I was raised in Tucson, Arizona where I graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1999 with degrees in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Arizona. I waited tables at Applebee’s and Mama Louisa’s Italian Restaurant and was a volleyball coach and referee to pay my way through college. I attended Lewis and Clark Law School because I had an interest in Environmental Law and I had always wanted to move to the Pacific Northwest. I received by Juris Doctor in 2002 and was licensed to practice law in Oregon in 2003. While in law school, I spent a summer abroad, traveling and studying in Siena, Italy and Amsterdam. I took a job clerking with a firm in Portland that did mostly Family Law and Personal Injury. There, I began to focus on Personal Injury work. In my early years as a lawyer, I worked for a firm where I was able to learn Criminal Law and Traffic Ticket defense and was able to hone my skills as a Personal Injury attorney.
I started my own law firm in Portland in 2005 where I did some Traffic Ticket work, Personal Injury and a little Family Law. In 2008, I became licensed to practice law in Washington and began practicing at my current firm in Vancouver, WA with Bill Montecucco. I have been practicing in both Washington and Oregon, with my primary office in Vancouver, in some capacity ever since.
In my spare time, I enjoy sewing and traveling. I even have a small etsy shop called EVInspirations where I sew custom children’s costumes, clothing and booties. I have 3 young children who I stayed home with full or part time for several years. It is important to me to maintain a healthy work-home life balance.
I am honest, kind, hard working and have a lot of integrity. I have a good sense of sarcastic humor. I try to work hard for my clients and provide honest assessments of cases. I am known to refer clients out or associate other lawyers on a case by case basis depending on the needs of each client. I tailor my representation of clients to their needs as best I can. I provide free consultations and look forward to speaking with you about your case.
Angela L. Engstrom, Attorney at Law
1914 Broadway Street
Vancouver, WA 98663