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  • Effective Results

    5 Star Review – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    Tony was able to get the [criminal] ticket I got as a not guilty [jury verdict]. Would give more stars if I could.

    5 Star Review – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    I’ve had lawyers before and Tony was simply the best for my Ellensburg DUI.

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  • Helping You Find A Solution

    5 Star Review – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    Really helped me with my case and was always on top of things. Always gave me the best solutions to be able to put me on a good standing with the judge. Would recommend a friend and would go to him again if needed.

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  • An Experienced Advocate On Your Side

    5 Star Review – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    When our family needed the help of an attorney for a unique [criminal case] situation, several friends that work in various aspects of the court system recommended we contact Tony Swartz. He made what started out as an extremely stressful situation, change into a workable one.

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Why hire Tony?
  • 300+ 5 star reviews show Tony's honesty, affordable flat fees, great client communication, and effective results
  • Experience on all sides of the courtroom in over 10,000+ cases, including DUIs / traffic tickets / misdemeanors
  • Jury trial skills certified by National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Test and ARIDE certified just like cops so he knows when they make errors in your DUI case
  • Around the clock availability and constant direct communication with clients so you're not always talking to staff only
Ellensburg, Cle Elum, Yakima Defense Attorney for Courts in Kittitas County and Yakima County

Tony fights hard to obtain the best result possible. You need an attorney willing to show the prosecutor who you are - and not just what the cop wrote in his/her report. Tony intentionally keeps a small case load so he always has time for your case and focuses his work on:

  • Driving Under the Influence cases (alcohol, marijuana, drugs)
  • Traffic tickets (speeding, accidents, etc.)
  • Misdemeanor charges such as assault, theft, trespass, minor in possession of alcohol / drugs, and others
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Tony Swartz is a criminal misdemeanor defense attorney with experience working on over 1,000 driving under the influence cases from beginning through jury trial and he has worked on an estimated 10,000 misdemeanor criminal cases.

He is ready to begin working on your case. He will focus his efforts on obtaining a good result (whether your goal is a dismissal, a reduction, or some other arrangement). His aim is to make sure you minimize punishment while also making sure the government realizes you are a fellow community member/neighbor/human. You are more than a case number within their computer system. While he cannot promise any particular result, he can promise he will remain on your side the entire time. He aims to always be available for questions as a good resource to assist you in navigating the court system. He will never give up to get you the best possible result, even if that means working your case after the prosecutor continually says "no".

Criminal Defense Attorney in Ellensburg and Yakima, WA

It is scary when you are charged with a crime in Ellensburg, Washington, - it could be driving under the influence, domestic violence, assault and battery, theft or another crime. A good criminal defense lawyer eases your fears and makes you feel more confident about your options, whether that is a dismissal, trial, plea, or another type of resolution. Did you get charged with a DUI in Yakima? Maybe you have a misdemeanor or a DUI in Ellensburg? Tony can help.

Experience Matters

It is in your best interest to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. Think about how your life could change if you were convicted of a crime. It is important to have someone on your side who will do everything to help you. Past client reviews from Tony show solid communication style and good results – hopefully he can help lift some of the worry off your shoulders as your criminal defense attorney.

Being charged with a crime is extremely stressful. It is sometimes more so if your son or daughter is the one charged with DUI, theft or another crime. You worry about how their future will be impacted by the outcome of the case. As a criminal defense attorney in Ellensburg, Tony is commonly working with parents, college students, business professionals, and more. He understands the unique dynamic of Ellensburg, Washington. With Tony Swartz as your criminal lawyer, you'll know you are doing everything you can to defend and protect yourself or your family member.

Personal Attention

It is all too common for attorneys to fill their office with a bunch of staff - sometimes you'll never even have much contact with an actual lawyer. Tony does not believe in this approach. He intentionally keeps his case load LOW so he can focus adequate time on YOUR case. You are paying for your attorney to work your case and not just his staff. It is only fair to expect good availability when trying to contact your attorney. Tony offers text message contact whenever he can, plus in-depth meetings and phone consultations. You should always feel like the lawyer you paid for is actually working for you.

Tony's reviews tell all:


  • 5 stars - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    The BEST legal representation I've ever had. Good attitude, knows the legal system, respectful, informative and WILL do what needs to be done. Reasonable fees, money WELL spent. Read On

  • 5 stars - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Tony was able to get all my charges dropped to literally nothing! He worked hard on my case and kept in great contact with me and was very understanding of my unique circumstances. I would definitely use him again! Read On

  • 5 stars - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Really happy that I chose Tony to represent me! He was very thorough and explained every step of the process to me in detail. Everything ended up panning out exactly as he had me expecting. He always responded to my questions/concerns and his reputation with the prosecutors and judges in Ellensbu... Read On

Law Office of Tony Swartz

Tony Swartz is a lawyer practicing criminal defense in Kittitas County and Yakima County who specializes in Ellensburg DUIs and Yakima DUIs. He also represents clients with other misdemeanor charges. Call today for a free consultation.

Tony moved to Ellensburg in 2005 and has lived here since other than a brief break for law school. He attended CWU and Willamette University College of Law. He is also on the executive board for Ellensburg Music Festival, Ellensburg Downtown Rotary, and Ellensburg Big Band (where he also plays trumpet). He also plays hockey at the Yakima Ice Rink and Kraken Community Iceplex, in addition to attending a lot of Seattle Kraken games.

Contact Info

​PO Box 684
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Office: 422 N Pine, Ellensburg WA 98926

[email protected]
Fax: 509-295-8378