Current Role
  • Partner, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
  • A trial attorney with a passion for representing children, the disabled, elderly and incapacitated citizens
Recognition
  • 2019 Top 25 Personal Injury Settlement Awards (Nationwide), Vernon Gray v. State of Washington, $9M
  • 2019 Top 100 Personal Injury Settlement Awards (Nationwide), Portia Plaskon v. State of Washington, $3M
  • 2018 Top 50 Personal Injury Settlement Awards (Nationwide), Jacob Gilligan v. State of Washington, $5.5M   
  • 2018 Top 100 Personal Injury Settlement Awards (Nationwide), Toby Plaskon v. State of Washington, $4M   
  • 2017 Top 50 Personal Injury Settlement Awards (Nationwide), Heather Curtis v. State of Washington, Crosby, $5.52M
Notable Cases

Mr. Moody has secured many multi-million dollar recoveries on behalf of vulnerable citizens who have been abused, neglected or exploited, including:

  • Largest jury verdict ever upheld against the State of Washington, DSHS ($17.8 million)
  • Largest single-plaintiff settlement against the State of Washington, DSHS ($8.8 million)
  • Largest recovery on behalf of three foster children ($7.3 million)
  • Largest single-plaintiff settlement on behalf of a child in Snohomish County, Washington ($5 million)
  • Largest judgment on behalf of an incapacitated child in Spokane County, Washington ($4 million)
  • Judgment for a disabled woman in Santa Clara County, California ($4 million)
  • Largest judgment ever obtained against Eastern State Hospital ($3 million)
  • Largest judgment ever obtained against the State of Washington, Child Study and Treatment Center ($3 million)
  • Judgment for a boy neglected and abused in Snohomish County, Washington ($2.85 million)
  • Judgment for a girl neglected and abused in Pierce County, Washington ($2.85 million)
  • Settlement on behalf of brain-injured infant abused in day care setting ($2.84 million)
  • Largest single-plaintiff jury verdict on behalf of an incapacitated adult in Kitsap County, Washington ($2.6 million)
  • Judgment in the amount of $2.5 million for a client abused at Eastern State Hospital
  • Largest single-plaintiff settlement on behalf of a developmentally disabled male in eastern Washington ($2.25 million)
  • Several additional settlements in excess of $1 million
Personal Insight

David is proud to be a native Washingtonian and enjoys strong ties to the eastern side of the state. David’s grandfather Jack Edward Moody was born and raised in Dayton, Washington, and David’s great-grandfather Edward Maple Moody was the Sheriff of Columbia County, Washington. David’s maternal grandmother, Eva Armstrong, was one of the first female graduates of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.