|WA||Suspended - Discipline||2004||08/18/2017|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Washington Super Lawyers||2014|
|Owner||Ronnie Rae & Associates||2004 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|National College of DUI Defense||N/A||N/A|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||N/A|
|Increase your insured motorist protection||349,000 settlement|
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|Gonzaga University School of Law||Psychology||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|NCDD-Las Vegas||Foreign Objects and their effects in a BAC||2009|
Posted by anonymous
Recently my family had to hire an attorney for a car accident my daughter caused and she had marijuana in her possession. Please come back to the practice of law Ronnie. You are the most exceptional person I have ever met and I am so sorry to hear you paid a bill you were not supposed to.
Posted by anonymous
This lawyer had my case for some 8 months before he ever picked up my file, then asking for a Trial continuance days before trial stating he had not had time to prepare. Motion denied, so I had to go to trial with this man. Then he was not prepared for sentencing, having no mitigation prepared. (I had never had even one criminal contact in 57 years!). Because he would not communicate other than by garbled text messages from his car, I wrote repeatedly and asked what defenses were available in the case.
No response. I asked what his trial strategy was. No response. He didn't know because he hadn't done the work required, and he therefore had no trial strategy. He even called core expert witnesses off, telling them my case had already "settled", or so claimed one of the retained core experts in my case. The other one did not show up at Trial either. "Trial strategy"? No way. Incompetence? Clearly, yes. He got me convicted, and then when I asked him to file a Notice of Appeal, he refused stating I should NOT file an Appeal. The Court had to appoint another lawyer to file a simple "Notice of Appeal", but he almost blew the 30 day deadline for me and my appeal.
I could not have fared worse if I had the County prosecutor defending my interests. My convictions are now reversed on appeal, but not until I spent 8 months in jail, lost two longtime careers, and all of the assets I had worked for my entire adult life. DO NOT HIRE this guy. I don't know what he is like with his public defense clients; he probably brokers most of his cases as he tried to do with me, BEFORE HE EVER LOOKED AT THE FILE. He may be polite to his attorney peers, probably because he is a political animal. Rae then refused to return my personal items in my file in his office, until I was forced to serve him with a lawsuit in his Spokane law office wherein he then asked his Assistant to return my important personal photos to me. (All the while lying to the Bar Association that he didn't have my personal photos!)
He only returned my personal things because he was running for a District Court judge position at the time and didn't want me to file my lawsuit against him with the Superior Court. I caught him in several other untruths in his dealings with me. UNLESS YOU WANT TO PLEA OUT or GO TO JAIL, DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT HIRE THIS INCOMPETENT. As much as I would like to, I am not posting my name. The above is my personal opinion and belief.
Posted by anonymous
We have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Rae on everything from speeding tickets to car accidents. He is always professional and caring, and has the knowledge to lead the way and let us have peace of mind. Let Ronnie do your worrying, you won't be disappointed!
N. Dart, General practice Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
Ronnie is the epitome of a zealous advocate for his clients. He has sharp legal mind and is always is honing his skills. I enjoyed my time working for him, and he helped teach me that someone charged with a crime deserves a strong defense because of the liberty interests at stake. I endorse this lawyer without reservation.
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