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 AssociationsBoard 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 DirectorDUI, 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.