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Angela L Dawes

Personal injury Attorney at Vancouver, WA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Angela Engstrom

  • State Years
    Washington - WA 15 years
    Oregon - OR 20 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Angela

Learn Angela’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    I have handled personal injury cases, focusing primarily on auto accident cases, for the past 20 years. I am an active member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), and licensed in WA, practicing in Vancouver as well as Portland.

    21 years

  2. Wills and living wills
    I draft wills for young adults and families. I focus on providing wills for people with smaller estates and children. I began doing this type of work when my own father passed away several years ago without a will and I saw firsthand how difficult it can be for families to deal with mourning. Wills are a gift to your family that can lessen this hurt greatly.

    6 years

I was licensed to practice law in OR in 2003 and was licensed to practice in WA in 2008. I grew up in Tucson, AZ, where I graduated with a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of AZ.  While there, I was a volleyball coach and referee, and waited tables to pay my way through school. I moved to the Pacific Northwest for law school in 2000 and have been here ever since.  After 20+ years in the hot desert sun, the rain is actually a nice change!  My basic life model is to live by the golden rule, have integrity, and I try to do right by the people I know.  I love personal injury work because I get to help people through a stressful time in their lives, immerse myself in science and interact with all kinds of people. I love working both sides of the river and learning the laws of 2 states and the interplay between them, and I'm proud to be a working mom and provide a strong example for my kids.

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Angela L Dawes
1914 Broadway St
Vancouver, WA, 98663

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  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Denise | August 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
Angela accepted my personal injury case 9-1/2 years ago. Throughout this long drawn out process due to several extending circumstances, including COVID she stuck by me. She always showed professionalism and compassion throughout the whole ordeal. She showed perseverance and diligence to settle the case and achieving a good settlement. I highly recommend Angela if you want an attorney who is hard working and going the extra mile to resolve your case and not just a quick buck.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2013
Angela, Very knowledgeable in her field, very thorough, and efficient
I got traffic ticket recently, first time in a very long time, since nature of my work prohibit me to have any moving violation records so I need a good solid Lawyer to help me through the legal process. Through a good friend that know her i was introduced , and my experience tell me she is very good on her field, I am a Very satisfied client , and i will use her again in my company if we need her expertise in the future. Deliver excellent service for my Legal need.
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Posted by Brenda | March 9, 2013
Angela is so knowledgable and so very personable that she made me feel safe and that everything would be just fine!
I met Angela nice years ago and have had to turn to her for help twice now as an attorney. I knew instantly that I had made the right decision. She knows what she is doing and if she doesn't know she is humble enough to ask a coleague. Angela is a great attorney and one that I like having on my side. I am so very thankful for her.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2009
Does Her Homework!
Angela took on an out-of-town case located in a difficult court district. She took the time to analyze the case thoroughly, explain the prospects and options and was thorough in her preparation. She even went early to drive the scene. The preparation paid off as her legal arguments prevailed and the judge ruled in our favor. I would highly recommend Angela as she was terrific to work with and kept me up to date as we neared the court date. Kudos to you Angela!
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Posted by Kaira | August 14, 2008
Client Review
This is the third case in which Angela has worked with me. Some of my friends with similar cases have been frustrated due to poor communication and lack of responsiveness on the part of their attorney. I have never had that problem. Angela keeps me updated with the progress of my case and responds promptly to my calls and/or e-mail.
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2008
Traffic Ticket
Got a traffic ticket about three years ago in Oregon. At the time I had two tickets and did not want another on my driving record. After hearing letting me know what my options were, Anglea worked with me to ensure the ticket did not affect my driving record.
Posted by Stephanie | July 2, 2008
Sr. Project Manager, Media/Advertising
Angela has represented me in two cases, both of which she went above and beyond looking out for my best interest while we settled both cases. This saved me time and money, of which I appreciated greatly!! I would highly recommend Ms. Engstrom!!
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2008
Client Review
Angela was very up front and honest with me about my case. She was excellent about keeping me informed about my case. I would highly recommend her.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bill Montecucco, Attorney at Law, PS
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Office of Angela L. Engstrom
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • James F. O'Rourke, Jr. and Associates
  • 2003 - 2005


  • Lewis & Clark Northwestern Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2002
  • University of Arizona
  • B.A.
  • 1999


  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Motor Vehicles Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • OTLA Publications Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, New Lawyers Section
  • Co-chair
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Oregon Trial Lawyer Association- Membership Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Multnomah Bar Association Service to the Public Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer of the Month, April
  • OTLA
  • 2008


  • OLTA Trial Lawyer Magazine
  • Out of the Box Experts
  • 2014
  • OTLA Trial Lawyer Magazine
  • Momsclub International
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Meeting
  • Oregon Traffic law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (8)
Endorse Angela
Personal injury Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Angela is an outstanding personal injury attorney who both cares about her clients, and delivers exceptional results for them."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked on a motor vehicle accident case with Angela years ago. It was my first such case and I learned a lot from her. She's a great advocate"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"During the time that I've worked with Angela, she has proven to be one of the most organized and capable attorneys around. She handles complex and difficult personal injury cases in Washington and Oregon with ease and professionalism. She also handles various infraction matters in Oregon and Washington as well as estate planning issues such as drafting wills and physician's directives in a highly effective manner. I highly and unequivocally endorse her."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Angela Engstrom is bright, hardworking, confident in her abilities and takes care of her clients. I recommend her regularly."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Angela is an extremely effective attorney, especially in the area of personal injury, yet she has also had extensive experience successfully representing clients in traffic offense cases in Oregon, where she knows the system like the back of her hand. I've always been impressed with Angela's knowledge and devotion to her clients. Angela is intelligent, hardworking, thorough, and approachable. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
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Vancouver Personal injury Lawyer Angela L Dawes
Angela L Dawes
Personal injury Attorney
Vancouver, WA
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation