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Sean Esworthy

DUI and DWI Attorney at Wenatchee, WA

5.0   44 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Sean

Learn Sean’s areas of practice.

WE DEFEND YOU. CALL (509) 293-6450 TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION.

I help my clients to understand and navigate the criminal justice system. I advocate for them to work towards achieving good resolutions.

The criminal justice system can seem overwhelming and being charged with a crime can have many negative consequences. 

I have been practicing for nearly a decade starting as a Rule 9 intern for a prosecutor's office during law school. After that, I worked as a prosecutor for over two years. Now, as a criminal defense attorney, I use the knowledge and experience that I have gained from being on both sides of the aisle in order to best serve my clients.

Our firm serves the Chelan and Douglas County areas.

Give me a call at for a consultation. Do not delay. The government already has a head-start and time is of the essence. 

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 2 ...
Top Contributor 2019,2018,2017,2015
Top Contributor
2019 2018 2017 + 1 ...

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Location

Kottkamp, Yedinak & Esworthy, PLLC
435 Orondo Avenue
Wenatchee, WA, 98801

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2024
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Restoring gun rights
I highly recommend Sean Esworthy. He was very helpful with quick results!!!...He was very responsive and willing to help you understand the process that takes to get the job done. Very satisfied with the services that i received. Thank you very much for your time. I know who to call, if needed in the future.
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2024
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Early termination probation
Sean Esworthy, was excellent handling my cause was very professional, and always kept a great attitude. He always kept me updated with what was going on in the court case, and told me what I could do to help on my end. Overall he was excellent
Posted by John | December 26, 2023
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Highly Recommended!!!
Sean is very proficient and professional. Took less than 3 weeks to get my record sealed and I could not be any happier. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2023
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Record vacate
After 11 yrs my convictions have been vacated. The process I always figured in my head would be complicated. After going into Sean’s office and consulting with him. He seemed like the right guy to go with very easy to speak with and straight to the point….oh and the turn around was less than a month that was impressive in my eyes.
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Posted by Skylar | August 16, 2022
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Restoration of my gun rights
After providing Sean with my documents, he worked in a timely manner and was able get my rights restored without any pushback, much appreciated.
Posted by Samantha | May 4, 2022
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Best Lawyer experience every
I live in California and I work for the probation department as a case manager for drug court I was told out of the blue that I needed all of my felonies expunged or I could no longer have access to the probation system I was given Sean’s information by the public defender in Wenatchee Washington and let me tell you it was smooth sailing from the minute him and I had a conversation on the phone Not only was he super sweet and understanding and non-judgemental he was always responsive, quick and explained everything play-by-play Within two weeks my record is expunged and I am all clear now , felony free His prices are very reasonable and as I said I have never known a lawyer to be more responsive professional and super sweet in my whole life Thank you again for all you have done for me and my future
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Posted by Jesse | April 22, 2022
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Restoration
Mr. Esworthy and his team were phenomenal! Not only did He get my rights restored he did it way Faster then I imagined. It's a relief to be able to put my past behind me ! Mr.Esworthy and his team made it simple for me and were Genuine .
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2022
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Easy going real nice staff
Easy to get a hold of attorney when you need to. .. Cathy and staff are very friendly and price is straight forward no hidden fee's. I would use them again if needed.
Posted by David | March 23, 2022
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First time ever paying for a lawyer when needed and couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
I hired Sean Esworthy for the restoration of my firearm rights. The reason I hired him was because the head clerk at the chelan county courthouse had suggested him and when I told her the price he quoted me for his services she told me I would not find a better price, about $500-$600 dollar’s cheaper than the going rate here In town. His receptionist was very helpful and Courteous and her and Sean made paperwork a breeze by giving the option to do so remotely. If I were to recommend anyone in town to a relative or a close friend I would recommend Sean Esworthy for legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2021
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very reasonable, professional and responsive
I got myself arrested over a weekend while in Chelan and ended up spending a night in jail in Wenatchee. I was arrested for assault 4th degree and interfering w/reporting DV. The following week after researching attorneys in Wenatchee I decided to reach out to Sean and after our initial conversation which he spent a fair amount of time talking with me at no cost I chose to go with him. His price was very fair and he was upfront about what I would have to go through regarding court. Each time I had questions or needed information he made himself available the same day to take or return my call and or email me back. He was well prepared, very professional and guided me through the process. In the end the case was dismissed at the pre-trial hearing and looking back I'm glad I went with him. I live on the west side of the mountains and would highly recommend Sean if you need representation in Wenatchee or surrounding area. Thank you Sean!
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2021
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Resolved DUI Charge
Sean told me what to expect in the beginning and it turned out just like he said it would. My DUI charge was reduced to Negligent Driving 2 which I was happy with. The fee was reasonable. I recommend hiring Sean Esworthy.
Posted by Dale | May 20, 2021
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Incredibly helpful
Way above expectations. He did an incredible job and was able to get me a SOC so my charge will be dropped in a year. I would recommend him to anybody in need of competent representation. If I ever need an attorney again, God forbid, I will certainly be calling Sean.
Posted by Abby | April 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Hire this guy!!
I hired Sean for a DUI charge I received in Chelan. He was great to work with - and I am happy with the result. He was very clear & communicated with me quite regularly on the current status of our court dates and the overall process (quite a bit of rescheduling was done due to COVID-19). This was the first time I had ever worked directly with an attorney, and also the first time I had ever received a DUI. I felt less like Sean was "working for me" and more like he was a partner of mine, understanding where I was coming from and doing everything he could to ensure the outcome was one I was satisfied with. Which it was. Thanks Sean for your help - I greatly appreciate you!
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Posted by James | April 16, 2021
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Court case during Covid
I hired Sean just before the Covid 19 Pandemic started. It was obvious that stay at home orders and the closing of the state offices to include the court systems was going to have a huge effect on the case loads backing up etc. Sean did an excellent job keeping me informed of what was going on with my case and how we would proceed with Court via video on Zoom. Sean got my charge reduced by a considerable amount and I am very happy with the outcome. All in All it was a win. Thank you Sean!
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Posted by Nicholas | February 24, 2021
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Outstanding service
Sean was understanding and prompt to solve my problems. He even made a payment arrangement and was very commutative about the process before , during , and after completion. I appreciate his time and Sean’s’ time and his firm.
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2021
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Satisfied Client
Sean did a great job on my case! He was always prompt and professional in our interactions. His knowledge and help were key to a positive outcome for me!
Posted by Jonathan | February 4, 2021
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Great!
I hired Mr. Esworthy to vacate some old charges for me and he got right to work handling everything! All I had to do was sign some documents, which I was able to do remotely! Even during a pandemic he got the job done expediently and I never had to make a physical appearance once, everything was done through emails or over the phone.
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Posted by Randy | October 7, 2020
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Extremely satisfied
Sean was fast and thorough. He knew exactly what was needed and explained the process so that it was easy to understand. He and his staff made the whole experience easy and convenient. I'm very pleased with the l service I received.
Posted by Joshua | September 14, 2020
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Great experience with a great lawyer
Sean knows the ins and outs, is very thorough, and very communicative. He answers all questions in detail. He is as good as they come nowadays, and above all, he is a very kind gentleman. 6 out of 5 stars!
Posted by David | May 19, 2020
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Fantastic Job!
Sean did a super job getting my gun rights restored. He helped me in a timely manner, stayed in constant contact and is very professional. I have already referred him to other people who were trying to to this by themselves. It is defiantly worth the money to have an attorney,
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kottkamp, Yedinak & Esworthy, PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kottkamp & Yedinak, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Johnson, Gaukroger, Smith & Marchant, P.S.
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • Johnson, Gaukroger, Smith & Marchant, P.S.
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • City Of Marysville
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Rule 9 Intern
  • City of Marysville
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. L.S.
  • 2nd outside 7 years DUI amended to Negligent Driving 1st Degree.
  • State v. L.G.
  • Arson 2 and Mal. Mis. 2 amended to Reckless Burning 1 and Mal. Mis 2
  • City v. A.C.
  • DUI amended to Negligent Driving 1st Degree
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Associations

  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Executive Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Chelan-Douglas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Chelan-Douglas County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Chelan-Douglas County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Rotaract
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Chelan/Douglas County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Rotaract
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • VAS Silver Volunteer
  • Chelan-Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services
  • 2018
  • Who's Who
  • Marquis Who's Who
  • 2018
  • Member Award
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Excellence for the Future Award
  • CALI
  • 2010
  • Cum Laude
  • Seattle University, School of Law
  • 2010
  • Seattle University Academic Scholarship
  • Seattle University, School of Law
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Washington Criminal Justice Issues Blog
  • Testilying
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (11)
Endorse Sean
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sean is a highly respected criminal defense attorney in the Wenatchee Valley. Sean combines extensive legal knowledge with a strong courtroom presence to provide exceptional representation for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Esworthy is an excellent advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a client in need. He is also an asset to the Avvo Community, providing invaluable resources to those seeking help"
Debt collection Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Sean is a smart and totally dedicated to his clients. He handles criminal cases but also a wide variety of civil cases. He is respected by judges and his colleagues. I strongly endorse Sean."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. As a supervising lawyer for Sean, I have nothing but high praise for his work ethic, commitment to excellence and his dedication to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sean has a great deal of experience as both a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, which makes him unusually qualified."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Sean is a very methodical and detail-oriented attorney who has the experience and ability necessary to guide a client through the intimidating legal process."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Sean on several matters and witnessed his representation of his clients in the courtroom. He is effective and professional."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lawyers who donate time on sites like this have a passion for the law and a compassion for the people they serve. Kudos. We'd refer a case without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Esworthy is a very skilled and knowledgable attorney who truly cares about his clients. He has excellent presence in the court room, and he is a skilled trial attorney. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked against Mr. Esworthy on numerous criminal matters. As a prosecutor, he was always professional, understood the law, and fair in his recommendations. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sean is an experienced litigator with a terrific courtroom presence. Knowledgeable, prepared, and poised, he is an effective advocate for his clients and a good hire for anyone looking for assistance with a criminal law matter. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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