David K. Barrett


David K. Barrett works out of our Tacoma and Vancouver offices.

1420 South Union Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405

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David is a Partner in the South Sound Offices of GLP Attorneys. Mr. Barrett 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 Seattle law firm that primarily served the Korean-American community in personal injury, immigration, family law, and criminal defense matters. In 2008, David accepted a position as Deputy Prosecutor and Deputy Coroner for Kittitas County. In this capacity, he maintained a very large caseload, and regularly argued legal motions before the Kittitas County District Court Presiding Judge and Commissioner. Additionally, Mr. Barrett successfully argued before the Court of Appeals in a published opinion.

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 health care seminars sponsored by GLP Attorneys.   

When not advocating for the injured, David cherishes the time he spends raising his young son and sharing his passion for English and Italian cars. 


“David Barrett and his associates at GLP went above and beyond… helping me when others said they wouldn’t be able to help me. He got it right when the police report and another insurance company said I was at fault and was able to overcome and get me the settlement I deserved. Thank you so much! You’ll be my first call should I need an attorney in the future!” -M.S.


“My very first car accident I was in I was injured and didn’t know what to do. Everyone here helped me through everything . I was pleased I didn’t have to worry about anything in their hand’s. I could focus my energy on healing. they are helpful to say the least. very professional , fast and explained everything step by step. Cant say enough thanks to this crew.” -J.D.


“I had a very good experience with David and his team!! Everyone was kind to me, and they were so helpful throughout my whole case!! I couldn’t thank them enough for everything you did for me!! Thank you again!!” -A.M.


“I feel David has gone above and beyond in handling my case. His communication with me regarding my case has been excellent. I have already recommended him to a friend in case she needs it.” -Anonymous


“David Barrett was absolutely incredible to work with.  He is a man of high integrity. His Paralegal, Destiny Lundin was also highly professional and always available if I had questions or concerns.” -C.M.


“Thank you guys very much for all the hard work and dedication you put into this MVA one. You guys have always been very responsive and informative. Thank you very much again I did receive the settlement today, it will make my vacation more enjoyable and I couldn’t done it without you guys.” -V.M.


“I really appreciated you guys working with me on my behalf, and it was wonderful and delightful to work with you. Thank you again to take care of my cases in this chaotic time period. I hope you are all staying healthy and strong.” -S.C.


“I can’t thank y’all enough for all the work you’ve done. It was most appreciated, and y’all made this the easiest process ever!!”


“I felt that David did an outstanding job on my case. Everything was done very professional and was very helpful on answering the questions that I had that pertained to me case. I have already recommended him and the firm to several people. I would definitely use him again. Thank you, David.” -Anonymous


“Mr.David (Attorney), Jeff & Madeline (Legal Assistants) are very friendly and person who listen to client’s unfair auto accident decision by auto insurance. I really appreciate what they did on my case. I would call GLP Attorney again if I get another auto accident and refer my friends to here in the future!” -S.C.


“Dave and Legal team: Thank you so much for helping during my case and making it hassle free! I appreciate your help and advocating for me.”


“No one should be in a hurry to settle before the true nature of injuries are known, treated and the real value of a claim.  It was my own insurance company that gave me the stiff arm.  They wanted me to settle with the insurer of the guy that hit me.  It was David and the GLP [Attorneys] team that got their attention!  My insurance includes Personal Injury Protection.  My insurer didn’t care one bit about me and my injuries that were unknown in the 14 days after the accident or the months of treatment and physical therapy that were in front of me. David did everything he could to help me. He made me feel like I was his only concern and recognized the effort and commitment I had to make to follow through with my treatment for recovery.  I hope to meet him over coffee to thank him for his time and talent.” -S.A.


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.

$311,000.00 settlement for a woman who required surgical intervention for nerve injury to her foot caused by a motor vehicle collision.

$245,000.00 settlement for a man who sustained a broken arm in a collision caused by a drunk driver.

Past Results do not guarantee future outcomes.