Jennifer Horwitz Law
Compassionate legal representation with real results.


Personalized and Passionate Defense


I will personally represent you

I do not turn my client’s cases over to less experienced associates and I do not farm out written or behind-the-scenes work to other lawyers. I represent my clients through all phases of the case, at every hearing, and handle all aspects from beginning to end. My practice is trial-intensive and I handle all aspects of preparing a case for trial.

My philosophy


I am passionate about the work I do. Being accused of a crime or becoming the target of a criminal investigation can be a terrifying experience and can profoundly affect a person’s life, family and job. I am a tough advocate for my clients and I work tenaciously and diligently to obtain the best possible outcome in every case. I am an effective negotiator as well as fearless trial lawyer and both skill sets serve my clients well. I work with a network of other professionals — investigators and experts — to provide each client with the most powerful defense.


Most people who hire a criminal defense lawyer have no idea what to expect. I will take the time to explain what you can expect during each stage of your case. I will make sure you understand what will happen at each hearing and the steps I will be taking in preparing your case. With your input, I will arrive at a strategy for approaching your case that will help you feel in control.


I understand that facing a criminal allegation can be a humiliating experience. My job is to help you get the best possible outcome and to guide you through what can be a difficult and scary process. I will not judge you and will always treat you with respect.



  • Board member of the Seattle Clemency Project ("SCP") and co-author of SCP Manual

  • 2015-2017 National representative for attorneys who take appointed federal cases in the Western District of Washington

  • Co-Author of manual for Federal Criminal Practice in Western District of Washington

  • Member of both the National and Washington Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers Associations.

  • Educator of teachers about the criminal justice system through a collaboration with Seattle University Law and Federal Court judges.

  • Presenter and co-chair for seminars for other lawyers on a variety of criminal defense, protection order, federal practice and domestic violence issues