David Morales is legal aid attorney in Yakima focusing on farmworker clients. He practices primarily employment rights and civil rights law. David has previous experience in immigrant rights, voting rights, and prisoner rights, having worked for Latino Justice, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Catholic Charities of San Antonio Immigration Services. David was appointed in August of 2014 to serve on the Commission.
Aside from his work on the Commission for Hispanic Affairs, David is involved in various organizations dedicated to the betterment of the Yakima valley. He volunteers for the United Way of Central Washington. Further, he teaches for La Casa Hogar, a non-profit that aims to serve the Latino Community through education, health and civic programs. Additionally, he continues to be an active participant in the Yakima Valley Dream Team, a grass roots group created to advocate immigrant rights in Yakima.
David moved to Yakima after graduating from Columbia Law School in 2012. He is a 2008 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and spent a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in San Antonio, Texas.