Anthony Zanol

(425) 481-2600

Anthony was born and raised in Washington State, the youngest of nine children. He learned the true nature of hard work in his family's fruit orchards along the Columbia River. Every summer and whenever school schedules allowed he would be at work in those fields. This work ethic has stayed with him and informs his professional practice every day. Anthony received his Bachelors Degree with Honors from Gonzaga University graduated cum laude from the Seattle University School of Law.

Anthony started his career with the prestigious firm of Heller, Ehrman, White and McAuliffe in Seattle and since 1998 has limited his practice to the arena of criminal defense. During that time, Anthony's practice has been largely dedicated to the aggressive and successful defense of DUI charges and the accompanying administrative hearings. Anthony has the experience of handling many hundreds of DUI cases and maintains a constant level of knowledge and expertise that very few attorneys can claim.
Anthony is well-liked and respected by his clients, peers, prosecutors and judges and uses his vast experience to get the best possible results for his clients. Anthony's hard work and experience really make the difference in these difficult cases.

Anthony is a Past-Chairman of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association--Criminal Law Section and has been previously named a "Rising Star," by Washington "Super Lawyers" and Washington Law and Politics Magazine. He has been published in the Washington State Trial News, the official publication of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. He is a volunteer speaker with the ACLU Speaker's Bureau addressing high school, college and other classrooms and community groups about individuals' rights in the context of police interactions. He works with Volunteer Advocates for Immigrant Justice, helping to provide representation to individuals facing immigration proceedings who would otherwise be forced to proceed without counsel.

During his off-hours he volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and North East Seattle Together (NEST).


  • Informative and Reassuring

    I came to see Tony after a serious lapse in judgment. He was very informative and reassuring. He made sure not to promise anything, but was honest with his assessment of my case. He made sure I knew all the possible outcomes and what options were available to me. In my circumstance, he was able t...
  • Had two, got none

    My name's Drew and two Seafair's ago I got an MIP while driving because i blew such a low number and thought I would just do it with a public defender. Bad mistake! I had been stalling the trial not on purpose but things like me getting the wrong court slip and stuff made me miss court a few time...
  • Great Experience

    I had a great experience with Tony. I was charged with DUI. After meeting with Tony, he basically took full control of my defense. He got the breath test thrown out and handled the meeting with the DOL and I received no interruption of my driving privilege. The charge was reduced to a misdemeanor...
  • Superb Attorney

    It has been a sincere pleasure being able to work with Mr. Zanol. He is a true professional and advocates for his clients. Coming to a unfamiliar county he was able to focus on the task at hand and help his client get a second DUI charge reduced to a reckless driving. Mr. Zanol proves himself to ...
  • Professional Attorney

    To start with, after getting a DUI I felt like a piece of crap and after meeting with Anthony he made me feel better by letting me know that I'm not the only one out there, and that I'm not a bad person-- just made a bad choice. The first time I talked to Tony on the phone I felt that he was very...
  • Tony is the man!

    I had a friend tell me about the law firm that Tony worked for. At first I was skeptical because I didn't get the lawyer he had, but Tony was awesome!! My case looked absolutely hopeless, this was my second DUI, and my breath test was through the roof! Tony was able to win my DOL hearing, and was...
  • Tony will get you through the DUI process

    I needed help from a knowledgeable person who could educate me and give me all my options. I relied on these reviews as I didn't know any DUI attorneys and from our first telephone conversation through till our last meeting Tony and his partner attorney were most professional and responsive. He w...
  • Awesome Experience

    I came to Tony about a year and 10 months ago with my unfortunate DUI situation. Tony immediately made me feel much more comfortable with the whole process that was forthcoming. The outlook for my case was not great. Of course I wanted the best outcome possible, but was aware that the results may...
  • Fantastic Guy

    I came to Tony last summer after an unfortunate DUI. From day one he made me feel at ease. He treated me with respect at all times. He explained in detail the differences between the DOL and criminal hearings, stopping to make sure I understood every step. He spent time laying out the different o...

Even the Odds

If you are facing a criminal charge you are one individual facing the considerable resources of the government—whether municipal, state or federal. You need both the tactical advantage as well as the peace of mind to know that you have your own advocate in the fight. I have dedicated my professional practice to performing that role and applying my skills in the defense of others. You need to get the odds back in your favor and I can help you do just that.

Free Consultation

Call my office at the number below for a free consultation. The details of your particular incident can fade after even a short time. Speaking to a dedicated attorney, experienced in this area of the law is the best way to make sure the most important details get retained. The sooner this happens after your arrest the better. Your side of the story is vital to effective representation and I am ready to hear it.

The Zanol Law Firm
(425) 481-2601 (fax)
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Tue: 08:00am - 06:00pm
Wed: 08:00am - 06:00pm
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