Legal/Judicial Experience: Judge Larson is the Presiding Judge of the Federal Way Municipal Court. Larson has 23 years of legal experience, in both state and federal courts. He has handled complex civil litigation.
Other Professional Experience: Former President, Federal Way School Board.
Education: B.A., Public Administration, University of Puget Sound; J.D., Seattle University School of Law.
Community Service: Judge Larson remains very active in the Federal Way Schools. He is a member of the Council on Public Legal Education and Kiwanis. He founded Aktion Club of Federal Way, a service club for people with developmental disabilities.
Statement: Judge Dave Larson has the experience, temperament and commitment to the law and Constitution we need on our state Supreme Court. He is endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans. Larson is the Presiding Judge of the Federal Way Municipal Court, where he’s seen more than 28,0000 criminal filings. Dave has been recognized for his work to reduce domestic violence. He is trusted by his fellow judges, and taught new judges how to competently administer their courts and protect judicial independence.
Judge Larson volunteered to join a court that was wracked by scandal and had lost the public trust. He brought the community together and saved that court.
Today, many people are worried that our state Supreme Court has lost the public trust. The court has clashed with the legislature, the Governor and even other judges. Judge Larson knows the court must respect the Constitution, and the other branches of our government. He believes in judicial restraint. As a former school board president, Larson has a unique insight into the major issues currently before the court.
Dave and his wife Debby live in Federal Way. They have two sons, Andrew and Joshua, and they attend St. Vincent DePaul Church.