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Kelsey E Ault

Criminal defense Attorney at Tacoma, WA

4.9   31 reviews

also known as Kelsey Ault

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Kelsey

Learn Kelsey’s areas of practice.

I understand that being charged with a criminal offense can be a daunting experience. The court system can be confusing, difficult and frustrating. I always strive to give you the strongest possible legal defense, as well as provide you with the information that you need in order to understand your options at each stage of the process. My goal is to provide you with exceptional, caring and competent representation so that you can navigate through the adjudicative process with ease.

Location

Horwath Law
1117 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA, 98402

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
MAKE SURE YOU GET KELSEY AULT AS YOUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY!
MAKE SURE YOU GET KELSEY AULT AS YOUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY! I want to take this opportunity to sing the praises of Kelsey Ault, my defense lawyer, when I was charged with ridiculous, SERIOUS, and uncalled for charges from the State of Washington. I was scared, super concerned about how these charges would affect my life, the lives of my children, and my professional opportunities going forward. I have never been faced with anything like this before and I have never been in trouble with the law. Kelsey knew how to operate within my county's court system. She knew the players. She had great preceding relationships with them and she told me the things that I needed to do, personally, to ensure my case was defended with no stone unturned. It resulted in one hearing and then a full dismissal because the charges were so ridiculous – but make no mistake – SUPER serious. During the process she was communicative, responsive and actually provided great mental health council during this terrible time. Having your future go black before your very eyes – is a horrific experience. She literally resolved the situation in a month. I highly recommend Kelsey Ault at Horwath Law. I will NEVER find myself in this situation again – but if I do – I will call Kelsey.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2019
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Dui Case
Kelsey was an amazing lawyer! I was 16 at the time of this case and was terrified. She helped me so much throughout the case and even went out of her way to call me to make sure i was feeling okay. She doesn’t just care about getting paid and actually cares about who’s she’s fighting for.
Posted by Dillon | August 7, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
DUI down to a reckless on a refusal
So pleased with the results that Kelsey Ault received on behalf of my case! I didn’t think it was possible to get my DUI down to a reckless after refusing the breathalyzer but Kelsey did it! I will be forever grateful. She was nothing short of professional all throughout my case and made a difficult time feel a little more at ease. I would recommend Kelsey to anyone!! Thanks Horwath Law!
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Posted by David | May 2, 2019
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Comstock
Kelsey represented myself and I would say my daughter also in a case. Being accused of somebody else wrong doing against are credibility. Kelsey was very exact and promt with the information I had presented to her, very professional and to say the rest of the firm. For that thank you for I and the rest of my family.
Posted by Nam | March 25, 2019
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Customer Service & Extremely Responsive
Kelsey Ault from Horwath Law provided excellent service and representation. She took my case very seriously and took pride in making sure my outcome was the very best! Customer service is something you don't feel like you get unless you dump a ton of money at the lawyer. That was the complete oposite when dealing with Kelsey at Horwath Law. They provided peace of mind at every step of my case by being very responsive to my questions big or small. The outcome in my case was positive and look forward to providing a referral to my friends and family. Thank you Kelsey.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2019
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DUI Superstar
Kelsey Ault and her team were great to work with. Everyone was responsive and super helpful. Kelsey got my DUI reduced to a Negligent Driving and also saved my license through the DMV hearing. I highly recommend Horwath Law.
Posted by Grace | December 13, 2018
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Incredible attorney
Mrs. Ault has the knowledge, skill, confidence, and fierceness I needed to get my matter dropped. She was great to work with and took my matter seriously and had no problems getting the job done right.
Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2018
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DUI case dismissed!
Thank you Kelsey for handling my case in a very professional level. Kelsey is very respectful, knowledgeable, and experienced. She stuck by my side the whole way without any questions. We went to trial with no hesitation or doubt. The prosecutor had no chance and got my dui case dismissed. I would highly recommend her to any family or friends!
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2018
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Case DISMISSED!
What a blessing Kelsey is. She was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive through the whole process. The best part? Due to a legal issue she found, she got my case dismissed! I cannot recommend her enough. Thank you thank you thank you!
Posted by Kelly | October 29, 2018
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Thorough and effective
Kelsey was instrumental in getting an anti-harassment order dismissed for me. Her calm demeanor and steady confidence helped keep me grounded throughout the entire process. In court, she presented our case with clear, concise facts using the law as her base. The judge recognize this and dismissed the charges. Thank you so much, Kelsey!!!
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Posted by Steph | August 10, 2018
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More than I could've asked for...
When I was dealing with allegations of Domestic Violence from an ex who was trying to utilize this for other matters, Kelsey took me on and made me feel safe. Her assistant, Alycia, was very respectful and prompt about returning calls and assisting me with anything else that needed to be done. Granted, I knew that I needed to do my part. I had to collect all of the data and point out details that I felt were important. But, Alycia and Kelsey went through all that I submitted and were able to drive it home. In the courtroom, Kelsey was straight and to the point, didn't show aggression to the judge or anybody involved. I can honestly say that I highly recommend Kelsey and her associates to anybody needing assistance in this department.
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Posted by Kevin | June 1, 2017
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DUI Case
I highly recommend any attorney at Horwath Law. I had both Kelsey and Angela represent me. I had a DUI charge and blew twice the legal limit. Got reduced to a reckless driving charge. Great lawers and great price.
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2017
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Best Lawyer in WA
Kelsey was great to work with, responsive to my questions and worked hard on my case. I was very satisfied!
Posted by Janie | December 6, 2016
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Thorough and Compassionate
After being served with a bogus petition for an Order of Protection by my vindictive ex-husband, I knew that I needed someone who understood domestic violence to understand the background and implications of such an order. Kelsey actively listened and never dismissed my experiences with my ex. She knew exactly how to decipher a document dump by the ex and had a great rapport with each pro-tem along the way. It took three hearings, a counter petition, and my uttermost confidence in Kelsey's knowledge of the law to defeat him and defeat him we did. I would highly recommend Kelsey and while I how to not need her services again in the future, I will not hesitate to call her should another event like this occur.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2016
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Awesome Attorney!
Kelsey is extremely knowledgeable and professional. She got my infraction completely dismissed. I would recommend her to any friend or family member.
Posted by Kaila | December 1, 2016
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Kelsey Ault, along with the other members of Harwath Law, were absolutely amazing handling my case ( And just in general)! Ault was able to get my case dropped quick and easy. And she did an amazing job doing so! I would definitely recommend her as a lawyer if you're looking for the best of the best! If I could give her 10 stars, I most definitely would!
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2016
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Dismissed!
Kelsey got my case dismissed! She told me not to worry from the beginning and she was right. She was always so helpful and respectful, even when I'd call or email her freaking out. She knows the law and is highly respected in the legal community. You can't go wrong hiring Horwath Law and Kelsey!
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2016
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Kelsey was awesome
I felt confident when Kelsey was assigned to my case. She was always available to answer any questions I had. She faught hard to get my charge reduced, and actually did it.
Posted by Joe Michael | July 2, 2015
Breath of Fresh Air
I am a few days shy of my 58th Birthday, retired from the US Army with a Masters of Science Degree. I prided myself in being a law abiding citizen and could not understand the public's distrust in the Police. I discovered why early on Thanksgiving Day 2014 when a police from Lakewood pinned me for Criminal Trespassing in the third degree for entering a house i believed i was invited. All the evidence i produced to them they effectively ignored, since they are divine and know all things. I suffered from depression. Kelsey comforted me in naturally believing what i told her. This was a breath of fresh air, as i have often doubted the work ethic of the younger generations. She answered every email that i sent her, as we agreed email was the best form of communication, which would allow her to talk with me even if she was in court. She kept telling me that the first chance she had to talk with the prosecution was during my pre-trial. i had difficulty in accepting this, however after talking to many other defendants at our pretrial, as their were at least 30 cases on the docket at my time, and they attested the prosecution ignored the calls from their attorneys. Therefore, she was right and knew the system. I watched the attorneys swarm over the prosecution before the judge entered. I had yet to see Kelsey, as i did not know what she looked like. I just believed she knew what to do. Soon, she came through the gate where we were sitting and called my name. I followed her out of the court and she told me she got the good deal she wanted. And it is a good deal. No conviction, no jail time, and no record, and a monitoring fee that is less than one half of a court date attorney fees. So she was also working to save me money, which to me is a godsend. I trusted her and she came through for me. I seldom right reviews, however, knowing the fear i was suffering with, especially being innocent, i want to help others who fall victim to our unjust justice system. She is an oasis in a long hot dry desert. I am so glad that i trusted her, in that i can stay with my wife and two children, and not in a orange uniform in jail. I will keep her in my prayers.
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Posted by James | June 30, 2015
Great Lawyer
Performs professional and carries herself as an expert in the courtroom setting. She knows what to do and does it, almost making to look too easy. She radiates courage and confidence. I felt so relieved and at peace sitting beside her in the courtroom, as even my fear of the judge vanished and my sadness for the prosecution as it was so evident he was in a battle in which he lost. If you want the best, I would recommend you give her a call. She knows what she is doing and has powerful determined eyes to keep the court where she wants it.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Horwath Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Beckwith Law
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Board Member
  • West Seattle Helpline
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Barbara Bowden
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Investigator Intern
  • The Defender Association
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Chapman University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Anti-Harassment
  • Dismissed
  • DUI Refusal
  • Not Guilty
  • Domestic Violence Protection Order
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Best of South Sound
  • South Sound Magazine
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Best of South Sound
  • South Sound Magazine
  • 2017
  • DUI "10 Best" Attorney
  • American Institute of DUI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Female Attorney
  • American Institute of DUI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • DUI "10 Best" Attorney
  • American Institute of DUI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Best Legal Answer
  • Avvo
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lunchtime Learning Session
  • Bail Hearings
  • 2019
  • Lunchtime Learning Session
  • DOL Guidelines in DUI Practice
  • 2018
  • Criminal Defense for Juveniles
  • Juvenile Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (38)
Endorse Kelsey
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a hardworking advocate with exceptional litigation skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelsey is a wonderful attorney! She fights for the best possible outcome for her clients and always comes to court prepared. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kelsey is a passionate advocate for her clients. She prioritizes having excellent communication and helping her clients through some of the hardest times in their lives. Kelsey has tremendous experience defending both misdemeanor and felony charges, so she is the right fit to help you with any criminal defense need. Kelsey will make sure to do a full investigation and protect all of your rights. I strongly endorse Kelsey Ault if you are in need of a criminal defense attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Kelsey is an an excellent attorney. She is willing to put in the extra work in order to ensure the best outcome for her client. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelsey is down to earth and puts her clients at ease as soon as they meet her. Her knowledge of the law and the courts sets her above most attorneys in the area. Her clients can always count on her for good outcomes. I'm proud to have worked with her and think she's a great attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kelsey is well respected in the legal community and serves her clients with compassion and commitment. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelsey is a wonderful attorney who gets great results for her clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kelsey Ault for many years and can attest to her exceptional abilities as a lawyer. She is very well respected in the legal community and has a very practical, no nonsense approach to solving legal problems. I am very impressed by Kelsey's knowledge of the law and her outstanding ability to effectively advocate for her clients. I would highly recommend her to any client in need of criminal defense services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had an opportunity to work with Mrs. Ault at the prosecutor's office, and have witnessed her interactions with her clients as a defense attorney. She is a compassionate advocate on behalf of her clients and is well versed in the area of criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Ault is an incredibly effective advocate for her clients and is constantly going to bat for them. She is incredibly smart and particularly great at coming up with creative solutions to legal problems."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Kelsey is very knowledgeable and caring and works hard for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the extreme pleasure to be able to work with Kelsey previously. Not only is she beautiful, but she is one of the most capable criminal defense attorneys in the Seattle-Tacoma area. She has worked with and learned from some of the best attorneys in the field of criminal defense. Now she is someone that other attorneys go to for help and advice on their cases. I am honored to not only call her a colleague but a friend as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelsey is an exceptional attorney. She works hard day in and day out to make sure her clients understand the process and are getting a swift and fair result."
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