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David S. Grossman – Retired

David S. Grossman has over 36 year’s civil litigation experience, with a focus on commercial disputes, trusts and estates, real estate and tax matters. He is a trained mediator and is available to assist parties reach a binding and cost-effective resolution to disputes in all areas of civil practice, including family law.

David began his legal career as a Trial Attorney with the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he represented the United States in trials in federal and state courts. After moving to Seattle in 1988, he was a member of the class action and complex litigation group at Keller Rohrback, before joining the firm of LeSourd & Patten, P.S. He moved to Walla Walla in 2002 and was the primary litigator at Reese, Baffney, Frol & Grossman, P.S. before joining Minnick-Hayner in October, 2014.

University of Vermont (B.A. 1978); Suffolk University Law School (J.D., cum laude 1983).

Professional Memberships:
Washington State Bar Association
Walla Walla County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association of Eastern Washington

Admitted to Practice Before:
United States Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Tax Court

Professional Honors:
Outstanding Attorney, US Department of Justice Tax Division (1987)

Contributing Author: Effectively Representing Your Client Before the “New IRS,” a project of the American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Low Income Taxpayer Committee (ABA 2000).

Co-Author: “Steps to Reduce Tax and Penalties on Nonfilers,” Taxation for Accountants, Vol. 49, No. 6, 1992. Republished: The Monthly Digest of Tax Articles, Vol. 43, No. 10, July 1993.

Co-Author with Robert M. McCallum: “Representing the Nonfiler Requires a Multi-Functional Approach,” IRS Practice Alert, Vol. 6, No. 8 (Dec. 1992, Warren Gorham & Lamont).

Reported Decisions:
Webster v. Barbara, 115 B.R. 900 (Bkrtcy. E.D. Mich. 1990). Fraud claims arising out stock redemption agreement.

In re: Otis & Edwards, P.C., 55 B.R. 185 (Bkrtcy. E.D. Mich. 1985). Successful defense of claim to $1.6 million bad debt deduction.
Scott Galvanizing, Inc. v. Northwest EnviroService, Inc., 102 Wn.2d 573 (1993). Claim arising under hazardous waste transport agreement for indemnification for CERCLA and MTCA damages.
Scott v. Petett, 63 Wn. App. 50, 816 P.2d 1229 (1991). Interpretation of real estate purchase agreement for sale of land ultimately found to contain wetlands.

Litigation Practice Areas:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Guardianship
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Tax