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Daryl was born and raised in Southern Oregon. He graduated from the University of Oregon and received his law degree cum laude from the University of Puget Sound School of Law in 1977.
His principal areas of practice are criminal defense (felony and misdemeanor) and personal injury (representing injured clients). He is a former King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and am admitted to practice before State and Federal Courts.
He is also a former adjunct professor of Trial Advocacy at the University of Puget Sound School of Law and has been a speaker and co-chair at numerous trial lawyer seminars. He is a former President of the Tacoma/Pierce County Bar Association and a former Washington State Bar Association Governor.
He is an active member of Washington State Trial Lawyers’ Association and Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He has been an Eagle member of the WSTLA for over 20 years.
Daryl lives in Tacoma with my black lab named Gunnar. He enjoys spending time with my family and friends. His outside interests are traveling, snow skiing, running, bicycling and water skiing.
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Daniel Hannula, Medical malpractice Attorney
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Daryl is an outstanding trial lawyer who is a passionate advocate for his clients. I have been privileged to work with Daryl on a number of serious personal injury and medical malpractice cases. He is one of the hardest working and most prepared trial lawyers I have ever been associated with or oppossed in a courtroom.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association 25 year practice||Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||2002|
|Best Misdemeanor Defense Counsel||Voted by Pierce County Prosecuting Attorneys||1985|
|Owner||Daryl L. Graves, Attorney (Private Practice)||1979 - Present|
|Deputy Prosecuting Attorney||King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office||1977 - 1979|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1989 - Present|
|Center for Dispute Resolution (Pierce County)||Volunteer Mediator||1989 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||1986 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||1980 - Present|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Eagle Member||1980 - Present|
|Judicial Merit Selection Committee||Member (appointed by Senators Patty Murray & Maria Cantwell)||2002 - 2003|
|National Institute of Trial Advocacy||Instructor||1999 - 2004|
|Washington State Bar Association, 9th Congressional District Governor||Board of Governors||1997 - 2001|
|Seattle University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|University of Oregon||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1974|
|Trial Advocacy at the University of Puget sound school of law||Trial Lawyer Seminars||2005|
|Classroom Speaking||Criminal Law||1998|