David D. Mordekhov


David D. Mordekhov


David D. Mordekhov is a member of Gardner Trabolsi & Mordekhov. David has over 15 years of experience with a primary emphasis on product liability, toxic tort, and personal injury litigation. He handles the defense of personal injury suits, including asbestos claims, premises liability, product defect, and motor-vehicle cases. David has acted as local counsel for a number of national product manufacturers, distributors and retailers sued in Washington courts.



Professional Experience

  • Gardner Trabolsi & Mordekhov PLLC
    2003 to present
    Trial practice dedicated to the aggressive
    prosecution and defense of personal injury and damage claims.

Professional Recognition & Community Involvement

  • AV® Preeminent™ peer review certification
  • Member of the Law Alumni Board’s Professional Development and Mentoring Committee at Seattle University School of Law. 2014 – present
  • Named as Washington "Rising Star SuperLawyer"
    Washington Law and Politics magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • King County Bar Association pro bono neighborhood legal clinic, volunteer 2010 - present
  • Founder & President of the Russian-American Legal Society at Seattle University
    School of Law. 2001 - 2002

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Washington State Bar Association # 32900
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers' Association
  • King County Bar Association


  • “Forensic Medicine Through the Eyes of Your Jury”
    Speaker at joint WDTL/WAIME Continued Legal Education seminar on Analysis of Motor Vehicle Claims, March 2013
  • "Independent Medical Examinations, Problems and Solutions"
    WDTL CLE; Panel Member; October, 2011
  • "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

Practice Areas

  • Product Liability Defense
  • Toxic Tort Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Personal Injury Suits
  • Asbestos Claims
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Defect
  • Motor-vehicle


  • Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA, J.D. cum laude, 2002
  • People's Friendship Russian University, LLB, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Washington

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington