King County Superior Court
Trained as pro tem judge; well-balanced courtroom experience and
litigation, including: Real Estate (landlord and tenant), Family Law
(divorce, child custody), Business (contracts), Civil Rights,
Dependency, and Criminal (felony).
Other Professional Experience
Hillary’s other professional efforts center on children and
families, including: King County Family Law Court Appointed Special
Advocate; attorney for pregnant mothers at risk of child welfare system
involvement; King County Prosecuting Attorney Trial Fellow.
BA, University of Washington; JD, Seattle University
Mentor in prison programs at WCCW and Monroe (Latino Development
Organization); co-chair WSBA Juvenile Justice Subcommittee; Board Vice
Chair for Children’s Alliance; WSBA Statute Law Committee Representative.
An experienced lawyer trained as a pro tem judge, working mother of
three children, and former union member, Hillary Madsen will combine
common sense and broad legal experience in her judgements to ensure a
fair legal system for everyone.
Broad Legal Experience: Hillary has represented diverse clients,
including foster children, immigrants in detention, crime victims, and
businesses. She taught classes to lawyers and authored educational
materials for judges. She worked in big firms, small firms, government,
and nonprofit. Hillary represented clients in trials, appeals, and the
Commitment to Community: Hillary fought to strengthen juvenile record
sealing laws, challenged youth solitary confinement, and investigated
abuses against detained immigrants. Working with judges, public
defenders, prosecutors, child and immigrant rights advocates, Hillary
brings a big picture view to solve complex problems facing our legal
system. Hillary believes all people deserve justice.
Trusted Leadership: Hillary is honored with endorsements by former
Governor Christine Gregoire, Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib, County Executive
Dow Constantine, Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Debra Stephens,
and the incumbent Judge Theresa Doyle. Hillary is highly rated by lawyer
associations. Hillary is also endorsed by scores of bipartisan elected
officials, Democratic organizations, Superior Court Judges’ Association
Presidents, and union leaders.