Amy Irene Muth

Amy Irene Muth

Law Office of Amy Muth, PLLC
  • Criminal Law
  • Washington
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Biography

Amy Muth and her firm represents individuals charged with serious crimes throughout Washington state and federal courts. She is a Past President of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, past recipient of the Washington Defender Association's President's Award and has been recognized for many years as a Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics. Amy is actively involved in legislative reform for people accused of sex offenses. She writes articles and amicus briefs for WACDL and WDA on sex crime issues. She has lectured to lawyers throughout Washington on how to try these challenging cases and was a featured speaker at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers sex offenses CLE program. Amy also serves on the Legal Committee for ACLU-WA and writes amicus briefs on behalf of ACLU-WA on juvenile sexual offending issues.

She has practiced law in Washington State since 2001, following graduation from Ohio State University College of Law. She graduated summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1997. She is admitted to practice law in the State of Washington, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The practice emphasizes the defense of complex criminal matters, including:

• Adult and Child Sexual Assault
• Domestic Violence Offenses
• Violent Crimes and other complex matters in state and federal courts

Education
National Criminal Defense College
Honors: Recipient of WACDL Irwin Schwartz Scholarship
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The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
J.D. (2001)
Honors: Recipient of Graduate Fellowship to Study in Bonn, Germany for One Year
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Ohio Wesleyan University
B.A. (1997)
Honors: summa cum laude
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Professional Experience
Attorney/Owner
Law Office of Amy Muth, PLLC
- Current
My firm represents juveniles and adults who are accused of sexual misconduct and domestic violence in Washington state and federal courts. We assist clients with precharge investigations, charged cases, protection order matters, sex offender registration removal, and sealing and vacation of eligible offenses. Our firm is based in Seattle but represents people throughout the state.
Associate Attorney
Rhodes & Meryhew, PLLP
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I was employed as an associate in a criminal defense firm based in Seattle that focused on the representation of people accused of sexual assault and domestic violence throughout Washington state and federal courts.
Staff Attorney
The Defender Association
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I w as employed as a staff attorney in the felony unit at a Seattle public defense non-profit serving King County, Washington. I was routinely assigned the most complex cases, including homicide, sexual assault, child assault, violent crimes, three strikes cases, and drug offenses.
Associate Attorney
Ronald D. Ness & Associates
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was an associate attorney for a public defense firm located in Port Orchard, WA. I handled a wide range of cases, including misdemeanor, felony, and sexually violent predator civil commitment cases, and state and federal appeals and post-conviction work. Much of my practice focused on sexual assault cases and other complex criminal cases.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Still the Crime du Jour but Some Efforts to Calm the Rhetoric
Defense Magazine - WACDL
The Hue and Cry Doctrine in Sexual Assault Cases
Defense Magazine - WACDL
A Report from the Trenches
Defense Magazine - WACDL
Speaking Engagements
2023 Updates to Sex Offender Registration Laws (with Brad Meryhew and Alex Mayo), Seattle, WA
Washington Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers (WATSA)
Client Counseling in Sexual Assault Cases (with Brad Meryhew), Seattle, WA
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Sexual Assault Cases Overview for King County Superior Court Judges (with Celia Lee and Jenny Johnson-Riley), Seattle, WA
King County Superior Court Judicial Training
Child Witness Interviewing in Sexual Assault Cases (with Stacey Brownstein), Seattle, WA
King County Department of Public Defense
Dual Federal and State Prosecutions (with Sara Brin), Seattle, WA
Criminal Justice Act Panel Training, Western District of Washington
Client Privacy and the Public Records Act, WACDL Annual Conference, Chelan, WA
WACDL
Statute of Limitations for Sex Offenses Legislative Update, Seattle, WA
WACDL
Net Nanny Sting Operations, Seattle, WA
WACDL
Creative Motions to Obtain Discovery in Sex Cases (featured speaker), NACDL Sex Crimes Conference, New Orleans, LA
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Taking Your Trial Skills to the Next Level (Program Co-Chair), Seattle, WA
WACDL
Interviewing Child Witnesses in Sexual Assault Cases, National Defense Investigators Association Annual Conference, Seattle, WA
National Defense Investigators Association
Protecting Client Confidentiality, Seattle, WA
WACDL
State v. A.N.J. and New Ethical Obligations in Defending Sex Cases, WDA Annual Conference
WDA
Client Counseling in Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence Cases (Program Co-Chair), Seattle, WA
Washington Defender Association
Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative (SSOSA) (with King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office), Seattle, WA
Sex Crimes Motions Practice, WDA Sex Offense CLE Program, Seattle, WA
WDA
Certifications
Certificate of Completion
National Criminal Defense College Trial Practice Institute
Awards
Washington Super Lawyer
Super Lawyer
Rising Star 2011-2012; Super Lawyer since 2013
President's Award
WDA
President's Award
WACDL
President’s Award
WDA
Professional Associations
Washington State Bar  # 31862
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington
Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 31862
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
    Criminal Law
    Expungement, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Sex Offenses involving an Adult
Website
Sex Offenses involving a Child
Contact & Map
Law Office of Amy Muth, PLLC
1000 2nd Ave
3140
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: (206) 682-3053
Fax: (206) 267-0349
810 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Fax: (206) 447-2349