About David Hunter

/About David Hunter
About David Hunter2017-10-14T18:36:23+00:00

Professional Experience

  • (current) Orion ADR
  • (1982- 2007) Lane Powell PC
  • Partner (1989); Active complex litigation trial practice specializing in Aviation, Products Liability, Maritime, and Intellectual Property law.
  • (1970-1982) Twelve years Aviation and engineering experience including:
    • U.S. Naval Aviator, fleet carrier pilot, A7E Corsair II
    • Experimental Test Pilot; Flight test and evaluation of high-performance jet aircraft
    • Deputy Program Manager, NavAirSysCom; Coordinated and directed engineering development efforts for five distinct air-launched weapon development programs; Developed and defended concepts, budgets and program plans at DOD, GAO, OMB and Congressional levels
  • Finalist, 1977 NASA Space Shuttle Pilot selection
  • FAA Commercial, Single/Multi-engine Land, Instrument flight certificates
  • Member, Society of Experimental Test Pilots

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • Alaska (inactive)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals


  • George Washington University (J.D., with highest honors, 1982)
    • Order of the Coif
  • United States Navy Test Pilot School (Distinguished Student 1976)
  • University of West Florida (M.S., (Aeronautical Systems) 1972)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (M.S.A.E., 1971)
    • Guggenheim Fellow
  • United States Naval Academy (B.S.A.E., with highest honors, 1970)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Past President, V.P. and Treasurer, Aviation Insurance Association
  • Board Member, AIA-ADR, Inc.  (Aviation ADR Services)
  • AV (Preeminent) Rating Martindale Hubble (12 years)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • The Society of Experimental Test Pilots
  • National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
  • Past Member Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Past Member, Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • King County Bar Association
    • Past Chairman, Aviation Section
    • Member, ADR, IP and Aviation Sections
  • Past Member, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association
  • Construction Dispute Resolution Services Specialist
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member IP, ADR and Int’l Law Sections
  • US District Court, WDWA LR 39.1 Qualified Neutral
  • American Bar Association
    • Dispute Resolution Section
    • Intellectual Property Section
    • Aviation Section