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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 60%
    23 years, 250 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    28 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Family: 20%
    11 years, 20 cases



Hourly ($65-325/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Peter Lawrence Maier

    David is a terrific lawyer, very experienced in appeals. He is smart, diligent and focused. I worked with him on an eminent domain civil case and was impressed with the quality of his legal work.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

705 2nd Ave Ste 1300
Seattle, WA, 98104-1797


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2013
SuperlawyerLaw and Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
AV rating (highest rating)Martindale-Hubbell2009
Top 25 Criminal Defense LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2009
SuperlawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
SuperlawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
SuperlawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
SuperlawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
SuperlawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
SuperlawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2004
SuperlawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2003
SuperlawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2002
President's awardWashington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2002
SuperlawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2001
SuperlawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2000
SuperlawyerLaw & Politics Magazine1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of David Zuckerman1993 - Present
Judge pro-temSeattle Municipal Court1994 - 2011
Law ClerkFederal Judge William L. Dwyer1991 - 1992
Staff AttorneySeattle-King County Public Defender1988 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Appellate Lawyers AssociationCo-President2013 - Present
Washington Appellate Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2008 - Present
American Civil Liberties Union of WashingtonLegal Committee1994 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Gregory, 158 Wn.2d 759, 147 P.3d 1201 (2006)Death sentence reversed
Goldberg v. Willey, Court of Appeals No. 352311-IIRuling in client's favor affirmed
Please see my web site for numerous other casesN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Appellate DeskbookPostconviction Petitions2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Brown UniversityMathematicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Elder Law ConferenceEthical Requirements of Fee Agreements2009
"Cars and Crime"Legality of Arrests based on smell of marijuana2009