Gardner Trabolsi & Associates PLLC



Over a legal career spanning more than two decades, seasoned litigator David Mordekhov has handled all aspects of civil cases—both for injury victims and those accused of injuring others. He utilizes this vast experience, along with his compassion and advocacy for clients, to approach each case from a unique perspective.

Wrongful death and catastrophic injuries are David’s primary practice areas; an avid bicyclist, he has a particular passion for cases involving cycling injuries. On the defense side, he also has acted as local counsel for product manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in addition to individuals who have been sued for damages arising from car accidents, defective products, premises accidents, and other causes.

When he’s not in the courtroom or serving in the community, David races in Ironman triathlon competitions and climbs mountains.

David was born in Moscow, Russia, and is fluent in Russian.


  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, Washington – JD cum laude, 2002
  • Peoples Friendship Russian University, Law School, Moscow, Russia, 1997

Fluent in Russian

I proudly call myself a “Russian speaking attorney” meaning that I am trained in the U.S. law, but retained my Russian cultural background and linguistic fluency.


Gardner Trabolsi & Mordekhov, PLLC, 2002 – present


  • Volunteer at the King County Bar Association pro bono Neighborhood Legal Clinic
  • Faculty Member for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Speaker at career development events for the University of Washington undergraduate students.


  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Admitted to Practice in Washington State Courts and Western U.S. District Court


  • Practical Strategy Development for Early Discovery; KCBA CLE Chair/Speaker, November 2016
  • Forensic Medicine Through the Eyes of Your Jury; speaker at the joint WDTL/WAIME CLE seminar on Analysis of Motor Vehicle Claims, March 2013
  • Industrial Hygiene Program and the State of the Art at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Asbestos Defense CLE, January 2009
  • Defending an MVA case, WDTL presentation at the Seattle University School of Law – winter 2005
Русскоязычный адвокат
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Давид Мордехов
Seattle, Washington

  • Более 20 лет опыта работы
  • Высокая квалификация
  • Сотни выигранных дел
  • Индивидуальный подход к каждому клиенту и конфиденциальность
  • Агрессивное представление ваших интересов в суде
  • Профессиональная ответственность в соответствии с этическими канонами


  • Аварии
  • Несчастные случаи
  • Травмы
  • Медицинские ошибки
  • Падения в общественных местах
  • Нападения, укусы собак и других животных
  • Медицинская халатность
  • Аварии на мотоцикле или велосипеде
  • Наезд на пешехода на переходе

While David is an attorney trained and experienced in U.S. law, he remains proud of his Russian background and linguistic fluency. These qualities help him forge strong connections with members of Russian-speaking communities in the greater Seattle area—and ensure that language or cultural barriers don’t impede their access to quality legal representation.

Over the course of his career, David has represented Russian and Ukrainian clients in personal injury litigation throughout the region, including Seattle, Bellevue, Kent, Everett, Federal Way, Vancouver, and Tacoma. He also has provided pro bono counsel for a Ukrainian nondenominational church in Everett.

Давид Мордехов – высококвалифицированный адвокат, который на протяжении 20-ти лет занимается гражданскими исками по травмам и несчастным случаям.

Он успешно закончил юридический факультет РУДН в Москве, а затем получил второе высшее образование в Seattle University School of Law в Сиетле, штате Вашингтон.
На данный момент Давид является партнером в фирме Gardner Trabolsi & Associates.

За многолетнюю работу Давид вёл гражданские дела на всех стадиях, начиная с досудебной подготовки и заканчивая представлением интересов клиентов в суде, а также в апелляционных инстанциях
Вы всегда можете положиться на опыт и профессионализм Давида, на надежность и высочайшее качество его правовых услуг, финансовую ответственность и сохранение адвокатской тайны при представлении ваших интересов в суде.

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David Mordekhov
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Rick SimonRick Simon
03:48 22 Sep 23
David is an A plus lawyer ! My first time participating in the world of legal matters (68 years old). David was very patient with me , getting me up to speed on the processes. The education from David will be forever remembered. David is a great person and performs his profession with highest integrity. I would highly recommend David to those in need of his services!
Jon LlarenasJon Llarenas
18:46 23 May 23
David's assistance and experience were very helpful when I was at a loss for next steps regarding a claim filed against my business. I would highly recommend David to anyone looking for honest and straightforward answers.
Stella ChernyakStella Chernyak
01:33 16 Nov 22
I am strongly impressed by David's professionalism, knowledge, responsiveness and friendliness. He responded immediately, his guidance was very helpful, clear, actionable and concrete. I would highly recommend David to anyone who needs attorney help in his areas of practice.
Jason AuyongJason Auyong
03:43 15 Apr 22
David Mordekhov is very knowledgeable, friendly, and experienced. He works with you every step of the way. David goes the extra mile to do what's best for his clients. He helped represent my mom, who has a language barrier, and was incredibly accommodating throughout the legal process. Talking to David was very reassuring because this was our first legal matter and we didn't know what to do. David would contact us immediately and give us timely updates and would recommend different options based on how the case was going. Highly recommend David, would consult with him again if another issue comes up.
Kathie SchroederKathie Schroeder
21:57 06 Mar 22
David is an amazing lawyer and person. He handled our case fairly, expertly, and communicated clearly about every issue and decision point. He was a strong advocate for us and stood for what was right and true. David helped make what was a very emotional and stressful experience manageable and provided calm through his determination and his commitment to use. We are so grateful he was assigned to our case and worked on our behalf. I highly recommend him and would work with him again if needed in the future in a heartbeat.
23:15 04 Mar 21
Besides being extremely hardworking, David shows great regard for others! As someone who is interested in one day pursuing law, I was given the opportunity by David to peek into the world of a civil litigator in a real personal injury case. David's quick responses, kind manner, and genuine care, made it a truly pleasant and intriguing experience!
Jag MattoJag Matto
22:49 08 Feb 21
David is an excellent Attorney. I know David has the experience, knowledge and skill to help people experiencing personal injury cases. There is no question he will fight hard to get his clients the best possible outcome in their case. Because of this, I strongly endorse this lawyer.
Regina BloomRegina Bloom
21:15 11 Jun 20
David Mordekhov is the best car accident attorney that my family had a pleasure to meet and hire. He is a lifesaver. He knows exactly what he is doing, knowledgeable about every step of the process, patient and efficient, takes time to explain every needed detail and address all of the concerns and possible questions that we had. My case was fairly complicated from the very beginning - originally, I started with a different attorney, who turned out to be unprofessional and dropped our case two thirds in the allowed insurance claim time frame without having any progress done - and that's during my continued after-accident therapy. We had about a third of our available time left, packs of bills - and no attorney. We contacted David per recommendation and explained the situation to him. He listened carefully, acquired needed information, and... agreed to take our case. David showed himself in the best light: he quickly took care of our immediate problems, contacted the other party's insurance company, started the settlement process. David was available for a personal meeting, via text, email, and phone every step of the way. David took care of all conversations with other party's, settlement process, and all other matters. We ended up finishing the case early and successfully, purely thanks to David's professionalism and skill. My family is enternaly grateful. David has definitely set the bar high for every other attorney for us. Especially after experiencing the first attorney we had to work with in this case. We will gladly be back to work with David if there's ever a need.