Bill Washam is proud to live and work in the Central Valley. His practice is devoted exclusively to criminal defense, with focuses on DUI and domestic violence cases. His body of work includes numerous trial victories and dismissals, and hundreds of satisfied clients.
Background, Education, and Experience
Mr. Washam was born and raised in rural Kentucky. Law is his second career. For over a decade, he worked in Kentucky's public schools as a teacher of chemistry, physics, and astronomy. In 2009, he left teaching and enrolled in Indiana University’s highly regarded Maurer School of Law. While at IU, he interned in prosecutors’ offices in both Indiana and Kentucky, gaining experience in all areas of criminal law. Upon graduation, he moved to the Fresno area and worked for a time in public defense, representing clients in both misdemeanor and felony cases, and enjoying many trial successes. Now in private practice, Mr. Washam draws upon his background in the sciences to defend those charged with DUI.
Special Training in DUI Defense
Mr. Washam is one of the few attorneys in California to have received training in forensic chromatography, the method used to identify and measure substances in blood samples. He is an active member of both the American Chemical Society's "Chemistry and the Law" section and the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, professional organizations dedicated to the advancement of science-based DUI defenses.
Dedication to Clients
Mr. Washam takes a personal interest in each of his clients and approaches each representation with the goal of delivering the best possible result. He offers free consultations and welcomes the opportunity to address questions and concerns about DUI, domestic violence, and other criminal charges.