David Martin

Liaison from the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys

David Martin is a Senior Deputy Prosecutor for the King County serves as supervisor of the KCPAO Domestic Violence (DV) unit and co-manager of the Regional Domestic Violence Firearms Unit. Most of his 23-year career as a prosecutor has been spent in the Domestic Violence Unit. David has created innovative responses to serve victims of DV from the first evidence rule on immigration to systemic provision of civil legal aid in criminal cases to diversion and sentence alternatives for offenders with past histories of victimization. David serves on numerous DV task forces and work groups, is co-chair of the national and past commissioner for the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. David has authored several of Washington's criminal DV laws including removal of the marital rape exception, stalking reform, batterer treatment, felony DV sentencing reform, strangulation, and repeat DV assault. He is coauthor of David has served on the board of multiple community based domestic violence organizations. He provides training and consultation on DV issues locally, nationally, and internationally. David is the recipient of the Prosecuting Attorney's Outstanding Trial Advocacy award, Lifewire Norm Gender Based Violence System Change award.