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Brett S. Nagle

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Experience Matters.

Being charged with a crime can be a scary, life-altering experience.  Many of my clients are upstanding citizens who never imaged that they would be on the wrong end of a criminal prosecution.  The state employs dedicated, often experienced lawyers with the goal of convicting you and often seeking jail time.  Judges, sworn to protect the community, may consider you a risk to re-offend, even if you have never been in trouble before.

If you find yourself charged with a crime in Washington State, you need a lawyer with comprehensive experience navigating the system.

My name is Brett Nagle, and I am a Lynnwood DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney.  I specialize in DUI cases, Assaults, and felony offenses.

I bring extensive experience in trying DUI, felony, and misdemeanor criminal cases and negotiating positive outcomes for my clients.  My experience sets me apart:

  • Former Snohomish County Deputy Prosecutor

  • Judge Pro-tem for over a decade

  • Avvo rating;  10/10 (superb)

  • Super Lawyer

  • Litigated thousands of Snohomish County Cases, from DUIs and misdemeanors to violent felonies

As a Deputy Prosecutor, Criminal Defense Attorney, or Judge Pro-Tem, I have litigated many thousands of criminal cases.  I have the perspective of having served as a deputy prosecutor.  For the past decade, I have served as a Judge Pro-tem in Snohomish County District Courts.  I have defended clients in District, Superior and Municipal Courts throughout our county.


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Practice areas


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



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Payment types:

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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.


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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
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
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
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonMember2002 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Snohomish County Bar AssociationTrustee/Vice President2007 - 2010
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