Vernon A. Smith Attorney at Law
Vernon A. Smith

Vernon A. Smith Attorney at Law

Call Attorney(425) 457-7474
400 108th Ave. N.E., Suite 500, Bellevue , WA 98004

Background and Experience

Vern has been defending those accused of DUIs for most of his legal career in the law, first as a public defender and since ‘91 in private practice. He is not only one of the founding members of the National College for DUI Defense, but he is also one of the first lawyers in the nation to be Board Certified in DUI defense by that organization. Currently, he is one of only 3 lawyers so certified in Washington currently.

A 1975 graduate of Johns Hopkins University, he received his law degree from the University of Puget Sound Law School (now Seattle University Law School) Magna Cum Laude in 1987, he has over 25 years experience defending DUIs. He has well earned his reputation as a tenacious trial advocate in well over 1,000 DUI and criminal cases, beginning as a Staff Attorney for the Seattle-King County Public Defenders Association and in over 20 years of private practice. In addition to being a graduate of the rigorous National Institute for Trial Advocacy, he was certified in administering Standardized Field Sobriety Tests in 1996, and again in 2001. He was named "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics from 2006 thru 2015.

He is recognized by his colleagues as a seasoned DUI defense pro. He has lectured or conducted workshops for other lawyers on such diverse topics as "Cross-examination of the Arresting Officer," "The DataMaster," "Cross-examination of the State's Breath Test Expert," "Jury Selection in DUI Cases," "Winning Administrative License Suspension Hearings Before the Department of Licensing," and on the significant changes in Washington's DUI laws over the years.

Washington, 1987
University of Puget Sound School of Law, JD Magna Cum Laude, 1987
Johns Hopkins University, law, 1975
Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics, 2015
Super Lawyer, Washington Super Lawyers, 2014
Super Lawyer, Law & Politics Magazine, 2013
Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Policitcs, 2012
Board Certification, National College for DUI Defense, 2010
Super Lawyer, Washington Law & Politics Magazine, 2009
The Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
Washington State Bar Association
The National College for DUI Defense
The University of Washington Law School Foundation
The Northwest College for DUI Defense
The Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
Vernon A. Smith Attorney at Law

Vernon A. Smith
400 108th Ave. N.E., Suite 500
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 457-7474

Listing last updated: June 29, 2016 at 9:37 am
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