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Joseph Anthony Breidenbach

DUI and DWI Attorney at Burien, WA

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1977
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Joseph A. Breidenbach at the Kent RJC
Law Office at 149 SW 154th, Burien

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Attorney Joseph A. Breidenbach
149 Southwest 154th Street
Burien, WA, 98166

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Posted by Gabbi | March 30, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended!
Joe Breidenbach handled my case with professionalism and integrity. He made sure I understood the entire process from the beginning and never left me with questions. I respect the work he does and would recommend him in a heartbeat.
Posted by Jeanette | June 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Never gave up fighting for me and we won!
I hired Mr. Breidenbach when I was accused of assault. The case involved many witnesses, even though some of them had no evidence to present. After getting the prosecutor to narrow down her list of witnesses from 20 to about 12, Mr. Breidenbach interviewed each potential witness. His opening statement at the trial was connected to his closing argument and was convincing. I was found not guilty at the end of a three day trial.
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Posted by Ryan | March 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life saver !!!
I got a Dui years back and had defers prosecution and had a review hearing I was vary scared I hadn't been turning in my as sheets I was afraid they were going to take my defers away and joe saved my but I ow him for that I have a family and don't need any more trouble with the court and joe did an amazing job representing me and got the charges dropped and everything has been going smoothly he also made me new aa attendance sheets with my case number and name on it so all I have to do is fax them in he checks on me from time to time he is a vary good Lawer and a great person really cares about his clients I would recommend using him to anyone I wish I had hired him to represent me at the beginning
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Posted by Mark | December 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I got arrested for a DUI in February 2015.
I got arrested for a DUI in February 2015. I had never been arrested for a DUI before. Mr. Breidenbach was the first person that I thought of because when my dad got into trouble many years ago he hired Mr. Breidenbach and my dad was happy with the results that Joe got for him. The police claimed that they stopped me for driving 50 in a 35 mph zone. The officer claimed that I had very slurred speech and that my face was flushed and that my eyes were glazed, watery and bloodshot. He also claimed that I had trouble getting out of my car and that I had trouble keeping my balance while walking. I refused to walk the line or do the other so called tests. After the officer arrested me I also refused to take the breath test. I was charged with a DUI and although it was my first offense, because I refused to take the breath test, if I were found guilty of that offense, I would have had to spend at least two days in jail and I certainly did not want to do that. Joe was able to work out a deal where the charges were amended to Reckless Driving and that made a really big difference. I did not have to go to jail. I got a much smaller fine. I got much shorter probation. My license was suspended for a much shorter length of time. I will not have to have SR-22 insurance for as long as I would have if I had been convicted of the original charge. I expected Joe to get me a good deal and he did. Since that time I have had some trouble with the DOL back in September. The DOL had their records messed up. Joe also helped me straighten that out for me.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Joe got my ticket from 20 mph over to a 150 dollar fine that will not go on my driving record or be seen by insurance. Very pleased! Would recommend
Posted by Tom | November 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
did what he said
Mr Breidenbach took care of a small matter for me. With minimal effort on my part, it was handled an an entirely satisfactory manner. Mr Breidenbach delivered.
Posted by Cam | October 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed
When I returned to Seattle after 17 years, I discovered that I had a 17-year-old felony warrant for my arrest. After a free consultation with Joe I hired him to represent me. Not having very many if any cases like mine in the past , he was a quick study. And full of good advice. My day of court came and he was there prepared for any eventuality! With me doing every thing he asked me to do,the case was dismissed. Thanks Joe ! He also came highly recommened by a friend of the family,
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Posted by Ryan | March 28, 2015
Vary happy client
I got a DUI in 2011. I hired an attorney [not Joe] in 2011 and ended up in a Deferred Prosecution Program. I had to go back to court just recently for a revocation hearing. I was really scared. This time a friend of mine suggested that I hire Joe. Joe went to court with me and Joe was able to convince the court not to revoke my Deferred Prosecution. Joe did a great job and he got great results. I wish that I had known about him in 2011.
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Posted by Clifton | March 12, 2015
The kind of lawyer you need and want in your corner!! Best money I ever spent!!
Joe normally represents DUI and other very serious criminal traffic infractions but I took a chance and asked him to represent me in a Lidar/radar speeding infraction I got while traveling on Interstate 5, I really just hoped I could keep it off my driving record and felt lucky if I could just get a differed sentence, and a smaller fine because I had seen muiltple people in front of me just getting hammered by the judge for speeding and being caught on radar/laser/lidar by WSP same as me, The only difference is that they didn't have Joseph Breidenback on the case like I did. After he schooled the judge on a motion that had the justice going to chambers and taking a recess to look it up, we were denied our motion based on a previous case but that wasn't the only card Joe had to play, if you've ever seen a masterful attorney at work then you know how awe inspiring it is when all cylinders are firing in synch and their knowlege of case law is put to the test. I felt like David vs Goliath and when the mighty giant that is the court system fell to their knees and recognized that my attorney was right and they could do nothing but concede to the facts and dismiss my case because Joe knows the law better than they do!! Needless to say I won my case due to the masterful skills of Mr. Breidenbach. Even the clerk had to praise his skills as well as did the other attorneys in the court room. If you need someone to elequently speak on your behalf in that foreign lauguage that is "The Law" then I highly recommend Mr. Breidenbach to make sure you are treated fairly and your rights are held in the utmost regards by the court system. Joe made sure I wasnt treated like those other defendants who didn't have a attorney and made the judge sit up and recognize me for the law abiding citizen that I am and rule accordingly. If I ever need an attorney again I will most certainly call Joseph first and so should you!! Best money I ever spent and I am extremely satisfied with the results and his service to me!! Thanks again Joe you're a class act.
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Posted by John | February 24, 2015
Thanks DUI Joe
I got arrested for a DUI. I refused to take the breath test. It was very stressful. Joe ended up working out a deal so that the DUI was amended to Reckless Driving. This meant, among other things, that I did not have to go to jail. It worked out better than I had hoped for. Thanks DUI Joe.
Posted by Darren | November 14, 2014
JOE BEAT THE MACHINE!
Joe beat the machine. Let me tell you my story. I got stopped in Burien on July 4th because I was throwing fire crackers out of my car window when I was driving on 4th Avenue Southwest. I also had an open can of beer in my car. The police officer stopped me because of the fireworks but I ended up being arrested and charged with a DUI in King County District Court. Sometime earlier that year I heard some of my coworkers talking how many Boeing workers that Joe had represented. One coworker was joking that Joe should have a slogan that said, “Joseph A. Breidenbach, representing drunk Boeing workers for the last 40 years.” I laughed at this at the time. I never thought that I would ever get into that kind of trouble. I was wrong. By the time I got my DUI I had forgotten all about what my coworkers had said about Joe. I did not know who to hire so I started doing research on the internet and while doing my Google research I recognized his name and ended up going to his website at duijoe.com and I decided that he was the attorney for me. I should mention that I blew into the breath testing machine twice and I blew .16 and .17 which is over twice the legal limit. He won the DOL hearing for me. That was great. Later, the prosecutor offered to reduce the charges so that I would have not had to go to jail for so long but Joe said that he did not think that the offer from the prosecutor was good enough. We turned it down. Originally I was charged with a DUI with a BAC of over .15. The prosecutor threatened to add the additional charge for the Illegal Use Of Fireworks if the case went to trial. Joe still thought that we should turn down the prosecutor’s offer and not be intimidated by his threats. Joe said that he thought that we should take the case to trial and that is exactly what we did. We went to trial and we got an acquittal on the fireworks charge but we ended up with a hung jury on the DUI. The King County Prosecutor was still not willing to make us a better offer so we ended up going to trial again. The trial ended today: NOT GUILTY. So, long story short. We WON on the Illegal Use Of Fireworks Charge. We WON on the DUI charge. We won at the DOL hearing. We lost at… well, we did lose some small battles along the way but, in the end, we won the war. I want to add that when Joe goes to court he is VERY well prepared and it really shows. So If you got a DUI go to duijoe.com and get Joe
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Posted by Anthony | November 6, 2014
“Washington’s Finest DUI Criminologist Attorney”
Mr. Breidenbach represented me on a DUI in 1996. He did a great job and got great results. Unfortunately, I got another DUI in 2011. I was really scared. I went back to Joe for help again. He did it again. He was great. He got a much better deal than I would have even hoped for. Through all of that I did not have to go through an alcohol treatment program nor did I spend even a day in jail. Joe really helped me in court but he did more than that. He helped me become a better man.
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Posted by Ryan | October 22, 2014
Joseph A. Breidenbach is the lawyer you want on your team.
I was charged with 2nd Degree Assault DV in King County Superior Court. The judge issued a warrant for $75,000.00 for my arrest. Thank god my parents were able to get a bail bondsman to bail me out of jail after just a few hours. After being in jail for a few hours I knew that I never wanted to go back. The only attorney that we knew was Marie White who was doing a great job handling my divorce. Marie told us (my parents and I) that we needed serious help and to call Joe. Marie told us that a conviction for any DV charge would have meant that I would have had no chance of getting child custody and a real disaster in more ways than we could count. We ended up hiring Mr. Breidenbach and, to make a long story short, he got the charges against me dismissed. No Jail, no fine, no probation, no nothing. My parents and I worked on this review together. This is what we think. Joe is dedicated. He is honest, reliable, and intelligent. He knows the law and how to interpret it so that we were able to have a clear understanding of the law and his actions as he moved through my case. His resources are many and he utilizes them as needed to his client's benefit. Mr. Breidenbach did all that to represent me and my best interests. He kept us all well informed. Sometimes that meant giving information, that as a client, was tough to hear, i.e. the ramifications of the charges, both the worst case scenario and the best. When he speaks you need to listen because he knows what he is talking about. Our personal experience with Mr. Breidenbach brought tears and laughter. Serious moments and casual moments. He worked tirelessly to serve us to the best of his ability and was able to obtain the results we desired. Our family respects Mr. Breidenbach as a lawyer and as a gentleman. You won’t receive better council than you would from Mr. Breidenbach. He is the lawyer you want on your team.
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Posted by Joan | October 3, 2014
He is great.
When I got my DUI I knew that I needed help. A friend of mine suggested that I call Joe Breidenbach. My blood test came back with a result of .24. That is three times .08. I was worried. I felt a lot better after I hired Joe to represent me. Joe ended up working out a deal were the charges were amended to Negligent Driving in the First Degree. As a result of the deal that Joe got me got: 1) I got NO JAIL instead of having to serve a minimum of two days in jail if I had been convicted as charged; 2) I got a much smaller fine; 3) I got two years of probation instead of the five years that I would have almost certainly received if I had been convicted as charged; 4) My driver’s license was NOT suspended would have been suspended but it would have been suspended for one year if I have been convicted as originally charged; 5) I never had to have an Ignition Interlock on my car; 6) I never had to have SR-22 insurance; and I did not have to go through a lengthy alcohol treatment program. I really liked the methodical way he approached my DUI. I value his judgment and his results oriented thinking. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Marcus | September 27, 2014
I WAS REALLY STRESSED OUT!
When I got my DUI I was very stressed out but Joe helped me understand what was going on. I was really stressing out about small things that turned out to be unimportant. Joe helped me understand that. Joe told me what was important and when and how to do things step by step. This made me feel much better and gave me much needed peace of mind. When I was looking for an attorney I was looking for someone with a lot of experience and he stood out head and shoulders above the rest. I was very happy that we did not have to take the trial and I got a much better deal than I expected. I had a DUI with a Breath Test Refusal and Joe got a great deal for me. The charges were amended to Negligent Driving 1st . He helped me get this behind me and now I can move on with the rest of my life.
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Posted by Bruce | September 25, 2014
Joe is Brillant
I had a opportunity to meet Joe prior to my DUI at many Chamber events. His humor was contagious and personality different than most Attorneys I've worked with. At the time, I thought, if I was ever in need of a DUI attorney, this is the guy I would call. About 18 months later, my need for Joe's talent became a reality. During our first consult, Joe's humor helped me through my feeling of shame from my situation. He then proceeded to thoroughly educate me on the DUI laws and what my options were. Once I had the options explained, we developed a game plan and moved forward with my case. I feel Joe at each stage of the process preformed above and beyond my expectations. I never once doubted his ability to represent me and my needs to be informed during the entire journey. Joe is like a highly knowledgeable "tour guide" in the would of the DUI. Don't hesitate to call him first...it's the only call you'll need to make!
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2014
WE WON!
I know that Joe does mostly DUI's but I retained him to represent me on a Hit & Run and on a Malicious Mischief charge. We went to trial. He was great. We won. I was acquitted on both charges.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Joseph A. Breidenbach, Attorney at Law
  • 1980 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Allan Carr
  • 1979 - 1979
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of John Farah
  • 1978 - 1979
  • Attorney
  • Protective American Life Insurance Company
  • 1977 - 1977
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Education

  • University of North Dakota
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of North Dakota
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1974

Associations

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Discover Burien
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Burien Lions Club
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Southcenter Rotary
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2013
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Competent Toastmaster
  • Toastmasters
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
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Publications

  • King County Bar Bulletin
  • Domestic Violence: Reality Check Please
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Strategies in Defending DUI Cases in Washington
  • Field Sobriety Testing
  • 2014
  • Tulalip B-6 Lions
  • DUI Law & Science
  • 2013
  • Tukwila Rotary
  • DUI Law & Science
  • 2013
  • Sumner C-3 Lions
  • DUI Law & Science
  • 2013
  • Shoreline Breakfast Rotary Club
  • DUI Law & Science
  • 2013
  • Seattle International District Rotary Club
  • DUI Law & Science
  • 2013
  • SeaTac Rotary
  • DUI Law & Science
  • 2013
  • Puyallup Lions
  • DUI Law & Science
  • 2013
  • North Shore Rotary
  • DUI Law & Science
  • 2013
  • Mercer Island Rotary
  • DUI Law & Science
  • 2013
  • Lions of West Seattle B-5
  • DUI Law & Science
  • 2013
  • Federal Way Rotary
  • DUI Law & Science
  • 2013
  • Edmonds Day Breakers
  • DUI Law & Science
  • 2013
  • Rotary Club of Shoreline
  • DUI Law & Science
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (53)
Endorse Joseph
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is extremely thorough and conscientious. He communicates regularly with all concerned and works hard to get the best possible outcome for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great defense attorney. He really knows his stuff."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Breidenbach. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer; he knows his criminal defense. Clients trust Mr. Breidenbach's expertise and excellent client-relations."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Quality representation and exceptional attentiveness to clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you need a lawyer that is not afraid to go to court and knows how to fight and Win, choose Joseph Breidenbach. He is simply a Superb lawyer. I endorse him 100%."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent attorney; well respected by other lawyers, and loved by his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Other
"Top notch lawyer in this field and one of the best lawyers in the state. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is an experienced, highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an experienced, highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. It is very clear from his many years of experience and his contributions that Mr. Breidenbach is extremely knowledgeable and highly competent. I wouldn't hesitate recommending him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"37 years of practicing law is what we refer to as extremely experienced. Knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions. Client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Attorney endorsements are outstanding. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Other
"Not only do I endorse this lawyer, but I also give them five stars for their tremendous work with the community."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this DUI lawyer. He is well-respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
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