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About Horwath Law

Angela Horwath, an Experienced Tacoma DUI Lawyer

Angela Horwath has been a criminal defense attorney for over ten years. This Tacoma based law firm is committed to defending DUI clients throughout Pierce county, King county, Thurston County and Kitsap County within Washington State. Mrs. Horwath believes that though the result of a DUI case is of utmost importance, she regularly resolves DUI cases with substantial reductions and dismissals, the relationships that she builds with her clients through out the life of the case, is fundamental.

Angela is rated SUPURB by AVVO, with a 10 of 10 rating. She 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 Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Washington State Bar Association, and the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, as well as the National College of DUI Defense. Dan is licensed to practice law in courts throughout Washington in both State and Federal Court.

Mrs. Horwath has gained extensive trial experience through out her career. She began working on criminal trials prior to opening Horwath Law, when she worked at The Department of Assigned Counsel, in Tacoma, WA. She has continued to add to this experience over the past 8 years as a private DUI attorney, taking multiple cases to trial every year. Trial is not something that all DUI attorneys are willing to take on, but with the experience that Mrs. Horwath has, trial is not an intimidation to her or her associates.

Angela has written hundreds of motions and briefs for DUI cases. In a recent DUI trial, Mrs. Horwath wrote and argued a motion for dismissal, due to improper blood draw. Her argument was original, and had never been argued before. The judge agreed with her argument and the case was dismissed.  Her tactics for negotiation are respected among local DUI attorneys, judges and prosecutors within the community as well.  In 2015, Mrs. Horwath had the opportunity to teach a course to local DUI attorneys regarding her negotiation strategies. Due to her strong approach to her cases, over 90% of the firm’s DUI cases are reduced to a lesser charge. More information on the results of her cases can be found on her results page.

When an individual is facing a drunk driving, (DUI), Physical Control, or MIP, one of the most important decisions they make is who to retain as their DUI attorney. Choosing an affordable and experienced DUI attorney that will give your case confidential, personal, and professional attention is of great importance.
Mrs. Horwath’s legal background, trial expertise, and negotiation skills can make all the difference when you or someone you love is faced with a Washington DUI, Physical Control, or other alcohol related offense.

Mrs. Horwath employs two attorneys In her downtown Tacoma office, both of whom are senior associates with the firm. Working alongside the attorneys are two paralegals that have been with the firm since 2010. Horwath Law clients have affectionately referred to this group of professionals as “the dream team”. With all three of these attorneys skillfully defending each case together, clients of Horwath Law are receiving additional value to the care and attention that each case deserves.
Ms. Horwath’s legal background, trial expertise, and negotiation skills can make all the difference when you or someone you love is faced with a Washington DUI, Physical Control, or other alcohol related offense.

From her office in Tacoma, she regularly appears in court representing people accused of DUI in Tacoma, Puyallup, Kent, Lakewood, Olympia, Seattle, Port Orchard, Fife, and other Western Washington Courts.
Ms. Horwath is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, which is an elite group of DUI Attorneys across the country. 
Contact Angela Horwath, Tacoma DUI lawyer, today.

Ratings and Awards


Award Name


Date Granted

Top 40 Under 4 Criminal Defense Lawyers in WA

American Society of Legal Advocates


Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award of State of Washington

National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys


10 Best Attorneys for the State of Washington

American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys


Client's Choice Award


2016, 2015, 2014, 2013,  and 2012

Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award

National Academy of Criminal defense Attorneys


Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers

American Society of Legal Advocates


Rated “Superb”


2013 – Present

8 Leaders in Criminal Defense




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Juris Doctorate, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA
Bachelor of Arts, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

Professional Associations
and Memberships

DUI Puyallup Attorney

Pierce County Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
Washington Association of Criminal Defense
National College for DUI Defense
American Inns of Court
Honorable Robert J. Bryan Chapter of the American Inns of Court

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