BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation today announced the recipient of this year’s “Distinguished Service Award” is New York attorney David Jensen, who has worked with SAF on several legal actions.

A graduate of Brigham Young University and the Washington and Lee University School of Law, Jensen grew up in Issaquah, Washington not far from SAF headquarters in nearby Bellevue, and graduated from Liberty High School. But as luck would have it, he traveled east, attending law school in Virginia, eventually traveling north to New York, where he became interested initially in maritime law, and New York is where much if not most such litigation occurs, he said.

Jensen clerked at the United States federal court, and he worked with the Blank Rome and later Duane Morris law offices before starting his own practice, David Jensen PLLC. He has been involved in several cases related to the Second Amendment.

“We are very fortunate to have crossed paths with David Jensen,” said SAF founder and executive vice president Alan M. Gottlieb. “We’ve had the pleasure of being represented in various legal actions by David, and he has attended our annual Gun Rights Policy Conferences to detail some of those cases. He is currently working with us on our challenge of New York City’s restrictive concealed carry permitting system.”

Jensen recalled his first Second Amendment case involved a challenge to New Jersey’s restrictive carry permitting law. He recalled that case especially because the name of the case changed three times during the litigation process. Jensen has been involved in several SAF cases in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois. 

“I really appreciate this award,” Jensen said.