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Dave Malone has been with Miller, Malone & Tellefson since October of 1999 after spending the previous five years with the Washington State Attorney General's Office. He is well versed in government relations and administrative law having represented the Department of Natural Resources and State Parks and Recreation Commission. As an Assistant Attorney General, Dave provided legal counsel on such issues as the DNR Habitat Conservation Plan (a 70 year forest management plan for nearly 2 million acres of state trust land), the Parks Commission's decision to arm park rangers, and various.htmlects of the state's salmon recovery efforts. Dave also took part in litigation at the state and federal level involving the Habitat Conservation Plan, the Loomis State Forest, and aquatic lands.

Dave's practice at MM&T includes regulatory licensing matters before the Washington State Gambling Commission, Washington State Liquor Control Board, and Tribal Gaming Agencies. Dave has also represented clients in over fifty administrative proceedings before these and other agencies. In addition to representing clients in licensing and administrative proceedings, Dave has advised gaming clients on projects in Canada, Mexico, and Israel, as well as the states of California, Nevada, New Jersey, Michigan, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Montana, Rhode Island, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Iowa, and Oregon. Dave has also consulted and advised on several internet gaming projects.

Dave earned a Bachelor's of Arts with distinction from the University of Washington, a JD from Seattle University School of Law (formerly the University of Puget Sound School of Law), and a Master's degree from the University of Washington's School of Marine Affairs. In addition to being admitted to practice in Washington State, Dave is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Practice areas


  1. Licensing: 40%
    17 years
  2. Gaming: 40%
    17 years
  3. Native Peoples Law: 10%
  4. Administrative Law: 10%
    22 years



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  • Bennett J. Hansen

    I have known Dave Malone for over 15 years. He is a smart, harworking and ethical attorney very well suited for representing any client on a wide variety of topics. I endorse his work and his character.


    Bennett Hansen Construction and development Attorney
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  • Scott Charles Henderson

    I have worked with Dave on a number of gaming issues and have found him to be very knowledgeable on this complicated field of law. I continue to refer with confidence any clients with gaming law questions to Dave.


    Scott Henderson Real estate Attorney
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Contact info

3110 Ruston Way Ste F
Tacoma, WA, 98402-5307


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AMiller Malone & Tellefson1999 - Present
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of the Attorney General of Washington1995 - 1999
Law FellowAmerican Rivers1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Browns Point Improvement ClubPresident2015 - Present
Evergreen Council on Problem GamblingVice President2015 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Browns Point Improvement ClubTreasurer2014 - 2015
Evergreen Council on Problem GamblingPresident2010 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Dragonslayer v. Washington State Gambling CommissionN/A
Costco v. MalengN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Understanding Gaming Law IssuesGaming Activities in Washington State2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WashingtonN/AMasters of Marine Affairs2000
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of WashingtonN/ABAN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
International Gaming SummitReefer Madness: Marijuana & Gambling Law Update and Ethics2015
Focus on the FutureProblem Gambling2012
10th NW Gaming Law SummitLegal Ethics, Gambling Disorders and Program Awareness2012
8th Annual Northwest Gaming SummitGaming Litigation Update2010
7th NW Gaming Law SummitGaming Litigation2010
Western Regional Conference on Problem GamblingInternet Gambling2007
5th Northwest Gaming Law SummitRegulatory Gaming Issues2007
4th Northwest Gaming Law SummitLicensing Appeals2006
3rd Northwest Gaming Law SummitRegulatory Gaming Update2005
Northwest Gaming Law SummitWSGC Adminstrative Process Update2004
Northwest Gaming Law SummitWashington State Gambling Commission Administrative Process2003