Firm Overview

The lawyers of Ashbach Law Offices are experienced and knowledgeable in many areas of law, with trial practice areas ranging from criminal defense, personal injury, divorce, license revocations and other administrative hearings. With over 34 years combined experience, we provide our clients with aggressive and effective legal representation at reasonable prices. Having both knowledge and practice in cases ranging from major felonies to DUIs and personal injuries to auto accidents, we are well-equipped to serve your needs.

The Burlington Branch of our firm opened in early 1980s. We just opened the Marysville branch in April 2008.

Example cases

I have handled many DUI defense and assault 2 defense cases.
I have been the plaintiff's attorney for automobile accidents as well.

Main Office

Main
4025 80th Street NE
Suite B
Marysville  WA  98270

Phone
  • (360) 659-4950
  • (360) 474-7872
Fax
  • (360) 659-4118

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, I offer a free initial consultation either over the phone or in person. Typically, the consultation can be done in 15-30 minutes.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

The amount charged depends on the charge(s), complexity of the case, and stage at which I get involved.

Hourly Rates

Typically I do not use hourly rates, but $125 an hour is typically the quoted price.

Office Information

Office Hours

7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Earlier or later hours available if necessary.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Other Offices

  • Everett, WA
    2520 Colby Avenue
    Suite 117
    Everett,  WA  98208

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I have always found criminal law and trials fascinating. However, defendants' rights continually get trampled upon. I wanted to ensure everyone is treated fairly and with respect.

As for personal injury, I am disgusted when I see large entities/businesses injure everyday people and get away with it essentially free. I practice personal injury to help people avoid enduring those injustices.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Clients should educate themselves on legal background knowledge. However, they should seek an attorney's advice for accuracy and clarification.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review documents prepared by clients. However, due to technical aspects of documents like wills, trusts or even purchases/sales, the attorney should have a significant amount of input. Often times, forms purchased off of the internet or in a bookstore are invalid or do not accomplish what is desired.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am willing to give limited advice. Clients really need a lawyer to ensure their rights are protected and that the best result possible can be obtained. Too many people who represent themselves get burned.

Brian Ashbach

I was a financial analyst for a major credit card company and later an associate at a power trading company.

I have experience as a public defender.
I have always been surrounded by lawyers.
In previous careers I was required to perform high-level analytics and give presentations, which trained me for in-depth legal analysis as well as developed my oral advocacy skills.

I am aggressive and have a thorough understanding of criminal and personal injury laws, which enables me to obtain strong results for my clients. Much of my business is referrals from satisfied clients.

Personal interests:

I grew up in the San Juan Islands, so my interests include fishing, crabbing and using tractors/bulldozers. Around Marysville, Everett and Snohomish Counties, I enjoy boating and playing golf.

License
  • Bar Number: 39995
    Washington , 2008
Education
  • Seattle University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Law Review.
  • University of Washington
    B.A. , 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Information Systems, School of Business.

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