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Angela Horwath

Angela Horwath

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Juvenile, Domestic Violence, Criminal Defense

About Me

I am the owner of Horwath Law - a firm entirely devoted to criminal defense. I have handled everything from complex second strike cases to simple misdemeanors, though most of my practice is devoted to DUIs.  I enjoy my line of work immensely and love to take on a new challenging case.  I pride myself on being a thorough and effective negotiator and an accessible counselor. Before going into private practice, I gained invaluable experience as a public defender. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. DUI & DWI: 70%
    9 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    9 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Juvenile: 10%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

22 total 

  • Carly Cozine Hansen

    Angela is a skilled and thoughtful attorney who gets results. She is well respected in the legal community and serves her clients with compassion and commitment. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Carly Hansen DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Martha A Mclaughlin

    I endorse this lawyer. I think Mrs. Horwath is bright, articulate and a great advocate for her clients.


    Martha Mclaughlin DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 40 Under 4 Criminal Defense Laweyrs in WAAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award of State of WashingotnNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2015
10 Best Attorneys for the State of WashingtonAmiercian Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Top 10 Under 40 Attorney AwardNational Academy of Criminal defense Attorneys2014
Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013
8 Leaders in Criminal DefenseNewsweek2011
scholarship awardSeattle University School of Law2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerHorwath Law2008 - Present
AttorneyDepartment of Assigned Counsel2005 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College for DUI Defensemember2011 - Present
American Inns of Courtmember2011 - Present
Pierce County Bar Associationmember2008 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneysmember2007 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationmemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
DUINot Guilty
DV AssaultNot Guilty
DV Assault two countsNot Guilty

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Publication NameTitleDate
NW LawyerLighten Up2013
horwathlaw.blogspot.comProper Passanger Etiquette on a DUI stop2011

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Gonzaga UniversityEnglish and PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
DUI CLENegotiating and Issue Spotting a DUI2015
Women's Radio NetworkDivided Attention - Marijuana, texting, drug, and alcohol DUI2014
Inns of CourtMindfullness in the Law2013
American Inns of Court FoundationThe right to a public trial2013
Ronald J Bryant Inns of CourtPro Se Litigants2012
Student Government Association MeetingWashington Student Legal Services2009
Associated Student Body Counsel MeetingCriminal Defense for the Average College Student2009