Whatcom County Superior Court’s newest appointed judge has ties to the area

Before working for the employment security department, Freeman worked more than five years as a deputy prosecuting attorney and as a special deputy prosecuting attorney for the Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. He handled mostly juvenile cases, according to The Bellingham Herald archives, and also served as a pro tem judge for Everson, Lynden and Ferndale.

Freeman, a native of Olympia, also obtained his bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University in 2002 with a degree in political science, before receiving his law degree from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Ore.