David WhedbeePhone: 206.622.1604
PRACTICE EMPHASIS AND EXPERIENCE
David practices primarily in the areas of civil rights, criminal defense, and personal injury, in both federal and state courts throughout Washington, at the trial and appellate level. David focuses on cases of police misconduct and governmental abuse, with specific representation of people who have suffered police shootings and brutality, unlawful searches and seizures, and wrongful incarceration.
In addition, David has successfully litigated unlawful discrimination cases based on race and disability, housing discrimination, prison medical malpractice, First Amendment claims of free speech and freedom of religion, and actions under the Public Records Act.
Prior to joining the firm, David served as a law clerk to the Honorable Helen G. Berrigan, Eastern District of Louisiana (2004-05) and to the Honorable Ronald M. Gould, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2006-07).
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
- Member of the Innocence Project Northwest
- Board Member of ACLU of Washington
- Member of the National Police Accountability Project
B.A. in French and German Literature, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Pomona College (1991)
M.S. in the History of International Relations, London School of Economics (1997)
J.D., University of Washington (2004)
Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal (Articles Editor)
Washington State Bar
U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Washington
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Washington
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
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