About David: During his eleven years aggressively representing persons in Washington courts, David Iannotti has developed a strong reputation for his willingness to try difficult cases to a jury and argue pertinent legal issues to the Court of Appeals.
David Iannotti grew up on the East Coast, slowly making his way across the U.S. and ultimately ending up here in the state of Washington. Most of his family still resides in Washington D.C., New York, Boston and Florida. David obtained his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a degree in Political Science and Economics. While at Miami University, he worked as an intern for Butler County Superior Court Judge Patricia Oney.
After graduating from Miami University, David moved back to Washington D.C. and worked as a legal assistant for Spriggs & Hollingsworth. During this time, he primarily focused on preparing large product liability cases for trial, working as the lead paralegal on several extensive jury trials. After two years of working in D.C., David decided to go back to school and obtain his law degree.
David moved to Chicago, Illinios to pursue his law degree at the John Marshall Law School where he received a Dean's Scholarship for his academic performance. While he was a student at the John Marshall Law School, David spent three months in Beijing, China studying a comparison of the American and Chinese criminal justice systems. He then went on to publish an article in the International Law Journal titled "International Criminal Law, 2004 Year in Review".
After graduating from Law School in January 2006, David moved to the state of Washington with his wife and passed the Washington State Bar Exam.
David has established his home here in Seattle, Washington where he spends his free time racing road bikes, playing Ultimate Frisbee, and most importantly, enjoying time with his family.
After passing the bar, he initially worked as an associate at a small firm focused on Immigration and Criminal Law representing Spanish speaking defendants in their immigration and criminal defense matters. David is concentrating his practice on criminal defense.
Since joining SMH, David has developed a reputation for his willingness to try difficult cases to a jury, from Shoplifting to Murder in the 1st Degree. David also leads the appellate practice of SMH arguing for the rights of his clients to Superior Court and the Court of Appeals, including trying to make changes in the law involving the Per Se Marijuana DUI and the First Amendment Right to Freedom of Speech.
U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, 2007
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Washington, 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2007
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer Under 40||The American Society of Legal Advocates||2018|
|Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer Under 40||The American Society of Legal Advocates||2017|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyer||The National Trial Lawyer||2016|
|Attorney of the Year||Corporate Vision Magazine||2016|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2016|
|Associate of the Month||SMH||2014|
|Associate||Stewart MacNichol Harmell||2007 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington Defenders Association||Subscriber||2013 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||2006 - Present|
|International Law Journal||International Criminal Law, 2004 Year in Review||2005|
|The John Marshall Law School||Juris Doctor||2006|
|Miami University of Ohio||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|
|Sentencing CLE||Court's Jurisdiction during Appeal Process||2018|
|SMH Continuing Legal Education Seminars||Appeals and Writs||2017|
|Your First DUI/Physical Control Trial||Continuing Legal Education||2015|
|Continuing Legal Education||Defending Marijuana DUI||2015|
|City v. L.H.||Not Guilty|
|City v. E.B.||Not Guilty on all counts|
|City v. C.C.||Dismissed|
|City v. T.B.||Not Guilty|
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