David M. Goodson Attorney At Law


About Us

David M. Goodson

Physical Address: Suite 112 1530 140th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98005
Mailing Address: #165 2620 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue WA 98004
E-mail address: davidm.goodson@gmail.com
Cell: 425-269-8029

Professional Summary

1987-1992:

Davies Pearson P.S., Tacoma, WA Rule 9 Intern/Associate Lawyer. Represented a variety of clients in Business, Insurance Defense, Complex Personal Injury, Family Law and Criminal Defense matters.

1992-Present:

Sole Practitioner specializing in criminal defense, particularly in the area of DUI and other criminal traffic offenses. Represented hundreds of clients in Federal, State and Municipal Courts throughout Washington State. Tried over 100 jury trials – many with favorable verdicts. Also represented many clients before the Department of Licensing. Appellate Counsel in Superior Court, and in the Court of Appeals and Washington State Supreme Court.

Reported Decisions for which I represented Appellant/Petitioner:

State v. Lane, 771 P.2d 1150, 112 Wn.2d 464 (Wash. 1989).

State v. Lane, 889 P.2d 929, 125 Wn.2d 825 (Wash. 1995).

State v. Howland, 832 P.2d 1339, 66 Wn.App. 586 (Wash.App. Div. 2 1992).

Clement v. State Dept. of Licensing, 35 P.3d 1171, 109 Wn.App. 371 (Wash.App. Div. 1 2001).

Summary of Qualifications

  • Five Years Medium/Large Law Firm Experience
  • Twenty-one years sole practice
  • Experienced Litigator and negotiator
  • Well organized, self disciplined and self motivated
  • Experienced at meeting or exceeding client expectations in a timely manner
  • Experienced in analyzing complex Immigration requirements that pertain to non-citizen clients

Professional Experience

Trial Attorney
Successfully represented many clients in court through all phases of litigation, from initial charge to final outcome. Prepare defense strategies, defense investigation, witness interviews and trial preparation. Pretrial motion practice, Voir Dire, opening statements, cross examination of lay and expert witnesses, direct examination, evidentiary objections, closing arguments, jury instructions and post trial motion and appellate practice. Contracted to represent indigent defendants in conflict cases for the municipalities of North Bend, Issaquah and Snoqualmie.

Education

J.D.

1989: Seattle University School of Law – Merit Scholar

Bachelor of Arts

1985: University of California, Berkeley – History