Jennifer Horwitz (she/her)
Attorney at Law

Her Philosophy:


Jennifer Horwitz is passionate about the work she does. 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.  Jennifer is a tough advocate for her clients and works tenaciously and diligently to obtain the best possible outcome in every case. Jennifer is an effective negotiator as well as a fearless trial lawyer and both skill sets serve her clients well. Jennifer works 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. Jennifer Horwitz will take the time to explain what you can expect during each stage of your case. Jennifer will make sure you understand what will happen at each hearing and the steps Jennifer will be taking in preparing your case. With your input, Jennifer will arrive at a strategy for approaching your case that will help you feel in control.


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


  • 25 years of experience handling criminal cases
  • Almost 20 years of experience handling federal criminal cases
  • Regularly teaches peers in state and federal criminal practice
  • Co-author of a manual on clemency cases
  • Co-authoring a manual for federal practice in Western District of Washington
  • Serves regularly as local counsel for attorneys seeking to handle a case in Western District of Washington


  • 2024 Superlawyers’ List
  • 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