About Us

The criminal defense firm of Ashbach Law Offices, LLC, aggressively defends clients throughout Western Washington, up and down the I-5 corridor. We practice in Skagit, Snohomish, King and Whatcom Counties and our regular courts of practice include, but are not limited to, Anacortes, Arlington, Bellevue, Bellingham, Blaine, Burlington, Edmonds, Everett, Issaquah, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, Mount Vernon, Mountlake Terrance, Redmond, Seattle, Sedro Woolley and Shoreline.

If you have been charged with a crime, or if you think you might be charged with a crime, call our experienced defense attorneys now.

Our tough criminal defense lawyers have over 45 years of combined defense experience, integrating new techniques, strategies and research tools with a long-standing tradition of fighting hard for our clients to achieve great results. As experienced trial attorneys with our clients’ interests as top priority, we are proud of our record of winning cases and obtaining successful outcomes. Whether you are charged with a simple misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor or a felony, we know how to best protect you.



Lowell H. (Bud) Ashbach, Jr.

Bud graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1975. After graduation, he worked in the Washington State Insurance Commissioner’s Office. This position has allowed him special insight that has been useful in handling accident and personal injury cases over his legal career.

Since leaving that office, his career has concentrated on representation of people who have either been injured or charged by the government with misconduct or crimes.  It is still belived that Bud has the record for the quickest DUI acquittal (not guilty verdict) in Skagit County, which has stood for at least 15 years. Bud is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, and has established a reputation as one of the best DUI attorneys in the area.  Bud has aggressively and effectively represented a wide variety of clients in many types of cases, including:

  1. murder and other major felonies
  2. misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors
  3. domestic violence
  4. DUI, reckless driving and other driving offenses
  5. Personal injury actions, auto accidents and other lawsuits recovering vast sums of money for his clients, including one case with a recovery of over $800,000.
  6. Cases in federal courts
  7. Insurance actions

Email Bud: bud@ashbachlawoffices.com




Brian C. Ashbach

Brian graduated with highest honors (summa cum laude) from Seattle University Law where he was a member of Law Review and winner of multiple awards, and was able to graduate six months ahead of schedule at the top of his class.

Brian’s legal career started in the Public Defender’s office, and now is partner at Ashbach Law Offices, LLC, based in Marysville, Washington. His experience includes successful resolution of hundreds of cases, ranging from simple possession charges to serious felony offenses. Brian is quickly establishing a reputation as a talented and successful trial attorney, and relishes the opportunity for trial if the case warrants it.

Brian is an active member in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Washington State Bar Association,Snohomish County Bar Association, King County Bar Association, National College for DUI Defense, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Washington State Association for Justice

Email Brian: brian@ashbachlawoffices.com