|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2013|
|Superlawyer||Law and Politics Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|AV rating (highest rating)||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|Top 25 Criminal Defense Lawyers||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Superlawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Superlawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Superlawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Superlawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Superlawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2005|
|Superlawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2004|
|Superlawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2003|
|Superlawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2002|
|President's award||Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2002|
|Superlawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2001|
|Superlawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2000|
|Superlawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||1999|
|Owner||Law Office of David Zuckerman||1993 - Present|
|Judge pro-tem||Seattle Municipal Court||1994 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Federal Judge William L. Dwyer||1991 - 1992|
|Staff Attorney||Seattle-King County Public Defender||1988 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington Appellate Lawyers Association||Co-President||2013 - Present|
|Washington Appellate Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Civil Liberties Union of Washington||Legal Committee||1994 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1993 - Present|
|Goldberg v. Willey, Court of Appeals No. 352311-II||Ruling in client's favor affirmed|
|Please see my web site for numerous other cases||N/A|
|State v. Gregory, 158 Wn.2d 759, 147 P.3d 1201 (2006)||Death sentence reversed|
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|Washington Appellate Deskbook||Postconviction Petitions||2009|
|Northeastern University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Brown University||Mathematics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|Elder Law Conference||Ethical Requirements of Fee Agreements||2009|
|"Cars and Crime"||Legality of Arrests based on smell of marijuana||2009|
Posted by anonymous
I am a lawyer who needed a lawyer to represent me in my child custody case where the quality and quantity of time that I spent with my child was in jeopardy after a disastrous trial in family court. I therefore was on a mission to find the absolutely best appellate lawyer in Washington State. Upon conducting an exhaustive search, I opted for David Zuckerman.
My journey with David took us all the way to the Washington State Supreme Court. In the process, David's brilliance was constantly on display through how he discussed strategy and crafted masterful briefs. Had it not been for the fact that the case involved my life with my family, I would simply have sat back and admired his work. Although David faced a formidable opposing counsel, he outmaneuvered and outclassed his opponent so thoroughly that the opponent sometimes resorted to desperate tactics in attempting to retain what started off as an overwhelming advantage over us. David, in contrast, always exercised his great skill with the highest sense of professionalism and civility. When all was said and done, David got me out of the deep canyon that I had fallen into and helped preserve my family.
While David has been named Superlawyer for several years in a row as an appellate attorney, it wouldn't surprise me if he is the absolutely best appellate attorney in Washington State. One in need of an appellate lawyer in family or criminal cases will be very fortunate to have David represent them.
Posted by Julie
My divorce was ugly, expensive, and in the end, extremely dissatisfying. I'd ended up representing myself in court due to having financial problems and a lawyer who'd dropped the ball several times along the way. It was a huge mistake on my part, as you should never go to court against an attorney without having a lawyer of your own. I essentially lost custody of my children, which was a tragedy for all involved.
I contacted David a few months later and asked him for help. He was honest about the difficulty of the process, and took time to answer all my questions, giving me in-depth explanations as to why it's so hard to successfully appeal, and yet he felt there was a good chance he could negotiate a settlement with my ex. In the end, despite my fear and the expense, I hired David.
From the moment I hired him, he went to work immediately by filing the form to start the process and working with my ex's attorney to negotiate a settlement out of court. My ex's attorney told my ex that he knew David's reputation as a successful appellate attorney and he highly recommended my ex negotiate a settlement before going back to court. David's negotiation style and in-depth knowledge of the family court system led to a negotiated agreement, saving me so much money, time, and anguish.
David communicate with me every step of the way. I was depressed and difficult to contact at times, but he wouldn't take 'I'll call you later' as an excuse. He was always professional, honest, and knowledgeable. If there was a subtle legal nuance he was unfamiliar with, he'd tell me that and find an expert in that area to get clarification before suggesting a course of action.
I made an egregious error representing myself at my divorce trial, but David helped rectify my mistake by negotiating a much better agreement out of court, saving me an inordinate amount of time and money. That never would have happened if I didn't have his expert experience and dogged determination on my side.
Posted by anonymous
We did hire Mr. David Zuckerman for our daughter appeal case. He is very professional, very honest, he know the law. He will tell you the truth always. He will kip you inform about the case. If David will accept your case, you should consider yourself very lucky. I believe that “If David will not be able to help you, no other lawyer will help you. “ I thank him many times.