For the past twenty yesars, I have handled over thousand felonies and have tried hundreds of felonies and misdemeanors, specializing in third-strike candidates, violent offenses, and aggravated homicides.
I have also taught attorneys throughout the United States the art of Voire Dire, Opening Statement, Closing Argunment, Trial Advocacy, Cross Examination, and Homicides.
Having been on both sides of the courtroom, I know how to expose the weaknesses in the government's case, and I know how to deal with lay and expert witnesses to test their reliability and trustworthiness. With this knowlege, I will fight aggressively at every stage of the proceedings in order to protect your rights.
I know how devastating it can be when charged with a criminal offense, no matter how small the charge. I understand the impact a criminal conviction has on a person's ability to provide for his family and how it can destroy reputation, friendships, and standing in the community.
Languages Spoken: Korean, English
Licensed since 1991
Sunni Ko is an outstanding attorney. As a prosecutor she served as a strong model for other prosecuting attorneys, including myself, to follow. Now representing those accused of serious violent crimes, her clients are in great hands and the prosecution is in for a battle. I would recommend anyone charged with such an offense to Ms. Ko without hesitation.
Daniel Gerl DUI & DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Assistant U.S. Attorney||United States Attorney's Office, Criminal Division||2010 - 2011|
|Faculty member||National District Attorneys Association||2004 - 2010|
|Supervising Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Tacoma, Washington||1992 - 2010|
|Public Defender||Snohomish County Public Defender (Everett)||1990 - 1992|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Asian American Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Washington Defender Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Multicultural Self-Sufficiency Movement||Volunteer Attorney||N/A|
|Korean American Association||N/A||N/A|
|Korean Women's Association||Advisory Board||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Pierce County Minority Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Korean Bar Association||Advisory Board||N/A|
|Washington Women Lawyers (Pierce County chapter)||N/A||N/A|
|State v. Mustin, 12-1-00290-0||All felony charges dismissed. Guilty Assault in the Fourth Degree|
|State v. Long, 11-1-04367-5||Dismissed|
|State v. Vance, 12-1-00435-0||Dismissed|
|9th Circuit, No. 11-30030, D.C. No. 2:10-cr-00264-MJP-1||United States v. Keith Russell||2012|
|University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law||N/A||J.D.||1990|
|University of Utah||Biology & Psychology||B.A. & B.S.||N/A|
|WAPA Summer Conference||Voire Dire||2010|
|Houston Conference||Effective Cross Examination||2009|
|Prosecuting Homicides||Homicides by Abuse||2008|
|Prosecuting Homicides||Domestic Violence Homicides||2008|
|WAPA Winter Conference||Prosecuting Sexual Assaults||2005|
|WAPA Summer Conference||Voire Dire||2001|