Dave Gehrke was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Washington in 1978. He graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Economics, and from the University of Washington School of Law with a degree of Juris Doctor in 1977.
Dave is admitted to the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court-Western and Eastern Districts of Washington, the Lummi Tribal Court and the Washington State Supreme Court.
He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where he has served on the board of directors for two different terms, and he is an Eagle member of the Washington State Association of Justice (formerly Washington State Trial Lawyers Association.) Dave is also a member of the King and Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Associations. He has emphasized trial litigation for decades, successfully handling large and small personal injury cases (up to $1.5 million plus) and large and small criminal cases ranging from shoplifting to the death penalty.
Dave frequently lectures at high schools, community colleges, and churches. He is a quarterly lecturer at Seattle Central College and has presented seminars for the Washington State Bar Association and the Tacoma-Pierce County criminal law section. He has appeared many times on local, national, and international media, including being a guest of Matt Lauer and the Today Show, CNN, and Court TV. He has also been a featured guest of Oprah and Larry King, as has been a frequent commentator on the T-Man show on KUBE Radio. (See the Media page for clips of some of these appearances.)
Besides loving being an attorney, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, participating in and watching athletics. He has coached youth basketball and soccer for many, many years, and enjoys gardening, skiing and cooking.