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John graduated with honors from Gonzaga University with a Juris Doctorate degree. He is admitted to practice in all Washington State courts. His focus is criminal defense, DUIs, and injury cases.  John is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, and is certified in the NHTSA Field Sobriety Tests and the BAC DataMaster.  He is a member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Washington State Association for Justice.  John's peers have recognized him as a Rising Star, through WA Law & Politics magazine, in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    19 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 19%
    19 years
  3. Car Accident: 12%
    19 years
  4. Workers Compensation: 5%
    19 years
  5. Other: 14%
  6. More 


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lance M Hester

    John protects Constitutional rights. Tenacious defender. Excellent advocate and litigator.


    Lance Hester Child abuse Attorney
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  • Jeffrey Alan Lustick

    Looking for your legal defense guru, then look no further. I've known John for almost 20 years and can honestly tell you cannot find anyone better to handle your case.


    Jeffrey Lustick DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Woods & Brangwin, PLLC

517 N Mission St
Ste 2A
Wenatchee, WA, 98801-6653

Po Box 4378
Wenatchee, WA, 98807-4378



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
"Supervisor" In-service training program for the Alco-Sensor FSTIntoximters Inc.2010
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Rising StarN/A2007
BAC DataMaster Certificate of Competency National Patent Analytical Systems, Inc.2006
Rising StarN/A2006
Taser CertificationChelan County Regional Jail2005
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing PractitionerNHTSA instructors: Walden, Platt & Assoc.2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AWoods & Brangwin, PLLC2002 - Present
N/ABell Law Office, PLLC1997 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
DataMaster CDM--Serial No. 130018--National Patent Analytical Systems, Inc.Owner2012 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysBoard Member2010 - Present
Alco Sensor FST Portable Breath Test (PBT) Instrument--Serial No. 047254--Intoximeters, Inc.Owner2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2005 - Present
DataMaster--Serial No. 921086--National Patent Analytical Systems, Inc.Owner2004 - Present
Alco-Sensor III Portable Breath Test units--Intoximeters, Inc.Owner2004 - Present
Kustom Trooper Radar Unit--Serial No. K16492--Kustom Signal, Inc.Owner2004 - Present
Chelan-Douglas County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Washington Defenders AssociationMember and Frequent Speaker1997 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysSustaining MemberN/A
Chelan-Douglas County Bar AssociationPresident2014 - 2015
Chelan-Douglas County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2013 - 2014
WSBA Court Rules & Procedures CommitteeMember2009 - 2010
Washington Young Lawyers DivisionPresident2006 - 2007
WSBA Character & Fitness BoardMember2006 - 2009
Washington Young Lawyers DivisionPresident-Elect2005 - 2006
WSBA Court Rules CommitteeMember2004 - 2006
Washington Young Lawyers DivisionTrustee1999 - 2005
Kiwanis International, Wenatchee Downtown ClubMember1998 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Head On Collision Settled for $300,000Settled
Appeal reverses lower court decision on Negligent DrivingVictory
Domestic Violence Case DismissedCase Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers DUI NewsOld School2015
Wenatchee WorldTo this lawyer, I-594 looks bad2014
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersDUI News2013
Wenatchee WorldTrouble with ignition interlocks2011
Wenatchee WorldGive that juror a medal2010
Woods & Brangwin PLLC Web ArticleNew Breath Test Machine for Washington State2010
Woods & Brangwin PLLC Web ArticleDone Right, The First Time2009
De NovoPres. Col. -- Goodbye, Farewell, Amen2007
De NovoPres. Col. -- It's a Numbers Game2007
De NovoPresident's Column -- IQ2007
De NovoThe WYLD Position on the Proposed Legal Technician Rule2006
ABA's The Young LawyerArranging to Get Paid2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College for DUI DefenseDUI Summer Session, Cambridge MACertificate2005
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Central Washington UniversityLaw & JusticeBA1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Zealous Advocacy for All: Going Above and Beyond in Misdemeanor DefenseEthical Limits of Zealous Advocacy2013
The Essentials of Handling DUI and DOL CasesBAC Machines2011
Drinking Lab & DataMaster DemonstrationObservation of the effects of alcohol consumption on the human body. Demonstration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and the DataMaster Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing Instrument.2008
WDA Annual Spring ConferenceDUI Kung Fu2007
The Basics of DUI DefenseDataMaster Basics2007
The 2AM DUI CallDUI calls2007
Lawyers Assistance Program 10th Annual ConferenceLaw Office Management2007
DUIs in a Post [City of Fircrest v.] Jensen WorldSucessful Motions to Supress Breath Test Evidence2007
DUI & Traffic Law UpdateDUI & Traffic Law2004