Gov. Jay Inslee appointed David Freeman today to the Whatcom County Superior Court. He replaces Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis, who was recently appointed to the Washington State Supreme Court.
Freeman has worked the past nine years for the Washington State Employee Security Department as a review judge in the Commissioner's Review Office.
Before his work for the state, Freeman worked as an attorney for over five years in Whatcom County. He worked as senior deputy prosecuting attorney for the Whatcom County Prosecutor's Office and as special deputy prosecuting attorney for the Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
Freeman has also served as a judicial officer on a number of courts throughout Western Washington for several years, where he has acquired important skills that have prepared him for this next step.
“For several years, David has gained judicial experience, not just as a review judge with ESD, but also as a pro tem judge and commissioner. We have heard from many people who have appeared before him, and each of those people spoke highly of his talent and demeanor from the bench.”
Freeman received his law degree from the Willamette University College of Law and his bachelor's from Western Washington University.