The Hon. David M. Grant (Ret.) served as a judge for the Whatcom County District Court in Washington. Grant was appointed to the bench by the Whatcom County Council in 2005. He retired on July 1, 2021.
Grant earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Nebraska (1977). He spent the next several years working as a police officer for the Lincoln Police Department before completing a master’s degree in criminal justice at Michigan State University (1983) and a J.D. at the University of Nebraska College of Law (1985).
After graduating from law school, Grant joined the Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. During his tenure there, he held assignments as a criminal deputy prosecutor (1986 to 1992), a drug task force criminal deputy prosecuting (1992 to 1998), and a civil deputy prosecutor (1998 to 2005). As a civil prosecutor, Grant represented the people of Whatcom County before the Whatcom County Hearing Examiner, the Growth Management Hearings Board, and the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council.
His memberships have included the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, the District & Municipal Court Judges Association, and the Washington Pilots Association.