Jon Scott Fox Named to Washington State Super Lawyers List for 2013

1050 croppedJon Scott Fox has been named by Super Lawyers as being among the top attorneys in Washington state for 2013. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than five percent of a state’s attorneys receive the honor. Jon has been named to this every year since 2003.

Jon is widely recognized as one of Washington state’s top DUI and criminal defense attorneys. He has regularly been named to Washington State Super Lawyers. He has been honored by Seattle Magazine as being a King County “Top Lawyer,” and Washington Law and Politics magazine has listed him as one of Washington state’s “Top 25” criminal defense attorneys. Jon has been given Avvo’s very highest professional ranking, and for the last decade he has received a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rating. This rating is given to attorneys who demonstrate the highest ethical standards and professional ability.


Jon Fox is a Recipient of Avvo Clients Choice Award for 2013

Jon Scott Fox has received an Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for 2013. The recognition is for receiving high marks from clients for his outstanding legal representation. Over the last six years, clients have given Jon top scores in the areas of trustworthiness, responsiveness, knowledge, and for keeping them informed, with over 99% of them—over 100 Avvo client reviews—giving him the very highest ranking. Here’s what one client had to say:

Jon, it has been roughly two months since the final disposition of the case related to my DUI charge. As I look through the rearview mirror on this extremely difficult episode, I am just now fully appreciating the skill, expertise and wisdom you brought to bear on the outstanding positive outcome of my situation.
Your ability to maneuver through the court and thorough understanding of the legal system undoubtedly had a significant impact on my charges being reduced. Through each step of the process I felt not only informed but that I was receiving wise “counsel.” I have made a career of bringing people together to achieve great results. I believe this comes mainly from having a keen eye and sense for exceptional talent. I could not imagine a better talent or advocate for anyone facing a similar circumstance.

Many thanks for the thoughtful responses from so many clients, and congratulations to Jon Scott Fox for his tireless and superb efforts on his clients’ behalf over the years!

Avvo Clients Choice Award

Jon Scott Fox Named as One of Top Attorneys in State for 2012

Jon Scott Fox has been named by Super Lawyers as being among the top attorneys in Washington state for 2012. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than five percent of a state’s attorneys receive the honor.

Jon is widely recognized as one of Washington state’s top DUI and criminal defense attorneys. He has regularly been named to Washington State Super Lawyers. He has been honored by Seattle Magazine as being a King County “Top Lawyer,” and Washington Law and Politics magazine has listed him as one of Washington state’s “Top 25” criminal defense attorneys. Jon has been given Avvo’s very highest professional ranking, and for the last decade he has received a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rating. This rating is given to attorneys who demonstrates the highest ethical standards and professional ability.


Jon Scott Fox Honored by Super Lawyers

Jon Scott Fox has been named to 2011 Washington State Super Lawyers. Each year Super Lawyers honors the top attorneys in Washington state from more than 70 practice areas, based on surveys of fellow lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. No more than five percent of lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers.
Jon is widely recognized as one of Washington state’s top DUI and criminal defense attorneys. He has repeatedly been named to Washington State Super Lawyers. He has been honored by Seattle Magazine as being a King County “Top Lawyer,” and Washington Law and Politics magazine has listed him as one of Washington state’s “Top 25” criminal defense attorneys. Jon has been given Avvo’s very highest professional ranking, and for the last decade he has received a Martindale-Hubbell AV peer review rating. This rating is given to attorneys who demonstrate the highest ethical standards and professional ability.


Jon Fox Named Top Criminal Defense Attorney in King County

Jon Scott Fox has been named by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as being one of the top criminal defense attorneys in King County. The result is based upon a survey of peer-review ratings administered by Martindale-Hubbell. According to Seattle Metropolitan, “Our list includes only those practitioners in King County who have been judged by their peers to be ‘AV Preeminent’—the highest peer-review rating available.”
Jon has consistently been recognized as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Washington state. He has regularly been honored as a Super Lawyer by Washington Law and Politics, and has been named as one of the “Top 25” criminal defense attorneys in Washington by the magazine. Jon has been honored by Seattle Magazine as one of “Seattle’s Best Lawyers,” and Avvo gives him its very highest rating for Washington state DUI attorneys.


Jon Scott Fox Named 2010 Super Lawyer

Jon Scott Fox has been named a 2010 Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics magazine. Each year the magazine honors the top attorneys in Washington state based on extensive surveys and independent research. Fewer than five percent of the state’s attorneys from 70 practice areas were recognized this year.

Jon has been honored as a Super Lawyer repeatedly over a distinguished legal career. He has also been named as one of the “Top 25” criminal defense attorneys in Washington state by Law & Politics, and been honored by Seattle Magazine as one of “Seattle’s Best Lawyers.” Avvo gives Jon its very highest ranking for Washington state DUI attorneys.


Jon Scott Fox Recognized as Among Top Criminal Defense Lawyers

Jon Scott Fox has been recognized by Washington Law & Politics magazine as among the “Top 25” criminal defense attorneys in Washington state. The result is based on extensive surveys of the state’s attorneys and independent research conducted by the magazine.


Jon Scott Fox Honored as Super Lawyer for 2009

Jon Scott Fox has been named a 2009 Super Lawyer in Washington state by Washington Law & Politics magazine. Each year the magazine honors the top attorneys in the state based on extensive surveys and independent research. Fewer than five percent of Washington state’s attorneys from 70 practice areas were recognized this year.
Jon has been named a Super Lawyer repeatedly over a distinguished legal career. He has also been named among the “Top 25” criminal defense attorneys in Washington state by Washington Law & Politics magazine, been honored by Seattle Magazine as one of “Seattle’s Best Lawyers,” and been recognized by Avvo with its highest professional ranking.


Authors Revise the Book “Defending DUIs in Washington State”

Defending DUIs in WashingtonThe book, Defending DUIs In Washington is published by Lexis/Nexis and is the recognized reference manual that DUI defense attorneys of all levels of experience turn to when they need guidance in a DUI case they are defending. The book covers the law, tactics and science of DUIs. I have co-authored this book with my former law partner, Doug Cowan, for over ten years, and my partners have also made significant contributions. This year’s edition, which will be released February, 2009, contains a number of updates that reflect the state of the art in DUI defense. It will certainly prove to be quite helpful to attorneys who want to provide the best representation for clients charged with DUI.

My partner, Francisco Duarte, has written an entirely new chapter on a critical topic: Challenging Blood Tests. Most of the public, and many attorneys, feel that a blood test cannot be challenged in court and that the result must simply be accepted as accurate.  As Francisco shows in the Blood Test chapter, the correct approach to a blood test case can reveal a number of areas of challenge.

Most DUI cases involve breath tests, however, and we have expanded the chapter on breath testing in the 2009 edition.  I had the pleasure of working with the exceptional attorney/scientist Ted Vosk on this chapter. All of the critical areas of challenging a breath test in court are explained in this chapter, but the chapter has been expanded through Ted’s contributions to include textbook-like treatment of the science behind breath testing, giving the practitioner the tools to challenge a breath test no matter what machine may have been used.

A relatively recent phenomenon in law enforcement — the creation of  “drug recognition experts” (DRE for short) is dealt with in the chapter on “Drugged Driving.”  This is the “new frontier” in DUI defense. The techniques used by a drug recognition expert are largely unknown to the average attorney, or even to the average police officer who lacks such training.  This year’s edition of Defending DUIs in Washington expands upon the new DRE chapter that I wrote for last year’s edition of the book and provide additional references from throughout the United States which may be used in formulating a defense.  As a side note, the notable arrests of celebrities Heather Locklear, Nicole Ritchie and Lindsey Lohan were all  allegations of “drugged DUI” or DRE cases.

As is appropriately noted in the foreward to Defending DUis in Washington, every partner in Fox Bowman Duarte has contributed to the book in one way or another.  The end result is an excellent DUI defense manual and resource for any attorney who wishes to provide the best representation for a client charged with DUI.


The Litigation Counsel of America Honors FBD Attorneys

The Litigation Counsel of America has selected Jon Scott Fox, Bill Bowman, and Francisco Duarte as Fellows. The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society comprised of experienced and effective litigators throughout the United States , and represents less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is limited and by invitation only. LCA Fellows are deemed to be among the best trial lawyers in the American bar, who have exhibited accomplishment in litigation and trial work, and have superior ethical reputations. The composition of the Litigation Counsel of America is aggressively diverse, with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the bar. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards among its Fellows.