Attorney Amy Muth represents individuals in criminal investigations, trials, appeals, and post-conviction matters in Washington state and federal courts. A recognized leader in defending Washington sexual assault cases, Ms. Muth has garnered awards and recognition from the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL), Washington Defender Association (WDA), and Washington Law & Politics. Additionally, she serves as an expert witness and consultant for Innocence...Read more
Attorney Amy Muth represents individuals in criminal investigations, trials, appeals, and post-conviction matters in Washington state and federal courts. A recognized leader in defending Washington sexual assault cases, Ms. Muth has garnered awards and recognition from the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL), Washington Defender Association (WDA), and Washington Law & Politics. Additionally, she serves as an expert witness and consultant for Innocence Project Northwest in sexual assault cases. Because of her experience, Ms. Muth is frequently invited to conduct trainings for members of local, state, and national criminal defense organizations, and most recently was a featured speaker for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers sex crimes CLE program in New Orleans. She also regularly testifies in the Washington State Legislature on criminal legislation, and writes articles and amicus briefs for WACDL and WDA on sex crime issues.
A highly skilled and experienced trial lawyer, Ms. Muth has tried numerous criminal cases throughout Western Washington. Ms. Muth’s finely honed, aggressive litigation skills have led to significant case reductions, dismissals, and acquittals. Her practice emphasizes the defense of complex criminal matters, including
- Adult and Child Sexual Assault
- Domestic Violence Offenses
- Major Drug Trafficking Crimes
and other complex matters in state and federal courts.
Ms. Muth appreciates that every criminal case carries life-changing consequences for her clients. She provides exceptional representation as she walks with her clients through the complexities of the legal system. Whether you are a student facing deportation for a crime you did not commit, a professional with a career hanging in the balance, or a falsely accused parent who fears you will never see your child again, Ms. Muth takes great satisfaction in relieving your anxiety with compassionate advice while advocating strenuously for you in the courtroom.Read less
WDA Legislative Update, WDA, 2011 - Present
RCW 10.58.090: The Conclusion, WACDL, 2012
Taking Your Trial Skills to the Next Level, WACDL, 2012
Interviewing Child Witnesses in Child Sex Cases, WDA, 2012
Protecting Client Confidentiality, WACDL, 2010
Child Counseling in Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence Cases (CLD program co-chair), WDA, 2010
State v. A.N.J. and New Ethical Obligations in Sex Cases, WDA, 2010
Child Sexual Abuse Case Law and Strategies, Northwest Innocence Project, 2009
State v. Magers and the Cycle of Domestic Violence, WDA & Associated Counsel for the Accused, 2008
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?