Background and Experience
Jon Scott Fox has over 30 years of experience defending DUIs in King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County, and elsewhere in Washington State. His clients range from professional athletes to corporate officers to working citizens. Jon was essential to the landmark challenge to the DataMaster breath testing machine when it was introduced in this state in 1985. That fight laid the groundwork for the current challenge to the Draeger 9510 breath test machine that was deployed just last year. For three years before the first DUI suspect was tested on the Draeger 9510 in Washington, Jon conducted research on the machine and spoke at seminars educating lawyers and judges about issues with this new device. Jon is a primary author of the book Defending DUIs in Washington, a treatise that is regularly used as a reference by attorneys and legal professionals. In addition, Jon is the author of Washington state’s first and still most comprehensive web site devoted to helping those accused of DUI (this webpage). Jon’s goal is to use his knowledge and experience, both in and outside of the courtroom, to obtain the best possible result for his client.
Jon has been widely recognized by his peers as one of Washington state’s top DUI attorneys. He has repeatedly been honored as a Washington state “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law and Politics magazine, and Seattle Magazine has listed him as one of King County’s “Top Lawyers.” Avvo has repeatedly given Jon its very highest professional ranking, and Washington Law and Politics magazine has honored him as one of the “Top 25” criminal defense lawyers in Washington state. Jon has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is given to attorneys who demonstrate the highest ethical standards and professional ability.
Jon has spoken at DUI trial lawyer seminars in eight states and has acquired a national reputation as one of the most knowledgeable critics of alcohol breath testing machines in the United States.
An innovative trial lawyer, Jon created the first “e-brief” ever filed in a trial court in the State of Washington. He is known for his masterful cross-examination of expert witnesses and few can compete with his encyclopedic knowledge of alcohol breath testing machines. In the last two decades, Jon has led numerous legal challenges to Washington’s DUI laws.
Jon has litigated DUI cases in District Courts across Washington state including those in King, Snohomish, Pierce and Spokane counties. He has appeared in Municipal Courts in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Lynnwood, Bothell, Everett, Renton, Kent, Auburn, Tukwila, Tacoma, Bellingham and Vancouver in Western Washington; and the cities of Spokane, Pasco, Kennewick, Richland, Yakima, Wenatchee and Ellensburg in Eastern Washington, to name a few.
Jon Scott Fox
3326 160th Ave., SE, Ste. 215
Bellevue, WA 98008