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Deanna Crull

DUI and DWI Attorney at Spokane, WA

4.8   38 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
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I am a Former Prosecutor. I know what happens in a courtroom, and I know how to help you. We have helped hundreds of good people just like you. We have fixed fees and payment plans. We know that most people have not planned on needing legal help or saved up for an attorney. Let us help you. Our consultation is free for the first hour. There are no strings or pressure to sign up. We will give you an idea of what options you have.

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Location

Lutgen & Crull, PLLC (formerly Action Legal Group)
111 South Post St.
Ste. 2282
Spokane, WA, 99201

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  38 customer reviews
Posted by Jacob | October 8, 2020
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The best
Ms. Deanna Crull is by far one of the best attorney’s I have ever worked with during my cases. She is selfless, relentless, she’s there in a moment notices and will go the extra mile for her clients. She not only shows compassion towards her clients, but also in courtroom while defending their rights. You could say that I was a problem client. When I got my DUI, I retained Deanna based off of everything I read about her aggressive passion in the courtrooms, by making sure her clients were given a fair chance to fight and her years of experience on both sides of the law and along with a stellar track record. After getting my first DUI and retaining Deanna, I also got 2 more while fighting my original DUI. I was looking at years in not just jail, but prison. Deanna worked hard and endlessly to make sure that that would not happen. She was able to get the charges reduced and squared away with the agreement that I seek out the help I need through a outpatient treatment. I can go on about how amazing and grateful I am for the work and time Deanna put into my cases and protecting my freedom. She believes in her clients and will work tirelessly for her clients. The prosecution tried throwing a few curveballs throughout the process, but Deanna caught them and won every time in the process. The judges even stated that her arguments and her facts were far more supporting than the prosecutions. Like I said, I go on about how talented and amazing she is in her profession and how grateful I am to have met her. Deanna Crull is by far the best defense attorney in Spokane and I highly recommend her to anyone in need of one.
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Posted by Mary | November 18, 2019
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Best attorney in spokane
She was always kept us informed with the case. Saved my gf from serving any jail time. And the judges seem to really like her.
Posted by Christina | October 29, 2019
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Fantastic
Very good and knowledgeable attorney. Deanna was amazing, kind and handled and won my case with ease.
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2019
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I can recommend her!
Ms. Crull is a down-to-earth but professional lawyer who met my needs for estate documents completed at a cost I could afford. I am confident in her work and can recommend her services to others in the Spokane area.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2018
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My Case, Dismissed; My Charges, Dropped--All thanks to Deanna
Originally, I retained a Public Defender for $385, but after a 15 minute conversation and him assuring me that I could get a 2-year SOC, I decided to pursue alternative routes. I found Deanna online and scheduled a meeting. For my case, it was $2,500 to retain her services, but included a discount for full payment upfront. You can't put a price on your future, but a good price (with a discount) for an even better Attorney...is the deal of a lifetime. I had a unique case and didn't need a Stuffy Chair telling me what we should do. I was able to explain all the extenuating circumstances to Deanna and she listened. Once I had concluded my explanation, she felt confident that this case had a positive outcome in store. Deanna and her office offer a warm and pleasant demeanor. Nonetheless she is polite and bold in the courtroom. Always accessible via phone, text, and/or email, she allows personally follows up. She doesn't want a lazy client and she encourages active communication between herself and those who retained her. She has been in this field for many years and knows about those working for the city and those working for private clients. She is able to offer insight that is unavailable online or on a superficial level. She knows how to navigate difficult situations and how to take calculated risks. The biggest thing: Deanna is willing to learn. I probably came from a background dissimilar to anyone she had has as a client before. She got to know my story, myself, and my situation. And the pursued the best outcome in a custom manner. And let me tell you, reader, it worked!
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Posted by Garrett | November 22, 2018
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Garrett
She got my whole case dropped for me I would definitely use her again although I hope I never have to.
Posted by Collin | November 20, 2018
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Amazing!!
Not only did I hire her for 1 case, she has also helped me in some other legal issues as well. She has always been available and happy to help any time of day. She is also very knowledgeable in a lot of different areas from civil to criminal and beyond.
Posted by Zach | September 9, 2018
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Excellent
After speaking with several attorny's, I chose Deanna to represent me because I felt she recognized me as a person and made me feel the most comfortable. While she did not sugar coat the matter, she assured me that we would we get the best possible outcome, and addressed all of my concerns. She continued to work diligently with me for months after my sentencing until my case was completely closed. I would highly recommend her services!
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Posted by Greg | June 18, 2018
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Outstanding and Hard Working
I hired Action Legal group with both Deanna and Senit to help with a ridiculous charge against my son. I searched the internet as well as used Avvo for reviews. Everywhere I found showed both of these lawyers were outstanding. After meeting with them I easily came to the conclusion that they were very qualified and personable, which at the time was a great reassurance. I hired them immediately and never looked back. Senit was more for trial of which it did not come to because Deanna did such an excellent job in getting the outcome we were looking for. She worked hard and looked at all the options to get us that result. She was truly outstanding. I would again like to thank both of them.
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Posted by Mack | December 20, 2017
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BEST LAWYER EVER
Deanna was my life savior. She was able to save my license and prevent me from any kind of jail time or community service in my DUI case. She was amazing and very responsive to any question i had. She had worked my case down to a negligent and had one day of class with a years probation. I recently reached out to her to see if she could help get a friend some help. She was so excited to hear back from me and open to helping my buddy. I highly recommend her and will to anyone that needs legal representation. Thanks Deana for helping me keep my life on track.
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Posted by Wes | July 3, 2017
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Great Representation for Non-Custodial Father of 3
In response to being served papers for a modification of parenting plan and child support increase, I went to AVVO for legal representation and reviewed all the top profiles. Deanna was in a short list of candidates I was interested in speaking to. After talking with a handful of lawyers, I felt most comfortable with how she took the time to listen to how I wanted to be represented. I was well prepared because I document everything, but Deanna helped me craft pertinent declarations which weighed very heavily in the two court rulings. She was even more impressive in the court room. Long story short, she was able to convince the commissioner that the current parenting plan was for the best interest of the children and she was able to save me $300/mo on the increase in my child support by providing there were grounds for deviation from the standard calculation. That saves me $3600 a year which can go toward saving for my children's college education. If you are a non-custodial parent and are fighting for your rights to have time with your children, I highly recommend you give Deanna a call. She's a friendly lawyer but an assassin in the court room!
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Posted by Dave | April 1, 2017
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An excellent lawyer
Deanna looked at every aspect of the case and had a strategy for several scenarios never promising perfect results but in the end she achieved a perfect victory that took into account my budget and the best outcome achievable eliminating many hoops and much expense that would have been inflicted by the courts had the case been handled by a public defender
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Posted by Kevin | October 27, 2016
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Best in town
I recently hired Deanna to represent me for two cases that were not strait forward. She was not only very professional, she went, what seemed like, out of her way to go in person to speak with certain people on my behalf. She answered her messages and would return my calls all the time. She seemed to be a go getter. She was very pleasant and straight forward. I could have never expected the turn out that she produced with my two Cases. I have never met an attorney quite like her and I wish everyone could have her on their side when it comes down to such a serious moment in life. I can't say enough good things about her. I felt like I owed her more money after it was over for what she did for me. Thanks Deanna.
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Posted by Kenneth | March 29, 2016
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Outstanding Legal Representation
Deanna is a very skilled lawyer who assisted me with a Physical Control charge. The case against me was very hopeless, to say the least, but she managed to negotiate a very favorable plea agreement on my behalf. Her results met and even exceeded my expectations and stated goals. I absolutely recommend Deanna to anyone charged with a DUI/Physical Control or any similar case in the Spokane area.
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Posted by Yvonne | November 6, 2015
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A true Professional
Don't hire anyone else. I panicked when my son was arrested. I called after hours and left a message. Deana called me back right away and agreed to represent my child. She made me feel safe and that we were capable hands. And she has never let us down.
Posted by T | October 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Quite literally saved my future
Deanna from the beginning was excellent. I was facing extremely serious charges. This is the first time I have ever been through this, and did not know what to expect. Deanna with her expertise and confidence is what I accredit to me getting through this ordeal. 10 out 10 would recommend her to anyone seeking professional legal representation.
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Posted by Barbara | August 14, 2015
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MY LIFESAVER
I received a DUI with an extremely high BAC which landed me in the hospital and on a ventilator. Deanna put on her superwoman suit on over her amazing lawyer suit and gave me a second chance to get my life back. My DUI was negotiated down to a negligent driving charge and now I am receiving counseling with professional support.
Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2015
Excellent attorney in Domestic Violence case
Being arrested on an Assault 4 DV charge, was one of the worst things that had ever happened in my life. I was mortified and embarrassed. Upon meeting Deanna, I immediately felt as ease discussing my case with her and she did not act judgmental of me in any way. Deanna was on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. She has extensive knowledge in Domestic Violence and had my case dismissed in court. One thing that stood out for me, is that she always made herself available to answer my questions and responded in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Deanna Crull for Domestic Violence charges.
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Posted by PH | January 29, 2015
Superb attorney, highly recommend!!
Deanna Crull was an outstanding attorney, representing me for an Assault 4 DV charge. All through the process she was very communicative, informed, personable, and always contactable. She kept me informed promptly at every step. Deanna negotiated very effectively with the prosecutor, and presented me more than one favorable option for resolution of my case. She also represented me before the judge at my hearing, which went exceedingly well. I would highly recommend Deanna for your legal needs should you ever end up in a bad spot, such as I did.
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Posted by Chad | July 31, 2014
Exceptional DUI Lawyer
Never have I felt a more dire moment in my life than when arrested for DUI. It was important to me to invest in the best lawyer for protection of my future from my mistake. When I first met Deanna and Sennit they let me know how serious my DUI could be. They didn't BS me with any false promises. The only promise I was given was they would do their best for a fair resolution in my case. Action Legal Group's resolution was far beyond than what I expected. I was able to enter a plea for Reckless Endangerment. This was not something I expected and couldn't be more happier. During this process Deanna and Sennit were always in constant communication with me. Not once did I ever have an issue trying to contact them. I believe they have fair prices and they even offer a payment plan.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Pro Tem Judge
  • Spokane County
  • 2019 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorney and Owner
  • Action Legal Group
  • 2009 - Present
  • Contracted Defense Counsel
  • Lincoln County
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Senior Associate
  • Lutgen Legal Group PLLC (Formerly Lutgen & Kirkham, PLLC.)
  • 2007 - 2009
  • DPA
  • Spokane County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2006 - 2007
  • DPA
  • Spokane City Prosecutor's Office
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • 6th Annual Legal Ethics and Professionalism Seminar
  • 2012
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate
  • 2009
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Discovering the Story
  • 2008
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • Voir Dire
  • 2008
  • Winning Strategies
  • WSBA Continuing Legal Education Course
  • 2004
  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Gonzaga University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997
  • Cascade High School
  • 1994
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. R. A.
  • Reckless Driving
  • State v. A. Kennedy
  • 40-minute NOT GUILTY VERDICT
  • State v. K. M.
  • Negotiated resolution of the DUI with roll-over and refusal of the breath test reduced to Reckless Driving.
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Associations

  • Ladies in the Law
  • Founder
  • 2018 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • 2009 July Graduate
  • 2008 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Washington Women Lawyers (Spokane County chapter)
  • Secretary 2006
  • 1997 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top DUI Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top DUI Lawyer
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top DUI Lawyers
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer DUI
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer - Domestic Violence
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyers 2010
  • Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Accomendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • 26th Annual Criminal Justice Institute
  • Alternatives to Jail
  • 2019
  • Criminal Potpouri
  • Case Updates from 2018
  • 2018
  • Potpourri CLE
  • Driving and your Due Process Rights
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (18)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Deanna is knowledgeable and a tough lawyer to beat. As opposing counsel, I always find her to be professional and courteous, but firm in her representation."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Deanna is an incredibly hard working, intelligent, and tenacious attorney. I trust her legal opinion completely, and would never hesitate to recommend a client to her. She is an asset to this legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Deanna since she was a prosecutor. Excellent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Deanna is one of the best in town. Not only is she a great attorney, but has been a mentor to me in a way, always willing to give me advice when in need. Deanna is kind and caring, and will bring her all to the table for you. I strongly recommend this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Deanna is a great advocate for her clients. She is very knowledgeable and clearly understands complex issues. She is able to effectively articulate her positions to others. She is very well respected in the community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Deanna is well-respected by judges, prosecutors and fellow defense attorneys. She knows what she is doing and it shows."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow former prosecutor I can vouch that Deanna has the skills it takes to know all aspects of the law and the judge! She often contributes to complicated areas of DUI law. If you are in Spokane looking for representation, you need to call her asap!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked on several cases with Deanna and have always found her to be professional and hard working. She fought for our client and was able to get him a great resolution. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You won't find a more dedicated lawyer than Deanna. I worked with her personally on a case in which she got an extraordinary deal for her client and saved him from serious consequences."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Deanna assisted me with a personal injury case. She spent hours preparing my client for her testimony. I saw that Deanna understands how to win in court, is very bright, and knows how to put in the hard work before trial that pays off in trial. If one of my children were charged with a crime be glad to have Deanna represent them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Deanna for over a year now and have had the privilege of working with her on several criminal defense matters. She is very knowledgeable and is a zealous advocate on behalf of her clients. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a competent criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Deanna's experience as a deputy prosecutor, combined with her natural abilities and talents, give her the knowledge and skills to be an outstanding advocate for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am another attorney in the community. I always feel confident referring clients to Ms. Crull across the State, as I know she will be responsive and will get the job done well. She also will not hesitate to go to trial, if it is the best hope for the client. I highly recommend Deanna Crull for criminal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Deanna is a thoughtful and passionate litigator who works tirelessly for her clients. I have watched her work to defend her clients when their cases would have seemed hopeless to other attorneys. She has helped me gain insight into my own cases, and I value her opinions."
Domestic violence Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Deanna is an outstanding lawyer. Her experience as a former Domestic Violence Prosecutor has been invaluable. She has worked with me on many complicated assault and homicide issues. Many of them have gone to trial and we have gotten great results. Deanna has a knack for simplifying complicated issues. Jurors, judges, and clients enjoy working with this lawyer. She has a very bright future."
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Spokane DUI and DWI Lawyer Deanna Crull
Deanna Crull
DUI and DWI Attorney
Spokane, WA
Licensed for 22 years
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