Whatcom County Superior Court Dept. 4

A Thoughtful, Experienced Judge for Whatcom County

Superior Court Judge David Freeman has been a resident of Whatcom County for nearly two decades. In the time he has lived here, he has worked diligently to improve this amazing place that we warmly call home. Prior to becoming our judge, he represented the citizens of Washington, serving as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Whatcom County. Judge Freeman improved our community by serving on the board of directors of a local non-profit battling homelessness. He gave children at risk a powerful voice in the courtroom by serving as a volunteer guardian ad litem in dependency cases. For nearly a decade, he served as an administrative review law judge at the state level, ensuring that lower level administrative judges followed the law and treated people fairly.

Judge Freeman was selected by local judges to serve as a pro tem judge in every municipality in Whatcom County. Judge Freeman most enjoyed getting to know the people and communities of Bellingham, Ferndale, Sumas, Everson, Nooksack, Blaine, and Lynden. The judges for the Whatcom Superior Court also selected Judge Freeman to serve as a Commissioner pro tem , hearing a wide variety of complicated cases. After working throughout the county as an attorney, administrative appeals judge, and judge pro tem, Judge Freeman was selected from a large pool of candidates after an exhaustive process to be the best judge to serve our community as a Whatcom County Superior Court Judge.

As a Superior Court Judge, Judge Freeman brings his vast legal and judicial experience to work every day on both civil and criminal cases, ranging from family law to felonies, administrative appeals to adoptions. During the COVID-19 crisis, Judge Freeman has been on the forefront of helping shepherd our local courts through this unprecedented period, ensuring that our community has full and safe access to justice. With your support, our community can retain a thoughtful, experienced local judge in 2020.