Governor Inslee appoints MHB Attorney David J. Whedbee to King County Superior Court

Posted by Tiffany Cartwright

Governor Jay Inslee appoints MHB Attorney David J. Whedbee to King County Superior Court

David joined MacDonald Hoague & Bayless in 2007, and has practiced primarily in the areas of civil rights, criminal defense, and personal injury, in both federal and state courts. David has also worked for people who were wrongfully convicted of crimes and incarcerated, in addition to representing prisoners and other detainees who have been denied medical treatment in custody. He has successfully litigated First Amendment claims of free speech and freedom of religion. In addition, David has represented persons under the American With Disabilities Act (ADA), in claims arising out of workplace discrimination and denied access to public accommodations.

For the last twelve years, David has been a Board Member of the ACLU of Washington, serving as cooperating attorney and on the Executive Committee.

He served as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Helen G. Berrigan in the Eastern District of Louisiana and Judge Ronald M. Gould in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

He received his law degree from the University of Washington, his master’s degree from the London School of Economics and bachelor’s degree from Pomona College. 

“David has a deep commitment to civil liberties and to holding powerful interests accountable,” Inslee said. “He has an excellent professional reputation and will make a great addition to the bench.”

Although we will miss David tremendously, we couldn't be more proud of David, and we look forward to seeing his success as a judge!

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