About Robert J. Ault

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 focused in defending those accused of criminal charges. Before practicing with Veitch Ault Defense, 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 criminal offenses.


Rob’s status as one of the premier DUI defense lawyers in the state includes being recognized by his peers as a Washington State Super Lawyer every year from 2016-2022.  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 blood draw analysis and DUI drug recognition investigation. He is also qualified under National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standards to administer roadside Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs) 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 lead to 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


Speaker to members of University of Washington Greek System-Tips to ensure compliance with laws and regulations


Washington Super Lawyers List in DUI Defense Super Lawyers


Washington Super Lawyer in DUI Defense Super Lawyers


Washington Super Lawyer in DUI Defense Super Lawyers


Washington Super Lawyer in DUI Defense Super Lawyers


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


Washington Super Lawyer in DUI Defense Super Lawyers


Washington Rising Star in DUI Defense Super Lawyers


Top 40 Under 40 List National Trial Lawyers Association


Washington Rising Star in DUI Defense Super Lawyers


Executive Board for Citizens for Judicial Excellence Citizens for Judicial Excellence


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


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


Washington Rising Star in DUI Defense Super Lawyers


Harvard Summer Session National College of DUI Defense


Washington Rising Star in DUI Defense Super Lawyers


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


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


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


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.

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Bellevue Office

2122 112th Ave. NE, Suite A200
Bellevue, WA 98004

Lynnwood Office

20102 Cedar Valley Rd., Suite 104
Lynnwood, WA 98036


Memberships / Affiliations

TrusteeEast King County Bar Association

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

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