Law Offices Of W. Andrew Phipps

Knowing what to do when a difficult situation comes up can be a challenge, especially if it is something you have not been through before. Facing criminal charges or working to recover from injuries sustained in an accident are difficult situations. Many people can go through their entire lives without having to figure out how to resolve such a situation. Turning to someone with experience helping people through such situations is often the smartest choice a person can make in such a situation.

Attorney Andrew Phipps has been guiding people through challenging situations for more than 15 years. During that time, he has been able to help thousands of people find the most direct path toward a resolution that allows them to reclaim and rebuild their lives. He offers skilled defense against all manner of traffic-related offenses as well as against more serious criminal charges. He also uses his experience in court to help him craft strong cases that can help the victims of accidents obtain the compensation they need to help make their recovery a reality.

Sole Practitioner

Undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College, 1991-1995. with majors in Political Science and American studies. Following college I attended Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, MN. After law school I moved back to the Pacific Northwest and became a member of the Washington State Bar in November of 1999. I established the Law Office of W. Andrew Phipps in January of 2000. Since that time my focus has been on automobile defense. Originally my focus was on fighting traffic citations. After building up my practice with unique knowledge of traffic defense, I enlarged my practice to include criminal defense. Again the emphasis was on vehicular defense; D.U.I., Reckless Driving, and Personal Injury, resulting from automobile collisions. Since that time my practice has expanded to include all gross and simple misdemeanor defense.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Traffic Citation Defense
  • 20% D.U.I. Defense
  • 20% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 1999


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D.
  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
    • B.A. cum laude
    • Honors: with Honors
    • Major: Political Science and American Studies


  • Superior Court Justice Richard McDermott
  • Scott Hughes, Owner Hughes and Robbins


  • Guest Lecturer, High Risk Insurance Agents, 2013 - 2014
  • Guest Lecturer, CLE Sponsored by Huges/Robbins, 2012 - 2014

Honors and Awards

  • Client Choice Award-AVVO, 2012 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2000 - 2014
  • Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2010 - 2014

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Offices of W. Andrew Phipps, Owner, Managing Partner, 2000 - 2014

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Location and Contact Information

Law Offices of W. Andrew Phipps

12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 301
Newcastle, WA 98056

Telephone: (425) 688-0787
Fax: 425-637-7220

The Law Offices of W. Andrew Phipps is in Newcastle near Safeway and the Newcastle Library. Centrally located 6 miles from downtown Renton, 7.5 miles from downtown Bellevue, and 12 miles from downtown Seattle we have been helping clients all over Washington state defend all types of traffic violations for more than 15 years.