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Dennis James Twichel

DUI and DWI Attorney at Fife, WA

5.0   47 reviews
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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Dennis

Learn Dennis’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    40%
    If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges and going to jail); but as an experienced DUI attorney I can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history.

    32 years, 1,300 cases

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    40%
    Most all traffic tickets can be beat. I know how important it is to keep your driving record clean.

    32 years, 2,500 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    15%
    I represent clients from minor misdemeanors to serious felony offenses.

    32 years, 1,150 cases

  4. Personal injury
    5%
    Because I represent so many clients with driving offenses, including accidents, I am happy to assist with their personal injury claims.

    32 years, 22 cases

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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Posted by Mary | October 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding Ticket Dismissed
I had a speeding ticket from WSP. A co-worker recommended Dennis to me. The process was easy. After reaching out on his website, he texted me and took on my case for a one tone fee and represented me in court. I was 100% satisfied with the result.
Response from Dennis Twichel October 31, 2023
Thank you Mary for the nice review. Your kind words mean a lot. As an experienced attorney, I'm committed to providing effective legal representation for clients facing traffic violations, ensuring their peace of mind and successful outcomes. If you ever need assistance in the future, feel free to reach out, and thank you for choosing me to represent you.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
lawyer of the year
Working with Dennis was a breeze. Handled my case fast and with out issue. I was facing about $2000 in traffic violations due to a crash about a year prior. This had me worried that I would loose my permits.
Response from Dennis Twichel October 31, 2023
Thank you so much for your review and I am happy to have provided you with effective legal support. Resolving your traffic violations swiftly and without complications was my goal. Your peace of mind and satisfaction mean the world to me, and I'm thankful for considering me as "lawyer of the year."
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My recommended lawyer
Mr. Twichel knew what he had to do to resolve my case. He knew what I had to do too and he made me feel confident he would succeed. I recommend him for your legal needs.
Posted by Apollo | August 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Better Call Dennis
Quick and easy communication from start to finish! Dennis was able to get a junk ticket dismissed without me having to even go to court. 10/10 would recommend for any of your traffic violation needs!
Response from Dennis Twichel October 31, 2023
Thank you, Apollo, for your positive feedback and for choosing me to handle your traffic violation case. I'm glad to have provided you with hassle-free communication, resulting in the dismissal of your ticket without the need for you to appear in court. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated, and I'm here to assist with any future legal matters you may have.
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Posted by Inderpal singh | August 9, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer in town
Wonderful experience from beginning to end. They are professional and the best at what they do!
Posted by Devin | August 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, reliable, and a consistent communicator
I went to Dennis Twichel during a time of uncertainty and shame as I had just made a huge mistake. His calm demeanor and professionalism helped me to see the situation I was in a little more clearly and allowed me to feel more comfortable going through the legal process. Mr. Twichel provided me with the proper steps and guidance needed to navigate my DUI arrest and despite all the odds and contributing factors, he was able to negotiate a plea deal and have my charges amended. This was my first time ever needing to contact a lawyer. Initially, I had figured the evidence and the case itself was so overwhelming that I should just accept my fate and move forward. However, If I could go back in time, I would continue to choose Mr. Twichel over and over again. These reviews, though they may seem too good to be true at times, are more than deserved. After seeing a consistent 5/5 stars I will admit I felt some suspicion towards their legitimacy but as it turns out, Dennis Twichel is more than deserving of these reviews and has proven through my experience and every phone call we’ve had since, even after the case, that he is the right choice time and time again in these situations. For all of the time he has spent on me and for winning the DOL case and negotiating the plea deal on my behalf, I can’t begin thank him enough.
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Posted by Will | July 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic representation
The times I have had to use Mr. Twichel have been a positive experience at a very difficult time. He has been supportive, easily reached when needed and explains all options thoroughly. The price for his services are affordable. Would highly recommend him if you are in the need of an attorney.
Posted by Jeffrey | July 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
Very professional and was a major help mith my first DUI helped in a very timely matter
Posted by Zach | July 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Dennis is very professional and takes care of all of the dirty work for you! All i had to do was pay him and my ticket was gone from my record!
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Goes above and beyond what is needed. Easy to work with. Hears your side. Very well respected in court. Will be buy your side when needed
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Twichel is a very skilled attorney and after talking with him about my DUI charge, he explained everything and I was able to feel at peace knowing I have him as my attorney. He represented me in court and brought my DUI down to Reckless driving. Mr. Twichel is an Excellent Attorney and I highly recommend hiring him.
Posted by Abi | May 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Legal Service
Attorney Twichel office is the most trustworthy DUI and Traffic Ticket specialty Law office in Washington. His attorney fee was reasonable and his service was great. I definitely referred to my family and friends!
Posted by Anne | April 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service, professional and capable
When my 17 year old daughter received her first traffic citation, I was referred to Dennis. He did a great job at keeping us informed of what was to come and the necessary steps we needed to take to protect our rights. He was able to get the ticket dropped and we couldn’t be more pleased! We would definitely hire him again and would recommend him to anyone needing traffic violation assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dennis Twichel Review
Dennis is an impressive attorney. He made my unfortunate and regrettable situation much less stressful. Dennis has continuously updated me throughout this experience and immediately gave me all the resources I needed to reach the best outcome possible. He was genuine, informative, and straightforward from the jump, essential qualities to look for in an attorney, and he worked with me in a way I understood. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Amy | June 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Dennis Twichel has been essential in creating the most positive experience possible out of a terrible choice which led me to my first DUI arrest. After being arrested with a .186 breath sample and spending a night in jail, I was shocked to find out how much time and effort goes into KEEPING YOUR FREEDOM and mobility after the initial arrest. It would be impossible to navigate alone. Thank You Dennis, Because of your family like attitude and fierce legal stance- My life is in good standing only 4months after my mistake. My hard work paired with yours worked wonders. If you are looking for a friendly, genuine, extremely intelligent, DUI law dog for a GREAT price- I recommend Twichel.
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Posted by Tyler | October 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Service and Representation
Dennis is a great person and excellent attorney. He helped calm my nerves from the legal issues I was going through and eased the burden of fear. Dennis compassionately explained my best/worst case outcome, and so far got the best! He is highly recommended by most of his clients, including myself.
Posted by Terrie | September 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
I reached out to Dennis the day following a DUI. He called me back within minutes. He helped assist me through this scary process and was there for me every step of the way. Plus he won the case for me! I will be forever grateful.
Posted by Gillian | May 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Knowledgeable Representation
I've worked with Dennis twice now. He helped me resolve an old matter that I just didn't address when it should have been. More recently, he was able to get a rather problematic traffic ticket completely dismissed. If you're in the Puget Sound area- specifically Tacoma -and you have any traffic issue, work with Dennis. He's the best! Unfortunately, I've dealt with more than my fair share of legal issues. During that time I've had pub defenders and paid for mediocre representation, and can confirm Dennis cares and brings true expertise in his legal representation.
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Posted by Jan | May 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I have used Dennis since 2007 for numerous tickets over the years. Mr. Twichel has been successful in getting all my traffic tickets dismissed. I have a clean DMV record. I don't go to any of the hearings as he and his paralegal do all the work. The last few years Mr. Twichel has helped my kids as well. I highly recommend Mr. Twichel for handling traffic violations.
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Posted by karen | March 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
solved our problem!
Our daughter got a speeding ticket in our town. On securing Mr. Twichel as our legal representative he was able to get her ticket dismissed. This is the second time we have used Mr. Twichel's services. He also helped us with our older daughter's ticket as well. Very professional - took time to explain the process and our expected outcomes. Thank you Mr. Twichel! He is now our official go to for any traffic issue!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Dennis Twichel Attorney At Law
  • 1992 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Stead, Vogel & Eide
  • 1990 - 1992

Education

  • University of Montana
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Carroll College Helena, MT
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • City of Milton v. Chapman
  • In April 2016 the DUI was reduced to a Negligent Driving in the first degree and no jail time was imposed.
  • City of Tacoma v. Mogelevsky
  • DUI 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.

Associations

  • Washington County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • US District Court of Washington
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Pierce County Bar Association – Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Best Auburn DUI Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • BV Distinguished Ten Years
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • 25 Year Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Book
  • Arrested For DUI In Washington State?
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Traffic Infractions In Washington State
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • High School Career Day
  • Career Day
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is one of the most dependable Lawyers in our county. He is one of the few people I trust to help me out with cases if I need help. Smart, honorable, and just a good human being!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is a great lawyer. He has many years of experience and is well respected by all members of the community - judges, lawyers, and prosecutors. If you are looking for an excellent attorney for your case look no further!"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is a fantastic and experienced lawyer in the South Puget Sound. He is incredibly competent, steady and serves his clients well. I would have no reservations about recommending Dennis to any client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Twichel for several years and he has a reputation for providing excellent representation for his clients. He handles DUI and Criminal Defense matters with a high level of care and expertise. I refer cases to Mr. Twichel with confidence."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Dennis on a legal matter. He is a very intelligent and hard working attorney. One who will fight hard for your rights! He knows the law, and has the experience to back it up. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is an excellent traffic ticket attorney who knows effective arguments for the courts he appears in. I fully endorse this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is a bright, well-prepared, and extremely professional attorney. He cares about his clients and obtains excellent results for them."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dennis is a awesome attorney that continually gets great results for his clients! He is very knowledgable on the law and has even pointed me in the right direction on more than one occasion. I endorse this lawyer!"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dennis is an excellent advocate and gets the job done. I highly recommend Dennis for your traffic ticket and criminal defense matters."
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Fife DUI and DWI Lawyer Dennis James Twichel
Dennis James Twichel
DUI and DWI Attorney
Fife, WA
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation
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