David A. Galazin


Experience & Practice Area

Since 2007, David has been providing legal services to municipalities in both Hawaii and Washington State.  Most recently, David served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Vancouver, advising the Department of Public Works and the City Council on matters of public infrastructure.  His practice was particularly focused on water, wastewater, solid waste, surface water, and utility issues.  David also previously served as an Assistant City Attorney to the City of Kent, where he supported the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Public Works Department, and the Land Use and Planning Boad.  He was also lead attorney on all tax matters and advised the City during the adoption and implementation of its local business and occupation tax. 

David has successfully litigated at both the superior court and appellate court levels, and represented clients before hearings examiners on both administrative enforcement actions and appeals of departmental decisions.  He has also provided presentations on local zoning before organizations such as the Association of Washington Cities and the Planning Association of Washington, as well as the law schools at both UW and Seattle University.


University of Washington School of Law, Graduate Program in Taxation, LL.M., 2014
William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, J.D., 2006
Dartmouth College, B.A., 1997

Admitted to Practice

Washington, 2010
United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, 2016
United States Supreme Court, 2017

Professional Activities

Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys
Washington State Bar Association


Serving Washington Cities and Public Agencies Since 1993
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