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David J. Lawyer

Phone: 425-450-4238

Legal Assistant

Jerilyn Kovalenko

Direct: 425-450-4214


David is Managing Partner of the firm. His practice encompasses a broad spectrum of civil issues with an emphasis in civil trial work, real estate and business transactions.  

He has represented a wide range of clients in varied industries and market sectors.  This includes automobile dealers, consulting firms, individual consumers, contractors and developers, franchisees and franchisors, journalists, property owners, homeowners' associations, manufacturing companies, restaurant and bar owners, importers, retail store owners, and software developers.

To meet the unique needs of each client, David routinely provides a diverse and customized set of services -- from business structuring and organization, and business transaction matters, to property, consumer, lease, construction, trademark, and commercial contract disputes, among others.

David’s nearly 30-year legal career representing such a broad client base provides his clients with the benefit of drawing on his deep insight, knowledge and experience to apply to the wide variety of issues, challenges and needs they face.

Representative Matters

Represented acquiring company in successful asset purchase to acquire business operations of cutting edge mobile payments software development company.
Structured complex multi-tier business entity to expand nationwide motivational training and productivity coaching business.

Successfully prosecuted a damage claim on behalf of a nationwide software licensor, resulting in arbitration award of more than $400,000 and injunctive relief for breach of software licensing agreement.

Organized affiliate company and strategic alliance agreement to provide east coast presence for Washington-based national importer of manufactured goods.
Obtained dismissal in Superior Court trial of a damage claim by a purchaser for more than $300,000, who alleged fraudulent concealment against a real estate developer.
Represented real estate broker in United States District Court in successful dismissal of multi-million dollar qui tam claim alleging violations of the federal False Claims Act.
Successfully prosecuted to Superior Court judgment a claim by property owner for adverse possession of waterfront property.
Successfully defended damage claim by property owner for trespass, resulting in Superior Court judgment of zero damages.
Successfully defended family member in Superior Court TEDRA trial in which the plaintiffs sought more than $300,000 in damages, alleging undue influence.

Successfully defended a claim by a property owner for quiet title and abatement of nuisance in Superior Court trial between neighboring waterfront property owners.

Honors, Awards & Special Recognition

  • David is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating obtainable by members of the legal community.

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • East King County Bar Association, Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Bellevue Rotary Club, Member


David enjoys music and creative writing.