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Joseph B Cutter

DUI and DWI Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.7   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    35%

    20 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Domestic violence
    35%

    20 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    29%

    20 years, 3,000 cases

  4. Criminal defense
    1%

    20 years, 5,000 cases

I served in the United States Marine Corps an received Honorable Discharge from the Marine in 1995. I became an attorney in 2004 and have been practicing criminal Law ever since.  I enjoy helping people navigate their way throught a legal system that many deem broken.  I am committed to understanding the clients wants and needs.

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LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH B. CUTTER
1107 1/2 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA, 98402

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Rachael | January 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Mr. Cutter
Joseph represented me for multiple speeding tickets and won each case. He is professional and kept me informed about what I could expect every step of the way. Also, he is affordable. I would definitely use him in the future. I highly recommend Joseph.
Posted by Tim | June 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely professional.
First time I hired Joe was when I was 21 and got my first DUI. Its been 10 years since and ive hired him many times for traffic infractions, arrests, and I have referred him to friends and not once has he ever failed me or left me worried about anything. Shows up in professional attire, explains everything that will happen and gets the best deal possible. Everyone I referred to Joe, has thanked me for pointing them his way. You will not regret putting your trust in him.
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Posted by Angie Chesley | October 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't waste your time, HIRE JOE CUTTER!
Hi there, I actually have not had Joe represent me, however; he has represented my boyfriend whom he has had ongoing success with for over two years now. I am writing this review because there seems to be a lot of not-so-good lawyers out there and finding a good one is often a daunting task. Joe takes great care of my boyfriend and he even personally gets back to us and helps us with anything we need. This type of customer service, especially from an attorney is generally unheard of these days. He won't waste your time, he is there to help you and your family, and you won't regret it. Spend your money wisely --> JOE CUTTER.
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Posted by Christine | February 9, 2012
HE FIGHTS FOR CLIENTS RIGHTS
Joe is a down to earth lawyer. He helped me through a very difficult time. He explained everything step by step and was always available to answer my questions. I have hired other lawyers in the past and Joe was the best! I will recommend Joe to anyone in need of legal help.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2012
SWEET!!!!!
Joe was a great help with my case and my life. He made me feel like it was not the end of the world after i got my DUI. He walked me through the court system and ensured that i was not punished unfairly. He is a great guy and awesome attorney.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2012
awesome
I was so scared when i got pulled over and i didnt know what to do. Joe explained the whole process to me and relieved the stress i was having. After talking with him it was like a huge weight was taken off my shoulders. He was knowlegde and kind with me thorough-out the whole process. i believe he is a great lawyer and person.
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Posted by Glenn J | May 31, 2011
Great guy all around!
Joe was referred to me by a friend when I was being charged with Physical Control/DUI and didn't know where else to turn to. Right off the bat I felt that Joe and Danni (his assistant) really cared, listened to all my concerns, and steared me in the right direction. Joe spends as much time as needed to explain to his clients what is going on and the options they may have. He is extremely personable and I can tell that he is a true fighter for each of his clients. He is always only one phone call away from any questions. I would strongly recommend him to any friends, family, or anyone in need of a dui lawyer.
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Posted by Kimberly | April 6, 2011
GREAT ATTORNEY!
He was amazing at helping me with my hearings and kept great communication within what was going on!
Posted by Kim | November 27, 2010
Joe actually cares about his clients
Joe represented my daughter regarding a MIP. She is a great kid and happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and did make a mistake. She drank a few drinks, then was busted by the party patrol. We were very worried about her future as she had everything going for her. Joe was so awesome with talking to us on the phone for over an hour the first night we talked to him. Then he made an apt for us to come see him again, at which time we talked for over an hour again. At court he was able to get everything dropped and she and she has no record. I would recommend Joe to ANYONE needing help! In court I noticed that he had a great rapport with everyone he talked to. It is obvious that he cares about his clients and is not just out to make a buck!
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2010
Effective and honest
Joe got my ticket dismissed without me having to even go to court. He's great!
Posted by Emily | November 19, 2009
Joseph Cutter
Joe is very knowledgeable and informed. But, what causes Joe to shine is his calm demeanor under pressure and awareness of all aspects of a situation. He is extremely easy to communicate with and is very straight and honest. He has the "street" smarts that compliment his expertise. He is my number one choice by far.
Posted by Harrison | November 6, 2009
Great, Down to Earth Attourney
Joe and I worked together on several traffic violations. Superb all around lawyer. A pleasure to work with.
Posted by sean | November 5, 2009
Great Counsel
I found Joe Cutter to be professional and knowledgeable regarding my various legal questions that I had. Mr. Cutter was helpful and patient throughout the whole process and provided a custom plan of action that met my specific needs. I would highly recommend counsel from Joe Cutter on a variety of issues big or small.
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worst lawyer
I hired joesph in February for a speeding ticket and he said he will take care of it and keep me up to date. A month ago (July) I got a letter in the mail saying if I don't pay it, I will go on collections. So I got a hold of him and he said he will take care of it and call him in a few days to see what's going on. So I did and I couldn't get a hold of him so I figured he took care of it. A month later (august) I get a letter saying I'm going on collections because the fine is not payed off. And I can't get a hold of him. I walked into his office and the person at the front desk said that there has been multiple people that can't get a hold of him. Don't hire him and hire someone else. You'll never be able to get a hold of him!
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Law Ofiice of Joseph B. Cutter
  • 2006 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Law offfice of Barbara A. Bowden
  • 2004 - 2006

Education

  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Violation of No-Contact Order
  • Not Guilty
  • DUI
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2007 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Year End CLE
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Enrolled
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Service
  • Washington State Bar Association, Civil Rights Law Section
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Humanitarian Award
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 1994
  • Distinguish Sevice Award
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1994
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Publications

  • TKE Yearly
  • Here and Now
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • What you need to Know About DUI
  • DUI Defense
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (14)
Endorse Joseph
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Jospeh and watched his work for a number of years now. He is thorough, effective and aggressive and provides his clients with effective protection and results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joe for over ten years. He is a great lawyer! He works extremely hard for his clients and consistently obtains great results for them. I would highly recommend him to any of my friends or family."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have interacted with Mr. Cutter both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. His is kind, knowledgeable, and an impressive advocate on behalf of his clients. He is always willing to help out his fellow colleagues, and never hesitates to go the extra mile for his clients. I highly recommend this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph Cutter is a connected lawyer. He is also astute at resolving matters, and as a former member of the marine corps, he has great self-discipline and motivation to resolve his clients' cases. I endorse Joseph Cutter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, Joe does a great job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joe Cutter, I have seen Joe in court at many hearings, he is a great attorney and advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a well respected criminal defense attorney and a great guy. He works hard to obtain good results for his clients. I fully endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to DUI defense Joe Cutter's just about as good as it gets. He's good people."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a bright, well-prepared, and extremely professional attorney. He cares about his clients and obtains excellent results for them. I am happy to endorse Joe."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe Cutter works hard to provide his clients with high quality representation. He is a passionate attorney who understands the needs of his clients. He is compassionate and his strong work ethic make him an excellent attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Joseph for years and we were on opposing sides when I used to work for the Pierce County Prosecutors. He is an excellent attorney. He serves his clients well and fights hard for his clients. He easily gains the respect of the court, prosecutors and other defense attorneys. He is highly skilled in the courtroom and jury trials. He is cool, calm and collective as his easy-going style can disarm his opponent. I highly recommend my fellow colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this attorney! Mr. Cutter is a highly skilled attorney who gets great results for his clients. He always comes to court with a positive attitude and friendly demeanor and his thorough understanding of Washington DUI laws is impressive."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is one of those attorneys that consistantly garners respect from prosecutors, judges, and defense attorneys alike. The dedication he demonstrates on a daily basis in defending his clients is rarely paralleled. He has my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph is known for his advocacy to his clients and is a very knowledgeable lawyer in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe is a positive client advocate. He is efficient and get the job done. He is solution focused and it shows with the outcomes he receives for his clients."
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Tacoma DUI and DWI Lawyer Joseph B Cutter
Joseph B Cutter
DUI and DWI Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 19 years