Bios

zuckermanHeadshotDavid Zuckerman attended Brown University and Northeastern University School of Law. He moved to Seattle in 1988 to work for the Seattle-King County Public Defender agency. In 1991, David accepted a clerkship with federal judge William L. Dwyer. In 1993, he opened his own law practice.

David is the co-president of the Washington Appellate Lawyers Association. He worked as a part-time judge in Seattle Municipal Court from 1994 to 2010. He is also a long-time member of the legal committee of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Family Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker at continuing legal education programs for lawyers, and an editor of the Washington Appellate Deskbook.

David’s prominence in the field of appellate law has been recognized by several organizations:

  • Selected as “Superlawyer” by Law and Politics magazine, 1999-2015,  “Top 25 in Criminal Defense” in 2009, “Top 25 in Appellate Law” in 2015.
  • President’s Award in 2002 from Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for success in capital cases.
  • “AV” (highest) rating from Martindale-Hubbell lawyer’s directory.
  • 10.0 (“Superb”) rating from AVVO.

 

maureen_devlinMaureen Devlin is an experienced lawyer who also has a master’s degree in social work. Maureen focuses her practice primarily on clemency petitions, and on acting as a liaison between clients and other professionals, such as psychologists, community corrections officers, treatment providers, and DOC staff.  Maureen graduated from Northeastern University Law School in 1988 and began her practice in Alaska, first as an appellate law clerk, then as a trial court law clerk, and later as a public defender.  After moving to Washington, Maureen became a disciplinary counsel for the Washington State Bar Association.  She later attended the University of Washington School of Social Work in order to gain a broader perspective on social services and mental health systems.  In addition to her legal practice, Maureen is an active volunteer advocate for children in foster care.