David Gross

Senior Attorney

  • https://www.mckinleyirvin.com/Vancouver.aspx_Vancouver
  • WA

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My clients are coming from a position of insecurity and fear of the unknown. I’m happy to guide them through the process and show them that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

David Gross

Having personally experienced divorce and child custody issues, David Gross relates to his clients with genuine understanding and empathy. He seeks to reassure them that the outlook is never as dark as it seems.

“My clients are coming from a position of insecurity and fear of the unknown. I’m happy to guide them through the process and show them that there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

As a former Senior Deputy Prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, David has extensive courtroom experience. He has tried over 150 cases in front of juries and has significant familiarity with domestic violence matters. His background as a litigator makes him especially tenacious in family court.

David is passionate about the law and devotes his rare spare time to teaching and writing about various legal topics. He has served as an adjunct professor at Delaware Law School and at the University of Washington School of Law and has addressed high schools, colleges, police academies, and domestic violence shelters throughout the country on a variety of legal topics.

David enjoys theater, comedy shows, and ballet. He has run two marathons and loves football, golf, and Mariners baseball.

Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association, 1997 - present
  • American Bar Association, 2015 - 2017
  • National Trial Association, 2015 - present

In the Community

  • Judge, American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Adv. Competition, Widener Law, 2011
  • Mentor, Community College of Philadelphia Paralegal Program, 2011
  • Judge, University of Washington School of Law’s John C. Coughenour Mock Trial Competition, 2003, 2005, 2006
  • Big Brother, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, 1987 – 1998
  • J.D., University of Idaho College of Law, 1994
  • B.A., University of Idaho, 1991

Publications

  • Show and Tell: Why Every Trial Should Be a Visual Trial, De Novo, 2011
  • Trial as a Visual Medium: Why Every Trial Should Be a Visual Trial, At Issue Newsletter (Pennsylvania Bar Association), 2011
  • Use of Traffic Citations in Subsequent Civil Proceeding, Idaho Law Review, 1996
  • Examining Aboriginal Rights in Submerged Lands: Coeur d'Alene Tribe v. Idaho, Idaho Law Review, 1993

Presentations

  • Featured Speaker, Evidence Gathering, Witness Preparation for the Criminal Trial, Pennsylvania Association of Licensed Investigators (PALI) Conference, Harrisburg, PA, 2014
  • Presenter, Effective Prosecution of Domestic Violence Court Orders, Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Seattle WA, 2009
  • Featured Speaker, Bridging the Gap, Eastside Domestic Violence Program, Bellevue WA, 2008
  • Presenter, Court Orders - A Prosecutor Perspective, Eastside Domestic Violence Intervention Committee, Bellevue WA, 2008
  • Presentation: The Law & Order Behind Domestic Violence Court Orders – Arrest & Enforcement Issues, King County Violence Against Women Act Training, Burien WA, 2008
  • Presenter, The Law & Order Behind Domestic Violence Court Orders – Follow-Up & Other Considerations, King County Violence Against Women Act Training, Burien WA, 2008
  • Panelist, Criminal Trial Advocacy, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle WA, 2008
  • Panelist, Pre-Trial Advocacy, Comparison of Civil & Criminal, Seattle University School of Law, Seattle WA, 2008
  • Presenter, Use of Visual Aids in Trial, National College of District Attorneys, Columbia SC, 2006
  • Presenter, Powerpoint for Prosecutors, National College of District Attorneys, Columbia SC, 2006
  • Invited Speaker, Criminal Prosecution Primer, Washington State University - Law & Society 364, Pullman WA, 2006
  • Presenter, Washington State Criminal Law – A Matter of Degrees, Washington Court Interpreters and Translators Society (WITS), Bellevue WA, 2005
  • Presenter, Visual Aids- Every Trial Should Be A Visual Trial, National College of District Attorneys, Columbia SC, 2005
  • Presenter, Powerpoint for Prosecutors, National College of District Attorneys, Columbia SC, 2005
  • Presenter, Washington Criminal Law – A Language of Nuance, Washington Court Interpreters and Translators Society (WITS), Mercer Island WA, 2003
  • Panelist, Washington State Death Penalty Forum, Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Seattle WA, 2000
  • Featured Speaker, Arson Investigation & Prosecution: Working as a Team, Washington International Association of Arson Investigators, Bellingham WA, 1999

Distinctions

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2015, 2017
  • Avvo.com 10.0 “Superb” Rating