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At Puget Law Group, we believe that everyone deserves someone who will fight for them.Former prosecutor Dan Gerl now defends those who are accused of crimes of Domestic Violence.At Puget Law Group we focus primarily on defending those accused of the crimes of DUI and Physical CAt Puget Law Group, we fight speeding tickets and other moving violations throughout the Puget Sound
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2017|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|10 Best Under 40||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Level 5 Contributor||Avvo||2013|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2013|
|Best of 1995||Spicer's Printing||1995|
|1995 Regional Annual - Best in Design for 1995||PRINT Magazine||1995|
|Best of 1995||Graphic Design USA||1995|
|Silver Award||Northwest ADDYs||1993|
|Student Award Gold||Northwest ADDYs||1993|
|AIGA Trapeze Award||AIGA (Seattle)||1992|
|Owner / Member||Puget Law Group||2013 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Park Chenaur & Associates, Inc., PS||2010 - 2013|
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney||2008 - 2010|
|Municipal Prosecutor||City of Federal Way Prosecuting Attorney||2006 - 2008|
|Contract Prosecuting Attorney||Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office||2005 - 2006|
|Rule 9 Legal Intern||Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney||2004 - 2005|
|Externship||King County Prosecuting Attorney Office||2003 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Athletes for Kids (AFK)||Board of Directors, Member||2015 - Present|
|United State District Court - Western District of Washington||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2013 - 2014|
|King County Bar Association||Member||2010 - 2012|
|Citizens for Judicial Excellence (CJE)||Member||2010 - 2014|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - 2013|
|STATE VS. R.M.||NOT GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES|
|STATE V. E.N.||Dismissed for Lack of Probable Cause to Stop Driver|
|Lakewood vs. W.H.||NOT GUILTY|
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|Graphic Design USA||Best of 1994-1995||1995|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Washington -Seattle||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts, with Distinction||2002|
|Spokane Falls Community College||Graphic Design||A.A.S.||1992|
|BNI Weekly Business Luncheon||Criminal Defense||2015|
|Todd Beamer H.S. Street Law Class||What it means to be a Criminal Defense Attorney||2014|
|South King County YMCA High School Mock Trial Competition||South King County YMCA High School Mock Trial Competition||2014|
|Discussion - DV Defense and Family Law||Domestic Violence and Criminal Defense||2014|
|South King County YMCA High School Mock Trial Competition||South King County YMCA High School Mock Trial Competition||2013|
|Seattle Toastmasters Luncheon||Graphic Design and Branding / Internet Industry||1999|
Posted by SPEEDING (BUT GRATEFUL) BRIDE
I got a ticket last Fall in Tacoma. I was getting ready to get married and I really didn't want to deal with fighting it, but I also didn't want it to go on my record. I hired Dan to handle it and he took care of everything. I didn't have to go to court, and the day before my wedding he got my ticket dismissed! It was one less thing I had to worry about before my big day. I'm very grateful - thanks Dan!
Posted by anonymous
8 years ago I was pulled over for a DUI after moving here from an eastern state. As I had no understaning of DUI laws in Washington, I refused to take the breathalizer test resulting in a mandatory one year suspension and much grief and loss of money.
In February of this year I was again pulled over for supposedly weaving across lanes. I unfortunetly had a better understanding of the law and followed all that was asked of me.
After spending over $20,000 for my first offense and recieving little to no legal benefits, I determined to find a Lawyer that would listen and plan a defense that worked in my favor. Dan was able to have my DOL suspension dropped due to an improper stop. As we dealt with the Court aspects of the case he was diligent in moving the case forward and we eventually settled for a one month suspension and 6 months of classes. I can assure you that Dan did an excellent job at a fraction of the cost.
As a white collar executive, I was deeply concerned on the effects this case might have on my career. Dan worked hard to make sure all court apperances, interviews and court ordered classes were scheduled around my job.
I would recomend Dan Ger to anyone who is in need of a motivated, competent, compassionate lawyer.
Posted by Travis
I was arrested for DUI in July 2012. It was the biggest mistake of my life... a frightening experience to say the least. I retained Dan Gerl and he made me feel at ease right from the start. He assisted me with a monthly payment plan that fit my budget and explained everything to me in way so I could understand all that was going on with my case. When I had questions he had answers. He told me the first day that his goal was to get my DUI charge reduced, if not dismissed. I will admit I was a bit skeptical considering my high BAC (.208) but true to his word he did exactly that. My charge was reduced to Reckless Driving and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. I can't say enough about Dan Gerl... without his help I don't know what would have happened. Thanks to him I have put this experience behind me and have my life back.
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