King County Superior Court
Experience: Judge Pro Tempore in multiple jurisdictions since 2012.
Adjudicated several criminal jury trials. Former Deputy Prosecuting
Attorney for Clallam County. Solo Criminal Defense practitioner since
2009. Personally litigated dozens of jury trials. Hundreds of hours of
pro bono and reduced fee legal services for workers, tenant, and
Other Professional Experience: No information submitted
Education: Received Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve
University. Received B.A. in Economics from University of Washington.
Community Service: Recently appointed Board Member for Northwest
Folklife. Volunteered hundreds of hours to Seattle University and
University of Washington School of Law as judge for moot court and mock
Statement: Should justice only belong to the one percent? These
are your courts. As a judge pro tem, I strive to give everyone the
opportunity to be heard. As an attorney, I've zealously defended
immigrants, Occupy and Black Lives Matter protesters, and dozens of
marginalized citizens. I've also dedicated hundreds of hours to helping
people in need, from landlord/tenant disputes to employment
As the candidate in this race with the most experience running a busy
trial court, I believe social justice is critical in every case. I am
committed to deciding every issue on its merits, and will work
diligently to keep our courtrooms open and transparent.
I've lived in King County for 25 years and have seen it become more
expensive, diverse, and populated than ever. But some things haven't
changed: law enforcement lacks much needed accountability, and too many
citizens lack trust in the system meant to protect them.
It's time to put people first, and focus on restoration, not
retribution. The courtroom is the front line of social justice. We need
judges who truly believe in equal justice for everyone.
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