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Scott W. Lawrence earned a B.S. in Chemistry at the University of Washington and a criminal law degree at the University of Oregon, School of Law. He worked as a private investigator for 12 years.  He is a member of the prestigious National College of DUI Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  He has certified by the International Order of Police and the National Highway Traffic Safety Association to administer the same roadside field sobriety tests given by police officer when investigating driving under the influence cases. A rare breed of criminal defense attorney, possessing a background in criminal law, science and investigation, Scott Lawrence's unique blend of knowledge and experience are especially effective in complex criminal cases such as DUIs.  

Mr. Lawrence is experienced in the areas of DUI and Criminal Defense and provides proven defense strategies for your case.   He has literally handled thousands of cases all over Washington and Oregon.  As a law student Mr. Lawrence worked in King County for a Criminal Defense firm and Eugene, Oregon where he defended DUI clients exclusively.  In his professional career he gained valuable experience at the highly respected Snohomish County Public Defender Association and the Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel.  Since opening his own DUI and Criminal, Defense firm he has provided successful outcomes for defendants all over Snohomish, King, Skagit, Island, Whatcom and Pierce Counties.  Because of his professional background and education, as well as the highly technical aspects of DUI cases, DUI defense is his "first love."  These same skills also allow Mr. Lawrence top enjoy great success in various areas of criminal law.


The Law Office of Scott Lawrence will fight for you.  Whether you are charged with DUI, a misdemeanor, a felony, a juvenile offense, or a traffic infraction we will employ all of our resources to help you obtain a successful outcome in your case.  We care about our clients and want to provide solutions that work for you.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Speeding Ticket: 50%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jonathan Dichter

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Scott is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, and is at the top of his game when it comes to DUI law and knowledge. Sharing officespace with Scott, I would never hesitate to ask Scott to consult on a case, and would trust him wholeheartedly with one of my clients.


    Jonathan Dichter DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeremy Scott Bartels

    I have had many opportunities during my career as a prosecuting attorney to work with Scott. He has always been thoughtful of his clients and zealous in the pursuit of their rights. During his days as a public defender, his dedication to his clients' cases was as strong as it is today in his private practice, demonstrating his constant and devout pursuit of justice on behalf of those accused of crimes.


    Jeremy Bartels Government Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Law Office Of Scott Lawrence, PLLC

1610 Broadway
Everett, WA, 98201


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarWashington Super Lawyers2014
DUI Trial College GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2011
Certificate of MembershipSnohomish County Bar Association2011
Certificate of MembershipWashington Defenders Association2011
Certificate of MembershipNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
Certificate of MembershipNational College for DUI Defense2011
Certificate of MembershipNational College for DUI Defense2010
Certificate of MembershipWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2009
Certificate of MembershipNational College for DUI Defense2009
Certificate of Completion - SFSTsNational Highway and Traffic Safety Insititute2009
Criminal Practice CertificateUniversity of Oregon School of Law2005
Continuing Alumni ScholarshipUniversity of Oregon, School of Law Alumni Association2004
Pro Bono AwardUniversity of Oregon School of Law2003
Continuing Alumni ScholarshipUniversity of Oregon School of Law, Alumni Association2003
Alumni ScholarshipUniversity of Oregon School of Law Alumni Association2002
Dean's ListUniversity of Washington2000
Dean's ListUniversity of Washington1999
President's ListNorth Seattle Community College1995
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa Society1995
Dean's ListNorth Seattle Community College1994
President's ListMultnomah Community College1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding MemberLaw Office of Scott Lawrence, PLLC2009 - Present
Criminal Defense AttorneySnohomish County Public Defender Association2008 - 2009
Criminal Defense AttorneyPierce County Department of Assigned Counsel2007 - 2007
AttorneyEgg Donor Select2006 - 2007
DUI Attorney Lane CountyPublic Defender's Office2004 - 2005
AdvocateLegal Aid Eugene Oregon2004 - 2004
Rule 9 AttorneySociety of Counsel2004 - 2004
Public Relations OfficerAmerican Constitution Society For Law & Policy2003 - 2005
JudgeLane County Peer Court2003 - 2004
Public Information OfficerPhi Beta Kappa Society1994 - 1995
Lead InvestigatorProbel Northwest, Inc.1990 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Citizens For Judicial ExcelenceMember2010 - Present
Washington Intercollegiate Soccer Officials AssociationBoard Member2009 - Present
Washington State Association for Justice, Criminal Law SectionMember2009 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2009 - Present
National Association for Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Innocence ProjectMember2008 - Present
University of Washington Alumni AssociationMember2008 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (Puget Sound Lawyer chapter)Member2007 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2006 - Present
Washington Defender AssociationMember2006 - Present
Seattlr Soccer Referee AssociationBoard Member2005 - Present
United States Soccer FederationMember1995 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2008
Pierce County Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2008
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2009
Snohomish County Public Defenders AssociationAttorney2007 - 2009
WAISOAVice President2007 - 2009
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (Oregon Lawyer chapter)Public Relations Director2004 - 2005
Oregon State BarLaw Student Member2004 - 2005
Washington State Bar AssociationRule 9 Member2004 - 2005
American Chemical SocietyChemist2000 - 2001
Phi Beta KappaPublic Information Officer1994 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Negligent Driving 2nd DegreeDismissed
Domestic Violence Assault TrialDismissed
DUI TrialNot Guilty Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington DUI Attorney BlogThe Truth About DUI Task Forces2011
Washington DUI Attorney BlogYour Washington Driving Record: What Gets Reported2011
Snohomish County DUI Lawyer BlogSpeeding, riding the fog line, odor of alcohol and “DUI eyes” do not add up to probable cause.2011
Snohomish County DUI Lawyer BlogMention of defendant’s attempt to call attorney necessitates mistrial.2011
Snohomish County DUI Lawyer BlogWhen is it “unreasoanble” to ask for a blood draw?2011
Defense Advocate2011 Washington DUI Law Update2011
Snohomish County Bar Association DUI GroupSpeeding Tickets: A Practioner's Guide2010
Snohomish County DUI Attorney Blog2010 Washington DUI Law Update2010
Snohomish County DUI Lawyer BlogPadilla v Kentucky2010
Snohomish County DUI BlogRefusing to perform DUI roadside tests is not indicative of a “conciousness of guilt.”2010
Snohomish County Bar Association - Publioc DefenseCorroborating Infromant Tips - Aguilar-Spinelli Issues2009
Washington Criminal Defense BlogMan in Breathylyzer Costume Arrest for DUI2009
Washington Criminal Defense BlogGo figure…a “Prior DUI” actually means an offense committed before the current DUI2009
Washington Criminal Defense BlogEverett police officer charged in shooting of suspected DUI driver2009
Washington Criminal Defense Blog13 Ways to be in Physical Control of a Vehicle2009
Washington Criminal Defense BlogQuick! Get a pro tem. Judge unavailibility not an adequate reason to deny speedy trial.2009
Washington Criminal Defense BlogLynnwood Municipal Court “Fingerprints & Photographs Required”2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College for DUI DefenseDUI DefenseDUI Trial College2011
National College for DUI DefenseDUIDUI Defense2009
Platt and Associates - National Highway Traffic Safety AssociationDWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety TestsCertified Practitioner2009
University of Oregon School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Oregon School of LawLawCriminal Practice Certificatation2005
University of WashingtonChemistryBS - Bachelor of Science2000
North Seattle Community CollegeGeneral EducationAssociate of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Snohomish County DUI BarDUI Stop Issues: Recent Updates in Pretext Law2012
DUI Attorney MeetingWashington Medical Marijuana Laws2011
Boston Trial CollegeOpening Statements2011
Snohomish County Bar Association groupModern Traffic Ticket Defense Strategies2010
WAISOA Rules ClinicApplication of Dissent Rules2009
SSRA Monthly MeetingLaws of the Game Update2009
Snohomish County Public Defenders AssociationAgullar-Spinelli: 911 Calls and DUIs2009
WIAA Rules ClinicGamesmanship2008
Snohomish County Public Defenders AssociationDUI Caselaw Update2008
Recertification ClinicMan-Management in Stressful Environments2008
WIAA Rules ClinicTeamwork for Success2007
University of Oregon, School of LawAdmissibility of Marijuana Evidence in DUI cases2005
Rigos Bar ReviewWashington State Bar Preparation2005
Constitutional Law SeminarThe Effects of Science on the Framing of the Fourteenth Amendment2005
University of Oregon Law School Run ClubTips for Law School Success2004
Rigos Bar ReviewWashington State Bar Preparation2004