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Jon Michael Zimmerman

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.9   233 reviews

also known as Law Offices of Jon M. Zimmerman, PLLC

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jon

Learn Jon’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Speeding and traffic ticket
    90%
    Speeding, negligent driving, improper lane change, driving too fast for conditions, failure to yield, failure to signal, defective equipment, no insurance, HOV, habitual traffic offenders, Department of Licensing suspensions and revocations, failure to dim, unsafe lane travel, tinted windows, open container, littering, school bus violations, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, emerging from driveway, following too close, intermediate driver's license violations, federal offenses, and more.

    19 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Administrative law
    5%

    19 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    5%

    19 years

JON M. ZIMMERMAN is an attorney in Seattle whose primary focus is the zealous representation of people who have been cited for traffic offenses in the State of Washington. Prior to opening his practice, Mr. Zimmerman worked as an attorney in both large and small law firms. He has also practiced family law and other areas of civil litigation.

Photos and videos

Presenting on traffic offenses in Washington State to Military Judge Advocates at the Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) continuing legal education training at Naval Base Kitsap.

Location

Law Offices of Jon M. Zimmerman, PLLC
1900 West Nickerson Street
Seattle, WA, 98119

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Joshua | December 30, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The cat's out of the bag: you want Jon Zimmerman on your side!
To keep this tale short: Two years ago, I was faced with a crisis with my previous landlord. Jon spent the time consulting with me, getting all of the information, and helping me navigate a course to make sure my rights were protected. Because of his timely advice and expertise, I was able to exit satisfactorily from the situation. Jon doesn't just fight for you, he makes sure you are aware of both your rights and your responsibilities. He's the best coach you could ask for: he tells you like it is, makes sure you know why you're in the position that you're in, and he'll pause to make sure you understand. He doesn't pull any punches: it's claws out! But he tells you what you need to hear in order to make good decisions. If you're considering Jon, thumbs up!
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Posted by NITHESH | December 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Detailed explanation during consultation
Consulted about a speeding ticket and he gave a very clear and detailed consultation about the consequences and options.
Posted by James | September 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tickets Dismissed!
My daughter was recently pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. Unfortunately, she pulled over to the left shoulder and not the right shoulder. This infuriated the cop so he wrote her 2 tickets. One being the most expensive ticket he could, "failure to yield to emergency vehicle." That is a $1062 ticket. Jon and I both felt he was wrong because she had pulled over immediately so we decided to fight it. Long story short, Jon got both tickets dismissed! Awesome job. His reasonable fee was the best money I have ever spent. If you are in need of a traffic attorney, call Jon. Thanks Again Jon
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Posted by Gabriel Letoto | July 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
3rd times the charm.
I've made some pretty poor driving decisions, but thankfully, Zimmerman has been able to have my tickets dismissed not once, not twice, but three times. And he was also able to exclude these infractions from being reported to my insurance, which has saved me money in the long-run.
Posted by michael | May 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jon is terrific!
Fortunately I've only needed his services a couple of times over the years, but each time he's been extremely knowledgeable about the finest points of the law *and* has been successful! Money well spent! :)
Posted by Michael Lam | April 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Commands a high premium, the best lawyer in Seattle
I feel compelled to review Jon because over the years, I've hired him for all my high stake moving violations. Reason why is because he visibly goes the extra mile and you can see him exhaust every angle to win cases for me. He'll write letters, push the prosecutor, sopoena 3-4 people, he will do whetever it takes. Most lawyers I've hired for less run my case like a factory assembly line; clock watchers who decide if the defense is worth their dollar, and "decide" in their mind whether the case is able to be won. Not Jon. Jon gives you play by play action on the case and explain his strategy and what he expects each opposing player to do - as if he is playing chess ; and even on a Sunday. He is on the higher end of the fees and worth every penny. He is also a really cool, super smart guy who ran for judge. When I don't want to mess around with a ticket, I get Jon - I pay for the best.
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Posted by Jeremy Mac | November 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding on Airport Way.........WHAT?! EVERYONE DOES!!!!
I don't know if I was more mad about being late to my appointment or the fact the douche bag State Patrol officer had the audacity to lecture me on driving. I mean seriously, COME ON! Don't tell me to NOT speed and then present me with a ticket! That's like one of the most a**hole move a cop can do in my opinion. I spoke to a barista afterwards and she said she was let go with a warning for doing 75 on 45 zone after she flashed her employee badge. I should have taped my attorney, Jon Zimmerman's business card to my license or registration because he NEVER let me down! After mailing in the ticket to contest the infraction I was given a court date which I was unable to attend because I was out of town and Jon said no problem he can take care of it for me and I do not need to appear in court. Simple text message response: "Dismissed" Money well spent! Highly recommend to all my friends and family.
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Posted by Thompson | July 15, 2013
Extremely knowledgeable!
Received a speeding ticket in the Everett I5 speed trap. This time I did not want it on my record for the next 7yrs. After reading the reviews on Avvo, Mr. Zimmerman was responsive and knowledgeable. My contested ticket took a while due to court delays and rescheduling, but in the end the ticket was reduced to late plate tabs. He does exactly what you ask of him and gets your legal needs done. If you need a lawyer and have never hired one before, Mr. Zimmerman is great to start with and makes everything easy to understand and less complicated. Highly recommend him and his skills.
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Posted by Jalel | June 27, 2013
A+ Rating - Definitely Recommend!!
Jon Michael Zimmerman knows the laws, represented me well and taught me a few things as well. He is very unassuming, yet extremely well versed in various situations.
Posted by Heather | June 26, 2013
Thank you Jon!!!
Jon was recommended to me from another lawyer and I can't thank him enough. A reasonable flat fee and a few emails was all it took. Jon got the speeding ticket (16mph over) completely dismissed. He answered any questions that I had promptly and always kept me informed of what was going on in my case. I couldn't ask for a better lawyer to represent me and I highly recommend him to everyone.
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Posted by Jankov | June 25, 2013
Thank you, Jon
Jon Zimmerman, via both email and phone, was attentive, courteous, and personally caring, yet whose professionalism and virtuosity in the subject matter was instrumental in orchestrating a dismissal of my speeding infraction.
Posted by Peter | June 19, 2013
Won my tricky fender bender case.
I got a ticket for a minor accident. A gray area type situation, but I felt I was in the right. I assumed I couldn't win but a client urged me to call Jon. We won, and it was worth it to keep a clean driving record.
Posted by Mike R. | June 13, 2013
2 more speeding tickets snuffed out and dismissed by Mr. Zimmerman!!!
I have written a previous review of Mr. Zimmerman's work for me on this site back in January of 2013. This review will echo the last one. Since then I received 2 more speeding tickets. As I type this review both are now dismissed. Simply put Mr. Zimmerman is a master at his craft. There are 4 items that required me to take action 1. Send in my ticket with the contested hearing box checked and send a copy of that ticket to Mr. Zimmerman. 2. Pay Jon Zimmerman for his services. 3. Receive an email from Mr. Zimmerman stating that my tickets are dismissed. 4. Smile!!! That's it. Mr Zimmerman handles everything else. If you receive a moving violation or any motor vehicle ticket, I urge you to put your complete trust and faith in his skills as an attorney. Not only is Mr. Zimmerman a fantastic lawyer but he is a good man. You will not be disappointed with any of his services.
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Posted by David | June 12, 2013
Thanks, Jon!
Jon was a law school classmate of mine, which is why when he told me he was handling traffic offenses I didn't think twice about hiring him to represent me in a contested hearing following an unfortunate automobile accident. Jon obtained a fantastic result for me--a dismissal. Thanks, Jon!
Posted by Jarrod | June 11, 2013
Satisfied
Jon got a ticket I was issued when I hydroplaned and totaled my car dismissed. I did not have to attend the hearing. I was happy with questions I had being answered quickly and professionally.
Posted by David | June 11, 2013
Efficient, effective, got the job done
Retained his services for speeding ticket (17 mph over). Sent agreed upon flat fee. Forwarded court information to him and mailed back court form as instructed to contest the charge. Thought I was waiting to hear back from the court for a court date and next thing I know I get an email from Jon notifying me that he's gotten the charge reduced to a non moving violation. Done.
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Posted by Eran | June 11, 2013
Moving Violation: Resolved Painlessly
Mr. Zimmerman was recommended to me by another attorney and for good reason. He was able to resolve my speeding ticket without me needing to attend a court date, all our communications being via phone and email. The convenience of not missing work was well worth the very reasonable fee, keeping the infraction off my record not withstanding.
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Posted by Wolf | June 4, 2013
Highly recommended!
I didn't had to worry about a single thing. After just a couple of e-mails and a flat fee Jon took care of everything. He postponed the hiring and got my case dismissed and I didn't even had to take time of for the final court hiring. This is the second time that he was a great help for me. He came highly recommended by a colleague of mine who was also were pleased with his services.
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Posted by David | May 23, 2013
Speeding Ticket Dismissed!
Jon has been my go to guy for speeding and other traffic infractions over the years and has always been great, this time getting the case completely dismissed! I appreciate not having to worry about when, where or how it gets taken care of. Jon just gets it done while keeping me in the loop during the whole process. He is a true professional who has earned my trust completely.
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Posted by Thomas | March 6, 2013
Jon Saved Me Hundreds in Traffic Court
I received a speeding ticket for going way over the limit in the city of Seattle. I was very concerned about my insurance rates jumping. Well, Jon told me not to worry given my good driving record. And he proved exactly right. His fee was slightly higher than the original ticket alone. And he negotiated a 150% reduction of my original violation, dropping it to about $100. However, he also earned me a deferral that, as long as I had no violations in 12 months, it wouldn't go on my driving record. That right there saved me $30-$40/month. And insurance companies won't lower the rate for several years once it's bumped. Again, I highly recommend Jon.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Emerald City Drivers Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • App-Based Drivers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Western Washington Taxicab Operators Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney at Law/Prinicipal
  • Law Offices of Jon M. Zimmerman, PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tempore
  • Federal Way Municipal Court
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Preston Gates & Ellis
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Legal Extern
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Legal Assistant
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Staff Assistant
  • U.S. Chemical Safety & Hazard Investigation Board
  • 1998 - 1998
  • White House Intern
  • Executive Office of the President, The White House
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Legislative Intern
  • Office of the Honorable Barbara Bailey Kennelly
  • 1997 - 1997
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2004
  • George Washington University
  • B.A.
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Puyallup v. Deccio (Pierce County Superior Court 2018)
  • Vacated and modified.
  • State v. Tewolde (Snohomish County Superior Court - 2018)
  • Reversed, remanded, and case dismissed.
  • Kirkland v. Gonzalez (RALJ - King County Superior Court 2017)
  • Vacated and Modified.
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Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association, Rules and Procedure IRLJ Subcommittee
  • Chair
  • 2018 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Animal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Court Rules and Procedures Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Administrative Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Western Washington Taxicab Operators Association
  • Of Counsel
  • 2014 - Present
  • Cardozo Society of Washington State
  • Judicial Evaluation Committee, Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • University of Washington Moot Court Honor Board
  • Volunteer Judge
  • 2007 - Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • J-Pro
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Volunteer Legal Writing II Judge
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Cardozo Society of Washington State
  • Executive Committee
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Family Law Legal Clinic, KCBA
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association/Washington State Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Seattle Journal for Social Justice
  • Staff Member
  • 2002 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Level 14 Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Level 6 Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Publico Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2006
  • President's Award
  • Seattle University School of Law Student Bar Association
  • 2003
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Publications

  • SpeedingTicketBlog.com
  • First Steps When the Police Pull You Over
  • 2007
  • SpeedingTicketBlog.com
  • What To Do When You Get a Ticket
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Law Library Staff In-Service Training
  • Educating Library Patrons About Civil Infractions and Other Violations
  • 2013
  • APR 8(g) Judge Advocate General CLE - Joint Base Lewis-McChord
  • Demolishing Traffic Offenses In Washington
  • 2013
  • Judge Advocate General CLE - Naval Station Kitsap
  • Pulled Over: Navigating Traffic Offenses in Washington
  • 2012
  • Presentation to The Defender Association
  • Pulled Over: Pathways and Pitfalls of Washington Infraction Cases
  • 2010
  • YJP Meeting
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Traffic Stops: What To Do During and After a Traffic Stop
  • 2009
  • WSTLA Roundtable
  • Opening Your Own Practice
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (45)
Given (55)
Endorse Jon
Litigation Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jon is passionate about his client's cases, and brings intelligence and professionalism to the table everyday. I can refer potential clients to him with confidence."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John has been recognized in the community as the premiere lawyer in handling Speeding and Traffic Tickets violations. He is also profoundly versed in litigation and is very skilled in a courtroom. I have known Jon for some time and endorse him without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jon since law school, and our paths cross in court frequently. He is always very well prepared, knowledgeable about the law, aggressive in presenting his case and making his arguments, and always zealous as an advocate for his clients. I heartily endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jon is an excellent attorney and one that I go to for advice. He has an expertise in traffic matters that is second to none. I have seen him in court and know that he is a fierce advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer completely and often refer matters to him."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon will never take the easy way out for a client. He will fight tooth and nail to get the best result. Exceptionally intelligent and highly skilled above and beyond the level of a typical traffic attorney."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Zimmerman is very experienced in speeding and traffic ticket defense. He is hard working and respected by both clients and peers. Call him to get that ticket dismissed. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jon. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is a great lawyer. Highly effective and very knowledgeable . I highly recommend anyone with a speeding ticket to go with him. Jon knows all of the intricacies traffic law and will be there for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My name is Gregg J. Stark and Indiana DUI Attorney, I endorse this lawyer as an experienced legal professional."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I really don't know how Jon does it but he is on top of his game. I cannot say enough about his tenacious work in this field. I would not tackle a speeding ticket without him."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Other
"I worked with Jon while we were in law school, and he was a go-getter then. Now, he is one of the busiest traffic lawyers in the Puget Sound and that is no surpise. I've learned from his blog - www.washingtontrafficlawblog.com - and highly recommend you check it out to stay informed on Washington State traffic issues. And if you've received an infraction, he's a fantastic resource to find out what your options are. I absolutely endorse Jon."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Zimmerman exemplifies the very best attributes of an active attorney and displays a high level of professionalism, confidence and skill we should all aspire to. Honesty, dedication and a love of the law, which means. giving back to others who lack our understanding of the law and a benefit from our inherent desire to provide solutions to problems. The thousands years of combined legal experience of professionals activity participating in this forum represent some of the very best of our profession, which is after all, at its base is desire to help those in need. This Attorney’s experience and knowledge, I believe, demonstrates that there is a desire to provide accurate advice and obtain appropriate results for clients. Most importantly, this Attorney is willing to help complete strangers (as is the case in this forum) with their legal problems for which we collectively provide useful information, thereby demystifying the legal process as much as possible. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There's a a saying that goes "He who represents himself in court, has a fool for a client"... this holds true for traffic tickets. Don't represent yourself... go talk to Jon, he's the man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Jimmerman is the best Defense Attorney in his area. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I strongly recommend his legal services."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is an excellent lawyer. I recommend him highly for all your traffic related matters. He knows this area of law inside and out, and uses his knowledge with the goal of protecting you (as well as your insurance rates!)."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I referred a case to Jon that needed to be handled quickly and effectively. Jon exceeded my expectations and went above and beyond. I will not hesitate to refer future clients to him and his performance in court was fantastic. HIGHLY recommended"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After Jon's recent dismissal of my speeding ticket, I promised I will refer any traffic matters straight his way. Jon knows this law every which way and working with him is a hoot to boot. Don't waste your time with anyone else."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is an exceptional lawyer with a sophisticated understanding of the traffic laws. He continually demonstrates a commitment to excellence in his field."
Litigation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Zimmerman is the go-to guy for traffic cases. He is fast, cheap and effective. What more can you want?"
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