Owner at Horwath Law

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. 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. 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 and DUI. Unlike many local criminal defense attorneys, Angela is actually ready and willing to go to trial on all of her cases. She takes numerous cases to trial every year and as a result she stays at the top of her game. Judges and prosecutors throughout the area respect her negotiation and trial tactics. In fact, she recently taught a course to local DUI attorneys regarding her respected negotiation tactics. As a result, many of her cases end in dismissal or very sought after plea deals. The Dream Team! Ms. Horwath employs a staff of two senior associate level attorneys as well as two experienced paralegals. This team has been affectionately referred to as “the dream team” by Horwath Law clients and it is honestly what sets Horwath apart from the competition. The Horwath Law team thoroughly reviews all cases from the stage of negotiation preparation to trial strategies. Clients really are getting the added value of three attorneys expertly defending their case.

Bar Admissions

  • 2006 State Bar of Washington


Gonzaga University, 502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202
BA - Bachelor of Arts - 2002
Seattle University School of Law, 901 12th Avenue P.O. Box 222000 Seattle, WA 98122-1090
JD - Juris Doctor - 2006

Career Highlights

  • Best DWI Attorney In Tacoma - Three Best Rated - 2017
  • "Best Small Business" - South Sound Magazine - 2017
  • Client's Choice Award - AVVO - 2013 to 2016
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys - American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys - 2016
  • Veterans Treatment Court Planning Award - Justice for Vets - 2016
  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award of State of Washingotn - National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys - 2015
  • Top 40 Under 4 Criminal Defense Lawyers in WA - American Society of Legal Advocates - 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award - National Academy of Criminal defense Attorneys - 2014
  • 10 Best Attorneys for the State of Washington - American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys - 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers - American Society of Legal Advocates - 2013
  • 8 Leaders in Criminal Defense - Newsweek - 2011
  • Scholarship award - Seattle University School of Law - 2006


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