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Jeffrey Veitch

Jeffrey D. Veitch, named a  Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics Magazine for 2019 for the fourth consecutive year.

Since 2002, Jeff has been the author of "Defending DUI's-A Defense Perspective", in the "Washington Law and Practice Manual" attorney Deskbook Series, which is the reference book published for Washington attorneys. Jeff has also been honored with the distinction of being named a "Rising Star" among Washington attorneys by Washington Law & Politics magazine on several occasions and most recently, Jeff has been recognized by Washington Law & Politics magazine in its "Who's Who in Criminal Defense & DUI/DWI Law" 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Jeff was also elected by his peers to serve as President of the Northwest Academy of DUI Defense, an invitation only group made up of some of Washington State's pre-eminent DUI Attorneys.

A graduate of the Capital University Law Center in Columbus, Ohio, Jeff began his practice in Pennsylvania, where he specialized in complex criminal law issues. In his career, Jeff has also handled many complex criminal trials and appeals in Washington and Pennsylvania, ranging from DUI to first degree murder.

As a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Seattle, Jeff was appointed as one of two special trial unit prosecutors where he was responsiblefor the filing and prosecution of all high profile cases for the Seattle City Attorney's Office. Prior to forming Veitch Ault & Associates, Jeff was President of The Veitch Law Firm and also formerly a member of the firm of Hayne, Fox, Bowman & Duarte, where his practice focused almost exclusively on DUI defense. As a prosecutor and DUI defense attorney in Washington State, Jeff has handled thousands of cases and has litigated more than a hundred cases through trial.

Jeff is known for his exceptional trial techniques and his dedication to his client's cause. Jeff has also played key roles in the creation, preparation and litigation of several highly publicized major evidentiary issues which have led to the suppression of many hundreds of breath tests across the State of Washington in recent years.


  • Northwest Academy of DUI Defense - Past-President and Founding member
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Washington and Pennsylvania Bar Association


  •, May 24, 2000 DUI breath test rules under fire
  • "Accuracy of machines called into question by defense attorney."


  • Defending DUI's-A Defense Perspective, Washington Law and Practice Manual,
    King County Bar Association, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005.
  • "Estopped" (Collateral Estopple and the Department of Licensing) Washington State Trial Lawyers News, February 2002.
  • Defending DUI's'-Wa Foundation for Criminal Justice-Seminar Materials
    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly; A Legislative and Case Law Update
  • KCBA "Nuts and Bolts" Seminar Materials Alternatives To Trial, March 2001.


  • "Defending DUI's" - Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly; A Legislative and Case Law Update
  • "Nuts and Bolts"- March 2001
    King County Bar Association -
    Alternatives to Trial


  • One of the nicest guys in the world, who is a powerhouse in the courtroom!

    Jeff really saved my case! He acted both as an attorney and a counselor at the same time. He managed to get my DUI reduced to Neg. Driving! He is truly one of the nicest people I've ever met! I've already referred a friend to him! An expert in his field, Jeff really knows his stuff. I shudder...
  • Fellow lawyer in community

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Jeff is highly respected by fellow attorneys as a successful DUI/DWI attorney. If arrested for DUI/DWI, call him first!
  • Jeff won both of my cases

    Jeff is an excellent and extremely knowledgeable, bright and well respected attorney. His whole team took a personal interest in my case. He was very supportive of my desire to see through my case to trial despite the fact that it was brought in a challenging court, to say the least. He set reali...
  • Great Lawyer!

    Jeff is a very good at what he does. In fact, he's one of the best. His staff are also very knowledgeable and helpful, which made a big difference while I was going through a rough period. The chances of getting the DUI dropped or mitigated to a lesser charge are very high with Jeff. I was referr...
  • Fellow lawyer in community

    I have referred numerous clients to Jeff Veitch for help with DUI charges over the past 10 years. Jeff has done a first-rate job in every instance. In one case, my friend's brother had a prior DUI offense and was looking at some serious jail time until Jeff convinced the judge to dismiss the new ...
  • Fellow lawyer in community-Criminal Defense Attorney in Seattle, WA

    Jeff knows all the most current issues in dui defense, and he is not afraid to put in the hard work necessary for an effective defense. Jeff has published articles to help other lawyers with dui defense. I've known Jeff for almost 10 years. We worked together at the City of Seattle Attorney's Off...

Exceptional Representation

Veitch Ault & Associates offers exceptional representation for those charged with any misdemeanor offense from DUI and serious traffic matters, to DV-Assault.