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I focuses on helping people accused of DUI / Drunk Driving, Traffic Violations, and Criminal Defense.  I am located in the Tacoma metro area of Washington state, and I have been helping people with their legal issues for 20+ years.

Fees are always reasonable. You can expect my undivided personal attention to your case as I have done for thousands of my past clients.


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  1. Speeding Ticket: 40%
    25 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    25 years, 1.3 thousand cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    25 years, 1.15 thousand cases
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    25 years, 22 cases



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brian Charles Ashbach

    I needed help on a particular case, and reached out to Dennis, who was able and willing to help me, for which I and my client are thankful. I endorse this lawyer.


    Brian Ashbach DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael E Harbeson

    I've known Dennis for 15 years and he is a highly respected trial attorney. Dennis has extensive knowledge of criminal defense matters and is respected by all Judges and Prosecutors in the South Sound area.


    Michael Harbeson DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

3700 Pacific Hwy E Ste 406
Fife, WA, 98424-1163


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDennis Twichel Attorney At Law1992 - Present
AttorneyStead, Vogel & Eide1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1993 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
US District Court of WashingtonMember1992 - Present
Pierce County Bar Association – Criminal Law SectionMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Tacoma v. MogelevskyDUI reduced to negligent driving in the first degree and counsel won the DOL Admin Hearing after getting the breath test suppressed. No jail time was imposed and there was no suspension of defendant's driver's license.
City of Milton v. ChapmanIn April 2016 the DUI was reduced to a Negligent Driving in the first degree and no jail time was imposed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
BookArrested For DUI In Washington State?N/A
BookTraffic Infractions In Washington StateN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Montana School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Carroll College Helena, MTPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
High School Career DayCareer Day2015