Jonathan P. Dichter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Mill Creek, WA

Dichter Law Office
 | 16708 Bothell-Everett Hwy. Suite 104, Mill Creek, WA 98012
Phone: 425-424-9401
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

Jonathan P. Dichter is the founder of Dichter Law Office. He represents people in Snohomish County, King County, Seattle and other areas of the state of Washington. Mr. Dichter focuses his practice on DUI defense, criminal defense and marijuana DUI defense, handling cases involving vehicular assault, suspended license, minor DUI, unlawful police stop, hit-and-run, driver's license restoration, reckless driving, minor in possession of alcohol, drug paraphernalia possession in a DUI stop and vehicle impoundment.

In 1999, Mr. Dichter graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. He then attended Seattle University School of Law and graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor in 2003. Since that time, Mr. Dichter has earned several certificates of completion upon finishing DUI programs from organizations such as the National College for DUI Defense, La Pier & Associates and Forensic Sobriety Assessment.

For over 10 years, Mr. Dichter has devoted himself to the defense of DUI-related charges. He knows that a DUI conviction comes with many consequences, including jail time, fines, loss of driving privileges and the installation of an ignition interlock. Mr. Dichter's legal successes include a not-guilty verdict for a man who admitted to consuming alcohol, refused to take a breath test and failed field sobriety tests; DUIs negotiated down to reckless driving; and a not-guilty verdict for a client with a previous DUI conviction who refused to take sobriety tests of any kind after a traffic stop.

When he is not working with clients, Mr. Dichter serves as a judge pro tempore for local courts. He is involved with several organizations, including Citizens for Judicial Excellence, the National College of DUI Defense and the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Dichter holds a superb Avvo rating of 10.0 in DUI.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (100%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017

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About Jonathan Dichter

Admitted: 2004, Washington

Professional Webpage: www.snocodui.com

Honors and Awards:

  • Certificate of Completion - NHTSA Qualified Instructor - DWI Investigation and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, La Pier and Associates, 2016
  • Given for participation in annual Law Day event., Certificate of Appreciation, Snohomish County District Court - South Division, 2014
  • Given for Law Day Participation., Certificate of Appreciation, Snohomish County District Court, 2013
  • Given for 50+ hours of pro bono service in a calendar year., Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation, WSBA, 2011
  • Given for Law Day Participation, Certificate of Appreciation, Snohomish County District Court, 2010
  • Given for encouraging the educational and professional development of students., Silver Key, American Bar Association - Law Student Division, 2003
  • Certificate of Training, DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, La Pier and Associates, 2010
  • Certificate of Completion, National College of DUI Defense, 2011
  • Certificate of Completion, La Pier and Associates, ARIDE, 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Law Day, Snohomish County District Court, 2013
  • Certification, Forensic Sobriety Assessment, 2012
  • Certificate of Completion, National College for DUI Defense, 2011
  • Level 6 Contributor, AVVO, 2010
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Law Day, Snohomish County District Court - South Division, 2010
  • Certificate of Completion, National College of DUI Defense, 2010
  • Accreditation, Better Business Bureau, 2010
  • Nolo Verified, Nolo, 2009
  • Certificate of Completion, National College for DUI Defense, 2008
  • Level 5 Contributor, AVVO, 2008
  • Silver Key, Law Student Division, American Bar Association
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Law Student, American Bar Association, 2002
  • Continuing Scholarship, Seattle University School of Law, 2002
  • Continuing Scholarship, Seattle University School of Law, 2001
  • ABA Client Counseling Competition - Participant, American Bar Association, 2001
  • Regional Qualifier - ABA Negotiation Competition, American Bar Association, 2001
  • Entry Scholarship, Seattle University School of Law, 2000
  • Dean's List, University of Akron, 1999
  • Cum Laude, Seattle University School of Law, 2003

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Qualified in the NHTSA Advanced Roadside Impaired Driver Enforcement program., 2012
  • Qualified in NHTSA Curriculum - DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2007 – Present
  • Member, Snohomish County Bar Association, 2009 – Present
  • Member, Avvo Pro, 2009 – Present
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 2010 – Present
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010 – Present
  • Member, Board of Governors, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012 - Present
  • Law School Newspaper: Editor, Seattle University School of Law, 2001 - 2003
  • ABA Representative, 2005 - 2007
  • Member, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, 2005 - 2007
  • Member, American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, 2001 - 2009
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2002 - 2009
  • Attorney, Snohomish County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service, 2009 - 2010
  • Member, Phi Alpha Delta, 2002 - Present
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, 2004 - Present
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2004 - Present
  • Washington, 2004
  • Avvo.com Level 6 Contributor/Legal Guide Publisher
  • Recipient Silver Key, American Bar Association, 2001 - 2008
  • Citizens for Judicial Excellence
  • Board of Directors, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College for DUI Defense

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Lectured a group of defense attorneys at WACDL about Closing Argument Strategy., Lecturer, 2016
  • Lectured defense attorneys about the art of selecting a jury., Speaker, Continuing Legal Education - Voir Dire, WACDL, 2014
  • DUI Newsletter Article dealing with client compassion, communication, and care., I Will Walk With You: Remembering What Our Clients Really need, WACDL DUI Newsletter, 2014
  • DUI Newsletter Article regarding arresting officer cross examination tactics., DUI Cross Examination Tactics, WACDL DUI Newsletter, 2013
  • In house hour long CLE regarding breath test DUI case strategy., Speaker, Defending Breath Test Cases: Fear Not the Guilty Box, Snohomish County Public Defenders, 2013
  • One hour presentation to the Snohomish County Bar Association regarding Marijuana DUI Strategies., Speaker, Marijuana DUI: Weeding Out What's Different, Snohomish County Bar Association CLE, 2013
  • One hour presentation to the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers regarding Marijuana DUI Strategies., Speaker, Marijuana DUI: Weeding out What's Different, WACDL Conference: Zealous Advocacy for All, 2013
  • DUI Newsletter Article dealing with strategies for DUI Refusal cases., DUI Refusal Tactics, WACDL DUI Newsletter, 2013
  • In house CLE intensively training public defenders in DUI defense., Speaker, DUI Boot Camp, Snohomish County Public Defenders, 2012
  • Monthly DUI Newsletter dealing with jury selection in DUI trials., DUI Voir Dire Tactics, WACDL DUI Newsletter, 2012
  • In house lecture to a monthly gathering of DUI Lawyers., Speaker, Reasonable Doubt, Snohomish County DUI Defense Group, 2011
  • In house lecture to a monthly gathering of DUI Lawyers., Speaker, Washington's New DUI Law, Snohomish County DUI Defense Group, 2011
  • In house lecture to a monthly gathering of DUI Lawyers., Presenter, Refusals and Drowsy Driving, Snohomish County DUI Defense Group, 2011
  • In house lecture to a chemical dependency treatment provider., Speaker, DUI Law Primer, 2007
  • It Could Be Worse, Defense Magazine (WACDL), 2005
  • Legal Advice, The Marysville Globe, 2007
  • Bombs in Strip Clubs?, SnoCo DUI Blog, 2009
  • Medical Examiner Drunk at Scene of DUI, SnoCo DUI Blog, 2009
  • Search Warrants for Blood?, SnoCo DUI Blog, 2009
  • Economy, Drugs or Both? 30 Armed Robberies!!!, SnoCoDUI Blog, 2009
  • Washington Traffic Safety Brings "Drive Hammered, Get Nailed" Back Again, SnoCoDUI Blog, 2009
  • 07 BAC — DUI or Not DUI?, SnoCoDUI Blog, 2009
  • 911 Calls — Why they're not a perfect reason to stop you for DUI, SnoCoDUI Blog, 2009
  • DUI Cross Tactics, WACDL DUI Newsletter, 2013
  • Questions from Listener, Movin 92.5 "The Ladies Room" - Featured Lawyer, 2009
  • Reasonable Doubt, Monthly DUI Defense Meeting, 2011
  • Refusals and Drowsy Driving, Monthly DUI Defense Meeting, 2011
  • The New DUI Law, Monthly DUI Lawyers Meeting, 2011
  • DUI Boot Camp - Becoming a DUI Super Advocate, In-House Lecture, 2012
  • DUI Boot Camp Part II, In-House Lecture, 2012
  • DUI Law, DUI Law Primer - Treatment Center Questions, 2007
  • Internet Marketing for DUI Lawyers, Monthly Snohomish DUI Lawyer Meeting, 2009
  • Essentials of Criminal Law Practice in Courts of Limited Jurisdiction, 2005
  • Defending DUIs – Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, 2005
  • Defending DUIs – Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, 2006
  • Intensive WACDL Trial Practice Workshop, 2007
  • National College for DUI Defense – Summer Session, 2008
  • Defending DUIs – Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, 2008
  • Defending DUIs – Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, 2009
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and International Association of Chiefs of Police DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course, 2010
  • National College for DUI Defense – Summer Session, 2010
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Fall DUI Session, 2010
  • National College for DUI Defense - Summer Session, 2011
  • Forensic Sobriety Testing - Certification Course, 2012
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and International Association of Chiefs of Police ARIDE course, 2012

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Educational Background:

  • University of Akron, B.A., in Political Science, 1999

Industry Groups

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Citizens For Judicial Excellence
  • National College For DUI Defense
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Washington Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Office Location for Jonathan P. Dichter

    16708 Bothell-Everett Hwy. Suite 104
    Mill Creek, WA 98012

    Phone: 425-424-9401

     

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    Last Updated: 1/20/2017

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