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Patricia Ann Fulton

Criminal defense Attorney at Walla Walla, WA

4.9   40 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Patricia

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I devote my practice to defending people accused of crimes. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, and recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law and Politics, I have earned a reputation as an articulate, thoughtful, and passionate advocate. In addition to memberships in multiple legal organizations including the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, I am co-chair of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' legislative committee where I focus on impair driving related legislative issues.  As a founding board member and secretary for the Citizens for Judicial Excellence I worked to improve the quality of judges who preside over criminal cases. 

Location

The Fulton Firm, PLLC
22 E. Poplar St. Suite 200
Walla Walla, WA, 99362

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Allesyn | April 3, 2022
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Lawyer
I had a great experience. Patricia always responded very timely. She answered any questions and kept us up to speed on the case.
Posted by Brandon | January 20, 2021
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Feel Secure
With all the fees and uncertainty associated with going to court, you can feel better knowing that with Mrs. Fulton every dollar is well spent. Her vast knowledge & personalized service will get you the best outcome.
Posted by Steven | October 2, 2020
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Very caring and very ethnical
I was referred to Ms. Fulton by another attorney. She answered the phone and scheduled an appointment right away. And was prepared for a hearing that same week. She is very professional, caring, and ethnical. We was very pleased with her services and defiantly use her again if needed.
Posted by Suzanne | June 12, 2020
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Exceptional representation
Patricia did an excellent job for me, she is so easy to work with, straight to the point, very efficient, bends over backwards for her clients. I am very pleased. If I should need an attorney in the future she will be my first choice.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2019
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Kept me informed every step of the way
I had a situation where I had a hit and run ticket issued after a minor fender bender where I did not pull over to give insurance information. Patti gave me reassurance, facts, and regular updates about how to handle this with the least impact while still accepting responsibility. She is caring, helped normalize my fears about an unfamiliar situation and system. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Gracie | October 19, 2017
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No Pretense
Patricia answered the phone when I first called. No pretense. Easy to get an appointment. Clear concise information on what was needed to work through what was an entirely new territory to navigate. Patricia shed a positive light on what felt like was an extremely dim difficult situation. Co-workers were also supportive. Good final outcome. Plus she is a dog lover.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2017
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Excellent Service and Support
Patricia is professional, knowledgeable, well connected and efficient. She helped me navigate an arduous situation and not only got me the best result possible, but also helped me close out the issue years later. She is best in class.
Posted by Richelle | October 26, 2016
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2nd offense DUI
At the time of my offense, I met with Patricia thinking my life as I knew it had just ended, being a business executive. She not only helped me out of my situation on this my second offense. She exceeded my expectation with a final sentence of 1 day in jail, an alcohol treatment evaluation, and monitored driving for a year. I could have not asked for a better outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2016
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Caring, ethical attorney
Patricia answered the phone the day I made my call frantically. She immediately made the appointment for the same week. When I stepped into her office she greeted me with a smile, took her time to understand my situation, worked with me to ensure I knew the process each step of the way. Her professionalism helped me win a case with expertise while ensuring I understand what I needed t do on my end. Anyone would be fortunate to have such a gifted counsel on your side!
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2016
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What more could you want from a lawyer?
From the first time I entered her office, Pattie exuded confidence, competence, and clarity of understanding about the way forward. Even as I was frothing mad about the way the legal system works, Pattie calmly and repeatedly refocused me to the job at hand: winning the best possible settlement I could get. And for that I am forever grateful. She is a consummate professional.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2016
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She was wonderful!
I know that Patricia is a criminal defense lawyer, but I needed a smart "on top of every detail" lawyer to renew my restraining order for the 3rd time, and I was also asking for a lifetime/permanent order. The court process is scary for anyone to go through, but with the guidance of Patricia I was able to learn better how to deal with a difficult situation in or out of court. And being able to breathe and not be so anxious was due to my working with Patricia to understand the best approach to my case. In court Patricia was able to see what was needed as she was able to read the judge and how we needed to present to the judge. And we did receive the permanent restraining order, which are rarely given. I highly recommend Patricia, she was awesome.
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Posted by Shasha | September 8, 2015
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Best attorney ever
I would recommend Patricia in a heartbeat, I came from a different country and knew nothing about the legal system,not only did she fight hard for me, but during the duration of the case she made me understood everything, updated and informed me all the time, thanks to her I was never clueless about the case. I am a victim of domestic abuse, she watched out for me and fought for me, believed in me when I needed it the most. The charges filed were grievous and she fought very hard for me to get them dropped. She is intelligent, smart understanding and extremely passionate about her job , her empathy and kindness makes her a wonderful human being besides being the fantastic super-lawyer that she is. I got justice and she is the one who made it happen.
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Posted by Dave | June 19, 2015
Outstanding representation
I sought legal assistance on very short notice (less than one week). Patricia was very knowledgable and kept me at ease despite the great deal of stress I was experiencing. She prepared the court documents very timely and updated me throughout this ordeal. I prevailed in my hearing and I am very thankful for her legal support.
Posted by Brandon | April 17, 2015
Out of the noose.
I'm a welder by trade, and I was recommended to Patricia by my Union. I would have been facing a second DUI if it hadn't been for her. She was very skilled and professional when handling my case. She kept me well informed and answered all my questions in a timely manner. She encouraged me and gave me confidence about my situation. So the case ended with a deal for a reckless, I truly believed in Patricia's abilities. I choose to take the reckless only because I was going to be changing jobs. I feel if we went to trail Ms. Fulton would have gotten me the best deal possible. My only regret is not having Patricia Fulton in my first case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2015
Professional Attorney with Integrity. Highly Recommend!
If you are looking for an attorney to represent you for DUI, I would 100% recommend Patricia Fulton. I was completely overwhelmed after the arrest, as this was my first run in ever with the law. I interviewed several attorneys and Patricia stood out to me the most. After the first meeting (free 1 hour consultation) I felt a complete weight off my shoulders. She took the time to break down the potential outcomes of my case and explained all the necessary actions I would need to take. Patricia genuinely cares about her clients and made this difficult experience easy and straightforward. Not only was she able to reduce the DUI charges, but also dismissed after 2 years of good behavior! This was better outcome than I expected and I am tremendously thankful for Patricia’s expertise. Throughout the entire process she has been is kind, hard working, and someone you can trust. She is truly a professional and I highly recommend Patricia.
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Posted by Jacqueline | December 29, 2014
Thanks Patti and Mandi
Ms. Fulton and Mandi continue to be thorough, responsive, and helpful with all details that I have had questions regarding. She follows up on all my questions immediately.
Posted by Jesse | December 23, 2014
Would reccomend her to Anyone!
She took the time and really cared about me and my case. she was very knowledgeable about it all. she was great at communication and keeping me in the loop of what was going on. would recommend her to anyone!
Posted by Brian | March 10, 2014
Stop looking, you found the right DUI attorney!
I am a 1st time offender, and had no idaea what was happening once the police were done with me. I found Patricia online, and am so thankful that I found her! No judgements, very straight talk, and she was completely up front with me right off the bat. I interviewed several other lawyers, but honestly Patricia stood out even to a newbie like me. Her rate sounded high at first, but guess what? It's a standard rate that you will be paying no matter what if you are looking for capable representation. So if you're on the fence about who to hire: Stop. You found her! She knocked it out of the park with my DoL hearing (sadly the hearing officer was evil), and she got me prepared for my trial in a concise and useful way. My world was turned upside down when my incident occured, and she got me straightened out FAST :)
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2014
Highly skilled professional, very diligent and trustworthy Attorney.
This is my first brush with the law and was deeply stressed out. Patricia in my first meeting with her clearly outlined the different stages my case will follow and she followed through and provided me guidance and information throughout those stages. She applied great deal of diligence and fought really hard to get my case dismissed. She is highly knowledgeable and, I would highly recommend Patricia to anyone with criminal case to get a positive outcome.
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Posted by Karen | May 16, 2013
Excellent representation. I highly recommend Patricia!
I was in a bit of a state of shock when I called to meet with Patricia. She was able to open a space on her calendar and within two hours, she and I were able to sit down together. She was compassionate, comforting, and clearly very skilled at what she does. I felt as though I was the fortunate one in that she was available in my time of need. After retaining Patricia I truly felt as though I was in the best hands I could be. I highly, highly, recommend her.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Fulton Firm, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Law Offices of Geoffrey Burg
  • 2005 - 2018
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Law Offices
  • 1998 - 2005

Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2002
  • University of Washington Law School
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1999
  • Western Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Governors
  • 2014 - Present
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Northwest Academy for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President-Elect
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Judicial Evaluation Committee Member
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Legislative Committee Co-Chair
  • 2011 - 2016
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2015
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • President's Award
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • 2005
  • Rising Star
  • 2004
  • Rising Star
  • 2003
  • Rising Star
  • 2002
  • Best Oralist -- Moot Court Honor Board
  • 1997
  • First Place Winner -- Moot Court Honor Board
  • 1997
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Publications

  • Washington Criminal Defense Magazine
  • Impaired Driving Legislative Update
  • 2016
  • Defense Magazine (WACDL)
  • Impaired Driving Legislation -E2SB 5912
  • 2013
  • Written Materials for Annual DUI Seminar, WFCJ
  • Legislative Update
  • 2013
  • Defense Magazine (WACDL)
  • Impaired Driving Legislation Update
  • 2012
  • Defense Magazine (WACDL)
  • Impaired Driving Legislative Update
  • 2011
  • Defending DUI's in Washington, Third Ed.
  • Ignition Interlock Devices and Ignition Interlock Licenses
  • 2011
  • Defense Magazine (WACDL)
  • Ignition Interlock Licenses and Ignition Interlock Devices: New Legislation Brings Benefits (Mostly)
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Cars and Crimes
  • Dealing with the DOL
  • 2017
  • Forging Your Criminal Defense Practice
  • Driving, Impairment and the Law - A DUI Primer
  • 2016
  • Defending DUIs
  • Swords and Shields - The Strategy of Motions in Limine
  • 2015
  • Ace the Case: Getting Started in Misdemeanor Defense
  • DUIs: The Devil is in the Details
  • 2014
  • Going Above and Beyond in Misdemeanor Practice
  • Legislation Update
  • 2013
  • Getting Started in Criminal Defense
  • DUI and Criminal Traffic for Beginners
  • 2012
  • Battle Plans for Misdemeanor Practice
  • Outgunned But Never Outwitted: DUI/DOL
  • 2012
  • Annual DUI Seminar
  • Pre-Trial Motions
  • 2012
  • Washington Defender Association Webinar
  • DOL, IIL, IID and Impaired Driving FAQs
  • 2011
  • In House CLE
  • IID and IID
  • 2011
  • Annual DUI Seminar
  • The ABS of IIL, IID, CDL and FAA
  • 2010
  • Misdemeanor Practice
  • Legislation Update
  • 2009
  • Annual DUI Seminar
  • CDL Disqualifications
  • 2009
  • Annual DUI Seminar
  • Cross Examination
  • 2008
  • Mastering Misdemeanors
  • Commercial Drivers Licenses and DUIs
  • 2006
  • Defending DUIs
  • Commercial Drivers Licenses and DUIs
  • 2006
  • Defending DUIs
  • Aggressive Ethical Defense
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (26)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of watching Patricia Fulton in court and in her office. She is an outstanding attorney who obtains great results on cases that many attorneys shy away from. She has a reputation as a skilled trial attorney that also achieves fantastic results in negotiations. Having Patricia as counsel assures the best result possible for that client. I recently saw Patricia speak at a conference for other attorneys on the subject of DUIs. She was amazing."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Patricia as a co-worker, as co-counsel and as counsel for joined co-defendants. Patricia is intelligent, articulate, and has a no-nonsense approach to her work. She does not fear trial and takes on new challenges with passion. As a result, she is one of the most respected lawyers in her field. She has developed a particular emphasis on defending clients accused of driving charges when they hold a Commercial Drivers License. I know of no lawyer more skilled and informed in that specialized area of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patricia is a hard-nosed attorney who never back down. Her calm demeanor helps keep her clients settled as she fights for the best outcome in their case. Patricia is also forward thinking in her legal practice. She not only advocates for her current clients in their individual cases, but also testifies before legislative committees to ensure that present AND future clients legal issues are treated fairly in legislative work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patricia Fulton is an extremely talented attorney who can quickly identify legal issues with the State’s case and who zealously fights for her clients. In addition to providing superb legal representation, Patricia is the legislative expert who educates defense attorneys on changes to RCWS impacting criminal traffic matters. She is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs and is highly respected by her peers. I endorse Patricia Fulton without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Fulton is an outstanding DUI attorney. Intelligent, articulate and an aggressive advocate for her clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patricia is one of the leading attorneys in Washington when it comes to the Department of Licencing, CDLs and DUIs. I Heartily endorse her."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patricia is one of the finest attorneys I've ever had the opportunity to know or work with. She is a zealous advocate for her clients. If I ever needed an attorney, I would not hesitate in hiring Patricia."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patty is a wondeful trial lawyer. She gets so much respect from prosecutors in the courtroom. Prosecutors appreciate her aggressiveness on behalf of her Client, but they don't get offended or take it personally. That is not always an easy thing to accomplish ! I have watched her many times take very very difficult cases, and get marvelous results for her Clients. Whenever I have a drivers licensing question I can't figure out, she is an amazing 'storehouse' of information that is always spot on. Whenever we are in Court on matters, I see someone who always tries to be pragmatic, reasonable and problem solving in a way that shows care and concern for the Client. I often call her for second opinions.She always puts the needs of the Client first. It is quite evident that she enjoys helping others, and enjoys her practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patricia really fights for her clients. She is not a lawyer who takes the easy "deal", but rather her focus is always on fighting to obtain the best possible results for her clients. I highly recommend her services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. She is intelligent, personable, and reliable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patricia works tirelessly for her clients. She never falters or gives up and the results are that she is extraordinarly successful as a criminal defense attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Patricia for several years. She is a talented, skilled, and knowledgable attorney and one of the most effective DUI trial lawyers I know. I highly endorse Patricia and would recommend her to anyone I know."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"While working in the City of Shoreline, I met Patricia Fulton many times and had the pleasure of watching her work. She is a smart, aggressive attorney and I endorse this lawyer's work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Fulton is the top western Washington DUI/DWI practitioner dealing with the complex area of commercial driver's license holders PERIOD. On those occasions that I handle a case involving such a license, I always consult with Ms. Fulton. I refer the majority of these cases directly to her. I have absolute confidence in her abilities, and consult with and refer to her frequently."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Fulton is a fabulous attorney. I have known Ms. Fulton for three years and have found her to be an extremely diligent and effective advocate for her clients. Her success rate is unmatched in our profession. I strongly and unequivocally endorse this lawyer's work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patricia is an outstanding attorney who has earned a superb and well-deserved reputation among her peers. She is relentless, thorough, and fights hard for her clients, producing results that make a difference in the lives of her clients. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Patricia since my early years of practicing law in Seattle. I highly recommend her to anybody facing a criminal charge in Washington State."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Patricia is a hard working fierce advocate. I have been privileged enough to watch her at work in various courts, and I always learn something from her. I would not hesitate to vouch for her as a skilled and impressive attorney."
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Walla Walla Criminal defense Lawyer Patricia Ann Fulton
Patricia Ann Fulton
Criminal defense Attorney
Walla Walla, WA
Licensed for 24 years
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