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Joyce Heritage

I am Attorney Joyce Heritage and am committed to providing clients in Kittitas County, Washington, and the surrounding areas with excellence in client service and legal representation. Whether it's a traffic violation, negligent driving, reckless driving, minor in possession (MIP), DUI or another such charge, I work hard to pursue effective and efficient solutions for each of my valued clients.

Recently, I and eleven of my colleagues began the Washington Association of Traffic Attorneys (WATA), which maintains the integrity of traffic defense work and protects the rights of drivers throughout our state.  I am also a member of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) and the Kittitas County Bar Association (KCBA).  I attend an annual continuing legal education (CLE) seminar on defending against DUIs put on by the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice (WFCJ).  In 2015, I became certified in standardized field sobriety testing through LaPier & Associates, LLC.

I have close to two decades of legal experience in a variety of areas of law and more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry.  The knowledge I have gained from this experience is an invaluable asset as I can relate to the everyday needs and concerns of my clients.

In addition to my vast experience across a wide range of legal disciplines, I concentrate in traffic and criminal defense throughout much of Washington state, giving me a strong knowledge of the defenses available for all my clients.  My knowledge of Washington's traffic laws, as well as my knowledge of local judges, prosecutors and court procedures, enables me to provide the qualified representation that is critical in traffic, minor in possession (MIP), reckless driving, negligent driving, DUI and other criminal cases.

My husband and I have two children and three grandchildren.  I enjoy gardening, cooking, needle craft activities and the Seahawks.  I happily shares these joys with my grandchildren.  My husband and I enjoy traveling, mainly road trips.

Areas of Practice

  • Traffic Violations
  • DUI
  • Underage DUI/Minor In Possession (MIP)
  • CDL Violations
  • DOL License Suspension
  • Driving While License Suspended (DWLS)
  • Reckless And Negligent Driving
  • Speeding Tickets
  • Trucking Log Book Violations

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2000


  • Seattle University, School of Law, Seattle, Washington
    • J.D. - 1999
  • Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Major: General
  • Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake, Washington
    • A.A. - 1994

Past Employment Positions

  • Bank of America, Commercial Banking, Trusts and Escrow Accounts, Management

Recent Blog Posts


  • Awesome job!

    I had received a speeding infraction and I was trying to avoid going on my CDL Record. Joyce did a great getting it dismissed. Will work with them again
  • Got results with no hassle

    I had a great experience working with Heritage Law. After a couple emails where I gave them the information they needed, I didn't have to lift a finger. They kept me posted whenever anything happened and my ticket was dismissed. Hopefully I won't need them again, but I won't hesitate to use them ...
  • Traffic citation handled with minimal management

    The firm took care of a ticket I received in Ellensburg last Spring. The process was super smooth & trouble free. I would recommend these folks to anyone looking for representation in traffic court in Kittitas County.
  • Ticket was dismissed!

    Great work on getting my ticket dismissed. Easy to deal with, all done online\via email. I highly recommend.
  • Anonymous Recommends Joyce Heritage

    My experience with Heritage law office was fantastic. Highly recommended.
  • MT Recommends Joyce Heritage

    I would highly recommend working with Heritage law firm to anyone. Thank you for your services as they were very professional.
  • Case dismissed!

    I would highly recommend Heritage Law they are very professional and communicative. They frequently sent me email updates on the case and notified me right afterwards that it was dismissed. I couldn't be happier with the outcome!
  • Highly Recommended Professional & Experienced Firm

    When my teenaged son received a speeding ticket on the East side of the mountains on his way to visit family, I was upset about the potential impact to his driving record and our insurance premium. I contacted Heritage Law Office for help, and they provided clear and timely communication and inst...
  • 1 of the Best

    4 out of 4 tickets DISMISSED and never had to show up once to court...cant get any better than that!
  • Thank you!

    Very persistent! I've heard the court in Kittitas County is very strict, but Joyce was able to get it dismissed! 10/10 would recommend!
  • Wonderful experience

    Their representation was not only affordable, but also flawless. I will absolutely recommend them to everyone I know.
  • Speed Infraction was dismissed

    This law firm was super friendly and easy to work with and they completely took everything off of my hands and handled it. They had good communication and MY CASE WAS DISMISSED! yay. Highly recommend.
  • Traffic violation

    Great people over here, very sophisticated and deticated to get the best for their client. I highly recommend them for any of your lawful need. Thank you guys again.

Counties We Serve

We serve counties and cities throughout Washington State, including Kittitas, Benton, Chelan, Okanogan, Othello, Ritzville, Spokane, Walla Walla, and Yakima. Contact Heritage Law Office for more information.