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David Henry Gehrke

David Henry Gehrke

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Corporate & Incorporation, Contracts & Agreements, Estate Planning, Family

About Me

David specializes in criminal defense and personal injury cases. He is known throughout the world for his representation of Mary K. Letourneau. He practices in local, State & Federal Courts throughout Western Washington. He belongs to several professional associations and speaks at seminars, schools and on local radio & TV programs. He is active in the community; sponsors the Des Moines Waterland 5K Run, supports and coaches local youth basketball teams and is a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

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Languages Spoken: German, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. Criminal Defense: 51%
  2. Personal Injury: 35%
  3. Estate Planning: 4%
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 4%
  5. Other: 6%
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Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Joseph Orry-Leroy Baker

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Joseph Baker Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Leslie Eugene Tolzin

    I have known David Gehrke for many years. We worked together on the Hilltop Crips conspiracy case in Pierce County Superior Court, with over thirty co-defendants. He is a very competent and creative attorney.

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    Leslie Tolzin Violent Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Gehrke, Baker & Doull, PLLC

22030 7th Ave S, Suite 202
Des Moines, WA, 98198-6219

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive197806/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Coach of the YearN/A2002
Coach of the YearN/A2001
U.S. ArmyN/A1972
Dad of the Year (Every Year)N/AN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of David Gehrke1978 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysDirector1999 - 2003
Washington Associate of Criminial Defense LawyersActive Member1985 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersActive Member1985 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationActive Member1978 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/AN/A1977
University of WashingtonEconomicsBachelors1974

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Today ShowMary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury2004
Nancy GraceMary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury2004
Larry KingMary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury2004
Inside EditionMary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury2004
Greta Van SusterenMary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury2004
Good Morning AmericaMary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury2004
Dan AbramsMary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury2004
Court TVMary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury2004
The Today ShowMary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury1998
OprahMary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury1998
Nancy GraceMary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury1998
LeezaMary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury1998
Larry KingMary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury1998
Inside EditionMary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury1998
Good Morning AmericaMary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury1998
Court TVMary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury1998
Shoreline Community CollegeCriminal Justice ProgramN/A
Seattle Central Community CollegeBusiness LawN/A
Seattle Central Community CollegeIntroduction to LawN/A
Local TV ProgramsGeneral LawN/A
Local Radio - T-Man ShowGeneral LawN/A
Local High SchoolsGeneral LawN/A
Local ChurchesGeneral LawN/A