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David Henry Gehrke

Criminal defense Attorney at Des Moines, WA

4.8   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

David specializes in criminal defense and personal injury cases. He is known throughout the world for his representation of Mary K. Letourneau. He practices in local, State & Federal Courts throughout Western Washington. He belongs to several professional associations and speaks at seminars, schools and on local radio & TV programs. He is active in the community; sponsors the Des Moines Waterland 5K Run, supports and coaches local youth basketball teams and is a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Location

Law Offices of Gehrke, Baker & Doull, PLLC
22030 7th Ave S, Suite 202
Des Moines, WA, 98198-6219

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Dominic | January 4, 2011
A+ Experience
I was really impressed when I called David Gehrke's offices on the holidays and they had an attorney call me from his cell phone. David Gehrke gave us a consultation that was professional, genuine, and made me feel like he really felt that he had my best interest at heart. He is well spoken, straight forward, and a nice guy. I have worked with other attorneys in the past, but the service I was given from David and his team was by far the best experience I have had so far.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2009
Highly Recommend
My husband is an executive for a large corporation and was recently charged with a DUI. Mr. Gehrke handled his case in a professional and highly knowledgable manner. He put us at ease and we were happy with the outcome of my husband's case.....In fact we were extremely pleased!
Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2008
Brenda P. past client
David was recommended to me through a bail bonds company after I was charged with a felony, and in speaking with me he made it clear to me if he was going to help me, I had to be willing to help myself as well. So I agreed and David pursued and won a fantastic deal for me on my charges, which were all bundled up, as I had outstanding cases in 3 courts. I have since served the time (minimal!), won a settlement which he fought for me and won, and when it came down to payment, David was EXTREMELY fair. He is respected in the court, which makes a HUGE difference in your defense.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2008
got my impossible felony reduced to a misdemeanor
i had a felony charge that involved 3 other people, everyone else's lawyer told them to take to felony that there was no way to get a better deal. Dave was sure that he could help me. All of my friends time and time again would tell me that its a lost cause that i cant get a better deal. 3 days before my final court date, Dave calls me and tells me, " this friday you got 2 options. You can either plead guilty to the felony, or you can plead guilty to the misdemeanor.." i was like WHAT???? in short, Dave can work nothing short of miricals, using his extensive knowledge and connections. I highly recommend this great guy, i don't have anything bad to say about him. In fact, he charged me only a fraction of what my co defendent paid for his felony!! You are in good hands with Dave Gehrke
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2009
Past client's MOM
Mr. Gehrke was recommended through a bail bonds company after my son was charged with intent to sell. I appreciate his honesty, promptness and work he did for my son. Sometimes you need to spend that extra money for the work that an attorney will do for your case. I would highly recommend Mr. Gehrke because of his attentiveness to our case. Mr Gehrke actually speaks one on one with you and LISTENS to what you have to say, and yes reads into what you said. I have had two years experience with the Pierce County Court system and believe me you need to have an attorney who is willing to help you. The appointed attorneys are so busy there is not enough time for them to hear you. Yes I would recommend Mr. Gehrke for a criminal defense attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of David Gehrke
  • 1978 - Present

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • 1977
  • University of Washington
  • Bachelors
  • 1974

Associations

  • Washington Associate of Criminial Defense Lawyers
  • Active Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Active Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Active Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Director
  • 1999 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Coach of the Year
  • 2002
  • Coach of the Year
  • 2001
  • U.S. Army
  • 1972
  • Dad of the Year (Every Year)
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Today Show
  • Mary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • 2004
  • Nancy Grace
  • Mary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • 2004
  • Larry King
  • Mary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • 2004
  • Inside Edition
  • Mary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • 2004
  • Greta Van Susteren
  • Mary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • 2004
  • Good Morning America
  • Mary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • 2004
  • Dan Abrams
  • Mary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • 2004
  • Court TV
  • Mary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • 2004
  • The Today Show
  • Mary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • 1998
  • Oprah
  • Mary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • 1998
  • Nancy Grace
  • Mary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • 1998
  • Leeza
  • Mary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • 1998
  • Larry King
  • Mary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • 1998
  • Inside Edition
  • Mary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • 1998
  • Good Morning America
  • Mary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • 1998
  • Court TV
  • Mary K. Letourneau/Mental Health/Criminal Defense/Plaintiff's Personal Injury
  • 1998
  • Shoreline Community College
  • Criminal Justice Program
  • N/A
  • Seattle Central Community College
  • Business Law
  • N/A
  • Seattle Central Community College
  • Introduction to Law
  • N/A
  • Local TV Programs
  • General Law
  • N/A
  • Local Radio - T-Man Show
  • General Law
  • N/A
  • Local High Schools
  • General Law
  • N/A
  • Local Churches
  • General Law
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (8)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known David Gehrke for many years. We worked together on the Hilltop Crips conspiracy case in Pierce County Superior Court, with over thirty co-defendants. He is a very competent and creative attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I whole-heartedly endorse Dave Gehrke! Dave has the experience, knowledge and connections to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. Dave has been an outstanding mentor to me and I cannot recommend him highly enough!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave is the man! He is one of the best attorneys in the State of Washington. He works hard for his clients, and he is passionate about the law. I would strongly recommend his services to any person facing a criminal charge in this state."
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Des Moines Criminal defense Lawyer David Henry Gehrke
David Henry Gehrke
Criminal defense Attorney
Des Moines, WA
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