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Why Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn

Welcome to Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn.  Washington's Premier DUI and BUI Defense Firm.  As the managing partner, I am proud to say that our dedication to your case dates all the way back to our inception in 1969.  While the law and science surrounding BUI Defense has changed, our commitment to providing you with the highest caliber legal defense possible has never waivered.  BUI is a unique crime, that can be committed by anyone.  No one ever sets out with the intent to captain a vessel while impaired by alcohol or drugs.  But we understand that bad things can happen to good people and we are here to help.

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At Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn, we will take a "team" approach to your case.  Each lawyer will weigh in on your best defense and the strategy necessary to bring about a favorable resolution to your case.  We know that a BUI arrest can have a devastating impact on your life, profession and family.  Whether its a suspension of your drivers license by the State, mandatory jail time, costly fines, lengthy probation, mandatory ignition interlock, high risk insurance or exclusion from Canada, we understand what's at stake, and have understood the importance of this for over 40 years now.  The only way to avoid a BUI is to not drink and operate a vessel, but if you have found yourself accused of BUI, we are here to help, with the tenacity needed, the ethics required and the compassion for our clients that sets Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn apart from all other firms.

See What Some of Our Clients Say

  • Chris is an awesome lawyer. He is very patient and knowledgeable. He helped me fight my DUI charge and eventually was able to get it reduced to reckless driving. I hope I never get into that situation again, but if I do, Chris is the one I will call. Highly recommend. Chris has a lot of contacts …

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  • If you are looking for an Attorney you have found him! If you are fortunate enough to get him consider yourself lucky. You really just do not know how good Bill is until he is a part of your team. He will put your feelings at ease and make sure you are well taken care of. When you feel like nothi…

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  • Matt was a wonderful attorney, as well as coach during this difficult time. He was always willing to answer my calls and walk me through any questions I may have had. He did his very best to assist with the best possible outcome in my case and succeeded.

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  • I’d be more than happy to recommend Chris to anyone dealing with a DUI case. Very down to earth you know he has your best interests at heart and is more than willing to help at the drop of a hat. He even returned my phone call when he was vacationing in Spain…pretty impressive.

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  • Great attorney. Hire him if you can afford it, it is worth paying the extra costs to not have the restrictions from such a conviction.

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  • There are attorneys and then there is Mr. William Karl Kirk, a real professional and expert in his field. I chose Mr. Kirk because of several factors. One being his knowledge in the field of which he commands respect and two his very nature as a person. His personality shines through all the way …

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  • My situation was extremely complex. Bill worked diligently to formulate a strategy based on my needs, he took the time to listen carefully to my unique circumstances and moved forward only once he had a firm grasp of my situation. He executed our agreed upon strategy with confidence and secured a…

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  • I was new to Seattle and the Cowan Law Firm came highly recommended. They certainly lived up to the billing and I was very impressed how much they got handled outside of the courtroom through their experience and knowledge. Bill Kirk turned a painful situation into a victory…it truly is all who y…

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  • I had never felt so down and out and at a loss of what to do next in my entire life. I had never use a Lawyer for any reason and didn’t know any. A very close friend, had told me about the Cowan Law Firm. I called and made and appointment, went in and meet with Doug and then Bill Kirk. When I lef…

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  • Bill was recommended to me by a trusted local attorney. (I live 300 miles from the Seattle area) I couldn’t have made a better choice. In the Administrative Hearing Bill raised enough questions about the arrest, that the Administrator gave me the benefit of the doubt. In watching Bill’s dealings …

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Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn

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At Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn, there is a combined experience of over 75 years defending DUIs, and each lawyer has extensive training, not only in the science of breath and blood testing, they have hands on experience with the DataMaster, the breath testing device used in the state of Washington, and have one of the devices in their library, and they have lectured to other lawyers both in Washington and around he country on how to deal with that machine in court.

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Experience, knowledge, commitment, passion and integrity: that is what Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn are about. That is what they are known for, and it is why you should contact them for an initial consultation.