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Bellevue Criminal Defense Lawyer Diego J. Vargas has been repeatedly recognized as a Washington Super Lawyer by judges, prosecutors, peers, and clients.

With over twenty years of legal experience, Diego focuses his practice exclusively on representing people accused of DUI, Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Assault, Boating Under the Influence, Homicide by Watercraft, Assault by Watercraft, and other criminal offenses. Diego's cases have been featured on Dateline NBC, The Today Show, and local news programs.

Diego’s experience includes:

  • Recognized as one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Washington by The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys

  • Repeatedly recognized as a "Super Lawyer"

  • Winner of the AVVO Client Choice Award in 2012, 2014, 2017, 2019, and 2020

  • Repeatedly recognized as one of the top 25 criminal trial lawyers in Washington by the National Trial Lawyers Association

  • Instructor "Defending DUIs" Seminar (WFCJ) 2002, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2020, & 2022

  • Featured speaker/instructor at dozens of legal education programs

  • Trial Attorney: 100+ jury trials litigated to verdict

  • Commentator regarding high profile cases for local media

  • Member Washington State Bar Association

  • Member Texas State Bar Association - Inactive Status



Diego represents clients accused of DUI, Vehicular Assault, Vehicular Homicide, and other criminal offenses throughout Washington.  This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Assault

  • Domestic Violence

  • Theft

  • Arson

  • Burglary

  • Robbery

  • Harassment

  • Violation of No Contact or Protection Orders

  • DUI

  • Vehicular Homicide

  • Vehicular Assault

  • Homicide by Watercraft

  • Assault by Watercraft

  • Boating Under the Influence

  • Reckless Driving

  • Reckless Endangerment

  • Negligent Driving in the First Degree

  • Driving While License Suspended

  • Patronizing a Prostitute

  • Prostitution

  • Malicious Mischief

  • Property Destruction

  • Hunting Crimes

  • Weapons Charges

  • Drug Charges

  • Property Crimes

  • Violent Offenses



Diego J. Vargas

The Vargas Law Firm, PLLC

3326 160th Avenue SE, Suite 215

Bellevue, WA 98008

(425) 531-1676 (Phone)

(425) 310-8130 (Fax)

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