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Ann Davison

City Attorney, City of Seattle

ann davison crosscut festival 2022

Ann Davison is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. She is the first female City Attorney and first mom to hold the highest legal office in Seattle City government. Her career in public service began more than 30 years ago when she worked as a caseworker in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to becoming City Attorney, Davison worked in private practice. Since 2005, she has focused on civil litigation, immigration, sports, contracts, business transactions, employment, and intellectual property, among other areas. Ann graduated with a B.A. from Baylor and holds a JD from Willamette University College of Law.   

When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7

Where: This is a free virtual event. RSVP now. 


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Scheduled Appearances

Social Justice

Pushing Public Safety

Crosscut Festival 2022
Sat May 7, 2022 | 2:30pm

Should Seattle really rethink our approach to crime, or is the real problem that we're too timid to enforce our laws? We sit down with Seattle’s new city attorney, a Republican who ran on a law-and-order platform, about her strategy to bring public safety under control. WATCH NOW


Featuring: Ann Davison, Joni Balter

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