
Attorney of the YearWashington Foundation for Criminal Justice2015
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2015
President's AwardWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2014
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2012
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2011
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2007
Rising StarN/A2006
Rising StarN/A2005
Rising StarN/A2004
Rising StarN/A2003
Rising StarN/A2002
First Place Winner -- Moot Court Honor BoardN/A1997
Best Oralist -- Moot Court Honor BoardN/A1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Offices of Geoffrey Burg2005 - Present
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Offices1998 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident-Elect2016 - Present
Washington Women LawyersJudicial Evaluation Committee Member2015 - Present
Washington Foundation for Criminal JusticeVice President2015 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Governors2014 - Present
Washington Foundation for Criminal JusticeMember2007 - Present
Northwest Academy for DUI DefenseMember2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1999 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersSecretary2015 - 2016
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLegislative Committee Co-Chair2011 - 2016
National College of DUI DefenseMember2002 - 2007
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Criminal Defense MagazineImpaired Driving Legislative Update2016
Written Materials for Annual DUI Seminar, WFCJLegislative Update2013
Defense Magazine (WACDL)Impaired Driving Legislation -E2SB 59122013
Defense Magazine (WACDL)Impaired Driving Legislation Update2012
Defending DUI's in Washington, Third Ed.Ignition Interlock Devices and Ignition Interlock Licenses2011
Defense Magazine (WACDL)Impaired Driving Legislative Update2011
Defense Magazine (WACDL)Ignition Interlock Licenses and Ignition Interlock Devices: New Legislation Brings Benefits (Mostly)2010
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - DUI UpdateTraveling to Canada with Washington DUIs2007
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - DUI UpdateConsequences of DUI Arrests for Washington Commercial Drivers 2006
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - DUI UpdateWhen is a "Prior" not Prior for DUI Sentencing2006
Washington Criminal DefenseThe DOL Labyrinth: Basic Questions - Complicated Answers2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2002
University of Washington School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1999
Western Washington UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Forging Your Criminal Defense PracticeDriving, Impairment and the Law - A DUI Primer2016
Defending DUIsSwords and Shields - The Strategy of Motions in Limine2015
Defending DUIsVoir Dire2014
Ace the Case: Getting Started in Misdemeanor DefenseDUIs: The Devil is in the Details2014
Going Above and Beyond in Misdemeanor PracticeLegislation Update2013
Getting Started in Criminal DefenseDUI and Criminal Traffic for Beginners2012
Battle Plans for Misdemeanor PracticeOutgunned But Never Outwitted: DUI/DOL2012
Annual DUI SeminarPre-Trial Motions2012
Washington Defender Association WebinarDOL, IIL, IID and Impaired Driving FAQs2011
In House CLEIID and IID2011
Annual DUI SeminarThe ABS of IIL, IID, CDL and FAA2010
Misdemeanor PracticeLegislation Update2009
Annual DUI SeminarCDL Disqualifications2009
Annual DUI SeminarCross Examination2008
Mastering MisdemeanorsCommercial Drivers Licenses and DUIs2006
Defending DUIsCommercial Drivers Licenses and DUIs2006
Defending DUIsAggressive Ethical Defense2005