Seattle City Attorney's Office
Peter S. Holmes, Seattle City Attorney
Peter Holmes worked as a private attorney in Seattle for almost 25 years before he was elected as City Attorney in November 2009. Peter received his B.A degree from Yale College in 1978 with a concentration in Energy and Environmental Sciences. He worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, D.C. before entering the University of Virginia School of Law, where he earned his J.D. in 1984. He was the first chairman of the Seattle Police Department's Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB) and served on the board from 2003 to 2008. He is a dedicated public servant and volunteer.
Craig Sims, Chief, Criminal Division
Craig Sims joined the City Attorney's Office in January, 2010. He has a wealth of criminal litigation and trial experience, and a passion for juvenile and civil rights issues. He spent more than a decade in the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and is past president of the Loren Miller Bar Association. Craig’s background is testimony to his genuine interest in helping others. As chief of the Criminal Division, he will be active in the community-involved justice programs and the Seattle Community Court. He is also a member of the Washington State Bar Association, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association as well as the King County Bar Association. He has a license to practice law in Washington and the United States Federal Court, Western District of Washington.