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Aaron J. Wolff

I have a different perspective than many DUI defense attorneys.

After graduating in 1995 from Emory University in Atlanta, and obtaining my law degree (with honors) from Seattle University School of Law in 1999, I began my legal career as a DUI prosecutor. Working for the cities of Tukwila and Kirkland, I successfully prosecuted hundreds of DUI cases.

But by 2002 I decided it would be best to focus my skills on advocating for those who have been accused of DUIs and other alcohol-related driving offenses.

I joined the law firm of Stephen Hayne and by 2007 I became a named partner in the firm.  Since beginning Wolff Defense, my experience has grown immensely as an earnest representative for a multitude of clients.

Over the course of 16 years, I have pursued many additional measures to learn how best to handle DUI cases. I've attended the National College for DUI Defense in 2002 and the Drug Recognition Expert Overview Course in 2004. I'm an NHTSA-Qualified administrator of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. And I've been trained by the manufacturers of the BAC Datamaster, the breath-testing device currently used in Washington.

I was a featured speaker at the WFCJ's Annual DUI Seminar in 2007, 2009 and 2014 and am the former Chair of the Washington State Bar Association's Criminal Law Section. With hundreds of members, the section represents all criminal law attorneys and the executive committee is equally comprised of prosecutors and defense attorneys.

Currently, I'm associated with the following organizations:

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • Cardozo Society (Advisory Board)

I live on Mercer Island, where I was raised, and I'm a devoted member of the community. I am also a father of 3 great kids.  As an avid sports fan, I was a legal advisor to the “Save Our Sonics” organization in 2007 and 2008. I love playing basketball, riding my bike and attempting to play golf.

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  • Jim Recommends Aaron J. Wolff

    I would recommend Aaron 100%. A DUI is very complicated and requires a lot of experience and very specialized knowledge of the law and the people and agencies involved. Aaron has this knowledge and experience. Aaron has an outstanding reputation. I did a lot of research on DUI attorneys and...
  • A former DUI client Recommends Aaron J. Wolff

    Aaron is one of the most competent lawyers I have come across. Having a DUI charged against you is one of the most stressful experience. Aaron understood my unique situation and kept me informed through the process. He articulated and negotiated the facts of the case so effectively with the state...
  • Anon Recommends Aaron J. Wolff

    In fall 2011, I was charged with a DUI no-test in Kirkland, WA. After extensive online research on Avvo and setting up consultation interview with half a dozen top attorneys, I decided to go with Aaron Wolff. During the selection process, Aaron stood apart from the rest in three things: (a) his ...
  • Richard Lawson Recommends Aaron J. Wolff

    Aaron is well known as an excellent advocate and legal scholar. You are in excellent hands with Aaron on your side. Richard Lawson Attorney at Law

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