Seattle Defense Attorney: Biography

My name is David O and yes that is my complete last name.  I am a 37 year old Korean American born and raised in Seattle, Washington.  I’m blessed to have married my best friend and the love of my life, Sarah.  We have 2 beautiful girls named Macy and Kinley.  Macy is 2 years old and Kinley is 1 yr old.  I work as a criminal defense attorney.

I’ve been working as a criminal defense attorney for approximately 8 years and licensed to practice law for 10 years.  My criminal defense career started at the public defenders office in Seattle, Washington.  At the time, I was working as a commercial real estate agent trying to sell apartment buildings in Seattle.  I was working 12 hour days on 100% commission making over 150 cold calls a day.  That job sucked.  Well, one day I responded to a job opening at the public defenders office.  I followed up by calling the agency a week later.  A gentleman named Marcus Naylor answered the phone “Northwest Defenders’ Association how can I help you?”  I told him the reason for my call and he asked what kind of experience do I have?  I told him none.  Marcus then told me he doesn’t have a job for me and that the position required someone with experience. But before he could hang up on me I asked him if I could volunteer.  I let him know that I had recently passed the bar exam and licensed to practice law.  He asked me to come in the next day.  That was the beginning of my career.

I soon realized while working at the public defender’s office this was my calling.  I loved this area of the law.  I was able to work with people of all walks of life with amazing stories.  They allowed me to be a part of their lives in a weird way and to help.  While working at Northwest Defender’s Office in Seattle I handled only misdemeanor cases out of Seattle Municipal Court.  So if you were indigent and were charged with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence), Reckless Driving, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Prostitution, Driving While License Suspended and Assault 4th Degree and Domestic Violence in the City of Seattle there is a good chance I represented you in 2004.  If you were not happy with the outcome of your case you probably had a different attorney.

After leaving the public defender’s office I joined the Law firm of Bradley Johnson.  I worked there as one of their criminal defense attorneys for approximately 4 years.  In my 4 years there I visited almost every court in Washington.   To be continued.