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Brian Roach

Litigation Attorney at Pasco, WA

4.6   19 reviews

also known as Roach and Bishop, LLP, Brian Patrick Roach


Licensed for 21 years

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Brian Roach is the fourth generation of his family to live in Pasco, and shares the occupation of both his father and his grandfather, making him the third generation of lawyers in his family.  He is an active member of St. Patrick's Parish in Pasco. He and his wife Sofia have three children, Patricio, Elena, and Catalina Roach. He is a former Vice President of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and also a former board member. He is a former Board of Directors Member for Catholic Family and Child Services of the Tri-Cities, is an active volunteer for Tri-Cities Preparatory School, including as coach for the school's YMCA Mock Trial team.

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Licensed for 21 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 11/25/2022

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Roach Law Offices, LLP
9221 Sandifur Parkway Suite C
Pasco, WA, 99301-9241
Brian Roach
7122 Okanogan
kennewick, WA, 99336
Brian Roach
825 Jadwin Avenue
Richland, WA, 99352
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4.6 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian really saved my life!
I am a professional who requires frequent international travel, renting cars, taking out customers.. etc.. and getting a blow-n-go would very likely have cost me my job. I'll just say that I had a really difficult case with a bad BAC and Brian stayed with me for almost 2 1/2 years in court and negotiated a deal that I still can't believe was possible. His support allowed my life to be livable during the nightmare thought of a DUI conviction.. Would recommend him to anyone! If you hire Brian, just so you know, Brian is terrible at answering calls, emails or texts! This is very frustrating but it is because he is incredible busy getting results for all his clients! He is awesome at his job, don't let this deter you. :)
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Posted by Tim | March 30, 2017
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Hope and Piece of Mind
Less than half way through my preliminary consultation, I started to realize why Brian Roach is regarded as the Best Defense Lawyer in the area. As we talked about my infraction, His intelligence and professional demeanor was slowly being overshadowed by his friendly and remarkable personality. At the conclusion of the consultation, I left with my spirit uplifted and a feeling of hope in my future. As my cases wound thru the court system, his assistant Niki and partner Nick Jones became an integral part of my Defense Team. What I most gained from my Defense Team was the continued piece of mind I developed during the consultation. My day to day life was able to continue without worry about my legal situation. Brian, Nick and Niki had gained my complete trust. That is Priceless. At the courthouse, I was able to witness the high regard the judges, clerks and his peers have for Brian. I was able to witness why they have that high regard for him during my trial as he cross examined the prosecutions Scientific Witness on Alcohol Retrograde Extrapolation. Brian clearly knew more on the subject than the prosecutors Scientific Witness did. Brian was clearly in his element during the court proceedings. During my three day trial, my confidence and spirit remained high as I witnessed Brian ply his trade. Other Lawyers and spectators dropped in to the gallery to watch and learn. I slept soundly each night before court with no worries, which says a lot. So in the end, the Jury finding of not guilty was befitting for the team I had put my trust into. The heart of that team was Brian Roach whom I would recommend to anybody who is interested in a proper defense. Other Lawyers are cheaper but I believe you get what you pay for. I actually saved money and a whole lot more by hiring the best Defense Team. Tim
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Posted by Z | July 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
An absolute expert and professional
I was charged with DUI with a relatively high BAC while visiting from out of state. Brian was recommended to me by a family member who is also a lawyer because he was the "best in the state." Based on my experience, I would certainly agree with this statement. Ultimately, Brian neogtiated a very fair and just outcome that allowed me to get my life back. I would never have received this if it hadn't been for Brian's persistence, diligence, and expertise in the law. Additionally, Brian is excellent at guiding you throughout the entire DUI nightmare process. It's not fun (it shouldn't be!) but he was great at explaining what was happening and the why behind it. I was always 100% confident that things would work out for the best with Brian as my lawyer and ultimately that's what happened. If you're in the same situation I was, the best advice to get your life back on track is to hire Brian Roach as your attorney!
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Posted by Ashley | July 8, 2021
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Truly the best Lawyer
I can't thank Brian Roach enough for the time and effort he put into me and my case. He wears many hats and plays a big part in the Tri-Cities community, without him I wouldn't have had the outcome I wanted/needed. If you need a dedicated and loyal lawyer to get the job done, Brian Roach is your guy. Thank you for everything.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best DUI Attorney in Eastern Washington
If anyone complains about him not calling back in a timely manor you may have a point. BUT . The reason why he can't get back to you right away is because he takes on every case that he can he's very very busy . Brian Is the best and that's why he's so busy. And he does not ever disappoint. I have sent Brian friends family and some strangers and I have not yet had one of them be disappointed in the work that he's done. He has either gotten them completely out of the charges or they have gotten better results than they would have gotten any other way. Brian does a fabulous job he's very personable has a great personality and I've known him for thirty years or more and i know he's always been a good person . Now he's a good person who can help people . Thank you Brian you're fabulous! Patst Sue Bolson
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2020
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Impressed
I recommend Brian Roach because he is a really good at his job. He helped and explained to me what he was going to do and he did it.
Posted by Ward | January 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Exceeds Expectations----Trust the Process
During my case attorney Brian Roach re-assured me to "trust the process." My case took a year to resolve and the outcome was extremely positive. Brian Roach has many clients and when my turn came up to be defended he gave it all of his attention. I found Brian Roach to be a very experienced, professional and knowledgeable attorney who is well respected with the courts and his peers. He fought hard for me and truly went above and beyond. I would highly recommend attorney Brian Roach. Five Stars all the way.
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Posted by Bryan B. | November 28, 2018
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Best in town!!
Guilty till proven innocent!! That is how I felt when I went into my legal battles with Benton county. Thanks to the experience and hard work of Brian Roach and his staff they cleared my name in two different back to back trials. brian gave his undivided attention to my cases when it mattered the most. I would highly recommend Brian Roach to anyone facing legal troubles in Benton County. The process does take awhile but with Brian by your side at every single court appearance know that you have the best in the business.
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Posted by Doc | October 25, 2016
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Represented me twice, DUI
Both times I was frustrated, at my wits end. He tells you this might happen because he is so busy. And the reason for that is that he is exceptional at his work. I have no DUI's on my record because of this guy, in fact my driving record is perfect. I think this guy needs his own reality TV series. Fantastic at what he does, although I don't plan on any more need for him in the future I would recommend him, he'll do all he can to exonerate his client. I see him as a friend.
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Posted by Chris | October 5, 2016
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Best DUI Attorney In The Tri-Cities And Beyond
My situation was tricky and I was facing multiple charges. Long story short, Brian negotiated an outcome that should not have been possible and I doubt could have been reached had I gone with anyone else. Brian will tell you up front that it is going to take a fair amount of time to get through the process and believe me when I write this, there is a VERY good reason for that. Brian is a brilliant strategist and knows the laws and your options inside and out. If you hire anyone else, you will regret it after you meet others who hired Brian because your outcome could have been so much better than whatever you ended up with. Brian fights for you; he doesn't just go through the motions as most others do. Don't play roulette with your future; hire Brian.
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Posted by Javier | October 15, 2014
Brian gets the Job done.
When you get a good paying secure job that requires a clean driving record, but you have a hard time traveling at the posted speeds, there's only one solution to this problem, Brian Roach. There is no substitute for the knowledge, performance, and outcome that his team brings you! I have had tons of tickets across the state of Washington, and have hired lawyers in several different counties, there's no comparison to Brian when you need a peace of mind. I highly recommend his expertise if you fall in my same category as a "infraction collector" (3 tickets a year min). If you want results, in my opinion he's the only one that can get the job done. I don't know a lawyer that can cover for him, believe me, he's the only one I go to see.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2014
Brian Roach made my DUI nightmare go away completely
Getting a DUI was the most horrible, embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me. I got my first DUI with a really bad breathalyzer that was keeping me from getting a plea deal. I hired Brian. I liked him immediately and felt like he know what he was doing. The first time I met with Brian he said not to get frustrated because the process can take a long time. The first hurdle was the Department of Licensing, Brian won my case with Department of Licensing so I did not lose my license and have to get a blow and go while my court case was going on which was a gift. I'm not going to lie, I got frustrated with how long the process was taking. This was my first time ever getting in any kind of trouble and it was ruining my life. It was so hard going to court and being treated like a criminal (even though i knew I had made a mistake) and getting my trial date reschedule because you just want the torture to end. Brian's answer was always that time was on our side. A year and 2 months later when my day in court finally came, Brian got my breath test thrown out and got me a Not Guilty verdict from the judge. He was prepared, composed, knowledgeable and totally awesome in court. He fought for me in court because he believed in me. He didn't think i deserved a guilty verdict for a first offense and he believed in me when I had basically already accepted my guilty sentence. I never had to pay a fine, get an ignition interlock device, have license suspended, pay a fine or get an SR22. I highly recommend hiring Brian Roach if you want to win.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2013
I highly reccomend Brian
From the second I approached Brian to help me with my DUI case, I felt comfortable that he would do everything he could to help me through my unfortunate situation. There's not enough great things I can say about Brian and his whole team, they helped me every step of the way. I trusted him from the beginning and it paid off greatly in the end where my DUI was reduced to a reckless driving. I can not express the gratitude I owe to Brian and highly recommend him if you are in need of a great person/lawyer to help you in your situation.
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Posted by Travis | March 19, 2013
Went the Extra Mile, Then a Few Miles More
Brian Roach spent the last three years fighting a DUI for me in cooperation with Jonathan Rands (My attorney in another DUI case in a different county) to land me the best possible outcome for both cases. This was an intricate dance that involved a lot of work on Brian's end to secure the deal we were seeking in the other case. After that case was settled, Brian's focus was returned to the case I hired him for, and he just went ahead and got that dismissed for me. (like a boss) I met Brian at a pretty scary time in my life. Meeting with him was the first moment in the 48-hours after my arrest that I considered the possibility that things were going to be okay. The 48-hours leading up to that meeting was the only time in three years that I spent confused about what was going on with my DUI case. Brian (and his team of assistants and associates) kept me informed and up to date on all that was going on, and Brian was always happy to spend the time to make sure I actually understood all of it. I got arrested twice in five weeks for DUI in two different counties of Washington State. With Brian and Jonathan working together, I never lost my commercial driver's license, and took a plea for 1-count of reckless driving. I'm still impressed when I think about it, and I recommend these two men every chance I get to anyone who finds themselves in need of a good DUI defense. Good luck to you, and hire Brian Roach if you're looking. Thanks,
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2011
Current Client
When I met with Mr. Roach he agreed to handle my case, he was very gracious, I was thrilled to have him by my side in Court. His calm demeanor and tenacious approach in the Courtroom were impressive and when the Judge said my case was dismissed at that first hearing, honestly I couldn't have been more please with Mr. Roach's performance.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2011
Brian Roach is an excellent lawyer. He goes above usual expectations to get the best out come for his client.
Brian Roach is one of the best in his field of expertise. He has a well educated and skilled group of assistants who take very good care of their clients. He and his team are remarkable and have years of experience. He is helpful, not judgmental.
Posted by Diane | July 29, 2010
Brian Roach is an exceptional human being and goes that extra mile to help people. It's not just a job for him in my opinion.
Brian Roach helped me with (my first in my life at age 49) 2 DUIs in which I got within months apart. Brian agreed to consolidate them and not charge me on the second one because he's a moral person and simply cares. Brian then stepped out of his forte of dealing with DUIs and was VERY instrumental in forcing my 35 year old son into a mental institution for schizophrenia. My son is a totally new person and finally has a future thanks to Brian. Brian did this at no charge.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2011
Can I get a call back?
I never heard anything from him until I showed up at the courthouse. I called, e-mailed and never got any calls back. Worked out a deal for me that was probably pretty good. For me, he made the stress of legal problems worse. It was hard being in the dark the whole time. I feel like I paid him way too much, I wonder how much he really worked on my case.
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Posted by James | December 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Where's Brian?
I wish that I could leave ZERO stars. Brian Roach is far too busy to help you with a DUI or anything else for that matter. He will sweet talk you, tell you that he is going to take care of everything, TAKE YOUR MONEY and then disappear. Mark the date on your calendar when you speak to him because it is the last and most certainly the only time that you actually will speak to him. He didn't even show up at my court date after I flew in from the East Coast for one day. His assistants Niki and Alondra are not going to help you either. All they are going to do is confirm that he is far too busy to deal with YOU. They almost never answer the phone, return voicemail messages or even answer emails. I have called and emailed Alondra so many times that I have lost count and I have NEVER, EVER heard back from her. That is not a joke! Don't waste your time or money...find another attorney.
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Response from Brian Roach January 12, 2018
While there is clearly plenty to respond to here, and while I am heavily disappointed in the falsity of this entire review, my obligation of attorney-client privilege to this client supersedes any personal desire I may have to completely contradict these claims. Because the rules of ethics mean more to me than the need for vindication from these claims, I will remain silent despite the overwhelming urge to do otherwise.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Roach and Bishop, LLP
  • 2001 - Present

Education

  • Seattle University
  • N/A
  • Gonzaga University
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • State of Washington v. Royden Rosalez
  • Successful for Defendant

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past Vice President-- East, Past Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Franklin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • People's Choice Award Best Lawyer/Attorney
  • Tri City Herald
  • 2017
  • People's Choice Award-- Best Attorney
  • Tri-City Herald
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • People's Choice Award-- Attorney
  • Tri City Herald
  • 2015
  • Vice President-- East
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010
  • 2010 Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
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Publications

  • WACDL
  • March 31, 2009 Jury Instructions Set Stage for DUI Trial Success
  • 2009
  • WACDL
  • July 13, 2009 DUI and Habitual Offender-- Requesting Stays and Early Reinstatement
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Benton Franklin County Bar Association
  • DUI News
  • 2018
  • Benton Franklin Legal Aid CLE
  • Marijuana, DUI, and Driving: When to Puff and When to Pass
  • 2016
  • Columbia Basin Badgers Club Community Forum for Civil Discourse
  • DUI First Offenders: Crucify or Coddle
  • 2015
  • Benton Franklin Bar Association
  • Washington Medical Marijuana Industry: The implementation of I 502
  • 2013
  • Mission Support Alliance/ Desert Bar CLE
  • Workplace Consequences of DUI
  • 2011
  • Medicaid-DUI-Mediation-Medical Testimony
  • The Gadgets of the DUI Industry and Case Law Update
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Current Trends in DUI Defense
  • 2010
  • Benton Franklin Legal Aide Seminar
  • DUI Defense Strategies
  • 2009
  • Benton/Franklin Bar Association Legal Aide CLE
  • Defending DUI's
  • 2006
  • "Defending Misdemeanors"
  • DUI Case Law Update
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (7)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian Roach is the gold standard for DUI lawyers in the State of Washington. He does everything within his power to ensure the best possible results for all of his clients. I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an exceptional lawyer. The combination of his, knowledge & understanding of the myriad of issues in DUI / DoL litigation, with his hard-working and results-oriented approach to DUI generates great results for his clients. Similarly, prosecutors and judges alike respect this knowledge and professionalism in the courtroom. Brian has an excellent reputation as a talented and hard-working DUI lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Brian since 2008. He's very knowledgeable and does a great job for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an excellent attorney. He is well known and well respected in our legal community. Brian cares deeply about his clients and works endlessly to obtain the best results. I have no reservations in endorsing Brian."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I contacted Brian when a Clark County client of mine was in trouble in Benton County. Brian timely responded to me regarding the case- discussed case options and greatly assisted the client in Benton County. I will happily refer future DUI/ DP Revocation matters in the Tri Cities to Brian in the future."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brian agreed to co-counsel a case I had been working on in Kennewick. He had tremendous first hand knowledge of the prosecutors and law enforcement, not to mention DUI defense in general. His skills were just what the case needed to get a great resolution for our client. I can strongly endorse his work and will refer with confidence!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian Roach has a reputation for obtaining the best defense results in the Tri-Cities' areas for DUI charges. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an excellent attorney, and I would recommend him to anyone wholeheartedly."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have witnessed Brian for a number of years. He is always professional and prepared. He is never afraid to take a case to trial. I would send clients to Brian without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It's clear that Brian Roach knows the law inside and out. Mr. Roach also has a very solid understanding of the local system including the the other attorneys and the judges. As an attorney,myself, I work with other attorneys everyday. Brian is a five-star professional among his peers."
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