Donald Wackerman joined SCPDA in 2005 after working as a public defender at The Defender Association in Seattle for more than 19 years. Prior to becoming a public defender, Don worked at the Law Office of John Lundin, a firm representing clients on criminal matters in federal court. Don earned his B.A. at Hamilton College and his J.D. at Boston University School of Law.
“I became a public defender because TDA hired me. I remain a public defender because it best suits my self-diagnosed oppositional defiance disorder. I cannot imagine doing any other legal job. It is a privilege to call bullshit on abuses of power.”