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.