King County Superior Court
30 years’ experience as a lawyer; employment attorney in the private
sector working to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion; Judge Pro
Tempore for Seattle Municipal Court.
Other Professional Experience
Judicial Academy, National Judicial College.
University of Washington B.A., University of Oregon J.D., Georgetown
I believe in second chances and volunteer with the King County Bar
Association Records Project to vacate eligible criminal convictions. I
believe in criminal justice alternatives for youth so I serve on a
community accountability board for the Partnership for Youth Justice. I
am passionate about gender equity and serve as a Vice President of
Washington Women Lawyers.
I am running to bring a more inclusive voice to the King County
Superior Court. I believe in the Rule of Law and that the law applies
equally to everyone. I will treat everyone who comes into my courtroom
with dignity and respect, give them their day in court, listen, and
strive to do justice. I will ensure that people of color are not
unfairly excluded from serving on juries. As a judge, I will bring my
commitment to social justice and fairness to the court. I will work
tirelessly to address systemic bias in our judicial system and ensure
everyone has a fair chance.
Rated “Exceptionally Well Qualified” by two independent bar
associations. Avvo.com rating 10 out of 10 “Superb.” Martindale-Hubbell
rating “AV Preeminent.”
Endorsed by Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu and former
Justices Mary Fairhurst, Bobbe Bridge, and Faith Ireland; former King
County Councilmember Larry Gossett; Seattle City Councilmember Andrew J.
Lewis and former Councilmembers Bruce Harrell and David Della; former
Seattle Mayor Norm Rice; former Washington State Bar Association
President Ron Ward; Loren Miller Bar Association Founders Gary Gayton &
Lem Howell. 11th, 37th, and 48th Democratic Legislative Districts.
National Women’s Political Caucus.
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