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David William Gross

also known as Dave Gross

About me

Pinnacle Law provides the highest level of legal representation, focusing on family law and criminal defense.

We offer a full range of legal services, including unbundled services as needed.
Unbundled services are an economical way to provide limited service to clients who need assistance with just a portion of their case, or clients with an extremely limited budget.
We can tailor our service to your needs, such as drafting particular documents, reviewing a proposed agreement, or reviewing a file and providing a legal opinion.  With unbundled service, you can decide what your most urgent need is.

As the managing attorney for Pinnacle Law, I've been practicing law for over 20 years now.  In addition to taking more than 150 jury trials to verdict, I am also a law professor and a nationally recognized speaker.

We are dedicated to helping individuals and victims with a new approach that focuses not only on analyzing your legal issue, but with helping you through the confusing and daunting legal process.



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Practice areas


  1. Family: 65%
    9 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    17 years
  3. Litigation: 10%
    22 years



Hourly ($250-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • Timothy John Leary

    Dave Gross is an exceptional attorney. I had the opportunity to work with Dave during his career as a Senior Deputy Prosecutor in the King County Prosecutor's Office in Seattle. Judges, defense attorneys and fellow prosecutors respected his hard work, tenacity and success in the courtroom. Now that Dave is in private practice, his clients will benefit from his years of courtroom experience. He will not be afraid to press a case to trial if that is what is called for under the circumstances. You will consider yourself lucky to have such a talented and experienced trial attorney in your corner.


    Timothy Leary Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Todd Brian Nurick

    Mr. Gross is a greatly experienced, diligent and passionate attorney. When it comes to Criminal Law, he sets the standard for quality and learned representation both in and out of the courtroom. I endorse him, without reservation, for any type of criminal litigation and related work.


    Todd Nurick Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


1104 Main St.
Suite 214
Vancouver, WA, 98660


PAAdministrative Suspension201004/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Merit- War on DrugsElmore County Drug Task Force1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyPinnacle Law Office, LLC2015 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorWidener University School Of Law2011 - 2011
AttorneyLaw Office of David W. Gross2011 - 2015
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Washington School of Law2008 - 2010
FacultyNational Institute Of Trial Advocacy (Nita)2008 - 2009
FacultyNational District Attorneys Association2004 - 2006
Senior Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyKing County Prosecutor's Office1999 - 2010
County AttorneyElmore County Prosecuting Attorney1997 - 1999
AssociateBrady Lerma1996 - 1997
Associate AttorneyRamsden & Lyons, LLP1995 - 1996
Associate AttorneyBeard, St.Clair1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
All charges droppedNo action taken
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Publication nameTitleDate
De NovoShow and Tell: Why Every Trial Should Be a Visual Trial2011
At Issue (PA Bar)Trial as a Visual Medium: Why Every Trial Should Be a Visual Trial2011
Idaho Law ReviewUse of A Traffic Citation in a Subsequent Related Civil Proceeding1996
Idaho Law ReviewExamining Aboriginal Rights in Submerged Lands: Coeur d'Alene Tribe v. Idaho1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Idaho College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of IdahoHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wilmington Police Mini-AcademySearch, Seizure, and Civil Liability2014
PALI Annual ConferenceInvestigation for Criminal Defense2014
Washington Criminal Justice Training CenterDomestic Violence Court Orders - Follow Up & Other Considerations2008
Washington Criminal Justice Training CenterDomestic Violence Court Orders - Arrest & Enforcement Issues2008
Seattle University School of LawPre-Trial Advocacy2008
Seattle University School of LawTrial Advocacy2008
Dom. Viol. Protection Order SeminarBridging The Gap2008
CLECourt Orders - A Prosecutor Perspective2008
Washington State UniversityLaw & Society - developing trends2006
National College of District AttorneysPowerpoint and its value in court2006
National College of District AttorneysVisual Aids in Trial2006
National College of District AttorneysPowerpoint as a Courtroom Presentation Tool2005
National College of District AttorneysVisual Aids in Trial2005
Washington Court Interpreters and Translators SocietyCriminal Code - Elements for Interpreters2003
Washington Death Penalty ForumDeath Penalty - Fact from Fiction2000
International Association of Arson InvestigatorsArson Investigation & Prosecution - a Team Effort1999
Idaho Police AcademyLaw Week1998