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I have been practicing law since 1992. I went to law school at the University of Washington, and during my career, I have served as a judge pro tem, arbitrator, prosecutor, public defender, law instructor, and an attorney in private practice. I have an active appeals practice, which has resulted in published cases in the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. My office handles criminal cases, traffic infractions, and personal injury claims.



Successful defense in a criminal case leads to the dismissal or reduction of charges and penalties. I handle both misdemeanor and felony cases. My practice includes a large variety of criminal matters, including DUI, reckless driving, hit and run, suspended license, drug possession, MIP, theft, assault, harassment, malicious mischief, disorderly conduct, and domestic violence. I deal with many cases involving serious mental health issues and substance abuse. I can help.



Successful defense in a traffic infraction case may save you from adverse licensing consequences and increased insurance premiums over a period of years.  Traffic infraction cases do not require an office visit. Simply call to determine the fee for your case and return our infraction agreement  with your payment. In most cases, you will not need to personally appear in court for your contested infraction hearing. 



If you are injured as a result of the negligence of another, you need a lawyer’s help to level the playing field and get the compensation you deserve. In my office, dedicated and experienced paralegals will assure that your case is treated with professional care on a day-to-day basis.



If you would like to discuss a case, please call for a free consultation.

To represent you, a written agreement is required. Payment in advance is required for all infraction cases. Short payment plans are acceptable for most criminal matters if an acceptable down payment is made in advance of service. Personal injury cases are contingent. Financial arrangements will be part of the written agreement. Credit cards are accepted. Please remember that until we have signed the mandatory agreement that confirms that I represent you, we do not have an attorney-client relationship and I will not take steps to protect your interests.

My office is conveniently located next to Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood.


 Contact Us


John Ro​ngerude, PS

PO Box 472

Kirkland, WA 98083

(425) 893-8200

​Fax: (425) 893-8201


New Office Location:

19000 33rd Avenue West, Suite 100

Lynnwood, WA 98036

Traffic Infraction Agreement

Submit this form to my office with all new traffic infraction cases:
​Send the notice of infraction directly to the court (not ​me) within 15 days of the stop. Request a contested hearing. 
Send me my infraction agreement. I don't need a copy of the notice of infraction.