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Scott Emmett Wonder

Scott Emmett Wonder

DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Goddard Wetherall Wonder PSC
Bellevue, WA
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About Scott Emmett Wonder

Attorney Biography

Scottuses forensic science knowledge, cutting-edge courtroom communication techniques, zealous advocacy, and comprehensive investigative practices to aggressively defend drivers accused of misdemeanor and felony charges involving drug offenses, DUI, DUID, other alcohol or drug related driving crimes, domestic violence charges, forfeitures, and other offenses in Washington state and federal courts. Scott practices his craft state-wide with offices and legal relationships throughout Washington State. Although Scott’s primary practice area is state and federal courts in King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kittitas Counties, Scott regularly rides "circuit" throughout the state.

Scott defends people from all walks of life – students, professionals, CDL holders, airline pilots, ship captains, medical professionals, and others with licenses from regulated professions. These people have special challenges and additional reporting requirements that dramatically affect their work and families when are charged with a crime. Scott is particularly adept at navigating the regulatory framework these clients face. Technology executives, sports agents, government and political figures, and major Seattle law firm clients rely on Scott for his criminal defense skills and expertise to help their clients when they need a Washington criminal defense lawyer for criminal defense matters and to discreetly resolve minor indiscretions.

Leadership Positions, Memberships and Associations

Board of Directors (2014 to present) and Charter Member, DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA); Life Member & DUI National Committee Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL); Faculty, Former Washington State Delegate (2008 – 2011), and Sustaining Member, National College for DUI Defense; Vice-President, Founding Member, & Faculty, Trial Skills University; Life Member & National Legal Committee, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML); America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Selection & Global Law Experts Washington Criminal Law Expert; and Board of Governors (2004-13) & Sustaining Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL).

Criminal Defense and DUI Law Seminar Speaker, Presentations, Workshop Leader and/or Course Director

DUI, Trial Skills and Criminal Defense Seminars in Washington & 12 other states: DUI Defense Lawyers Association Winter, Summer and State Training Sessions. Trial Skills University Legal Seminars. NCDD Summer Sessions at Harvard Law School. WACDL. Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. NCDD and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association Mock Trial.

National Advanced Level Forensic Science, DUI / DWI, and Trial Training and Education Includes:

Scott is one of only 4 Washington attorneys to attend and complete the American Chemical Society Forensic Chromatography Course for hands-on Headspace Gas Chromatography or HSGC training, one of only 4 Washington attorneys who own breath test machines used in Washington, a factory trained breath test machine operator, and a NHTSA trained Student and Instructor in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. Scott has completed the Advance Roadside Impaired Driving Evaluation ("ARIDE") and the Drug Evaluation and Classification Overview Course (pre-DRE school).

Scott received his law degree (and an MBA) from the University of Washington, where he received American Jurisprudence awards for the top scores in Contracts and Constitutional Law, won the Judson Falknor Upper Class Moot Court Competition, and received an International Order of Barrister award for his advocacy skills, has a B.A. cum laudefrom Claremont Men's College in honors political science and economics, and grew up in Yakima, WA, where he was salutatorian at Eisenhower High School and an Eagle Scout.

Practice Areas

DUI / DWI (50%)
Marijuana Law (25%)
Criminal Defense (25%)

Résumé - Scott Emmett Wonder

Bar Licenses

Washington State Bar
Member in Good Standing


University of Washington School of Law
University of Washington School of Law

University of Washington

Claremont Men's College

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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Lifetime Member
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Sustaining Member,
Former Board Member
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National College for DUI Defense
Sustaining Member
National College for DUI Defense

DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Charter Member
DUI Defense Lawyers Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National College for DUI Defense
General Member
National College for DUI Defense

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Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Community Leadership
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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion

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Contact Scott Emmett Wonder

Scott Emmett Wonder
Goddard Wetherall Wonder PSC
155 108th AVE NE Suite 700
Bellevue, WA 98004
Office: 425-453-9200
Fax: 425-453-0528

Secondary Address:
155 108th Avenue NE Suite 700
Bellevue, WA 98004

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Bar License Information

Washington State Bar Association -

Scott Emmett Wonder - Member information with the Washington State Bar Association - Find more information about Scott Emmett Wonder on the Washington State Bar Association website including member status and disciplinary history.

Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.

Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

WACDL works to improve the quality and administration of criminal justice in the state of Washington while assisting and educating criminal defense attorneys.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.

NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.

National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.

DUI Defense Lawyers Association -

The DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Inc. (DUIDLA) was founded in 2014 by a group of 27 charter members. The group prides itself on the quality of its Spring and Fall CLE seminars which help train hundreds of dedicated drunk driving defense attorneys on innovative techniques for fighting these unique and complicated criminal offenses.