David R. Voyles

Attorney | Seattle | 206.223.6252 |

Areas of Practice

David Voyles is a member of Lane Powell’s Complex Litigation and Aviation Practice Groups. Within Lane Powell’s Aviation Group, he represents individuals and businesses primarily in aircraft transactions, both domestically and internationally, and in ensuring regulatory compliance relating to aircraft ownership and operation. He also represents pilots and mechanics in FAA and NTSB proceedings. His experience in Lane Powell’s Complex Litigation Group centers on product liability litigation, representation of financial institutions in securities litigation and lender-liability matters, and in representing long term care and seniors housing providers in various litigation disputes.

Professional Experience

  • Lane Powell PC (2008-Present)
  • United States Marine Corps, Captain (1998-2003)
  • Standard Pacific Homes, Inc., Assistant Construction Manager (2004-2005)

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington


  • University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 2008)
    • San Diego Law Review, Lead Articles Editor
  • University of Washington (B.A.,History, 1998)
    • History Honors Society, Member

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Aviation
  • Litigation
  • Long Term Care and Seniors Housing
  • Securities Litigation


  • “A Few Good Questions to Ask When a Customer Seeks Financing for an Aircraft,” Community Banker magazine (Fall 2013)
  • “A Company Involved in Litigation Retains a Public Relations Firm. Are the Company’s Communications Among its Attorneys and PR Team Privileged?” Puget Sound Business Journal ADR and Litigation Q&A Column Titled “Ask the Legal Professionals” (March 30, 2012)
  • Contributing author to Ralph H. Folsom, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS, PRACTITIONER TREATISE SERIES (West, 2011-2012 ed.) (Appendix on the U.S./EU Open Skies Agreement)
  • “Broker-dealers Could Be Given a Higher Fiduciary Standard,” Portland Business Journal, Co-author (August 20, 2010)

Speaking Engagements

  • “A Brief Summary of Ownership of Aircraft, Engines and Spares,” King County Bar Association’s 40th Annual Aviation Law and Insurance Seminar (September 14, 2013)
  • “Flying Candidates for Political Office, and the Federal Aviation Regulations and Federal Election Laws,” King County Bar Association’s 39th Annual Aviation Law and Insurance Seminar (October 14, 2012)

Awards and Honors

  • Named as a “Washington Rising Star,” Super Lawyers magazine, Aviation (2013)

Professional and Community Activities

  • King County Bar Association
    • Secretary, Aviation Law Section (2014)
    • Volunteer Attorney, Family Law Mentorship Program and Neighborhood Legal Clinics
  • Panel Attorney, Aircraft Owner and Pilots Association (“AOPA”)
  • United States Naval Institute
  • Volunteer Attorney, Greenwood Neighborhood Legal Clinic
  • Northwest Little League, Umpire and Assistant Coach