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Attorney David Hatch is an aggressive and successful criminal defense trial lawyer with extensive experience with DUI  cases as well as all serious felony and misdemeanor charges.  He also helps people with their wills and represents landlords in tenant disputes. 


Attorney David Hatch is a 1988 graduate of Brigham Young University, earning a BA there.  He later attended the University of Idaho College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor in May of 1991.  Mr. Hatch is certified to practice law in Washington and the United States District Court Western District of Washington.


  • Mr. Hatch has been in practice since 1991 handling an extensive caseload involving both criminal and civil litigation. 

  • Mr. Hatch has personally handled in excess of 1,000 felony cases (including 8 Murder Cases) and countless gross misdemeanors and misdemeanors. 

  • Mr. Hatch is a Grays Harbor Superior Court Commissioner.

  • Mr. Hatch is a Judge Pro-Tem for Grays Harbor County District Court One I & II

  • Mr. Hatch is the former Judge for the City of Elma (9+ years).

  • Mr. Hatch is Judge Pro-tem or the former Judge Pro-tem in the following Cities:

  • Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Cosmopolis, Oakville, McCleary, Elma, Montesano, and South Bend.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 35%
    24 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    24 years
  3. Wills: 15%
    24 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    24 years
  5. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    24 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Stephen Olson

    I endorse this lawyer. I am familiar with Dave Hatch and have been impressed with his abilities and results in court. If I have a conflict of interest or am consulted in an area of law that I don't handle I feel confidant referring them to Dave!!


    Stephen Olson Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Stanley Marshall

    Dave and I have consulted repeatedly on cases, and now we're working on a case together. Our client is being prosecuted on allegations he molested a child in Dave's county and also in the county where I have my office. Dave has already won the trial in his county, and he did so with a combination of keen judgment and gutsy calls. I have been very impressed with the caliber of his lawyering. Also, our client tells me he chose Dave because the corrections officers in the jail told him Dave was the best in town; corrections officers see many trials, so their opinion means a lot.


    David Marshall Child Abuse Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

105 N River St
Montesano, WA, 98563-3713


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's ListUniversity of Idaho1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lead AttorneyLaw Office of David S. Hatch, Inc.2012 - Present
PartnerHatch & Keehan, Inc.2006 - 2011
Lead AttorneyDavid Hatch Law Office1996 - 2006
Associate AttorneyStewart & Stewart Law Office, Inc.1992 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1996 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
District and Municipal Court Judges' AssociationMember1996 - Present
Idaho Law ReviewLead Article Editor1989 - 1991
Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity InternationalMember1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Washington v. DehartMurder Second Jury Verdict NOT GUILTY
State of Washington v. PachecoMurder Second DISMISSED with Prejudice
State of Washington v. ChappellVehicular Homicide verdict NOTGUILTY
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Publication nameTitleDate
Idaho Law ReviewDevelopments in Idaho Case Law1990
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Brigham Young UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Montesano High School Career Education DayJudges and Lawyers in the Community2005
LDS Church FiresideWills, Community Property Agreements, Power of Attorney, Living Wills1995