David M. Freeman

701 W 8th Ave
Unit 700,
Anchorage, AK 99501
Main: (907) 274-0666

Email: dfreeman@hwb-law.com


Mr. Freeman joined Holmes Weddle & Barcott in 2003, prior to which he was a shareholder in the Alaska law firm of Freeman and Watts (formerly known as Wade & De Young and later as De Young Freeman & Watts). He has been practicing law in Anchorage since 1978.

Mr. Freeman practices in the Firm’s Anchorage office, providing representation in labor and employment relations law, construction claims and litigation, and related business law matters. He has represented management in wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour litigation, as well as in labor negotiations and arbitrations. His representation of clients in construction law includes work for owners, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors. His business law practice includes handling transactional matters for these management and construction clients, and also involves commercial, corporate, and limited liability company matters.

Mr. Freeman is an active member of the Anchorage Bar Association, the Alaska State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, in which he serves as a member of the Labor and Employment Law, Public Contracts Law and Law Practice Management Sections.

Mr. Freeman was selected for inclusion in the 2008-2010 editions of The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law, the 2012 edition and the 20th, 23rd and 25th-30th editions of The Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Construction, the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and the 2023 editions of The Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law, Litigation – Construction, and Employment Law – Management, and The Best Lawyers’ 2014 Anchorage Litigation – Construction “Lawyer of the Year.” Mr. Freeman has also been selected as an Alaska Super Lawyer for 2014 and 2015.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Claims and Litigation
  • Corporate Representation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Labor and Employment Relations
  • Transactions

Admitted to Practice

  • Alaska State Courts
  • United States District Court for the District of Alaska
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims


  • Bachelor of Arts: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1972
  • Juris Doctor: University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 1977