I feel privileged to help folks who lack the legal experience to help themselves. I am in my 24th year of practicing law.
Why hire me? I am very experienced, honest, have a proven track record of getting good results and not afraid of hard work.
Four incredible people have had an incredible positive impact. No man is a more humble and honest than my father (survived Husky football in mid 50's, received his doctorate and touched countless young people as a school Superintendent). From my mother, I learned perservance (working as an RN, never once complaining about the long hours). My brother was the hardest working athlete I ever saw (WSU baseball player) and he has carried this ethic into a very successful coaching/teaching career. My wife teaches me compassion and drive, I could not have a more caring, hard working wife and mother of my three children.
I have battle-scarred empathy. I too have struggled with issues life presents. I understand the stress losing a job; I know the challenge of financially surviving in this world; I have experienced family dramas; and I have felt the unclassey sting of small-town politics.
I have alot of heart and perserverence. Athletics at a young age instilled this in me. Although I was never the most talented athlete - I worked very hard to make it to the college level.
I have great legal experience. I worked as Prosecutor in 1998, have worked as a Public Defender and private practice for over 20 years. Also, I served well over a decade in the U.S. Army Reserves as a JAG officer, where I helped hundreds of soldiers which included six short overseas tours (including 3 to Korea).
In addition, I had the distinct honor of being an intern for Paul Luvera and John Murphy in the early 90's--I have never seen men so passionate in their search for justice and their unmatched work ethic. I was very lucky to office share with several wonderful men and attorneys -- Jim Anderson taught me the importance of a strong community presence; Brian Paxton showed how a fine sense of balance and work can be of benefit and John Ward taught me that being a country gentleman lawyer is a very worthwhile endeavor.
I am affordable and set my fees based on what you can afford.
If you desire more information about my law practice, give me a call at 360.755.0111.
|WA||Suspended - Discipline||1993||12/29/2019|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
updated on 11/08/2019
This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Selection for inclusion||American Law Society||2016|
|Inducted into ASLA||The American Society of Legal Advocates||2015|
|Selected for induction||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|BV Distinguished rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2008|
|Cambridge Who's Who in American Business||Cambridge Company||2008|
|Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation||Washington State Bar Association||2007|
|Commander's Coin of Excellence||US Army (Korea)||2006|
|Army Achievement Medal||6th JAG||2005|
|Army Achievement Medal||6th JAG||2004|
|Player||Nat'l Adult Baseball Association||1992|
|Athletic scholarship/grant||Seattle University||1984|
|Member of team: 1984-86||Seattle University Varsity basketball||N/A|
|Attorney||Law Offices of David Lowell||1995 - Present|
|Judge, Pro tem||Sedro-Woolley Municipal Court||2010 - 2010|
|JAG officer||US Army JAG Corps||2003 - 2014|
|Deputy Prosecutor||Skagit County Prosecutors||1998 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Skagit County Bar Association||Vice President||2015 - Present|
|Burlington-Edison School District||Elected Board member||2010 - Present|
|Skagit County Superior Court||Arbitrator||2009 - Present|
|American Legion||member--volunteer Judge Advocate for Post||2003 - Present|
|Moose||member||2000 - Present|
|Skagit County Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Skagit County Community Action Clinic||Volunteer lawyer||1995 - Present|
|Skagit County Bar Association||President||2017 - 2018|
|US Army Reserve - Judge Advocate General Corps||CPT||2003 - 2014|
|General Command and Staff College||ILE||2013|
|Creighton University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Seattle University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army||Basic and Officer Advanced Course||N/A|
|United General Hospital women's ward||Estate Planning/Elder issues||2015|
|JAG Army Reserve event||Legal Ethics, Law of War, Rules of Engagement||2008|
|John Doe v. Municipal Government (local)||Money settlement|
|Dismissal of Assault 4th Degree--Domestic Violence||Charges Dismissed|
|State of Washington v. John Doe||Dismissal|
|State of Washington v. John Doe||Only 90 days (work release)|
|Personal injury settlement||$135,000 settlement|
|State of Washington v. John Doe||Case Dismissed|
|Bechtel v. Brookings||Successful replevin and contract claim|
|State of Washington v. John Doe||Reduced to Gross Misdeamenor - no jail|
|In re separation of SGT Kusar||Separation of soldier for misconduct|
|Grady Mills v. Don Mills||Awarded $160,000 damage award in arbitration|
|State of Washington v. Jane Doe||Embezzlement|
|Ted Olson v. State of Washington||Changed fishing regulations|
|In re the marriage of Nelson||Qualified Domestic Relations Order|
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Thu Feb 07 2019
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Sat Jan 05 2019