David B. Owens is an undergraduate alumnus of University of Washington where he received a B.A. in Philosophy and an B.A. in Political Science. After a short stint in Los Angeles in the Teach For America program, and obtaining an M.A. in Elementary Education from Loyola Marymount University, David attended Stanford University, where he obtained both a J.D. and an M.A. in Philosophy.
Since graduation, David has spent his legal career working free the innocent in post-conviction litigation as a Staff Attorney at the Exoneration Project, a law school clinic akin to the Washington Innocence Project. David was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School from the fall of 2012 through 2019, when he returned home to Seattle.
Meanwhile, David has been an active civil rights attorney at the law firm of Loevy & Loevy, where he is now a partner. In that role, David has focused on lawsuits that seek to hold accountable government actors for constitutional violations, including excessive force/police shootings and for securing the wrongful convictions of innocent individuals in violation of their constitutional rights. David is also involved in extensive litigation in seeking redress for those wrongfully convicted under Washington’s Wrongfully Convicted Persons Act.
David is also dedicated to pro bono work, including serving as a member of the Coalition for the Fair Sentencing of Youth in Illinois; representing several juveniles who were given unconstitutional life sentences under Miller v. Alabama; representing claimants in proceedings before the Illinois Torture Inquiry Commission; writing amicus curaie in briefs in appellate courts to protect and advance the rights of the wrongfully convicted; and through other direct representation.