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Alex I. Uskoski

DUI and DWI Attorney at Vancouver, WA

5.0   89 reviews
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  • Licensed for 7 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Alex

Learn Alex’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    90%
    Includes "Implied Consent" Administrative DOL Hearings

    1,500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    10%
    Criminal practice focuses on driving-related criminal charges of all kinds, including Reckless Driving, Negligent Driving, and Hit & Run.

MY PRACTICE AT WHEELER BOYD IS FOCUSED EXCLUSIVELY ON DEFENDING DUI CHARGES AND OTHER DRIVING-RELATED CRIMES. CALL TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

I focus my law practice exclusively on defending DUIs and other driving-related criminal charges. This is often a multifaceted area of law that requires a fundamental understanding of all unique consequences of a conviction. For this reason, I devote my entire practice solely to this single subset of criminal law because it is important for a client to have someone in their corner who understands every complexity and nuance of a DUI, not just the general aspects of “criminal defense.”


In addition to handling criminal DUI matters in SW Washington courts, a large portion of my practice is devoted navigating the collateral licensing issues that are often associated with those charges, including Department of Licensing administrative hearings. I have argued over six hundred DOL hearings, successfully obtained over two hundred dismissals, and I frequently litigate post-adjudication appeals in Clark County Superior Court (including commercial licensing cases). These hearings are separate from the criminal proceedings on a matter and they present an entirely different set of laws and regulations. In this regard, it is often important for a driver to address not only their criminal charge, but the administrative licensing ramifications that may arise as well.


Beyond criminal and administrative litigation, I have also worked closely with the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) to draft statutory amendments and law changes relating to DUI licensing issues. In 2019, I testified in front of the state senate in support of these positive legislative changes, which have now simplified many aspects of the licensing process for drivers convicted of DUI-related offenses. Additionally, I was selected by the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice (WFCJ) as a conference presenter on licensing topics at the statewide DUI Defense Seminar in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. I continue to work closely with the statewide defense community to assist drivers in this complex and often overwhelming area of law. As a result of my work in both the local and statewide criminal defense community, I was awarded the “Rising Star” award by the Clark County Bar Association in 2020.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017
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Location

Wheeler Boyd Law Offices

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Emily | September 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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caring attorneys and a team who cares
Everyone in this firm has been fantastic. From Stacy, who walked me through everything I needed to do, always responding in a timely manor. To my initial call with Andrew Wheeler, they went above and beyond. They lived up to their reviews. And lastly thank you to Alex my attorney, he was transparent with me each step, he got my case dismissed, and went the extra mile to communicate with me. They don’t just leave you an email, they call you personally and take every call, and answer every question willingly. This office knows how to get the job done , and they treat you with care. Thank you so much Alex.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2023
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Professional in every facet
From the time I called at 3am to the resolution of my case, Alex left me feeling secure knowing my options and possible outcomes during each phase of the process. He was always early to our hearings and was always dressed like an attorney while other attorney's looked like they'd never seen an iron in their life. While observing other's proceedings, I immediately knew I'd made the right choice with Alex, as others with similar cases were handed much harsher judgements and often looked at their own attorney's in disbelief. During my case the judge took the time to mention how hard my case had been negotiated with the prosecutors and stuck with the agreed upon plea. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome and I'm sure you'll find similar results. You'll be hard pressed to find a better practitioner. Thank you Alex, Andrew, and Stacey for your diligence and support!
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Posted by Mike | August 29, 2019
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Alex is a Godsend. I could not ask for more.
After my DUI arrest, I was offered legal services while being processed through Clark County. I chose an attorney "blindly," from numbers provided by the attending officer. Thank God I ended up with Alex. Alex met with me before I was released from Clark County. He was thorough and professional. He made me feel like a respectable human being during a stressful and embarrassing situation, following a terrible decision on my part. I met Alex at his office the day after my release. He explained the process I was about to go through in very great detail. The amount of information and the steps needed to deal with the situation would have been overwhelming to me while dealing with family and professional life. Alex never left me wanting for information, or without the confidence that every detail was taken care of. Alex managed to "win" my WA DOL administrative hearing, saving me potentially thousands of dollars. He setup and guided me through all of the necessary actions required by the criminal court. I would have had no idea how to proceed without his guidance. If that wasn't enough...I received an errant license suspension letter from the state of Washington sometime after I had met all of the compliance requirements laid out for me. I contacted Alex again, having no idea how to resolve the issue. He sorted it out immediately and kept me informed every step of the way. He again saved me countless hassles and potentially thousands of dollars. I highly recommend Alex and his entire team. The rates were more than reasonable and the service was beyond any of my expectations. Thank You Alex for your knowledge, guidance and humanity through a very stressful and embarrassing time.
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Posted by Pete | June 22, 2020
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The best in town.
I got pulled over and arrested. I insisted on calling my traffic ticket attorney, and they didn't answer, and they didn't call me back. So there I am, in the police station with two grumpy cops. The state trooper handed me a list and said choose somebody. Well, isn't that grand... clock is ticking, I need advice and I'm picking a number at random from a list of people I don't know. Well, right then my luck changed big time. Not only did Alex answer the call literally, he did so figuratively. Make no bones about it, as a guy not used to being in the legal system, this process sucks. You are going to hate it. Do yourself a favor and get the best help you can with your driving or DUI legal issue. Call Alex. Save your sanity. Get a real pro to help you through every single step of the process. I was guided through it so I had good opportunities to do what the court mandated, with as little hassle as possible. Like I said, it's gonna suck, but a great lawyer helps it suck less. Alex has been available, responsive, kind, calm, and helpful through this whole mess, and helped me get a more reasonable sentence and penalty even though I allowed myself to get into a pickle. He's still working for me, now helping me get back property that was seized when I was arrested. Well worth the fee, which, frankly is not any more than other lawyers. Lawyers aren't cheap, but bad lawyers are really expensive. Don't be stupid. Think about consequences of your actions. It's easy to get carried away and not think smart... So if you mess up, keep your mouth shut and get the best help you can, and that's Alex. It's coming up on 5 months. From the first call from the police station late at night to today, every time I have called or emailed Alex, he has been absolutely on top of things and he did everything he said he would.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2020
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WA state DUI assistance
Calling Alex was without a doubt the best thing I could have done upon my DUI arrest. From that moment on he and his partners took great care in researching all details related to my charges. He was able to clarify, identify and point out to me what I needed to do in a timely manner. Not once did I feel as if I was being strung out and taken for a ride. His professionalism and dedication to my case was admirable! I was in a tough position and facing the loss of my career. Alex was able to argue my case to a much lower charge that kept me from losing my job as well as having the state DOL reverse it’s original decision. The DOL decision was helpful in obtaining a lesser criminal charge during the court hearing. I received the best possible outcome by calling Alex and hiring him as one of my lawyers. I highly recommend him if you find yourself in a difficult legal position.
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Posted by Ashley | August 31, 2023
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Physical control charge
This was my first time needing a lawyer in my life, I was charged with a physical control charge and was given a phone to contact a lawyer, out of this list of lawyers I randomly picked Alex, which ended up being very fortunate he answered the phone immediately after the initial call and kept up with good communication through out the process, I was very worried about what might happen as to never having this happen before I was completely unaware of what the process of being prosecuted was but Alex was very helpful and gave me realistic expectations, in the end he ended up getting my charges dropped all together! I would definitely recommend him to anyone facing the same issues.
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Posted by Summer | May 26, 2017
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Amazing attorney!!! Ten stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
About a year ago I was charged with a DUI, and at that time I felt so low and so hopeless I was in a total panic. I couldn't eat or sleep or deal with my normal daily routine because I was so worried. I was referred to Andrew Wheeler and Alex Uskoski by a friend of mine who had hired them in the past for the same charge. I was so nervous, as the judicial process for a DUI in Washington State is considerably confusing and difficult to understand without good help. From the time I had my consultation and walked out of our meeting, I felt the world lifted off my shoulders! I knew within about the first ten minutes of the consultation that they were the team for me. Not only did Alex walk me through every single step of the judicial process ahead of time, but he also kept me informed about any action or decision regarding my case. The outcome was magical. My case got completely thrown out based on an unlawful stop AND when the state decided to appeal this, we won again and my charges totally disappeared! I simply cannot say enough about Alex Uskoski and his team. I would not send my own family or friends to anyone else if they ever are in need of help! Thank you, Andrew and Alex, for giving me my life back!
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Posted by JS | December 21, 2021
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From start to finish
Alex was extremely helpful from the moment I called him at 11pm on Monday (Who picks up their phone at that time? This guy!). He walked me through the whole process and made sure I knew what was going on and never made me feel worse than I already did about the situation. He and Andrew Wheeler went out of their way to give my resolution the best chance. He always responded very quickly to all of my emails. Even after my case was concluded when I got a concerning letter from the DOL, he responded to me within minutes. Highly recommend if you ever find yourself in this unfortunate scenario.
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Posted by Machelle | March 2, 2022
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Fantastic Attorney
I work in the legal field myself and I was referred to Alex regarding a licensing situation for a family member. This was a very involved case that Alex had to navigate between Oregon and Washington. His specific knowledge, experience, and expertise was paramount in resolving this case. I honestly don't know that this outcome could have been achieved by any other other attorney. He is extremely professional and he kept me up to date throughout the entire process. I would very highly recommend him to anyone that needs an attorney for licensing issues or DUI. You will not be disappointed!
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2021
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Miracle workers
I was in a tight spot with a .14 first offense DUI. Fortunately, the first lawyer who answered while I was at the station was Alex Uskoski (who works closely with Andrew Wheeler). Andrew and Alex took my case and were very professional and up front about the possibilities as well as the cost (which is very reasonable). Even with very little to work with they somehow were able to negotiate my case down to a reckless driving, no jail time and only minimal court fees!I was very much expecting a far worse outcome but Alex/Andrew and the rest of the team Wheeler Boyd, PLLC were able to work wonders for me in a very unnerving situation. I highly recommend you go to them if you find yourself in a DUI situation.
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Posted by Christopher | February 21, 2024
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Exemplary Legal Representation!
I first spoke to Alex at nearly 3 am while handcuffed in a Clark County jail after making a decision with potentially disastrous consequences. I was so thankful he picked up the phone. He immediately assured me that he and his colleague, Andrew, would assist me with my case. Throughout the entire process, Alex displayed a deep understanding of the law, the ins and outs of Clark County's processes, and a strategic approach that inspired confidence. I never felt lost or alone in the four months we worked together. He and Andrew were incredibly responsive to my questions and concerns, always taking the time to explain the process clearly and understandably. A challenging legal situation ended with a favorable result beyond my expectations thanks to Alex's skillful representation. I am immensely grateful for his guidance and support throughout the process. His experience and knowledge enabled him to predict with almost 100% accuracy what would happen next in the case. Alex demonstrated unparalleled professionalism, expertise, and dedication from the initial consultation to the final resolution.
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Posted by Tarah | February 14, 2024
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Excellent attorney
Alex helped handle our sons attempt to elude case. This was our sons first time needing a lawyer. His knowledge of the process and the advice he gave were top notch. He not only made our son feel a little at ease but us as parents as well. We would definitely recommend Alex!
Posted by Andrew | February 12, 2024
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DUI
Alex helped me in a DUI case and if it was not for him I would not of known what to do. He made this case very easy and seamless and i really appreciated that.
Posted by Chanse | February 7, 2024
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Wonderful Lawyer
Alex was a wonderful lawyer 10/10 would hire again and recommend to friends and family. definitely goes to full lengths to get you the best outcome!
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2024
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Excellent service
I'm a first time law breaker who needed representation. Alex and Andrew were wonderful in getting the results I wanted. The service was worth every penny. . So if you're someone who needs an attorney make sure you get Alex and Andrew on your side..
Posted by Cinthia | January 26, 2024
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100% Recommend
Cant express how happy I am with Wheeler Boyd Firm. In times of distress and need they stood by me the whole way and reassured me everything would be ok. Alex showed up for me every time and the whole process was seamless. Thanks!
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2023
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Excellent Attorney
I would like to recommend Alex I. Uskoski, Attorney at Law as he was exceptional in handling my case. He was professional, friendly, easily accessible, and very clear in communicating all of the ins and outs of the legal process. He was also able to achieve a reduced sentence on my behalf which I am endlessly grateful for. If you need an attorney you're well advised to hire him.
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Posted by Breanna | December 7, 2023
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Great Lawyer! & Highly recommend hiring him.
I really appreciate the time and dedication he put into my case. You should definitely consider hiring him as your lawyer to take on your case.
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2023
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DUI Case against DOL and County (won)
Every part of this firm went above and beyond for me. The entire time was there for me when I needed them the whole way. Without Stacy, Andrew and Alex I don’t think I’d be where I’m at today. I would highly recommend to anyone dealing with anything DUI related
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2023
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Great!
He was great helped me with everything I needed. Answered all my question and if I had any concerns would help me stay positive.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wheeler Boyd, PLLC
  • 2023 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wheeler Boyd, PLLC
  • 2016 - 2023
  • Licensed Legal Intern
  • Wheeler, Montgomery & Boyd, PLLC
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Research and Writing Assistant
  • Professor Robert H. Klonoff
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Research and Writing Assistant
  • WMSB PLLC
  • 2012 - 2015
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Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor (Magna Cum Laude)
  • 2016
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Law, Societies, and Justice
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • S.S. vs. DOL
  • One-year Commercial License (CDL) revocation reversed and dismissed on appeal
  • State v. G.D.
  • DUI Case Dismissed After Motion to Suppress
  • State v. D. D.
  • DUI Case Dismissed After Motion to Suppress
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Associations

  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2024
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2023
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Graduate - NHTSA SFST Certification Course
  • NCDD
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Magna Cum Laude (Top-10 of Graduating Class)
  • Lewis and Clark Law School
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (6)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Alex. He commands the respect of other lawyers, the prosecutor attorney's office and Judges for his intellect and advocacy on behalf of his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Alex has worked in my DUI-focused practice since 2012. First as an undergraduate, then as a law student, Rule 9 Intern, and now as an Associate attorney. Alex has a deep passion for DUI defense and advocacy. With a special focus on the scientific aspects of breath testing. Alex is a polished brief writer and legal researcher, possessing both strong written and oral presentation skills. Alex brings a wealth of practical knowledge to the table in all DUI cases and is an essential member of my team."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is a sharp attorney who is well respected in the legal community. He is extremely well-versed in the complexities of DUI law. You cannot go wrong with hiring him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is an exceptionally prepared and knowledgeable attorney. He knows more about the ins and outs of DUI's and licensing issues than most. I have no reservations endorsing this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There's something to said about an attorney who focuses their entire practice on one area of law. It gives the attorney to really dive into the details and nuances of it. Alex Uskoski practices nearly exclusively in DUI and criminal law law. He has an incredible wealth of knowledge in this area. A main area of focus for him are DOL administrative hearings which are notoriously known as being difficult to win. He has become my "go to" guy when I want another opinion or have a question on DUI. He definitely is an asset to the defense bar and I am proud to call him a colleague. I would recommend him without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fantastic and dedicated attorney. Extremely knowledgeable in the area of DUI Defense and corollaries with the Department of Licensing. A welcomed member of the defense bar in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is incredibly well versed in DUI law and related DOL implications. I have sought his advice on a number of my own cases, so I absolutely endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex has an encyclopedic knowledge of DUI law in Washington and does a excellent job defending his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Alex is an approachable and personable attorney. I have seen how confident his clients appear when assisted by Alex in court. Even more importantly, Alex is a knowledgeable litigator. I have benefited from his understanding of DUI legal theory, as necessarily have my clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex is an intelligent attorney who is thorough and diligent with all cases. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex has a brilliant legal mind and has applied it fully to understanding the intricacies and complexities of DUI law. There is no doubt that he would be my first call if I was in the unfortunate position of needing his services. If you need the best defense available for your DUI, I highly recommend you contact Alex and his colleagues at Wheeler, Montgomery & Boyd."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have a deep respect for Alex. Him and I have worked on a number of projects together and I have learned that he is someone I can trust and rely on to get the job done right. In addition, he is an excellent communicator, thinks outside the box, and has a sharp legal mind. I would highly recommend Alex."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Alex and I have worked together for five years. I cannot say enough about his intelligence, work ethic and creativity in working to provide his clients the best results. Not all cases are the same. People deserve an attorney willing to think "outside the box." Alex does that and more. I highly endorse Alex."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alex's aptitude and passion for the law and his clients are obvious. I endorse this lawyer."
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Vancouver DUI and DWI Lawyer Alex I. Uskoski
Alex I. Uskoski
DUI and DWI Attorney
Vancouver, WA
Licensed for 7 years
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