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About me

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.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 34%
  2. Domestic Violence: 33%
  3. DUI & DWI: 33%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Megan Marie Powers

    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.


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  • Amanda Bea Starnes

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Contact info

1117 Tacoma Ave S
Tacoma, WA, 98402


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
DUI "10 Best" Attorney NominationAmerican Institute of DUI Attorneys2016
DUI "10 Best" Attorney NominationAmerican Institute of DUI Attorneys2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyHorwath Law2016 - Present
Managing AttorneyBeckwith Law2012 - 2015
Board MemberWest Seattle Helpline2012 - 2013
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Barbara Bowden2010 - 2012
Rule 9 InternPierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2008 - 2010
Rule 9 InternKing County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2008 - 2009
Legal InternKing County Prosecuting Attorney's Office2007 - 2007
Investigator InternThe Defender Association2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Western District of WashingtonN/A2011 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Tacoma Pierce County Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Assault 2Dismissed
Possession of a Controlled SubstanceDismissed
Assault 4Dismissed at trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Chapman University School of LawN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Defense for JuvenilesJuvenile Law2013