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Brian Charles Ashbach

Domestic violence Attorney at Marysville, WA

4.6   50 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Domestic violence
    55%
    Recognized as an industry leader in DV defense - at trial or successful resolution pre-trial through motions/negotiations. Excellent track record of representing those accused of domestic violence allegation throughout the I-5 Corridor.

    16 years, 350 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    Successfully represented clients charged with crimes including DUI, assault, malicious mischief, Minor in Possession, possession of marijuana, violation of restraining orders, reckless driving, negligent driving and driving with suspended license. Experience includes successful trials, suppression of evidence, dismissal of charges, and reductions.

    16 years, 140 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    15%
    Our office handles a wide variety of cases, from misdemeanors to felonies. Typical cases include assault, hit and run, reckless driving, theft, no contact orders, suspended licenses, negligent driving, property damage (malicious mischief), etc.

    16 years, 250 cases

STRONG, AGGRESSIVE TRIAL SKILLS + SKILLED NEGOTIATION TECHNIQUES = EFFECTIVE, WINNING DEFENSE. CALL 855-976-4353

My goal is to provide aggressive, effective defense for my clients. Facing a criminal allegation can be a very stressful experience, and I work hard to achieve great results and communicate effectively with my clients.
I help good people in bad situations. Let me help you. I am a phone call or text away at. You can also reach me via email at As always, all conversations are confidential.

 

Since graduating at the top of my law school class half a year early, I have focused on defending clients charged with criminal offenses throughout Western Washington.  I opened my office in Marysville, Washington with no clients, and quickly became one of the most successful attorneys in Snohomish County through hard work, strong legal analysis, and unusually good results.

 

Unlike some defense attorneys in this area, I have never been, nor sought to be, a prosecutor. My allegiance has always been to the defense of individuals who are being prosecuted by the government.  I will not go easy on the prosecution, or sell you out to make a quick deal with former colleagues. I will fight for you, and you alone.

 

I routinely go to conferences and seminars to keep abreast on the new trends and tactics being used throughout the country. My results, courtroom presence and dedication to my clients has resulted in prosecutors and judges referring people they care about to me for help.

 

When I am not working, my hobbies include fishing, boating, playing golf and spending time with my family.

Awards

Client's Choice 2015,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2015 2012 2011
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Ashbach Law Offices, LLC
4025 80th St NE
Suite B
Marysville, WA, 98270-6412
Asbach Law Office
3306 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA, 98201
Asbach Law Office
15117 Main St.
Suite 208
Mill Creek, WA, 98012
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  50 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Tamru | May 26, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Brain is the best
I recently had the privilege of being represented by Brain Ashbach and I cannot speak highly enough of his exceptional services and expertise. From the initial consultation to the final resolution of my case Brain professionalism, dedication, and an impressive understanding of the law.Throughout the entire process Brain demonstrated a deep level of knowledge and skill in his field, which helped alleviate my concerns and instilled confidence in me.He constantly kept me informed about the progress of my case, promptly responding to any questions or concerns I had along the way. Besides Brain was always accessible and readily available whenever I needed assistance. Thanks to Brain expertise and hard work, I won my case successfully. I am incredibly grateful for his assistance and highly recommend him to anyone in need of a skilled Attorney. If you're looking for a competent and compassionate lawyer who will go above and beyond to meet your needs, Brain is the perfect choice. Thanks Tamru
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Posted by Jessie | April 15, 2022
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Understanding, professional, and simply Amazing
Brian has helped me out a couple of times now and he has always been pleasant to work with and very understanding, I wouldn’t hesitate to call him with any legal need. He works quick and is very informative, he kept me in the loop in every step of the way, I recommend him to anyone and everyone that I have met that needs legal work.
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Posted by Darralyn | May 28, 2021
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Saved my butt
I have used Brian's dad Bud Ashback as my attorney for years now and have always been happy with his service. This is my first time working with Brian but he is definitely following in his dad's footsteps and did a terrific job with my case. I definitely will be using him in the future if something comes up!
Posted by Evan | May 4, 2021
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Amazing performance, straight forward communication.
Brian performed well above any expectations considering what the courts were trying to do to me. I was facing serious felony charges of hate crime in 2021 ; as you know a very difficult time for such accusations to be judged fairly. He boiled it down to the facts and wasn't shaken by the blocking of nearly all my evidence by the prosecution. In the end he exposed the lies through incredible witness cross examination. He is an amazing trial lawyer and i would recommend him to anyone facing criminal prosecution. I am now able to breathe easy and i felt comfort knowing he had my back. Even as my doubts saw me start losing hope he was there to pat me on the back and assure me that we've got this. Theres not enough i can say about how incredible his performance was. Fantastic lawyer and fantastic value. Cant be beaten!
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Posted by Carol | May 3, 2020
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Best in WA! I cannot thank him enough
Brian got my misdemeanor dismissed in less than a week! He’s incredible, understanding, attentive and you can rely on him. He’s different from any other lawyer I contacted, he’s there for you 24/7 and is amazing at law. I could not thank him enough for easing my stress.
Posted by Dan | January 14, 2019
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Great job
Great jobBrian got everything this list price was fair didn’t take forever and now it’s all done and gone away thanks
Posted by The Rains | January 10, 2019
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Brian Ashbach is The Best!
Brian was quick and efficient, his knowledge of law is absolutely superb. He got the case dismissed in minimal time with minimal effort. He worked with payment arrangements, making the process financially painless.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Domestic Violence/ Assault/ Soc Violation
Brian Asbach is the lawyer you need. Stays in contact! He will go above and beyond to meet yours needs in which ever situation you are facing. I have used him two different times for (2) different assault charges along with 2 violations against an (soc) stipulated order of continuance. The first time hired he got everything dismissed completey.. I was so suprised. But his consistency and hard work was worth every penny. The 2nd time was a little tougher because of a second violation on my dumb part.. but still Brian Asbach did all he could to help me out in my situation and he came through and did the best which helped me out tremendously!!! I was and am thankful to have had a lawyer like Brian and as will you if your looking to hire one to fight for the best in what ever you are facing... we all aren't bad people...sometimes we just make bad choices and Asbach is here to help make the right choice on your behalf. Look no further.
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Posted by Eli | August 21, 2018
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Absolutely incredible
e of the best attorneys I've ever encountered. Got into several incidents, over the course of a couple years, I was charged with 1 count of harassment, several multiple assault charges, because of a toxic relationship. Served no jail time, several incidents were dismissed, and I was able to get full custody of my son. He's without a doubt, the most effective attorney I've ever met.
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Posted by Alexis | July 31, 2018
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Great and Efficent
Brian worked above and beyond my expectations. He was in constant contact with me throughout this worrisome process, constantly updating me. He is friendly, yet honest and tough which is exactly what someone needs in these situations. I would recommend him to anyone I know, knowing he will do his best for them, as he did for me!
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2018
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Domestic violence
During a time of much diffuculty in my life and needing a lawyer who understands situations and being my first time ever in trouble with the law. I couldn't have hired a better lawyer for the job. Brian was knowledgeable, extremely caring and most importantly involved. Every text and every call returned, and always taking the time to care. If you are in a difficult spot in life, and need representation. Contact Ashbach Law
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Posted by Kellan | September 28, 2017
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Excellent attorney!
Mr. Ashbach is very professional and has a great reputation in the courts. My case was dismissed before the jury returned a verdict. There were 3 judges involved, each one had a lot of respect for him. I felt compfortable going into trial (I had two years of hunting and fishing privelages on the line). I have already recommended him to others!
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Posted by Bill | September 28, 2017
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DV/Assault
I hired Brian Ashbach only after doing extensive research on attorneys associated in the field of DV/Assault. There is nothing worse than being charged with something that you simply did not do. Brian proved to be the right choice. He was a very professional, hard working individual who kept me well informed at all times. He is not your typical overpriced, paper pushing lawyer who is just looking for a quick paycheck, he always had my best interest at heart. As a result, all the charges against me were dropped in two quick visits to the court, I would very much recommend Brian Ashbach to any one with legal issues needing expert advice and assistance. Thank you Brian!
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Posted by David | July 11, 2017
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Domestic Violence Charge Dismissed...
I hired Brian from out of state to deal with an old alleged charge from Snohomish County. He was very easy to work with and was reasonably priced given his stellar reputation. He answered all of my texts and most of my calls during the process. He coordinated the exact court date I needed based on my travel/schedule availability to come up to Washington State. After 2 meetings with the Prosecutor, Brian was able to get a 'Confirmed Dismissal' which I was informed of before arriving in Washington. That definitely took the stress out of the trip. On the day of my court appearance Brian was stuck in Seattle doing something for another client. I found out about this 40 minutes before having to appear before the judge. My axiety was through the roof, so Brian called 3 of his attorney friends to come and stand in for him and all 3 showed up! It was actually uite comical becase the prosecutor had to ask which one I wanted to stand with lol. The only unfortunate part of the experience was that I never got to meet Brian face to face and he was able to show up to my court hearing. Overall I would recommend him to anyone looking for a professional, consice, committed and connected attorney.
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Posted by Kristi | January 28, 2016
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Driving related issues
The 1st time I hired Brian I was dealing with two speeding tickets. He got one of them dropped and the other down to expired tabs. The next time I hired Brian it was concerning an accident. It very well could have gone pretty bad for me if it weren't for him. It was dropped down to 16 hours of community service. And all three times, the infractions stayed off my driving record. I am now hiring him for something unrelated and am very confident in his ability to help me again.
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Posted by Zak | October 5, 2015
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Quick and to the point
Brian is the man! I had called him at 11pm and he got back to me at 630am the next day (my court date) showed up and was extremely professional and got my charges dismissed. Thank you very much for your work sir
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2015
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Great lawyer!
Being new to the area I had no idea where to start. I had just been arrested on a DV case and was mortified! I was never judged by him or his staff. He was always friendly and gave great advise. Due to his knowledge, work ethic and connections he got my case dismissed and I walk out with a clear record. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Posted by Brandon | July 15, 2015
Thanks a bunch Brian!
I had a domestic violence case come up where I was legitimately innocent. Being the male in a Washington state DV case normally bodes ill for someone, but Brian was able to work the case so that all charges would be dropped at the end of my compliance with a year-long no contact order. Here we are! Over a year later and I'm in the clear. Thanks a bunch Brian! Unfortunate that I HAD to spend the money, but it was money well spent. I would go back to him for his services in the future
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Posted by alyson | June 9, 2015
anti-harassment order- dismissed
Brian Ashbach was there for us short notice! Responded to all of our questions and concerns very quickly and to the point. I've never had to hire an attorney before, but he is definitely one I would hire again! Our case was dismissed painlessly. Highly recommend him!
Posted by travis | May 5, 2015
repeat client I highly recommend
Brian has handled two of my cases both ended with a non conviction for dv and one was a felony. I highly recommend him he is honest and will work hard for your situation. I have had nothing but a good experience and he is very affordable compared to the other lawyers I called.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Owner
  • Ashbach Law Offices, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Intern
  • Snohomish County Public Defenders
  • 2007 - 2008

Education

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • N/A
  • 2014
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • N/A
  • 2012
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2007
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Felony Gun Possession
  • "Not Guilty" verdict
  • Assault 4 DV - Not Guilty
  • Not Guilty verdict at jury trial
  • Transporting marijuana across border
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Snohomish County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Tulalip Tribal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Civic Duty Certificate - Defense Counsel
  • Everett District Court
  • 2018
  • Recognized attorney
  • National College Of DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • Level 12 Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Level 11 Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Level 10 Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Level 9 Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Law Review
  • Seattle University
  • 2008
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Seattle University
  • 2007
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Defense Roundtable
  • DV Defense in the digital era
  • 2017
  • Law Office Instruction
  • Winning the DV Case
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (13)
Endorse Brian
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian works very hard for his clients taking their cases to trial and getting wonderful results. He fights!!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Brian for quite a while now and can say without hesitation that is a fantastic attorney. Definitely someone I would recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brian is a savvy litigator, who is not afraid to go toe to toe with the prosecution. I know, as I faced him multiple times in trial and motions when I was a prosecutor. He is a zealous advocate and I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian Ashbach's court room poise and knowledge of the criminal justice system are are second to none. I endorse this Attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ashbach is a knowledgeable and impressive attorney. He works well with the other attorneys and consistently delivers stunning victories on his cases. I wholly endorse this lawyer and would recommend him to anyone seeking legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is a very creative litigator."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After reviewing attorney Ashbach's history as well as his insightful answers to questions posted on Avvo, I believe he is a trustworthy source of legal information and experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is a "rising star" in Snohomish County. A legacy of his father Bud Ashbach, it is clear Brian has inherited a great deal of his Dad's legal accumen and personal charisma. More importantly, Brian is a lawyer who is obviously comfortable in court, and he's not ever intimidated by the prosecutors and judges we face every day. Brian's well-versed in the law, which earns respect every day from our colleagues, prosecutors, and most importantly, judges. I have no doubt Brian's practice and reputation will continue to grow, and I look forward to watching him join the elite Criminal defense attorneys in Snohomish County. It is rare to see the combination of tenacity and diplomacy that gets great results for his clients. Brian is truly talented and hard working. He treats his clients with care and respect, and they get excellent representation as a result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian, like his dad "Bud", is a fighter for justice. No case is too big or too small for the Ashbachs when seeking justice for ordinary people. They are not intimidated by big insurance companys or by prosecutors. They have the respect of the courts and the respect of their peers. Their modest fees are a bargain given the fantastic results they get for their clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is an extremely hard-working attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an excellent and hard working attorney who is well respected in the community by both his clients and fellow attorneys. He is completely committed to getting his clients the best result possible, and I would not hesitate to recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer's work. His preparation, trial skills and care of his clients is amazing; I am very impressed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I confidently recommend clients to Mr. Asbach knowing that he will work diligently to get a great result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian Ashbach is a phenomenal attorney. He is hard-working and always professional. His results speak for themselves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Brian was in my class in law school, and I was always very impressed by his intelligence and willingness to help his peers. He is an exceptionally bright attorney with excellent communication and public speaking skills. He is well suited for criminal defense because he is very personable and empathetic."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Brian is a true professional and an outstanding attorney. He provides his clients with the highest quality representation and I always hear wonderful things from those that work with him. I recommend him highly."
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Marysville Domestic violence Lawyer Brian Charles Ashbach
Brian Charles Ashbach
Domestic violence Attorney
Marysville, WA
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available