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David Lousteau

Criminal defense Attorney at Olympia, WA

5.0   11 reviews
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 21 years
    California - CA 29 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About David

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Aggressive representation at the Felony and Misdemeanor level in all areas of criminal defense: D.U.I., Assault/Domestic Violence, Drug Offenses, Theft, Juvenile Defense, Sex Offenses, Animal Law, Medical Marijuana, Three Strikes, Two Strikes

    22 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    Aggressive representation on all serious driving charges: D.U.I., Minor D.U.I., Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving, Hit and Run, Vehicular Assault, Driving While License Suspended.

    30 years


Law Office of David Lousteau
521 Union Ave. SE
Suite 203
Olympia, WA, 98501

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Ky | July 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and prompt
David helped me get my case dismissed. He has resources that played a major roll to get me out of trouble. Without David I probably would be on a chain bus to prison but thankfully he put the work in necessary to keep my freedom. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best for winning with D.O.L.
Won case with DOL!! Has continued to help me through the whole process. If you need someone to fight for you, David is your man!! Thanks for all your help and continued support!!
Posted by Joe | March 19, 2015
Experienced trial lawyer
Issue: I was charged with a DUI by the state of Washington. I originally paid a substantial sum of money to another competing law firm (intentionally unnamed) who charged me their premium rate and assigned me their most inexperienced lawyer. After four months I decided to cut my losses and find a better lawyer to trust my case to. If you are reading this, you are fully aware of how referring to your life as "a case" or "situation" doesn't do bear the weight of its true significance, given the amount of external effects teetering on the outcome of proceedings. We all want to have the best, and when paying large sums of money, we certainly deserve it. That being said, I was referred to Mr. Lousteau by a friend after leaving the aforementioned firm. Mr. Lousteau was referred to me as an "experienced trail lawyer". Discussion: Mr. Lousteau took my case on short notice and was consistent, professional, and very straight forward. Mr. Lousteau's diligence and courtroom expertise showed in every interaction including face to face consults, over the phone, pretrial hearings and most importantly at trail. Mr. Lousteau’s experience in the courtroom is confidence inspiring and reassuring that you have chosen well to entrust your situation with a professional attorney who has made you and your case a priority. Recommendation: I was fortunate to have Mr. Lousteau defend me and by doing so, found not guilty, however, this would not change my review of his performance. I by no means intend to say that Mr. Lousteau can control the verdict. I aim to promote an attorney who is in my opinion the most experienced trail lawyer. If your situation is one to require trial, rest assured that Mr. Lousteau is truly in his element. I was fortunate to have someone recommend Mr. Lousteau to me, I hope my review is helpful in your decision.
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Posted by Amanda | March 1, 2014
Awsome Attorney
David Lousteau fought long and hard on my domestic violence case and the day before trial my case got dismissed..I'm very happy and satisfied with how he took care of my case. He is upfront about every thing and keeps you informed what is happening with your case and explains everything well to you .I highly recommend David Lousteau to anyone that is looking for a good attorney to fight hard for what is right for his client.
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2013
David Lousteau Review
I hired David for a domestic violence charge. It was the first and only time I had ever been charged with anything, and David was incredibly knowledgeable in regards to filling me in on all the details regarding the possible outcomes. He also was key in recommending places that would provide fair and accurate evaluations that proved very key in the successful result of my case.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2013
A great lawyer
Mr. Lousteau handled my case in a very professional manner. He thoroughly read the police report, and he conducted his own investigation, I felt he had a complete understanding of what had happened. I was arrested for assault 2, and the media made me sound like a monster. When all of the investigation was completed and we went through almost a year of court dates the charges against me were completely dismissed with prejudice. Mr Lousteau knows Washington state law and he is very good at what he does. I would highly recommend him, he is very professional.
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Posted by LJ | April 15, 2013
Juvenile Defense
Mr. Lousteau was recommended to me by another attorney. My minor child was wrongfully identified and charged with false allegations. The prosecutor’s office was beyond negligent in their “shotgun” theory of filing charges and seeing what sticks. Mr. Lousteau took the case and reacted immediately to clear my child’s name knowing that my child was wrongfully accused. Within hours, he had reviewed the police report, called the prosecutor’s office and got the case dismissed. I’m very thankful for his professionalism, quick reaction and attention to what potentially could have ruined my child’s future.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2013
Great Communicator and lawyer
In 2012, David Lousteau was a great asset to me and some recent challenges I had with a DUI arrest. Even though my first language is Spanish, he had the ability to communicate with me, practiced his Spanish and made me feel confidant and supported throughout the process. David helped me come out of this bad situation and would highly recommend his services. He helped me arrange a deal that kept my license, avoided high insurance costs and I was also not required to have an ignition lock in my car. He has maintained contact to ensure everything is moving smoothly. The final result is very favorable and will eventually result in only a traffic infraction and a hard learned lesson.
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Posted by Cody | August 22, 2011
"Willing to Fight"
I was highly impressed with level of service and empathy I received from Mr. David Lousteau. I was recently charged with a Class C Felony in Thurston County WA. I am a motivated and successful university student with aspirations to attend law school. This felony would have ruined my future in a legal career or practically any other career I wish to pursue. The circumstances of my case left me to assume that I had no chance of defending myself in court. The first time I attempted to contact Mr. Lousteau on the phone it was 6:00pm. I received a call back at 6:15pm that same night and had a 90 minute conversation with him about my case. He identified a search and seizure issue that resulted in hope for a possible dismissal and a much better plea deal from the prosecutor. Mr. Lousteau was more than willing and prepared to take my case to trial. I eventually decided on entering Thurston County Drug Court for personal reasons. However, Mr. Lousteau provided me with a multitude of legal options—all of which were much better for me than I could have hoped for. I found him constantly attentive and responsive to my needs in an expert manner. David is an excellent lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone in need of legal services.
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Posted by VK | May 2, 2011
Representation of charges
Mr. Lousteau is a very competent defense attorney, excellent communicator and advocates for his clients with integrity. I was arrested by the Olympia Police and charged with a frivelous allegation when I was asking them to help me in a moment of fright and fear for my safety. Mr. Lousteau was able to get the entire case dismissed based on evidence to the prosecuting attorney he presented that questioned the actions of the OPD and certain officers involved.
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Posted by Paula | December 27, 2010
DSHS nightmare
David Lousteau was reccomended by another attorney I knew to represent me in a criminal case brought on by DSHS in retaliation against me for turning in a social worker for wrong doing. The case went on for 3.5 years, a 5 week trial, (which I still feel Mr. Lousteau was not paid enough for) During this time, David Lousteau was by my side. Mr. Lousteau listened to my belief, " not saying your guility if your not." That would have been the easy way out. Mr. Lousteau respected my belief, then fought long and hard to prove my innocense. David Lousteau fought the hard fight, ending with 7 motions to dismiss all charges were dismissed. In this time period I witnessed the higest level of integrity I feel any person could have. I hope to remain the friends we have become yet never need to fight DSHS again. Mr. Lousteau has my higest level of respect. Anyone seeking an attorney would be fortunate to find Mr. Lousteau.
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Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Law Office of David Lousteau
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Taylor Law Group
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • San Diego City Attorney
  • 1995 - 2001
  • Intern
  • Davies Pearson, PC
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Intern
  • San Diego Office Of The Public Defender
  • 1992 - 1992
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  • California Western School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Univ of San Diego
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Mock Trial Training
  • D.U.I. Trial Advocacy
  • 1998
  • Mock Trial Training
  • Criminal Law Trial Advocacy
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse David
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a very energetic and motivated attorney who is very knowledgeable in DUI defense. I consult with him on matters where criminal law might come up in my civil and probate court cases. For those reasons, I refer anyone in need of an effective criminal defense attorney to David Lousteau."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've personally seen David in the courtroom fighting for his clients. In the face of difficult opposing counsel and unyielding judges, he's obtained not guilty verdicts and other great outcomes for his clients. I endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is an extremely competent, creative, organized criminal defense lawyer. He argues and litigates with great skill and passion. If I were in trouble, I would want him to defend me."
Education Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent researcher, writer, speaker, and advocate for his clients. Not afraid to go to trial, and is a polished courtroom lawyer in both motion and trial performances. Listens well and gives sound advice to his clients. When potential clients call me for criminal representation, I refer them to David."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Olympia Criminal defense Lawyer David Lousteau
David Lousteau
Criminal defense Attorney
Olympia, WA
Licensed for 29 years
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