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Brett S. Nagle

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Brett grew up in Snohomish County, Washington, and attended college at the University of Washington. Brett graduated with a bachelors degree in political science.

Mr. Nagle attended law school at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. While in school, Brett worked as an intern for the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office in Everett, Washington during the summer. Brett also worked for the Marion County District Attorney's Office in Salem. While still in law school, Brett was assigned to the felony drug unit, where he began appearing in front of the Grand Jury, attaining hundreds of felony indictments on behalf of the state. Mr. Nagle made law review, where he supervised other students in the process of publishing articles on various legal topics.

After graduating from law school, Brett began a clerkship for Snohomish County Superior Court Judge George Bowden in Everett, Washington. After passing the bar exam on the first attempt, Mr. Nagle was hired as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Snohomish County where he began trying and negotiating misdemeanor cases like DUIs. Mr. Nagle prosecuted DUIs and other cases in Snohomish County District Courts in Everett, Lynnwood, and Monroe. During his tenure in District Court, Brett tried dozens of cases and negotiated many hundreds of successful dispositions in cases ranging from DUI to Reckless Driving to Domestic Violence.

Brett was soon promoted to the felony division of the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office, where he joined a trial team prosecuting felonies in Superior Court in Everett. Mr. Nagle tried cases involving narcotics, burglary, and property crimes.

Brett left the prosecutor's office perform civil work for Farmers Insurance Company. Brett served as in-house counsel for Farmers, defending those being sued by those claiming injury in car accidents. Mr. Nagle tried civil cases and negotiated dispositions between the insurance company and those seeking damages.

Mr. Nagle now represents those accused of crimes, specializing in Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Department of Licensing, and other misdemeanor and driving offenses. He also accepts personal injury and wrongful death cases on a case by case basis.  Brett is a member of the National College of DUI Defense and Superlawyers named him a "Rising Star" in 2012.  Brett uses his trial and negotiation experience to achieve successful results for his clients.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
    15 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    15 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 20%
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    11 years, 250 cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Jason T Leehan

    Brett is a very talented attorney. He is hardworking and as professional as any other attorney that I have met. I would recommend his legal services to any potential client.


    Jason Leehan Wrongful Death Attorney
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  • Philip G Sayles

    Brett is one of the best attorneys in the Snohomish county area. He is known for getting great results for his clients, as well as being passionate about the law. You can't go wrong with hiring Brett for your legal needs.


    Philip Sayles Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Brett S Nagle - DUI & Criminal Defense

3400 188th Street SW
Suite 310
Lynnwood, WA, 98037-4709


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
MemberNational College for DUI Defense2011
Law Day ParticipantSnohomish County District Court2011
Law Day ParticipantSnohomish County District Court2010
Law Day ParticipantSnohomish County District Court, South Division2009
Administrator, Standardized Field Sobriety TestsLa Pier and Associates2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBrett S. Nagle, LLC2005 - Present
AttorneyHollenbeck, Lancaster & Miller2004 - 2005
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneySnohomish County Prosecutors2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2011 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationTrustee/Vice President2007 - 2010
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Washington v. ____________________Not Guilty verdict at jury trial
State of Washington v. ______________Dismissed
State of Washington v. ______________Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
What to Do If You Are Stopped for DUI in Washington StateWhat to Do If You Are Stopped for DUI in Washington State2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Willamette University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Snohomish County Bar AssociationDUI Refresher2011
An Overview of District Court: From Infractions to EthicsDistrict Court Practice2008