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David K. Barrett


Tacoma, Vancouver, and Port Orchard Offices
1420 South Union Avenue,
Tacoma, WA 98405



David K. Barrett is a Partner in the South Sound Offices of GLP Attorneys.

Professional Overview

Dave comes from a family of lawyers and legal scholars, which served as an early inspiration for him to continue their tradition of excellence. After completing his undergraduate degree in Law & Society at the University of California, David taught school, for a short time, before beginning his legal studies at Valparaiso University School of Law. While in law school, David clerked for the Honorable Judge Julia Jent of the Porter County Superior Court in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Upon receiving his Juris Doctorate in 2002, Mr. Barrett relocated to the Pacific Northwest to begin his legal career in private practice with a mid-size Seattle law firm that was engaged primarily with personal injury, immigration, family law, and criminal defense matters. In 2008, David accepted a position as Deputy Prosecutor and Deputy Coroner for Kittitas County.

David Barrett joined GLP Attorneys in 2011 and has since focused his practice entirely on representing the injured. He also regularly assists health care providers in medical lien matters and is a frequent speaker at seminars for health care providers sponsored by GLP Attorneys.

Awards & Recognition

More Information

  • Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., Law & Society, 1998
  • Washington State Bar, 2003
  • Oregon State Bar, 2012
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Eagle Member (Current)

Since 2012, Dave has spoken to chiropractors, physical therapists, and medical professionals about billing issues, how to deal with Independent Medical Exams, and using liens to ensure payment.  He has led over 50 in-person seminars in Tacoma, Puyallup, Olympia, Bremerton and Vancouver on a quarterly basis, in addition to several webinars for health care professionals on the topic of medical liens.

He also frequently visits doctors’ offices to present on a variety of legal topics that relate to their medical practices.

When not advocating for the injured, David cherishes the time he spends with his wife raising their two sons.

Successful Cases


$980,000 settlement for a motorist who sustained a broken leg and hand in a T-bone incident in a disputed liability MVA in Oregon.


$480,000 award for a woman who sustained knee and shoulder injuries due to a collision caused by a drunk driver.


$400,000 settlement for a woman attacked by a pit bull.


$380,000 settlement for a man bitten by a pit bull.


$335,000 settlement for a man who sustained fractured ribs and a broken foot following a motor vehicle collision.


$311,000 settlement for a woman who required surgical intervention for nerve injury to her foot caused by a motor vehicle collision.


$245,000 settlement for a man who sustained a broken arm in a collision caused by a drunk driver.

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