5.0 stars 168 totalReview Jonathan Rands
Posted by a client
It is without doubt Jonathan is a highly skilled and successful DUI/DWI defense attorney with a great track record, excellent people skills, knowledge of the legal system and well respected by local judges and prosecutors. I, however, was involved in an unfortunate circumstance a year ago resulting in a Domestic Violence charge. Violence in the workplace is no joking matter, and is taken very seriously these days. Although my charge had nothing to do with workplace violence, it nevertheless carried serious ramifications for my reputation at work and any other future employment opportunities I may have been afforded.
Jonathan agreed to represent me and assured me I had alternatives to what looked like a horribly bleak situation. He spent the better part of a year minimizing my public exposure and working proactively behind the scenes to negotiate a plea deal that I was comfortable accepting. He gave me the option of taking my case to trial at no additional charge, but due to his diligence negotiating a positive plea bargain in my circumstances I was thrilled to accept.
His staff is professional and friendly. I recently recommended Jonathan to a close personal friend that needs legal support, and I would do the same for anyone reading these reviews.
Posted by John
I got a DUI in 2015 and Jonathan was great about taking the reins and making it a stress free experience for me. He was clear about all aspects of my case and put it all into terms that were easy to understand. I really felt like I had someone on my team I could count on. I was happy with the result at the end of the case and I would recommend anybody with a DUI or DWI in Bellingham use Jonathan.
Posted by a client
I was referred to Jonathan by a family friend, and I am very glad that I followed his advice and hired him. I got a DUI in 2015. I had no priors and felt very lost having no knowledge of the court system or it's proceedings. Both Jonathan and his staff made me and my family feel very at ease, answering any questions or concerns that we had in a very timely manner. He got my charge reduced to Reckless Driving with no further jail time or probation required. Though it wasn't a particularly pleasant or speedy process, Jonathan made it much easier and got us the outcome we desired.
Posted by Melanie
I researched and found Jonathan online. I had 2 priors. A DUI back in 2004 and a Reckless in 2011 so you can imagine what kind of situation I was in when I got pulled over again in 2014. I was looking at some serious penalties and I was overwhelmed with stress/grief/emotional distressed. From the first time I spoke with Jonathan he immediately put my mind at ease. He is a professional but he also really cares. Jonathan went to battle for me and made me feel protected. He is extremely smart, intelligent, organized and just really good at what he does. I completely trusted all and every decision he made for me. I never felt unsure and I always knew what to expect. His staff also carries his same qualities. Getting into trouble is not something we want to happen but it does. I made a mistake but I did not make a mistake hiring Jonathan. He is worth every penny!! I ended up not being convicted of a DUI but a Reckless. We had an uphill battle that Jonathan took on and conquered. I never once felt unsure or 2nd guessed anything. Walking into court I never felt scared but rather protected. I walked away from a very scary and stressful situation and owe it all to Jonathan Rands!!
Posted by a client
Jonathon was recommended by a friend who had a similar DUI incident. I have no priors, but if I lose my license (even for 90 days), I lose my job. Jonathon and his office worked quickly to get the DUI dropped to lesser charge before the DOL could implement their "mandatory" 90 day license suspension. He responded promptly to my texts, calls and emails and was very professional and compassionate throughout the ordeal.
Posted by a client
Dealing with a DUI charge is an incredibly difficult and embarrassing situation to deal with...and I couldn't have done it without Jonanthan Rands. Jonathan did an outstanding job with my case. From day one, Jonathan was professional and always made me feel like I was a priority. He is extremely knowledgable on all fronts which really gave me a sense of hope in what feels like a hopeless situation. Jonathan made sure that everything we needed to do was done efficiently and well in advance. He navigated me through the litany of things that have to be done and was available 24/7 for any question I had. In the end, we were about as successful as one can be with a first time DUI charge that was reduced to the bare minimum charge. While this was undoubtedly one of the worst times of my life Jonathan made it bearable and got me the best possible end result. I highly recommend Jonanthan! He is the best man for the job in the Bellingham area!
Posted by a client
It only takes ONE poor decision and all you have been working for so hard throughout your entire life could be ruined...Yes, I said "could be" if you would make another bad decision and pick a wrong attorney. That night I was charged for DUI, I thought that it was the end of my life. It still feels sometimes as it was just a bad dream, and even thought the intensity of the drama decreased with time, this sad experience has placed itself deep in my heart. Today, I take it only as a blessing just to remember how fortune I am in my life but also how unexpected and fragile this life can be. This being said, I believe things happen for reason, and despite the circumstances, I believe that everyone deserves a second chance to prove that this first time was a pure accident.
As a highly educated person, and I am proud to say that prior the incident, my life was very successful and fulfilled on both levels - personal and professional. The good news is that it still is, and that's thank to wonderful and amazing Mr. Rands. After the big fall, the only fall, the unnecessary fall, for the very first time I had doubts...As a successful and serious athlete since childhood thus a mentor and an inspiration for others, I partly lost my confidence and I felt like I could never bring my life back on the same valuable and powerful level. Mr. Rands blew the dark, unsecured and uncertain clouds away from my head, and brought me back on my feet by his professional actions. Mr. Rand is, without discussion, the best attorney you can ask for. He is not only extremely professional in his work ethics but also very detailed, thorough, responsible, brilliant, effective, reliable, communicative, approachable, respectful, caring and extremely knowledgeable. From the very first meeting, my heart told me I was safe. What's important is that the incident happened at the end of my medical school, and it was very crucial to me to be able to complete the program and be able to take a national boards exam. Without Mr. Rands, I most likely wouldn't be holding this professional licence in my hands right now. Mr. Rands listens. Mr.Rands acts. Two most critical features of top professionals in any department. I will never forget when Mr. Rands replied this to one of my concerns, "I want you to focus on your school and exams. Please, leave all the rest to me." Mr. Rands has no idea how much his warm, caring and truly devoted yet classy professional attitude toward his clients positively effects human's nervous system (emotions and stress). He has a remarkable ability to work with people and calm them down.
Today, I am very proud and happy to share my opinion with you because I am as strong and valuable person as I was before the incident. If you care about your life, if you have goals you are working towards, and if you want to believe again, I strongly recommend Mr. Rands' services.
He shines not only with his unbelievable knowledge and professionalism but also with his incredible people skills. You DO WANT to have an attorney who makes you feel like your case is the only case he has, and you are his brother or sister. He fights for you, and best of all, he knows how...You walk into his office for first time with your head down and tears in your eyes, and you leave his office with a big smile on your face.
Well, according to people, my smile is healing and contagious. so Mr. Rands I can't thank you enough for bringing it back on my face so I can continue healing others :)
Posted by Jeff
Jonathan immediately put me at ease with his knowledge of the law and the process we were about to enter. He took a highly charged and emotional situation for me a reduced it easy to understand steps and possible outcomes. He told me the truth and never surprised me with unexpected bad news either monetary or penal.
We agreed on a course of action, he executed each step and we got our desired result.
I am very pleased I hired him and recommend Jonathan Rands and his team (thanks Carrie Moody) to anyone needing a DUI Attorney in Whatcom County.
Posted by Jim
Well...I made the mistake of having that one extra bev, got pulled over for speeding and ended up in jail with a DUI charge for blowing .10. First time in jail-50 something male-professional career for past 20 plus years in Bellingham. Really crappy situation. BUT, Jonathan came to my rescue. He showed up the morning after jail and knew exactly what to do and say to the judge. I am extremely glad that I hired him and his staff to represent me. He took a scary situation and got me through it fairly unscathed. Will I ever hire him to represent me again? Nope! Only because I will never ever be in that situation again :-)
Bottom line, he was very professional in all aspects and his staff was extremely organized and...kind. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Kaleb Coleman
I was arrested after a wedding on a DUI charge. I will admit without Uber in Bellingham I made a poor choice and drove. While I was in jail next to "Bubba" my business partner in Austin Texas looked online for a lawyer that had the best reviews and found Jonathan Rands. We have two company lawyers in Texas that don't hold a candle to how well Jonathan runs his business from start to finish. I just sat back and watched him work his magic. It was astonishing how he found holes in the arrest and got my charges basically dropped. For how bad the situation could have been it really was nothing but a slap on the wrist. You have two choices you can hire the shitty lawyer that wears cheap suits and ends up costing you in court fines and bad time billed. Or you can hire Jonathan who has a set fee for the whole process. There are literally no surprise costs. If you end up in my situation you can personally email me and I will be a reference for Jonathan. Thanks Jonathan hope to not see you again unless you move to Texas and start doing business law!!!!