David Whedbee

Email: davidw@mhb.com

Practice Emphasis and ExperienceDavid Whedbee, Attorney

Civil Rights
Criminal Defense
Personal Injury
Legislative Affairs / Public Policy Advocacy

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.  He has also successfully litigated 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
Steering Committee Member for the I-502 campaign to decriminalize and regulate marijuana in Washington


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)

Bar/Court Admissions

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