Ian Hunter De Verna

Jacob Paul Murphy

Ian Hunter De Verna

Port Orchard, Washington

Ian De Verna graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law and returned to his hometown of Gig Harbor to pursue his passion in criminal defense. During law school, he served as an intern with the Saint Clair County State's Attorney's Office of Illinois and the Saint Louis University Criminal Defense Clinic. As a Rule 711 prosecuting attorney, he tried numerous misdemeanor cases, maintaining a perfect conviction record, and conducted countless hearings in front of the grand jury.

Having both prosecuted and represented the criminally accused, Ian offers a unique perspective and understanding of the issues. He is able to strategically negotiate cases to benefit his client's interests and aggressively fight for their innocence.

Since being admitted to the Washington Bar, Ian has represented clients all over Western Washington in both criminal and family law matters. He is certified in collaborative law and mediation and has been an active member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

In his spare time, Ian enjoys staying active, rooting for the Seahawks, Mariners and Gonzaga Basketball, and spending time with his dog. He is actively involved in his local community and prides himself on his commitment to local volunteer legal services

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Mediation & Collaborative Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Mediation, Thurston County Dispute Resolution Center, 2016
  • Collaborative law, Collaborative Proffessionals of Pierece County , 2016

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2015


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D.
  • Gonzaga, Spokane, Washington
    • B.A. - 2011
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Young Lawyers Association, Member, 2015 - 2016

Past Employment Positions

  • Saint Louis Universiy Criminal Defense Clinic, Rule 13 Intern, 2015
  • St Clair County State's Attorney, Rule 711 Intern, 2013 - 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Kitsap County Volunteer Legal Services, 2015 - 2016
  • Tacoma Pierce County Volunteer Legal Services, 2015 - 2016