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David M. Gaba

Securities and investment fraud Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Idaho - ID 13 years
    Washington - WA 34 years
    Nebraska - NE 39 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State ID
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State NE
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About David

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Mr. Gaba has an active practice representing both broker-dealers and consumers in routine and complex securities and insurance matters. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gaba was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington, he also serves as an Administrative Law Judge and as an arbitrator for the NYSE, NASD, NFA, Pacific Stock Exchange, and American Arbitration Association. Dave still maintains his Series 65.

Location

David M. Gaba
1001 4th Ave Ste 3200
Seattle, WA, 98154-1003

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2007
Excellent representation
Dave represented me against the Washington Dept of Financial Inst and did a great job. He discovered and pointed out the misrepresentation of facts that the dept came up with and when he was done with them, the gentleman that brought up the charges took another job. He was very open with me about the chances of winning or settling and left it up to me. I appreciated that fact that he would go to hearing and not insist that I settle with them. under the circumstances, I really enjoyed my time with him and he made me feel confident that I was making the right decision. Of course I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2007
Top Notch Securities Attorney
I think David is a top notch attorney and I would highly reccommend him. I would give him a 5 star overall rating, but his knowlege of the financial industry is just outstanding. He probable knows more about the industry than most of the professionals who work in the industry. Also his ability to thnk on his feet while questioning witnesses was most impressive. Should I ever need an attorney again, I would hire David without question.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Compass Law Group PS Inc.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Golbeck Roth pllc
  • 2002 - 2013
  • Director of Labor Relations
  • Metropolitan King County
  • 1994 - 2001
  • General Counsel
  • WSNA
  • 1990 - 1994
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • WA Attorney General
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Chief Administrative Law judge
  • NE Appeal Tribunal
  • 1986 - 1989
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Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law
  • JD / MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wall v. Charles Schwab
  • Customer was awrded damages, costs, fees, and interest
  • Arntz v. Raymond James Financial
  • favorable
  • Bonebrake v. Wachovia
  • Favorable
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Associations

  • National Academy of Arbitrators
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association
  • President NW Chapter
  • 1998 - 1999
  • King County Dispute Reolution Center
  • Board Member
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1993 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • King County Dispute Resolution Center
  • 2000
  • WSNA Leadership Award
  • WSNA
  • 1992

Publications

  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Journal
  • David Gaba & J. L. Spray, Disregarding the Manifest Disregard of the Law Standard Under the Federal Arbitration Act
  • 2010
  • PIABA Bar Journal
  • Equitable Defenses Under State Blue Sky Law
  • 2009
  • WA Public Employment Contract Language Guide
  • WA Public Employment Contract Language Guide
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • PIABA Conference
  • Litigating with small broker dealers
  • 2009
  • PIABA Securities conference
  • Litigating with broker-dealers who have insurance policies.
  • 2008
  • Franchising
  • Franchising and Securities
  • 2007
  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • Securities
  • 2006
  • Liability of Representing Financial Interests
  • Securities Litigation
  • 2006
  • Securities Litigation
  • Securities
  • 2005
  • Section Meeting
  • Securities Fraud
  • 2005
  • FMCS Conference
  • Interest Arbitration
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
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Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gaba works very diligently for his clients in the area of securities and investment fraud. His roughly twenty years of experience in this area is impressive and hard to match."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse David Gaba. I am an attorney with over 20 years experience handling diverse litigation matters. I have known David professionally and personally for nearly a decade, and am impressed with his skills, and with the depth and breadth of his knowledge within his areas of practice."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Dave has an exceptional understanding of securities and investment fraud. This area is complex and the legal proceedures are different than a standard litigation case. He works hard for his clients and tries to get them the best results. He is one of the good guys and I have no reservations in recommending him to anyone."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a good friend and a great resource"
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gaba is knowledgeable and proficient in his work."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dave professionally for over 15 years and I am familiar with his sucess as a litigator. If you need to sue a stockbroker, Dave is the man to see. I recommend Dave to anyone who has lost money due to securities fraud."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I send any clients with brokerage or investment fraud issues to Dave. He has a unique regulatory background as well as more experience in handling this kind of case than any other lawyer I know."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Dave is a hard working, efficient and skilled trial attorney."
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Seattle Securities and investment fraud Lawyer David M. Gaba
David M. Gaba
Securities and investment fraud Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 39 years