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Robert J. Ault

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Rob began his legal career during Law School while working in the King County Prosecutor's Office for Victim Assistance. Since graduating from the Seattle University School of Law, he has specialized in the defense of those accused of criminal charges. Prior to practicing with Veitch Ault & Associates, Rob worked at the Association of Attorneys for the Accused, providing representation for all types of criminal charges. Rob then entered private practice where his primary focus has been defending those accused of DUI and other serious traffic offenses.

Rob's status as one of the premier DUI defense lawyers in the state includes being recognized as by his peers as a Washington State Super Lawyer in 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016.  Further Mr. Ault has been repeatedly recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015). Such distinction is limited to only 2.5% of attorneys in the State.  Rob has received specialized training in many subjects relating to DUI, including DUI Drug Recognition Investigation. He is also qualified under National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standards to administer roadside Field Sobriety Tests and is one of only a limited number of Washington State DUI Defense attorneys who have successfully completed the NHTSA Advanced Roadside Impairment Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) course. Further, Rob is a graduate of the National College of DUI Defense's Summer Session held at Harvard Law School. Rob appears regularly in superior, district and municipal courts throughout Puget Sound where he is known as an aggressive and skilled advocate. His vast experience, tireless work ethic, and attention to detail in each and every one of his cases routinely results in favorable resolutions for his clients.

A long time resident of King County, Rob grew up in Bellevue and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Speech Communication before spending a year with the Corporation for National Service (Americorps). Rob currently lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter.

Awards & Certifications + Publications

Year Award/Certification/Published Work Organization

2021 Mastering Scientific Evidence National College of DUI Denfense

2021 Board of Trustees East King County Bar Association

2020 Washington Super Lawyers List in DUI Defense Super Lawyers

2019 10.0 Superb 100+ Client Reviews Avvo

2019 Washington Super Lawyer in DUI Defense Super Lawyers

2018 Washington Super Lawyer in DUI Defense Super Lawyers

2017 Washington Super Lawyer in DUI Defense Super Lawyers

2016 Speaker at International School in Bellevue-Attorney tactics International School of Bellevue

2016 Washington Super Lawyer in DUI Defense Super Lawyers

2015 Washington Rising Star in DUI Defense Super Lawyers

2014 Top 40 Under 40 List National Trial Lawyers Association

2014 Washington Rising Star in DUI Defense Super Lawyers

2014 Executive Board for Citizens for Judicial Excellence Citizens for Judicial Excellence

2012 Author, “Refusing to Accept a Refusal” Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Volume 6, No. 4

2012 Advance Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) La Pier & Associates, NHTSA, IACP

2012 Washington Rising Star in DUI Defense Super Lawyers

2011 Harvard Summer Session National College of DUI Defense

2011 Washington Rising Star in DUI Defense Super Lawyers

2010 The DRE Process: Drug Evaluation & Classification Program LaPier & Associates, NHTSA

2008 Standardized Field Sobriety Tests La Pier & Associates, NHTSA, IACP

2006 Pro’s & Cons of DUI & DRE Snohomish County Bar Association

2006 Standardized Sobriety Tests in Washington Lorman Education Services

*The “Super Lawyer” award is given to only 5% of practicing attorneys in the state, who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.

* The "Rising Star" award is given to only 2.5% of practicing attorneys in the state, selected from the results of an extensive nomination and polling process and through independent research conducted by Super Lawyers. Rising Stars have distinguished themselves, and are either age 40 or less or have practiced for 10 years or less.

Memberships / Affiliations
  • Member - National College of DUI Defense
  • Member - Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member - Washington State Bar Association
  • Member - United States District Court, Western District of Washington
  • Member - American Bar Association
  • Member - The National Trial Layers Association
  • Member - Washington Defender Association
  • Member - Mortar Board National Honor Society
  • Member - Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity
  • Avvo Clients' Choice
    Avvo Clients' Choice
  • Avvo 10.0
    Avvo 10.0
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers®
    Super Lawyers®
  • National College for DUI Defense
    National College for DUI Defense
  • Super Lawyers® 5 Years
    Super Lawyers® 5 Years
  • Top Attorneys in Washington
    Top Attorneys in Washington

Client Recommendations

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  • “If at any point you find yourself in the need of a professional in Robert's line of work, I cannot urge you enough to contact him and at least have the initial meeting.”

    - Chris
  • “Rob treated my case as if I was his only client, I could tell he put a lot of thought into everything he did to support me.”

    - Troy
  • “I hired Rob to represent me and it was the best decision I believe I could have made. He actually won the initial DOL hearing for me (which is rare I understand now), meaning I didn't lose my license for 90 days as most charged people do.”

    - Matthew

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