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We believe that a Tacoma DUI charge should not define who you are or control your future. This may be the first time that you have had to hire a criminal defense attorney, and we understand that you may be scared and troubled by the prospect of going to jail or having a DUI on your record.


If you have been arrested or charged with a crime of Domestic Violence in Pierce County or King County the consequences can be very serious. Even misdemeanor DV charges can result in jail of up to 364 days and fines of up to $5000.


Accusations of Washington State drug crimes are taken very seriously by law enforcement, prosecutors, and the courts. A conviction for a Washington State drug crime will have serious long-term consequences including, but not limited to potential jail time and significant fines.


Property crimes are considered acts of dishonesty, which brings with it unique and expansive consequences, including denial professional licenses, employment opportunities and immigration/deportation issues. Juveniles and students charged with property crimes may face academic consequences that are far reaching.


Angela Horwath has extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney and is well respected in the legal community. Prior to opening Horwath Law in 2008, she gained valuable trial experience as a public defender at The Department of Assigned Counsel located in Pierce County, Washington.

While there, she was the Lead Counsel on hundreds of criminal cases and trained several attorneys in the practice of criminal law. In addition to her extensive trial experience, Angela has authored hundreds criminal legal motions and briefs.

Angela’s private practice is devoted to criminal defense. She has particular trial experience in the area of domestic violence defense and DUI.

Ms. Horwath is one of the most caring and skilled Tacoma criminal defense attorneys. She has successfully handled all facets of the most complex criminal charges and provides the same dedication and effort into each case.

Angela has attained highest AVVO rating of SUPURB and has also been awarded the “Client’s Choice Award” for the last five years in a row with over 50 client reviews on the public website. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Washington Defender’s Association as well as the National College of DUI Defense and is licensed to practice law in courts throughout Washington in both State and Federal Court.

Call us today at 253.620.0033 for a free consultation and see how we can help you.


"If you need legal help, Angela is the person to choose."

All my questions were answered very promptly. If you need legal help, Angela is the person to choose.
– Arron, DUI Client
"Horwath law is a great to work with... very knowledgeable and customer orientated... Professional attorney..."

Horwath law is a great to work with... very knowledgeable and customer orientated... Professional attorney... loved having on my side… Knowledge was impressive.
– Brian
"We can't thank you enough for your stellar service, because of your due diligence the case was dismissed."

We can't thank you enough for your stellar service, because of your due diligence the case was dismissed. Saving us years of stress. You rock!
– Cossetta, Tacoma


Angela Horwath is the owner and lead attorney of Horwath Law. Her career has been dedicated entirely to criminal defense and she has been lead counsel on thousands of criminal cases. Mrs. Horwath maintains excellent relationships with her clients and that is why the majority of Horwath Law’s clients are referrals from previous clients.

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Kelsey Ault is a lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest and received her law degree at Seattle University. She earned her B.A. at Chapman University, graduating with a major in Sociology with a focus on Criminal Justice. Kelsey believes that there are two sides to every story and works diligently to ensure that each client is given a voice.

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Alison Ganem is a compassionate advocate for those accused of a crime. While she works aggressively to represent her clients, she also respects that each of her clients is different, each with different circumstances and stories. She understands the stress and fear the uncertainty of the criminal process can bring to a client and their loved ones…

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If you are arrested and charged with a crime in Tacoma, WA, there may be many fears running through your mind. Your first priority should be to ask for your lawyer. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you. It is important to remember that you have not yet been convicted and remain innocent until proven guilty and are entitled to certain rights. Make sure to have our aggressive, and experienced criminal defense lawyer by your side, making statements for you in a way that protects your rights. We are committed to standing up for those rights and fighting relentlessly for them, no matter your circumstances. Your criminal defense matter is serious. Our criminal attorneys are ready to help you obtain the best possible outcome.

Whether you are guilty of the charges or not, you will need an experienced and qualified criminal defense lawyer in Tacoma, WA to represent you. Without competent legal representation you are placing yourself at risk of not only fees, but possible jail time or even worse. The potential legal penalties for criminal convictions are harsh. They can include lengthy jail or prison time, hefty fines, intensive treatment programs, many hours of community service, and probation. Any criminal charge will have a negative impact on your reputation, and can potentially tear your family apart, causing you to lose the things that make life worth living. Not every lawyer has the skill and talent to defend you in Criminal Court. Our experienced criminal attorneys have successfully defended numerous criminal charges in Washington State. We know both sides of the courtroom and can build a defense that fights prosecution tactics. If you have been accused or charged with a crime, or you are unhappy with the outcome of your criminal case, consult our Tacoma criminal defense attorney immoderately.

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If you are facing serious criminal charges, do not wait another minute to hire our aggressive criminal defense attorney. We represent people who have been accused or charged with crimes in Tacoma, WA. Our attorney can help you understand your rights and defend you and give you the best legal representation possible. We have successfully handled many criminal cases and have a reputation for success and experience with all types of criminal cases in Washington. Contact us for a free consultation. We will show you exactly how our criminal lawyers can handle your case and attempt defend you from a crime conviction.


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