Facing Criminal Charges? Your Fight Begins Today Regardless of the Size or Scope of Your Case, We'll Fiercely Advocate on Your Behalf.

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Former Prosecutor. Award-Winning Defense.

Whatever DUI or criminal charge you face, you can rely on the trial-tested advocacy of Knauss Law Firm. My name is Matt Knauss, and I am a Kirkland criminal and DUI defense lawyer who has successfully handled 1,000s of criminal cases. I formerly worked as the lead city prosecutor for Kirkland, but chalking up wins for law enforcement wasn’t satisfying. I have since dedicated my entire legal practice to defending individual people, passionately advocating for their rights, liberties, and futures. Winner of the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for Top DUI Attorney, and with a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating from peers, I am recognized by the legal community and by clients for dedicated, hard-hitting defense that gets results. Please don’t hesitate to see how I can help you anywhere in King and Snohomish counties. We also serve clients in Bellevue, Redmond, Renton and Lynnwood.

What Set's Our Firm Apart?

  • We're Accessible, Affordable, & Understanding
  • Our Attorney is a Former Prosecutor
  • We've Successfully Resolved Thousands of Criminal Cases
  • We Provide Free In-Office Consultations
  • Our Attorney is Trial-Ready & Never Backs Down From a Challenge
Have You Been Accused of a Crime? Schedule a Consultation Immediately!

If you're facing criminal charges, the state is actively looking to build a case against you. Begin fighting back by scheduling an appointment with attorney Matthew Knauss today. With over a decade of legal experience, his former experience as a prosecutor and his endless tenacity, you can rest easy knowing your case will be handled with the utmost care and attention to detail.

What Sets My Firm Apart?

Former Prosecutor Building Your Defense

Armed with insider knowledge, I can anticipate the prosecution’s moves and bolster your defense, leveling the playing field between you and the government-backed prosecutor.

One-On-One Legal Advice

When you contact our firm, you can rest easy knowing that I will be personally handling your case. Unlike other firms that off-load their cases, I handle every case myself.

Proven Track Record in 1,000s of Cases

I have the experience you need, and it shows in the results I secure for my clients. Don’t go with an untested lawyer, or an overwhelmed public defender.

Affordable & Accessible Counsel

I recognize how important it is for clients to gain access to informative counsel: I communicate with my clients and also work with them to set up payment plans.


At Knauss Law Firm, we have handled thousands of criminal cases and know exactly what you're going through. Whether you have recently been accused of a crime or have already had your first court date, our seasoned attorney is here to provide you with the tactful representation you deserve.

  • “From the day I first encountered Matt Knauss, he took the time and interest to know my case and my issues inside and out. He went out of his way to accommodate my needs, calling me while he was on ...”

    - Chris
  • “Matt was one of the best lawyers I have worked with and he was always available to provide legal feedback whenever necessary. I definitely recommend Matt as a great/hardworking DUI attorney.”

    - David
  • “Matthew was very kind and professional and best of all EFFECTIVE in getting my case dismissed 100%. I highly recommend Matthew for his expertise and strong sense of commitment to his case. I ...”

    - Zoe
  • “Matt provided outstanding representation during the entire length of my case. I was impressed with his extensive knowledge of the law, and also his compassion. Matt's persuasiveness and ability to ...”

    - Avvo Client
  • “Matthew was very diligent in his approach to my case. He made sure to listen to my concerns and answer all my questions before deciding on the next steps he would take in my case. I was impressed by ...”

    - Stan

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