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Travis Michael O'Neal

DUI and DWI Attorney at Vancouver, WA

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About Travis

Learn Travis’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI

    9 years

  2. Criminal defense
    Includes post conviction relief such as expungement, setting aside, and vacating prior convictions.

    9 years

  3. Violent crime

    9 years

  4. Domestic violence

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket

  6. Civil rights

El texto en español se encuentra depués del texto en inglés.


I was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in Vancouver, Washington.  I began speaking Spanish at the age of 16, and in 2004, I moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico to become fluent in Spanish.  I remained in Puerto Rico for eight and a half years.  During these years in Puerto Rico, I accomplished my goal of becoming fluent in Spanish.  Moreover, I studied law at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law.  The language of instruction was primarily Spanish, and I graduated with honors.


My hobbies include reading, traveling, outdoor activities, such as skiing, hiking, and camping, tai chi, and practicing Shaolin kung fu.  The meditation and breathing techniques that I have developed, and continue to develop, while practicing kung fu and tai chi serve me well at trial or when I am arguing in the courtroom.


In addition to experience as a criminal defense attorney, I have experience working as a prosecutor.  The knowledge that I gained while working as a prosecutor gives me insight into how the prosecution may handle a case.  And, it allows me to anticipate arguments that the prosecution may present.


Upon being hired to represent someone accused of having committed a crime I look for ways to get the best resolution for the client that I can given the circumstances of the case and my experience.  I also look for issues that improve my client's position and that weaken the prosecution's case and for circumstances that will affect the penalties that my client may receive if he or she is convicted of the alleged offense.  



Nací en Portland, Oregon y me crié en Vancouver, Washington.  Comencé estudiar español a los 16 años y en el año 2004, me mudé a Puerto Rico.  Viví allá hasta mayo de 2012.  Durante este tiempo aprendí hablar mejor el español y conocí la cultura latina.  Estudié en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico donde me gradué con honores.


Para divertirme leo, hago esquí, "hiking", "camping", "Tai Chi" y "Kung Fu" del estilo "Shaolin".  Las técnicas de meditación que aprendo mientras practico el "Tai Chi" y "Kung Fu" me ayudan mantener la calma cuando estoy argumentando una moción o a juicio.


En adición de tener experiencia de trabajar como abogado, tengo experiencia de trabajar como fiscal.  Esta experiencia me ayuda proveer representación efectiva a mis clientes.  El conocimiento que adquirí trabajando para la fiscalía me da entendimiento de cómo un fiscal pueda manejar el caso de mi cliente.  De esta manera, dicha experiencia me permite anticipar cómo el fiscal va a responder ante una moción.


Cuando me contrata un client para representarlo mi deber es identificar las posibles resoluciones al caso dado las circunstancias del caso e intentar conseguir la mejor de las posibles resoluciones para el cliente.  Al evaluar un caso penal identifico circunstancias que mejoren la posición del acusado frente al fiscal y que debiliten el caso del fiscal.  Además, identifico circunstancias que puedan agravar o atenuar la pena que reciba el acusdado de ser hallado culpable del delito.









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Licensed for 9 years
State OR
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 02/12/2023
State WA
Status Inactive
Acquired 2013
Updated 03/19/2023

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Posted by Trish | February 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Smart, Organized and Compassionate lawyer
Within the first 5 minutes of the consultation I knew Travis was the best lawyer for my case(s). He worked very hard to make sure I got winning results, and I did. Travis is very educated in criminal law and detailed in his work. He worked on my case for almost a year and I could not have asked for better services/results. Not only professional but he is caring and goes the extra mile for his clients. Thank you for taking my case and helping me get another chance to make the right choices in life!
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
This morning court date with Travis
I was in court today. I drove drunk on June 30th, and my life changed in a dramatic way. So much anxiety. Where to go, what to do now? I felt like someone doomed to face the worse consequences (which you can get) Like my life was pretty much over. Then I met Travis O'Neal. An attorney who cares, listens and is brilliant. I'm glad i put my trust in him. I walked out off court today so relieved!!!. He was kind, and very personable, plus, he got my sentence cut in more the half! He gave me another opportunity. Thank you Travis. (I highly recommend him )
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Posted by Taylor | September 18, 2015
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Outstanding lawyer!
Travis won my case after enduring 6+ months of prolonged waiting. He is exceptionally intelligent and thoroughly organized; He knows what he's doing, no doubt. I never had to worry or question, because he always communicated and did what he said he would do! I would recommend Travis O'Neal to anyone needing a solid lawyer.
Posted by Eric | July 17, 2015
Great Lawyer
Travis did an excellent job representing me through a very difficult situation in my life. I always felt informed with my case during the entire process, with the outcome better than I had hoped for. Travis worked very hard on my case; I knew that from the communication I had with him. Travis is a very friendly, down to earth lawyer, who is great to have on your side.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2015
Speeding/racing charge
Hi there, my names Gene and I had Travis take on two cases for me. I was very impressed how well he handled them. He was very professional and did not let me down. Got both cases dismissed. I was very happy with the results. I would definitely recomend him. Thanks Travis.
Posted by Paul Kovalev | May 13, 2015
Excellent lawyer
Travis was a great choice for a lawyer for my case. He prepared me by having me go through a mock trial which helped my confidence, even though my case didn't go that far. He helped drop all charges and nothing went in my record. He was highly knowledgeable and professional throughout the whole process. He kept me updated on any new information and was easy to reach by phone.He will be my first choice in all my future legal issues.I highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Chaz | May 7, 2015
great lawyer
He contacted me immediately after I searched for legal advice and met with him that day. He was very resourceful and made a stressful time a lot easier to deal with. I was kept up to date with everything regarding my case and quickly responded to my calls and questions. We also ended up with the best possible outcome for my situation.
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Posted by Nicole Johnston | April 30, 2015
Thanks mr O"Neal!
Travis O'Neill was a wolf in sheep's clothing.He was informative professional and very thorough.He had a well thought out answer for every question the judge for the defense asked. Thank you very much for your sensitivity,words of encouragement,and knowledge.
Posted by Russell wellwood | April 10, 2015
awesome attorney
I would recommend Travis O'Neill to anyone he has been the best lawyer that I have found in Vancouver he did a very good job for me and he will be working for me again to do more legal work thank you again Travis and you're awesome
Posted by JoshuaSharrkMorris | December 23, 2014
Highly recommended by me!
Travis has been super helpful in getting a false restraining order against me dismissed. He says very communicative, and had a firm grasp of how to proceed. Any time I had a question, he answered it immediately. Not only was he skilled, he was eager to get the results he knew he could. I would highly recommend him to anyone in a similar position.
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Posted by David | December 12, 2014
Great Guy To Go To Bat For You
I was very pleased with all of Travis's help with my case. He was very thorough and always did extensive investigating on all aspects of the case. He got me the exact result we had discussed from the beginning, very helpful and trustworthy person. Well worth it, I am very happy I made the decision to go with him.
Posted by Allie | December 12, 2014
I highly recommend Mr. Travis O'Neal
I recently got myself in trouble with the law for the first time in my life. I was pulled over for speeding and was then arrested for a DUI in the state of Washington. After attending my first court date, I found that I was not eligible for a court appointed attorney. After a very long and stressful day, I was referred to Travis O'Neal. I called the office of Mr. O'Neal immediately after returning home from court, where I was able to schedule an appointment the very next day. After interviewing me about my situation, Mr. O'Neal wasted no time getting started on my case. He helped me to understand the process and everything I needed to do. He has reminded me of every important date and deadline. Although my case is still pending, Mr. O'Neal has managed to get the speeding infraction of my charge dismissed, and is still working very hard on helping me with all of my legal needs. He makes sure to always respond to my calls and e-mails. Every question I ask is answered without judgement, which is greatly appreciated after feeling judged throughout this entire process. He has been such a great support system through this very hard time and I highly recommend him to everyone who is looking for a great attorney. He has been so great that I even hired him for a traffic citation I had received shortly before being arrested for the DUI. If I ever end up needing legal assistance in the future, Travis O'Neal will definitely be the attorney I will call. I truly appreciate all of his hard work.
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Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2014
Travis was very knowledgeable and always kept me informed on the case. I would recommend him to anyone who is seeking a great lawyer. He gets the job done.
Posted by Eric | December 1, 2014
Great Attorney
I was against the odds in my legal matter. I fought back as I have the right to. Even Travis didn't think my odds were looking good because of how Clark County treats this particual matter I was in and neither did I. Travis got me out of a huge bind, working with the prosecutors. I'm very happy with the results and will be using Travis in the future if anything comes up. He always got back to me, called/texted when needed, on time, and respectful.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2014
Great legal help.
Travis, handled my case with professionalism and a sense of urgency. It was nice to have somone care about my issue like it was their own. He was always calling and leaving messages as to the status of my case. Travis did an outstanding job and I would recommend him to anyone needing legal help.
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Work Experience

  • Deputy Public Defender I
  • Intermountain Public Defender, Inc.
  • 2016 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Law Office of Erin Bradley McAleer
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Special Assistant City Attorney
  • City of Vancouver, Washington
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk/Interpretor
  • Law Office of Mark Bailey
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Clark County Superior Court
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Summer Associate
  • Meléndez Torres Law
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Student Law Clerk
  • U.S. District Court, District Of Puerto Rico
  • 2011 - 2012
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  • Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2012
  • Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Assault in the Fourth Degree-Domestic Violence
  • Case was dismissed
  • Criminal Driving While Suspended in Clackamas County, Oregon
  • Case was dismissed
  • From Three Criminal Charges to Zero Convictions
  • Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver was dismissed. Upon complying with the terms of the DUII Diversion program and the Reckless Set Over program, the DUII and Reckless Charges will also be dismiss. Client will still have no criminal history.
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  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Clark County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Federal Bar Association Student Division of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Federal Bar Association Student Division of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
  • Vice-President/Acting-President
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program
  • 2014
  • Cum Laude
  • Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law
  • 2012


  • From The Bar
  • Is Your Claim Plausible?
  • 2011
  • From The Bar
  • A Crash Course in Bankruptcy Law
  • 2011
  • From The Bar
  • FBA Student Division Presents Insular Cases Conference
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Weekly Meeting
  • My Experience in Puerto Rico
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Travis is a dedicated and talented attorney. I endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When results matter I'd call Mr. O'Neal."
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Vancouver DUI and DWI Lawyer Travis Michael O'Neal
Travis Michael O'Neal
DUI and DWI Attorney
Vancouver, WA
Licensed for 9 years