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David Duane Lowell

David Duane Lowell

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Estate Planning, Family, Personal Injury

About Me

Each day I wake, I feel privileged to be in a position to help folks who lack the legal experience to help themselves.   I am in my 21st year of practicing law. 


Why hire me?   I am very experienced, not afraid of hard work and I do not lack strong compassion.    


Four incredible people (my Dad, Mother, brother and wife), have taught me much.   No one is a more humble and honest  than my father (who never bragged despite coming from the mean Tacoma streets to surviving and standing out in the Jim Owens UW football regime).   From my mother, I learned perservance (working as an RN,  never once complaining about the long hours).    My brother was the hardest working athlete I ever saw (WSU baseball player) and he has carried this ethic into a very successful coaching/teaching career.   My wife teaches me compassion and drive, I could not have a more caring, hard working wife and mother of my three children.


I have battle-scarred empathy.   I too have struggled with issues life presents.     I understand the stress losing a job; I know the challenge of  financially surviving in this world; I have experienced family dramas;  and I have felt the unclassey sting of small-town politics. 


I have alot of heart and will work hard for you.   Athletics at a young age instilled this in me.   Although I was never the most talented athlete - I worked very hard to make it to the college level.   


I have great legal experience.    I worked as  Prosecutor in 1998, have worked as a Public Defender and private practice for 20 years.   Also, I served over a decade in the U.S. Army Reserves as a JAG officer where I helped hundreds of soldiers which included service in Korea.


In addition, I had the distinct honor of being an intern for Paul Luvera and John Murphy in the early 90's--I have never seen men so passionate in their search for justice and their unmatched work ethic.   


I am affordable and set my fees based on what you can afford.


If you desire more information about my law practice, give me a call at 360.755.0111.

--David Lowell


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Personal Injury: 25%
  2. Family: 25%
  3. Estate Planning: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%



Retainer (Sometimes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Penny Rose Henderson

    I heartily endorse David Lowell. As a GAL, I appreciate an attorney who is compassionate but will hold the client's feet to the fire in a reasonable way. David has worked tirelessly on several very challenging cases to reach understanding and agreement. I wish more attorneys practiced like David.


    Penny Henderson Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Scott Glen Thomas

    I endorse this lawyer. I have referred some of my clients to Mr. Lowell for the preparation of a will and trust documents (an area that I do not practice.) I have always found him to be knowledgeable, and an excellent lawyer.


    Scott Thomas Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

PO 1346
Burlington, WA, 98233



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Selected for inductionNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Inducted into ASLAThe American Society of Legal Advocates2015
BV Distinguished ratingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Cambridge Who's Who in American BusinessCambridge Company2008
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2008
Pro Bono Publico Service CommendationWashington State Bar Association2007
Commander's Coin of ExcellenceUS Army (Korea)2006
Army Achievement Medal6th JAG2005
Army Achievement Medal6th JAG2004
PlayerNat'l Adult Baseball Association1992
Athletic scholarship/grantSeattle University1984
Member of team: 1984-86Seattle University Varsity basketballN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Judge, Pro temSedro-Woolley Municipal Court2010 - 2010
JAG officerUS Army JAG Corps2003 - 2014
Deputy ProsecutorSkagit County Prosecutors1998 - 1998
AttorneyLaw Offices of David Lowell1995 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Burlington-Edison School DistrictElected Board member2010 - Present
Skagit County Superior CourtArbitrator2009 - Present
US Army Reserve - Judge Advocate General CorpsCPT2003 - 2014
American Legionmember--volunteer Judge Advocate for Post2003 - Present
Moosemember2000 - Present
Skagit County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Skagit County Community Action ClinicVolunteer lawyer1995 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Washington v. John DoeReduced to Gross Misdeamenor - no jail
Ted Olson v. State of WashingtonChanged fishing regulations
Grady Mills v. Don MillsAwarded $160,000 damage award in arbitration

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
General Command and Staff CollegeUS ArmyILE2013
Creighton University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Seattle UniversityBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. ArmyN/ABasic and Officer Advanced CourseN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
JAG Army Reserve eventLegal Ethics, Law of War, Rules of Engagement2008
JAGLegal Ethics2007