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Jenifer Howson

Jenifer Howson

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Juvenile

About Me

I have over two decades of experience defending community members accused of crimes. I have focused exclusively on criminal defense, aggressively and sucessfully representing thousands of individuals charged with a wide variety of offenses,  ranging from traffic infractions to assaults and DUI. I believe in an approach that allows the client and attorney to work together to prepare a solid defense in which the client is fully informed and actively participating. I am an aggressive, innovative, experienced attorney who will fight aggressively to preserve your rights. I have extensive and specialized training in DUI and criminal defense. As a member of the National College of DUI Defense, I strive to remain on the cutting edge of legal DUI defenses. I have an excellent working relationship with the Prosecutors and Judges in Skagit County and always work hard to obtain the best possible result for all clients. The right lawyer can absolutely make a huge difference in your results.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
    25 years
  2. Juvenile: 20%
    25 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    25 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Lee Grochmal

    Jenifer is one of the most dedicated criminal defense attorneys in the area. She fights to make sure each client gets the best possible result. Her reputation and experience make her a tough advocate for her clients. I strongly endorse her work.


    Lee Grochmal Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

415 Pine St
Mount Vernon, WA, 98273-3853

Howson Law Office

415 Pine Street
Mount Vernon, WA, 98273

Anacortes, WA

Burlington, WA





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Hugh R. Ridgway Professionalism AwardSkagit County Bar Association2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Pro-Tem JudgeSedro-Woolley Municipal Court2012 - Present
Senior PartnerHowson Law Office1997 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Women LawyersJudicial Evaluation Committee2015 - 2015
Washington Defender AssociationMember2008 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2007 - Present
Skagit County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers groupPatron Member1991 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. HornbeckReckless Endangerment-DISMISSED by the Judge and NOT GUILTY on the DUI by the jury.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBachelor Degree1984
The Lakeside SchoolN/AN/AN/A