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Graduate of Harvard Law School
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Jennifer Horwitz is a consummate legal professional who gets results for her clients. For 25 years, she has been a powerful advocate for clients in Seattle and surrounding cities. Being accused of a crime is incredibly stressful and upsetting. When faced with criminal charges, it is common to feel frightened, overwhelmed and depressed. Instead of feeling powerless and victimized, you will feel empowered and in control after contacting Jennifer Horwitz Law.

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What Sets Jennifer Horwitz Apart from Other Attorneys

  • Personal top to bottom representation by Jennifer at every phase of your case
  • Attention to efficient representation to preserve your funds
  • Integrity and transparency with billing
  • Clear and diligent communication about your case
  • Compassionate with clients and strategic with their cases
  • Skilled and experienced trial attorney
  • Adept and creative negotiator
  • Respected by courts and prosecutors
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Jennifer Horwitz Will Fight
Hard to Secure Your Best Result

Jennifer’s track record of successful outcomes is impressive. She has not only won a number of not guilty verdicts, she has won numerous dismissals of very serious felony cases, including sex offense cases before the cases even reached trial. If you or a loved one is in trouble with the law or has a legal matter that requires urgent, careful attention, place your confidence in Jennifer Horwitz Law.

Jennifer has a well-earned reputation for keen intelligence and genuine empathy. She will never judge you; she is committed to being your ally.  Jennifer is a Harvard Law School graduate, who is easy to talk to and focused on practical solutions.  As her client, you will know you can trust her to take over your legal concerns while keeping you informed and offering you options, always including you in the decision-making process. She never delegates your case to less experienced attorneys, realizing that you are coming to her for her particular brand of fierce advocacy, trial experience, empathy and integrity.

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Practice Areas of Jennifer Horwitz Law

Jennifer is not a general practitioner, but focuses on areas of special
importance to her in which her skills have been perfected and honed over decades:

Criminal Defense

Protecting the civil rights of clients accused of crimes is Jennifer’s passion. She has the capacity to investigate the details of your case thoroughly, listening attentively to your account, examining evidence and interviewing witnesses. She will develop a winning strategy for your case, guiding you through your courtroom appearance and negotiating the most positive outcome possible. You can always count on her emotional, as well as legal, support during this critical period in your life. Jennifer works with a trusted investigator and has access to a group of experts to support her work on your case.

Anti-Harassment Order & Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Extreme Risk Protection Order

A large portion of the cases handled by Jennifer Horwitz Law involve orders of protection and anti-harassment. She is equally comfortable representing either party — the petitioner who requires the protection or the recipient who may have been unjustly targeted.

*Please note: protection orders related to family law cases will be referred to a qualified family law attorney

Domestic Violence Charges

Jennifer Horwitz Law handles all types of cases involving domestic violence allegations. Most frequently, Jennifer represents the person accused of either felony or misdemeanor domestic violence offense, but she also represents alleged victims who may want to see charges against a spouse, intimate partner or family member dropped. Whichever side of this complicated situation you are on, Jennifer will treat you with respect and ensure that your voice is heard.

Federal/White Collar Crime

Jennifer Horwitz Law has a history of successfully handling federal criminal cases, including white collar fraud cases. If you have been accused of some type of fraud or another variety of white collar or federal crime, Jennifer is adept at preparing strong defenses and will fight aggressively for you in court. She is also very experienced in representing clients in the pre-charging phase of these cases and witnesses who have been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury.

Juvenile Matters

With more than two decades of experience working with young people, Jennifer Horwitz has an in-depth understanding the distinctions between adult crimes and juvenile crimes. She has guided many families through the trying process of juvenile court cases and is able to address issues that may mitigate juvenile charges, such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, and substance abuse. Jennifer is able to connect with and win the trust of her juvenile clients, while working with supportive parents on the representation.

School Discipline

School discipline issues have increased in recent years as an additional consequence of criminal charges, particularly when the allegations involve on-campus activities or another student. If you or your child has been charged with misconduct at school or has experienced unfair or excessive disciplinary action, on its own or as part of a criminal case, Jennifer has the expertise to handle this issue.

Sexual Offenses

Sexual offenses also are in the spotlight more frequently, often resulting in damaging criminal charges. Simply being accused of sexual misconduct can muddy your reputation or derail your career. This is why it is essential to seek excellent legal counsel as soon as you are charged with a sex crime, or even if you suspect sex charges may be pending.

Clemency cases

If you have already been convicted of a crime, have exhausted your appeals and are serving a long sentence, clemency may be your last chance to regain your freedom and resume your life. Though only a small percentage of requested commutations are granted hearings by the Clemency and Pardons Board, and even fewer are approved by the board and sent on to the Governor for consideration, the commutation of a long-term prison sentence is a life-altering result that affects the entire family of the person fighting for their freedom. Jennifer Horwitz represented a deserving client who sought clemency and won her client’s freedom. Jennifer has co-written a manual for attorneys on how to represent clients in clemency cases.


Inquests are inquiries into the circumstances surrounding a death, usually undertaken when the cause of death is difficult to determine, violent or “unnatural.” If you have serious concerns and questions about the death of someone close to you regarding how, why, when and where the death occurred, contacting Jennifer Horwitz will help you to find closure and peace of mind.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I am charged with a misdemeanor offense and have no prior criminal history. Do I need an attorney to represent me?

    Yes. A misdemeanor offense carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $5,000 fine. There are also other possible consequences of a misdemeanor conviction including drivers’ licensing consequences (if it was a…

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  • What are the differences between a misdemeanor and felony charge?

    A misdemeanor charge carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $5,000 fine. Felony charges carry higher maximum penalties depending on whether the felony is a Class A (most serious), Class B or Class C felony… offense. Misdemeanor cases are usually charged in a Municipal Court in the city in which the offense

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  • What are the differences between a state and federal case?

    Many crimes are ones that could be charged in either state or federal court. For example, most drug and fraud cases could be charged in either jurisdiction. The cases charged in federal court have an element that gives…federal court jurisdiction over the case, such as the interstate transportation of drugs or money.

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