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Angela Horwath

DUI and DWI Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.8   75 reviews

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About Angela

Learn Angela’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    60%

    17 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Domestic violence
    20%

    17 years, 3,000 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    10%

    17 years, 7,000 cases

  4. Juvenile law
    10%

    500 cases

I am the owner and managing attorney for Pacific Point Defense. The firm focuses on criminal law and personal injury. 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. I am a trial attorne to my core. There is no leverage in negotiating a case if an attorney doesn't understand what the implications of trial would be and isn't prepared to take the case all the way if necessary.

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Licensed for 16 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/25/2022

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

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Tacoma Location
1117 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA, 98402
Seattle Location
1001 4th Ave
Suite 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154
Olympia Location
505 Summit Lake Shore Rd
Olympia, WA, 98502
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  75 customer reviews
Posted by Anthony | March 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful, considerate, and amazing results !!!
My attorney was extremely helpful and considerate. She was flexible with her times to be able to contact me after work. And then did the impossible for me and got my case dismissed! Nothing but good things from these people ! :)
Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Experienced
Consult with Angela Horwath! Angela was able to redirect my anxiety into action to deal with DUI issues both criminal and administrative (DOL).
Posted by Destiny | January 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing team
Extremely happy with my experience with Horwath Law. They were so helpful in guiding me through a hard and trying time. My lawyer Kelsey was amazing and the office staff were always available to answer questions. They got my DUI reduced. Definitely recommended.
Posted by Lawrence | October 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Angela Horwath
Angela Horwath is a good lawyer who gets the job done. I highly recommend her as a Domestic Violence lawyer. I was a 100% innocent and she was able to prove it. Thanks, Angela
Posted by Raymond | April 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased with outcome!
Angela was able to work with my challenging circumstances. I couldn't be more satisfied with the outcome and the speed with which we resolved. She is known and respected among her peers. I would highly recommend Horwath Law LLC.
Posted by Hannah | February 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Criminal Defense Lawyer
Angela and her team at Horwath Law were able to get a straight dismissal of my misdemeanor charge. I could not be happier. Thank you so much!
Posted by S. Ryan | January 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!!!
Angela and her team were amazing, cant say enough good things about them. They were clear and fast with detailed communications, and made me feel much better about the tough situation I was in. Angela and her team got incredible results getting a DUI reduced, and I cant thank them enough. Not only did Horwath help me greatly with my legal issues, they were also very reasonable in regards to cost. You cant beat Horwarth!
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Posted by Jason | January 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kelsey Ault / Alycia Patterson
DUI to reckless. Hard work and a lot of patience from Ms. Ault and Ms. Patterson. Would give a five-star rating regardless of the outcome because these professionals were kind, respectful, informative, and pleasant throughout the entire process, which took more than a year to bring to resolution. Bravo to Angela Horvath for excellent staffing.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fierce and committed representation
If you have been charged with a crime, you need to call Angela. Unlike many defense attorneys, she actually looks at her clients like real people, and takes the time to listen to you, investigating your case and all legal avenues really thoroughly. Angela is a passionate advocate and will really fight for you in one of the most stressful times of your life. You really cannot go wrong here, I'd recommend anyone to her firm in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Kate | May 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So grateful for the team at Horwath Law
In November 2017, I was facing a DUI charge. I had absolutely no idea how to go about choosing an attorney – I just knew I needed one right away. There were so many ads to choose from on the internet – it was overwhelming. I decided to reach out to Horwath Law Offices and a couple other places to get information about what I should do next. I was emotionally distraught and Angela Horwath got back to me immediately. When I spoke with her, I was so reassured by her calm and caring manner. In fact, her whole team was kind and treated me with respect. My situation was ugly because I had an alcohol-related infraction on my driving record from 25 years ago. Those things never go away. I was so worried that I was going to go to jail, lose my license for at least a year, and lose my job. Angela came up with a plan immediately and the team at Horwath started working on my case that day. They supported me through the entire court and DOL process. It took more than six months. Her team was responsive to my many phone calls and emails. I had a million questions, and Angela and her associates took the time to explain what was going to happen next, over and over again. They were reassuring yet honest. In the end, we had a really good outcome for what was a really bad situation. The charges were reduced significantly, which was a good thing since, depending on the way the court looked at the case, it could have been treated as a second DUI. I didn’t lose my license and I didn’t go to jail. Now I can move on with my life and make better decisions going forward. I am so grateful to Angela. I whole-heartedly recommend you talk to Angela and her team if you are in DUI-related situation.
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Response from Angela Horwath May 8, 2018
Thank you for your kind words. This was a well fought battle and we are so pleased with the results and so happy for you!
Posted by Jessica | February 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyers
I went to Angela's office because I had a public appointed attorney at first. I meet with my public attorney who told me to plead guilty (which I was not) for a lesser charge and be done with it. He never asked for my statement or anything. I was not giving in and pleading guilty to something that will stay on my record for the rest of my life just to get it over and done. The public attorney didn't remember my name, my case, or anything we talked about in our first meeting when I first sat in front of a judge. I knew I had to find someone to represent me. Kelsey was my lawyer, and she always kept me up to speed on my case. Always replied to my emails and phone calls. She listened to me knew my case was ridiculous. She got my case dropped I could not be happier. She was amazing! Thank you, Kelsey!
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Angela and Her Team are Top Notch
First time ever arrested, I was miserable. Angela's reviews gave me confidence in hiring her. She did exactly what was needed, my offense was reduced to a misdemeanor - thank you, thank you! Alycia kept me up to date on the procedures and progress. Angela called me to explain what would happen. Kelsey took care of the DOL negotiation, again, to my benefit. I cannot thank them enough. Hugs to them all. GS - Sorry, everyone, not comfortable posting my name, but a genuine review nonetheless.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI reduced to Neglegent
Angela and Kelsey are both compassionate and very knowledgeable attorneys. Negotiations were held outside the courtroom so there was no public theatrics in front of the judge. This is my first time hiring an attorney so I didn't know where to go. The DUI charge was reduced, unfortunately the DOL hearing did not go well as we had hoped. Angela's great rapport with the court officials and prosecutors was evident and I'm sure valuable in the case. Her fees were fair.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% lived up to the ratings
Earlier this year I was facing a DUI charge. I had never faced anything like this before and was completely at a loss for what to do. It seriously felt like my whole future had just been derailed. Not only was I facing the standard consequences of a DUI, but my application for naturalization was also at risk... Something I had been preparing for months prior to the incident. Angela and team communicated to me through all available means, email and phone, making it convenient to reach out to them. It was a huge help considering I lived more than three hours from the county where the case was. Initially, the prosecutor refused to negotiate, I began to lose hope that things would end well, but Angela reassured me that they would keep fighting until the very last minute. Mere days before the trial date, Angela called me to inform me that the prosecutor had finally agreed to a reduced charge. My spirits skyrocketed. Not only had I been saved from an embarrassing and stressful DUI conviction, but I was no longer facing the risks to my citizenship from a conviction. I immediately felt like I had been set back onto the path I had planned for my life over the next few years. I can't express enough how much Angela and her team have helped me.
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Posted by Jeremiah | August 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always remember the 2nd breathlizer test is the one that counts
She did an amazing job with negotiations with the prosecutor, and got me down to reckless driving. Paid 1000$ fin and then 15 days with an ankle monitor. She is fantastic and will choose her over all the other attornies.
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankfully, I hired Angela Horwath
I was lucky. When I got a DUI, I had no idea what to do. Having never been arrested, I was overwhelmed with fear, regret and questions. Did I really need to get a lawyer? How much would it cost? How would I know whom to hire? Thankfully, a friend suggested Angela Horwath and soon all of my worries were resolved. Not only did Angela and her dedicated staff fight for me in the courtroom, they also walked me through the countless bureaucratic obstacles along the way. Whether dealing with judges, counselors or administrators, it quickly became clear that the Horwath name carries a lot of weight. The cost was fair. The service was fantastic. And the outcome was ideal. Along the way, I met other people in similar situations with different lawyers. They didn’t fare nearly as well. Like I said, I was lucky. Lucky that my friend suggested Angela Horwath and I listened.
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Posted by Joe | January 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
MIP
I called Horwath Law after I got an MIP, and they worked it out so it won't stay on my record. They were friendly, easy to reach and very professional.
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work
Angela did an excellent job of representing me in my DUI case, getting it reduced to a reckless driving and allowing me to get back to my life.
Posted by Brittany | September 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
domestic violence assault 4
This was probably the most stressful thing I've ever gone through in my life but Angela was always there to guide me!! we got this case dismissed and I could seriously not be anymore happy and satisfied with her services. Very genuine and caring person not to mention amazing at what she does !!!!!
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truly the Dream Team!
Angela and her staff are simply amazing! I initially called Horwath Law on a Sunday morning; fully expecting to leave a message with a recording service. Unbeknownst to me Angela answered my call and for the next thirty (30) minutes listened to my story and plea for help. I had never been charged with a crime before; in fact I had never received so much as a parking ticket, and now I was facing the prospect of a DUI. Angela explained my options and calmed my fears. Throughout the process, she and her staff (Alycia is an absolute rockstar) kept me informed and answered any question that I presented them with. On the day of my court hearing Angela herself showed up, spoke with the prosecuting attorney, and before I knew it not only had my charge been reduced, but most importantly the nightmare was finally over. I say this in absolute truth, fully understanding that whomever is reading this may find my words to be unbelievable or outlandish; however, after sitting in a courtroom and witnessing for hours how other lawyers led their clients to the court with little preparation; only to receive harsh and exacting punishments, I feel qualified to make the following remarks. Wonder Woman, Clara Barton, Joan of Arc, Hero...whatever moniker you would like to use; Angela is a true lifesaver! My adulthood has taken me to Iraq several times, yet my fear and angst was never tested in the same manner as it was sitting in a courtroom in Washington. Angela's guidance, ability to listen, and genuine desire to help are what makes her unique. At no time did I ever feel judged by anyone in her firm, the moment she entered the court I felt an overwhelming peace wash over the room and immediately there was no judgement there either. Though I never met Angela or her staff before this event, each time I interacted with them resembled the manner in which you might speak with a close friend. Her candor is unparalleled and what she said would happen, did in fact occur. Her professionalism and busy savvy are compelling; allowing you to see how passionate she is about her craft, yet her heart is full, allowing you to see how much she cares! If you are reading this, presumably you are looking for an attorney yourself. If you are like me you will question the legitimacy of these reviews, and wonder if Horwath Law is as good as this lengthy write up says it is? I would submit to you that you are most likely hours or days removed from whatever event that led you to this site. You are reading this review searching for circumstances that are similar to your own so that you might figure out how your situation may end. You are researching each legal website, looking for that glimmer of hope to give you a momentary peace, that everything will be alright. What you aren't doing though is acting; taking that initial step toward the beginning of the end. I know in my heart had I allowed another attorney to represent me I would not have realized the outcome I did. I would have been one of those poor souls that was led to the courtroom by an attorney that was invested in their clients money, versus their client. If, after reading this, you still are not convinced, pick up the phone and talk to Angela and her team. Tell her your story and witness for yourself how deeply she cares. Allow Horwath Law to represent you and put your life back together. I truly hope this helps you. I wish you the very best! Good luck and godspeed!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Pacific Point Defense
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Department of Assigned Counsel
  • 2005 - 2008

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Gonzaga University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • DUI .098 NOT GUILTY
  • Not guilty
  • Physical Control
  • Dismissed on Defense 1/2 time motion during trial.
  • Refusal DUI (2nd offense)
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pierce County Bar Association
  • member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Law Firm
  • South Sound Magazine
  • 2022
  • Best of South Sound
  • South Sound Business Magazine
  • 2019
  • 40 under 40
  • South Sound Business Magazine
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Best DWI Attorney In Tacoma
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2017
  • "Best Small Business"
  • South Sound Magazine
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Best DWI Attorneys
  • Best DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Vetrans Treatment Court Planning Award
  • Justice for Vets
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award of State of Washingotn
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 4 Criminal Defense Laweyrs in WA
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Criminal defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Attorneys for the State of Washington
  • Amiercian Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • 8 Leaders in Criminal Defense
  • Newsweek
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Washington Criminal Defense
  • I Vaaant to Draw Your Blood
  • 2015
  • NW Lawyer
  • Lighten Up
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • YMCA Kent Highschool Chapter
  • Defendan't Rights
  • 2016
  • DUI CLE
  • Negotiating and Issue Spotting a DUI
  • 2015
  • Inns of Court
  • Mindfullness in the Law
  • 2013
  • American Inns of Court Foundation
  • The right to a public trial
  • 2013
  • Ronald J Bryant Inns of Court
  • Pro Se Litigants
  • 2012
  • Student Government Association Meeting
  • Washington Student Legal Services
  • 2009
  • Associated Student Body Counsel Meeting
  • Criminal Defense for the Average College Student
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (31)
Endorse Angela
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work with Angela on a number of occasions. I know her to be a dedicated and passionate advocate for her clients and I fully endorse her work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to see Angela in court as a conflict counsel on numerous occasions. In my over 20 years of practice, my two complaints about attorneys are their failure to appear for hearings and their lack of preparation. Angela always appears both on time and prepared for her hearings, and thus earns my endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Angela is passionate and dedicated to criminal defense, as it is the only area her firm practices in. She has a wide array of experience from pre-charge investigations to jury trials. This experience spans across both misdemeanor and felony charges. Ms. Horwath and her team will address your situation with compassion and dedication. I strongly endorse Ms. Horwath if you need assistance with a criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my privilege to endorse this lawyer. Angela's reputation precedes her. Angela works tirelessly for her clients and it is clear that she cares deeply about their concerns and satisfaction with their representation. Angela is a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom and she is a top-notch negotiator. Angela is very knowledgeable in all things criminal and is a zealous advocate for her clients. Angela exudes an air of confidence and professionalism and treats everyone with respect. Angela is a prime example of what all attorneys should strive for in their own practice."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I can personally attest to Angela’s skills in both the courtroom and the negotiating room. I’ve worked with her in my capacity as both a city attorney and as defense counsel where she zealously advocate for her clients and achieves great results. I highly recommend her for any of your criminal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I think Mrs. Horwath is bright, articulate and a great advocate for her clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Horwath is a class act. A staunch advocate for her clients. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Angela Horwath. She has not only earned my personal respect and admiration but has an excellent reputation in the legal community for her experience, professionalism, and willingness to fight for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Angela is an outstanding attorney who works hard for her clients and gets wonderful results for them."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Angela Horwath works hard to provide her clients with high quality representation. She is extremely knowledgeable and truly cares about her clients. She understands what her clients' needs are and works hard to achieve the best resolutions possible. Her compassion and strong work ethic make her an excellent attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. During my time as a deputy prosecutor, I was impressed with Ms. Horwath's formidable skills in the courtroom. Now, as a criminal defense attorney, I recommend her highly as an excellent advocate for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Angela is an intelligent, dedicated, and aggressive advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her and her firm to anyone facing criminal charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can personally attest to the work performed by Angela in both the courtroom and the negotiating room. She is an attorney that zealously fights for her clients as evidenced by the great results she is able to achieve. I highly recommend her for any of your criminal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Angela is an extraordinary advocate, and person. She has an indomitable fervor for trial advocacy and is soulfully committed to defending those accused of crimes. Angela has an impeccable ability to provide keen insight into key case issues that ensure her clients receive a just resolution. Angela is an exceptional criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I often see Mrs. Horwath in court and I am always impressed by her advocacy and skill. It is clear that she cares very much about her clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I have seen her find novel legal issues on difficult DUI cases and transform them into excellent outcomes for clients. She is dedicated to her practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Angela is a highly competent, aggressive attorney with experience in courts throughout the Puget Sound area. I recommend her without reservation"
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Tacoma DUI and DWI Lawyer Angela Horwath
Angela Horwath
DUI and DWI Attorney
Tacoma, WA
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation