Criminal Defense Lawyer in Washington State, Attorney Phillip L Weinberg

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Phillip L. Weinberg


Phil got his BA in 1972 from Lake Forest College as International Relations major with a Chemistry minor (so he understands the scientific principles of breath testing equipment, blood draw and other lab results, field tests, etc. involved in DUI's and other criminal defense cases). He worked as a professional musician and recording artist for several years playing drums and guitar and had a contract with a major record label, too. He graduated from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1982 “With Distinction” in the top 11% of his graduating class and was nominated to The Order of John Marshall (an honorary scholastic society). After working as an intern staff attorney at Prairie State Legal Services, in Waukegan, IL, handling primarily felony criminal defense and family law cases, and low-income eviction defense clients, he worked as a paralegal and researcher for a products liability and personal injury firm, Starobin & Abrahamson, in Thiensville, WI and moved to Seattle in 1984.

Phil took and passed the Washington State Bar exam in 1986 and worked as an associate attorney in Seattle doing mostly family law litigation and legal research, and some hearings for the Law Offices of Rodney G. Pierce. In 1989 Phil started his own firm in Woodinville, WA, Law Offices of Phillip L. Weinberg, as a solo attorney in private practice.  This has always been a small law practice serving North King and Snohomish Counties and the Eastside.  His criminal defense practice emphasized DUI, misdemeanor and felony criminal defense, with special and creative focus on effectively presenting defendants' dual diagnosis conditions with much success.  The early years of this business were devoted to general practice, including real estate, family law, personal injury, probate and general civil litigation.

But for over 20 years, Phil has focused almost exclusively on DUI defense and criminal defense, but also accepts selected family law cases. He is an experienced criminal defense, family law and personal injury practitioner, a skilled communicator and negotiator, with excellent legal drafting, research, drafting and writing skills, and over decades in practice has demonstrated his highly developed ability to efficiently and thoroughly process detailed, voluminous discovery and technical information, develop and simplify procedures and find innovative defense solutions.

Phil is an Active Member, Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association and the Snohomish County Bar Association; and a past member of the American Bar Association, the National Trial lawyers for Public Justice, the National Association for Criminal Justice Lawyers, the Washington Association for Criminal Justice Lawyers, and the King County Bar Association. Attorney Phil Weinberg is intensely committed to professional and personal excellence.

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  • Lisa Scott Recommends Phillip L. Weinberg

    I am pleased to endorse Phil Weinberg. He is an experienced lawyer who knows how to navigate the system. He fights hard for his clients but at the same time is pleasant and cordial. He won't run up legal fees with game-playing and useless posturing. Inside or outside the courtroom, Phil is the la...
  • A very happy client

    Last year, I found myself in a life or death situation. My addictions had completely bulldozed over what at one point looked to be my life. Compounded by the obvious inability to put myself in a safe environment or to make good choices, I was lost and facing what public defenders told me to be a ...
  • Above and Beyond

    Phil I just wanted to say thank you for everything you did for me! You went above and beyond what I expected and helped me get life back on track the way it should be! Everyone makes mistakes and it is an awesome feeling to have someone understand that and help you through it!Thanks to you I have...
  • I wouldn't go with anyone else!

    Mr. Weinberg is the most knowledgeable attorney I have ever worked with. He is honest and attentive to your individual needs. I would never consider going with anyone else and fell safe and secure knowing that he is handling my case. Mr. Weinberg is upfront, personable and truly cares about your ...
  • Phil Weinberg was in my corner.

    Phil Weinberg was in my corner and working hard for me the whole time. Extremely knowledgeable in the law, Phil is tenacious in gaining positive resolution for his client, all while remaining personable. I will not hesitate to call upon him again, if needed, or refer him to anyone in need of lega...
  • I highly recommend Phillip Weinberg!

    Mr. Philip Weinberg is the attorney who will tackle any legal circumstance facing his client with an uncanny involvement to get right to the point.  Wise and experienced enough to understand and cut through the 'red tape'.  I recognize his efforts to litigate fairness beyond expectations. I highl...
  • A great Lawyer!

    Phillip is a great lawyer for half a great lawyers' price! HE took my non trial-able case and got me back on track for half the price of the ones some people sent me too! THANKS PHIL!
  • I am very satisfied in choosing Phillip Weinberg

    I am very satisfied in choosing Phillip Weinberg as my attorney he makes everything understandable, takes care of business the best way possible with no disappointments and has a very funny sense of humor that takes away from the stress you are currently facing. He is like no other lawyer out the...
  • Just knowing things will turn out for the better is a satisfying feeling.

    Its been a hassle free experience dealing with Phillip Weinberg even on something as simple as a traffic ticket. Just knowing things will turn out for the better is a satisfying feeling. He is always a jokester and makes a person laugh!
  • I was at a loss before Phil.

    I was really at a loss of how to proceed after being charged with domestic violence and everything involved with it, but fortunately I found Phil Weinberg, Attorney at Law. He is definitely confident and has handled many cases like mine. I get updates whenever I need them. Phil has been really ni...
  • Phillip is not your run of the mill attorney!

    My experience with Mr. Weinberg has been from a "client to service provider” beyond my expectations, literally. Many times in retaining legal counsel one never really knows what one gets for their hard earned money. It will be apparent immediately that Phillip is not your run of the mill attorney...
  • Hussein Karmali Recommends Phillip L. Weinberg

    As a fellow colleague and elder, I respect Mr. Weinberg's work and zealous representation of his clients. He is a great individual to work with and consult. I enthusiastically endorse his work.
  • The best possible result!

    I just wanted to thank you for everything you have done for my brother and my family. We really appreciate your help and hard work! This was the best possible result that we could achieve! Thank you very much!!!
  • F.D. Recommends Phillip L. Weinberg

    I want to thank you from bottom of my heart for everything you did, great job and heard work you are a very good lawyer i deeply appreciated.
  • Phil made a scary situation much easier.

    Thank you very much for your assistance with this process, my son's case; you managed to make a very scary situation seem much easier.  
  • Resolved beyond our expectations!

    With Phil Weinberg's help a negative situation in our family was resolved beyond our expectations. His compassionate nature and steadfast defensive was key in our eyes. The support we felt was wonderful for all involved. Thank you so much Phil, we will keep your number forever!
  • Thomas Mcdonough Recommends Phillip L. Weinberg

    Phil Weinberg is my go to guy for criminal matters. He is dedicated to his clients and works hard for good results. He is experienced in just about every court in the State and I think clients will be happy they hired Phil.
  • K.S. Recommends Phillip L. Weinberg

    Attorney Mr. Philip Weinberg helped my wife for unfortunate shoplifting incident.Mr. Weinberg understood our case thoroughly, and gave us positive strength that he will avoid any type of sentence for this shoplifting incident. He not only helped us to resolve this issue but also helped us to unde...
  • S.W. Recommends Phillip L. Weinberg

    I would like to thank you Phil for helping my family and I through the stressful DUI process not once but twice. You were extremely diligent with my cases and big thanks for the payment plan! I felt comfortable and at ease with your representation and have recommended your service twice. My wife ...
  • Phil uses a holistic approach.

    I have known and conducted business with Atty. Phil Weinberg for several years. He makes himself easily available to people seeking legal assistance, and works hard in his clients' interest. He stays informed of referral sources using a holistic approach, and is tenacious in seeking meaningful re...
  • J.T. Recommends Phillip L. Weinberg

    Mr. Philip Weinburg is the attorney who will tackle any legal circumstance facing his client with an uncanny involvement to get right to the point. Wise and experienced enough to understand and cut through the 'red tape'. I recognize his efforts to litigate fairness beyond expectations. I highly ...
  • John Alexander Recommends Phillip L. Weinberg

    I endorse this lawyer. I have confidence in Phil as a person and as a criminal defense attorney. He has extensive experience in the representation of defendants charged with felonies and misdemeanors. He will dependably and ably represent his clients.
  • Francisco Duarte Recommends Phillip L. Weinberg

    I endorse this lawyer. Phil and I recently worked on a case together. I was impressed how well he had developed the client's case, producing a smart and complete strategy to defend the client in a complex DUI matter. His attention to detail was perfect.
  • Attila Denes Recommends Phillip L. Weinberg

    I have worked with Mr. Weinberg on several Criminal Defense and Family Law matters and have the utmost respect for his diligence in representing his clients. I endorse this attorney.
  • Phil follows through.

    I endorse this lawyer. Phil understands his clients' positions better than most lawyers, keeps his clients informed of what they need to know, and follows through on what he tells them. Phil takes his professional obligations seriously and provides accessible, affordable, and understandable legal...
  • Royce Ferguson Recommends Phillip L. Weinberg

    Some clients end up wondering if their criminal defense lawyer is secretly working for the prosecution. It's a common question often asked about defense lawyers-- "Whose side are you on?" I've been asked the same question many times over my 40 years of practice. But, with attorney Phil Weinberg y...
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