Recent Appellate Cases Handled by the Firm

Appeal : Kai Nielsen v. Dept. of Licensing, ---P.3d --- (2013).

September 2013

Court of Appeals Rules Portion of Ignition Interlock law Unconstitutional.

The Court of Appeals ruled on September 30, 2013, that the section of the Washington State Ignition Interlock law is unconstitutional. This section required drivers who wanted an ignition interlock license to waive their right of appeal to challenge the Department of Licensing order suspending their license. As a result of this ruling drivers will retain their right to file an appeal and obtain an ignition interlock license during the appeal process.

Practice area(s): Appeals

Ryan Robertson

Ryan is a creative and articulate advocate who limits his practice to criminal appeals and post-conviction relief including vacation, expungement, and sealing of records. He has worked exclusively in the criminal defense field since passing the Washington State bar exam in 1998. Ryan has been recognized as a Rising Star lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine.

Robertson Law


The attorneys of Robertson Law have a proven track record of creative and effective advocacy for clients throughout the state of Washington.

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Andy Robertson has a proven track record of creative and effective advocacy for clients facing criminal charges throughout the state of Washington. Ryan Robertson's practice focuses exclusively on high-quality creative appellate representation in criminal and administrative matters, as well as expungements, vacation of records, and petitions to seal.