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Robert J. Ault


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 2016 and 2017.  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.


  • 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 Senior Honor Society
  • Member - Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity
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Robert J. Ault

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  • Someone To Trust

    Robert was amazing in helping me with my case. He got me a fair deal that I could live with and not ruin my record. He communicates very well, is punctual, and was worth every penny. I appreciated all the he did to help me in such a stressful situation
  • Honest and Tenacious

    Rob was a great source of strength in an otherwise unforgettable chapter of life. Everyone makes mistakes and hopefully learns from them. Some are slower at learning this lesson than others. Rob was wonderful at keeping everything in perspective as we were going through my legal situation. He fou...
  • Awesome Job & Best Outcome

    Rob was a rockstar! Even though he has many clients and is definitely a busy guy, he makes time for each individual person. From our first meeting I felt very comfortable with him and very informed. He made sure to present every possible obstacle and outcome I could be faced with so I was prepare...
  • The Best Around

    Hired Robert Ault to represent me on my MANY, DUIS. Mr Ault is by far, the best attorney I have ever hired. Mr Ault was always in contact with me and never left me uniformed on my case or any questions I had..Robert Ault reviewed every bit and piece of the evidence and with his knowledge of the l...
  • Good experience, happy with the case outcome, highly recommended.

    Rob is definitely who you want on your side in a case. He is very thorough, honest, and quick to respond with any questions or concerns 24/7. He is definitely an expert in his areas of practice and it shows. He is also a very personable guy who helped me feel a lot less stressed out about my lega...
  • I Highly recommend Rob

    I met with a few different attorneys before hiring Rob and absolutely made the right decision. While he conveyed that my case wasn’t going to be easy, he was confident throughout my case that all would end well for me. I flipped my car with a friend in the passenger seat and my blood results ca...
  • A Trustworthy and Knowledgeable Attorney

    I had a difficult DUI case. My father had just passed away and it was one of the most stressful times of my life. Mr. Ault was non-judgmental and assured me all was going to turn out fine. He managed my expectations throughout the entire process, and he discussed worst case scenarios. At the end ...
  • What a Relief

    Unfortunately after a company holiday party a few years ago I found myself needing representation. I was scared, mad at myself for being in this situation, and confused about all the ramifications I was facing. Luckily I had a friend who personally knows Robert and he got me in touch with him...
  • great work

    Rob is an awesome guy, he is very professional and is exceptionally knowledgeable in the court room. He was a huge help with my case and I would recomend him to everyone I know. He let me know exactly what I needed to do and was always just a phone call away if I needed help or had any questions....
  • Best Defense Lawyer

    I had the toughest summer of my life. A DUI, a no contact order and a driving while license suspended charge. Mr. Ault defended me on all three charges. I was extremely happy with the outcome in all three cases. He is an amazing lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone needing legal defense. He...
  • Grateful

    Rob was absolutely great! From start to finish he knew what to do, told me what I should expect (not making anything sound better than what it could be), and followed through on tasks as he said he would. My particular case seemed almost impossible to have a good end result, but Rob never gave up...
  • DUI defense

    Rob did a great job with a bad situation. He has cultivated relationships with judges and prosecutors for them to listen to what he's saying about his clients situation. All DUI s are not the same. Mine was serious and he did a great job minimizing the damage to me.
  • A Calm Professional, When you Need it Most

    Rob was a lifesaver. I had never been arrested in my life and he helped me during a very difficult time. His professional approach, demeanor and solution-oriented outlook helped to calm me and prepare me for my defense. The way Rob mapped out my options and shared his wisdom and perspective helpe...
  • Highly Recommend Mr Ault

    I had a difficult DUI case. My father had just passed away and it was one of the most stressful times of my life. Mr. Ault was non-judgmental and assured me all was going to turn out fine. He managed my expectations throughout the entire process, and he discussed worst case scenarios. At the end ...
  • Knowledgeable straight shooter

    I was just arrested for my 2nd offense within 7 years. This was especially tough because I refused a breathalyzer and was driving horrendously. I was bracing for the worst because of a terrible decision I made. While I was in jail over the weekend my father hired Mr. Ault. He came that Monday mor...
  • Exactly who I needed

    Robert Ault was exactly who I needed in my corner during one of the most challenging times of my life. I was embarrassed and feared the worst possible outcome to the charges. Mr. Ault treated me with respect and provided me with encouragement, and constant communication. I could not be more pleas...
  • What a relief

    Rob was able to quell my fears and walked me step-by-step through the process. I felt I was fairly represented and Rob's representation ended in a favorable outcome for me.
  • Honest at all times

    Rob was a good communicator and honest at all times about the status of my case. As far as I can tell, he did his due diligence and followed up on all pertinent matters. It took time to jump through all the legal hoops, but in the end we got the result we anticipated.
  • One Hell of a Lawyer

    I cannot thank Rob enough for everything he did for me. At the start, I was so worried about what what was going to happen, I couldn't sleep. But from the moment my wife and I met with Mr. Ault, we knew this was going to be just fine. Rob was always so calm and confident about everytime we were ...
  • Aggressive & Detailed Attorney

    I have used Rob & recommended him to other people. Rob is one of the most dedicated & thorough professionals I have encountered. Rob was able to identify & present to the court how my constitutional rights were violated under state law & federal law. This allowed the circumstantial evidence & my ...
  • Rob is one hell of a lawyer!

    I went my whole life never getting in trouble, but made the horrible mistake of drinking and driving. My breath test was over 2 times the legal limit and the prosecutor clearly was not happy with me. Rob came to court several times and kept making the state’s attorney work. Finally after about...
  • Very determined and proficient!!!

    My DUI case was absolutely atrocious!!!! Not just my BAC but my actions during! Rob got me a Christmas present for a deal and he was extremely helpful in more than just my case! Rob cares about his clients and for an attorney honestly I think that is rare! I know that I would personally be happy ...
  • DUI Defense

    I went to Rob for legal advice shortly after I was charged with a DUI. Rob went above and beyond in spending an immense amount of time on my case. He was able to get the charge reduced to a better resolution I could have ever imagined. Throughout the process, he kept me informed at a realistic le...
  • One of a kind!

    Robert could not have done a better job with my case. He is very professional and knowledgeable. When I became uneasy and nervous, Rob eased my mind and answered all of my questions promptly. He never was dishonest or over promised me anything, he was very realistic and honest. He prepared me for...
  • One of the best attorney's in the Seattle area

    Robert Ault represented my son, Cory, who has a form of autism called Asperger's syndrome. Because Cory had a flat tire, he called AAA to get the spare on his vehicle. Because his vehicle was all wheel drive, it would swerve in the lane. This was mistaken for "drunk driving" and Cory was pulled o...
  • This is Your Guy!

    Robert Ault did an excellent job representing our college student throughout all the phases of a difficult case over the past year with a DUI charge and plea of not guilty. He was extremely supportive and thoughtful during a very painful and stressful time for all of us. He worked with our colleg...
  • True Representation

    I was referred to Rob Ault by a friend who actually was represented by his partner and associate. After meeting Rob for the first time and explaining the incident I was involved in, I was certain he was the right person to hire. Rob is very knowledgeable in his field of law and was able to convey...
  • DUI Client Recommends Robert J. Ault

    After telling my friend about my traumatizing arrest, she gave me Rob’s name and phone number. I had hired two different lawyers when I had to go to court before, but this was the first time I was told about Rob. From the moment we met, I knew he was different. He listened to me and let me kno...
  • Gives attorneys a good name

    The officer’s report read like I was completely inebriated. From the beginning, I told Rob that I had not drank very much and he believed me. He spent tons of time on my case and we went to trial. Rob brought in a bunch of witnesses and the jury found my not guilty after around 10 minutes. Af...
  • Knows the law

    Rob was very knowledgeable about the law and came up with a good game plan to defend me against my arrest. He also knew what the prosecutors were going to try and do which definitely aided in my defense.
  • Nothing short of amazing!

    This was my first (only) DUI. The process was new and a lot of times confusing/stressful. Rob and his assistant Karen were nothing short of amazing. Always prompt in answering ANY question and pretty much held my hand through the entire process. I needed that. I am so grateful I chose to hire Rob...
  • Cheerful and a pleasure to work with through a hard time.

      Rob was able to deal with the DOL and the court system seamlessly without me having to be present. He always had a smile on his face and encouraging words for me throughout the whole process. He continues to answer questions and has helped my friend get a divorce attorney. Regardless the...
  • Thank God

    This was my only arrest in my lifetime and I was told that my DUI was in the worst court in the State. The other lawyers that I met with said I would probably have a DUI on my record. Rob told me my case would be tough, but said that the only way I would have a DUI on my record is if I went to ...
  • Great Court Presence

    My business attorney provided me with Rob’s information and told me he was who I needed to hire, so I knew I would be in good hands. My case was terrible (car accident, taken to hospital). After a few months of negotiation, Rob convinced the prosecutor to amend my offense to Negligent Driving a...
  • Great Guy/Great Attorney-Saved my Pilot's License!

    I was greatly concerned after my arrest for DUI because of my pilot’s license. Mr. Ault told me what we needed to do to prevent my license from being taken away. He said it would be tough, but he did it. We won the DOL hearing and the criminal case ended as Negligent Driving.
  • Knowledgeable and Hardworking

    Robert was not only very Knowledgeable, he was also incredibly flexible when it came to working around my schedule. Being a full time student on one side of the state and dealing with court on the other, it was often hectic. Robert was very professional in dealing with this aspect and worked hard...
  • Top Notch

    From the first phone call, Rob helped me navigate thru my nightmare. He was always reachable by text if not phone, reassuring and answering my many questions along the way. He resolved my trouble with the best possible outcome, I'd refer him to anyone in need of a great defense attorney.
  • Referred to Rob

    A friend of mine gave me Rob’s name and I hired him even though I hadn’t planned on spending a lot of money on an attorney. I had refused the breath test and not performed well on the roadside tests, but Rob won my license hearing and got the prosecutor to give me a Negligent Driving conviction....
  • Rob was GREAT!!

    Rob was straight forward with me from the beginning with a difficult case but he always kept it positive and reassured me to keep my trust in him. After working through the process (which was a process, no doubt) he came though with a very favorable outcome. I am beyond pleased with the work he d...
  • Strongly Recommend Rob Ault

    A friend told me about Rob and I knew immediately he was the guy to get me through this. He told me exactly what would happen and was right. He know his way around the courtroom and is very cool with the judge and prosecutor. I had refused the breath test, which I later learned was not smart. ...
  • Upfront and a pleasure to work with

    I was referred to Veitch law firm from a friend. I believe Robert Ault has taken over the Western Washington operations. Dealing with the county and district court is a nightmare. It's the most inefficient process. Robert was always upfront about the "dance" that had to occur in going to court. T...
  • Referred By Lawyer: I was given Mr. Ault’s name by another attorney of mine.

    I was given Mr. Ault’s name by another attorney of mine. I was told that Rob was the best and they were right. I blew two times above the legal limit. My license was never suspended and my charge was reduced. I recommend Rob highly.
  • Got it Right the Second Time

    I hired another attorney initially, but contacted Rob when my first attorney couldn’t get me a good deal with my case. A friend told me about Rob and said that he, unlike my first attorney, specialized in DUI/BUI cases. This was clear after I met him. Rob knew exactly what he was doing and got...
  • Rob Ault Has Been a Blessing in My Life!

    I will continue to and have already recommend Rob Ault, as an attorney to others in my situation. I sincerely believe the outcome we received would not be what it was, had he not been my attorney and on my side. He helped my life and my situation in dealing with a DUI in so many ways. My fines ar...
  • Great Lawyer

    Rob was referred to me by a friend and he did a great job with what I gave him to work with. Rob was there every step of the way and was available 24/7. Rob is a straight shooter and lets you know where you stand from the beginning. Rob would be the first and only attorney I would recommend!
  • Exceptional Attorney

    I have worked with a number of attorneys throughout my lifetime in a number of different capacities. And I definitely consider Rob to be of the highest caliber. He went out of his way to make me feel like I wasn't just another client and that I was in good hands every step of the way. I was extre...
  • Super Lawyer

    I found Rob’s name on the internet and really lucked out. At the time, I didn’t think it was wrong for me to drive. But my breath test was much higher than .08. Rob won my licensing hearing and my court case was dismissed. Great work.
  • Robert is the best attorney I have hired

    I had attorneys before as this wasn’t the first time I had been through this. My case was bad because of how fast I was going and who was in the car with me when I was stopped by the officer. Somehow Robert was able to get the prosecutor to amend my charge to Negligent Driving. In other cases ...

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

Each lawyer in firm rated 10/10-Superb by Avvo

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Each of our lawyers is rated 10/10 Superb by Avvo, an independant Attorney Rating Service. Further, Veitch Ault & Associates has been awarded Avvo's Client Choice Award in 2015 and 2016.

Washington State Super Lawyers

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Each of our lawyers has been repeatedly recognized by Washington State Super Lawyers as DUI/Criminal Defense "Rising Stars" and "Super Lawyers." The "Rising Star" distinction is awarded to only 2.5% of attorneys under the age of 40 in their respective practice areas, while the "Super Lawyers" distinction is awarded to only 5% of all attorneys in their respective practice areas.