David A. Petteys

Adjunct Professor


Since 2002, David Petteys' practice has focused on providing advice and representation in matters involving state and local tax law. He regularly counsels clients on filing refund claims, requesting rulings, managing and defending audits, and other issues involving a wide array of state and local taxes, including sales and use tax, gross receipts taxes, income tax, and ad valoreum property tax. Professor Pettey has represented clients in tax controversy matters at all levels, from administrative appeals to trial and appellate court litigation. Prior to entering the practice of law, he was a revenue agent with the Washington State Department of Revenue.

Professor Pettey is currently an attorney with Malone & Associates, PS, in Seattle, Washington.  In addition to state and local taxation, his practice includes business and corporate law, civil litigation, and real estate.  He has worked at Perkins Coie LLP, Amazon.com, and Lane Powell PC. He was a judicial extern to Judge Thomas S. Zilly, United States District Court of the Western District of Washington in 2002. Professor Pettey is also an adjunct faculty of Golden Gate University's Master in Taxation Program, where he teaches a course on Washington taxation.


Malone & Associates, PS
Phone: (206) 569.8114
E-mail: dpetteys@malonelegal.com


  • B.A., Western Washington University, 1991
  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law, summa cum laude, Dean's List, Associate Editor, Seattle University Law Review, 2002


  • State and Local Taxation