About Us

David N Jolly Bellingham DUI Defense Lawyer

David N. Jolly

David has been practicing law for nearly a quarter of a century.  His career began in 1997 as a prosecuting attorney.  After more than three years of prosecuting at Municipal and State level, he moved to private practice and eventually opened his own criminal defense practice.


  • Award Winning Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Author of 25 DUI, Criminal & Legal Books
  • Also licensed in Federal Court (Bellingham)
  • ​Judge Pro Tem


  • Juris Doctor:  Northern Illinois University College of Law (1997) (Graduating Class Speaker, Dean's Academic List, Represented School at Moot Court Competition)
  • Bachelor of Arts:  University of Calgary

Janean Jolly Paralegal Bellingham


Janean has been working with the Law Firm since 2004. Prior to her paralegal work she was an Elementary School Teacher with the Northshore School District (Bothell area) for several years.  Prior to her teaching experience she was employed in Sales with Starwood Properites. Her level of excellence is unmatched in the paralegal field in Whatcom County.



  • Masters of Education:  City University (2002)
  • Bachelor of Arts:  Washington State University
  • Paralegal School:  Edmonds Community College

Our Practice

David N. Jolly

During the last few decades the crime of driving under the influence has become one of the most aggressively prosecuted criminal cases in Whatcom County. Moreover, DUI cases and ever expanding laws have resulted in more media attention and community concern. DUI laws favor the State and therefore the prosecuting attorneys, hence you need a skilled team of lawyers to defend your rights in court.

The Law Firm of David N. Jolly offers its clients the very best in drunk driving defense in Bellingham. Whether it is a first offense DUI or a multi-offender case, the experience team at Mr. Jolly's office has seen it all. Employing a "team" approach to each case, Mr. Jolly's firm has the ability to act quickly to secure your driving privilege and to begin a thorough investigation of the facts before evidence is destroyed or witnesses disappear.

Mr. Jolly's criminal defense law firm has the experience and flexibility to respond to the individual needs of our clients and the special requirements of their case. We recognize that every case is different and every client’s needs and circumstances warrant special attention. Regardless of whether a case is settled quickly with a positive outcome or proceeds to a jury trial many months after the incident, the Law Firm of David N. Jolly can guide you through the turmoil and fear of defending yourself.

David Jolly is also the author of 25 DUI and Traffic books and has the knowledge to win what seems to be the impossible case.  The Firm also provides a complimentary copy of the Whatcom County DUI Handbook which is available on request.  Our teams of lawyers are also members of the prestigious National College for DUI Defense and David Jolly is a Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor. These accomplishments give our clients the advantage over those who choose other local attorneys.

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Whatcom County it is critical to consult with a local attorney as soon as possible. The reasons are obvious, you may have court within just a few days of your Bellingham arrest and you have time sensitive deadlines such as the 7-day deadline to request a hearing with the Department of Licensing.  Missing deadlines or failing to be adequately prepared can mean the difference between keeping and losing your license.  The charge against you is too severe and the penalties too extreme to take chances. Contact the Law Firm of David N. Jolly at (360) 734-3847 for an immediate and free consultation. We will discuss your case, what you can expect, how to beat a DUI in court and how to maintain your ability to drive.  We will also offer our reasonable fees and payment plan options.

If you have been arrested for DUI, Minor DUI or any other misdemeanor criminal offense your future hangs in the balance. Contact an experienced and compassionate Bellingham DUI attorney at the Law Firm of David N. Jolly today. Whatcom County Washington DUI attorney David Jolly believes that everyone is innocent until proven otherwise - in other words, we believe in the Constitution and what it stands for.

Professional Memberships

DUI Attorney Bellingham
Top DUI Defense Whatcom County
Bellingham DUI Law Firm
National College of DUI Defense David Jolly Bellingham