ABOUT OUR TEAMExperienced. Trusted. Committed.
Pinnacle Law Office, LLC is led by Managing Attorney David W. Gross, a Vancouver criminal defense and family law attorney. Since 1994, he’s been providing quality legal assistance to clients throughout Washington, earning him a reputation as a dedicated legal advocate.
Mr. Gross grew up in the Northwest and attended college and law school at the University of Idaho. In Law School, He was a Senior Editor and Issues Editor for the Idaho Law Review. He’s also published a number of legal articles, taught at numerous conferences, taught for national organizations, and has been a Law School Professor at both The University of Washington and at Widener University in Delaware.
He’s been recognized as a Top 100 attorney by the National Trial Lawyers Association and has earned the prestigious 10.0 rating from AVVO.
Mr. Gross has spent the majority of his career in Western Washington, mostly in Seattle before starting Pinnacle Law Office in Vancouver. The process of divorce, parenting plans, and child support can seem overwhelming. The desire to help individuals through those difficulties led to the decision to focus Pinnacle Law Office in that area.
As the Managing Attorney, Mr. Gross makes sure every client understands each step planned and executed by his legal team and why they’re taking it. They examine the situation thoroughly and objectively, and always work toward the best solution for the clients and their families.
Family Law Attorney
As a farm boy from New England Glenn Slate understands the value of honesty and hard work. After graduating with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in psychology, Glenn Slate felt pulled to the practice of law. He graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School right here in Portland and opened his own practice in 1994.
Glenn has always been drawn to family law and at least half of his career has focused on helping families navigate this incredibly stressful arena. Divorce is often very adversarial, and much of it is made worse by the actual system. Glenn’s goal as a family lawyer is to protect his clients’ interests without creating more damage. He believes developing a strategic case plan and staying in constant communication with his clients not only helps them stay on track with what is truly important but also helps empower his clients to make positive decisions for their future.
The two most important qualities in Glenn’s life are his integrity and his honesty. Glenn is a bit of a white knight and his hobbies reflect that. He has studied multiple martial arts for years, taught fencing and self-defense and participated in tournaments with various kinds of swords. One of his wise instructors gave him a piece of advice he uses in family law: the most important thing you can do in a battle, is to convince the other side it’s not worth the fight.
Glenn’s ten years as general counsel for a high tech ecommerce company, and his experience in real estate and business litigation bring dimension to his experience, which directly benefits his family law clients. He has had the honor of being awarded several Client’s Choice awards, received the highest rating an attorney can achieve on AVVO and has been rated as a Top Ten Divorce Attorney in the State of Washington.
When Attorney Glenn Slate tells his clients “I’ve Got This,” they know they’re in good hands.
Shannon Parrott is an experienced Family Law Attorney with Pinnacle Law Office. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 2005 and brings a wide range of experience with a focus on practical problem solving, efficiency and advocacy.
Ms. Parrott was a Special Prosecuting attorney in Lihue, Hawaii, prosecuting domestic violence cases and working with the larger community education and outreach programs. Upon returning to private practice in Honolulu, she focused on high-conflict Family Law cases, multi-jurisdictional issues (UCCJEA), and working with service members and their families.
Now back in her native Northwest, Ms. Parrott continues to focus on the needs of families. She works hard to ensure that her clients have the information they need to make informed decisions about their cases and to present them with a variety of options, understanding that one size does not fit all and that each family is unique.
Clients benefit from her breath of knowledge and variety of experience, her focus on details, and willingness to go the extra mile.
She is currently licensed in Washington State, Oregon, Hawaii, and Florida.
Jessica Slate is the Lead Paralegal at Pinnacle Law Office. She has 7 years of experience in the legal industry with a strong background in family law. Previously, Jessica worked with the largest family law only law firm in SE Washington.
Raised in Vancouver, Jessica has always missed her home and decided to make the move back where she joined the Pinnacle Law Office team. She spends her weekends hiking when the weather permits and curling up with a good book when it doesn’t.
“Super Helpful, Friendly And Amazing!”
“Tailor Made For What We Needed.”
"David took the job, and after lots of research, he formulated a game plan for our unique situation. David typed up a complete set of step-by-step instructions and made himself available for our many questions. We would recommend David Gross to anyone who needs a great lawyer."
Jeff and Kathy
“Professional, Meticulous, And Helpful.”