Seattle Municipal Court Hon. Karen Donohue, Presiding

Judges Bios

Hon. Karen Donohue, Presiding
Hon. Anita Crawford-Willis
Hon. Adam Eisenberg
Hon. Willie Gregory
Hon. C. Kimi Kondo
Hon. Edward McKenna
Hon. Damon Shadid

Seattle Municipal Court Judges

Honorable Willie Gregory


  • University of Arizona, BA - 1986
  • Seattle University School of Law (formerly University Puget Sound School of Law), Juris Doctorate - 1989
  • Passed State Bar Examination: State of Washington - 1990
  • Federal Bar, Western District of Washington - 1991

Career Professional Experience
Past and Present

  • Judge, Seattle Municipal Court, 2011-Present
  • Judge Pro Tempore,
    • Snohomish County District Court (various divisions), 2005-2010
    • Federal Way Municipal Court, 2006-2010
    • Des Moines Municipal Court, 2007-2010
    • King County Superior, 2007-2008
    • SeaTac Municipal Court, 2008-2009
    • Seattle Municipal Court, 2008-2010
  • Attorney, Solo Practitioner-Gregory Law Office, PLLC, 2003-2010
  • Adjunct Professor Trial Advocacy - University of Washington School of Law, 2006-Present
  • Attorney, Associated Counsel for the Accused: 1989-2003
    • Supervisor of Seattle District & Municipal Court divisions - 2001-2003
    • Staff Attorney - 1996-2001
    • Supervisor of Seattle Municipal Court Division - 1995-1996
    • Staff Attorney - 1990-1995
    • Rule 9 Legal Intern - 1989-1990
  • Evergreen Legal Services, Law Clerk, 1988-1989
  • Legal Action Center, Legal Intern, 1987-1988
  • U. S. Air Force, Security Police - 1980-1984
    • Starting rank airman basic, honorably discharged as staff sergeant

Career Affiliations and Committees
Past and Present

  • American Bar Association
    • ABA, Advisory Panel
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Loren Miller Bar Association
  • Volunteer Judge for Mock Trial & Moot Court competitions at Seattle University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
  • Volunteer Attorney Rater for YMCA High School Mock Trials
  • Former Committee Member of KCBA, Law Office Management Assistance Program and Lawyer Referral Service Committees, Seattle WA
  • Former Volunteer with King County Bar Association's Neighborhood Legal Clinic - Eastside
  • Former member of the Rainier Chamber of Commerce 2005-2010
  • Former Co-Chair of the Rainier Scholars Parent Advisory Council
  • Member of the Seattle University Law School Alumni Board
  • Member of the Board of Directors for South East Effective Development (SEED)
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Compass Housing Alliance


  • 2006, mentor of the year award from the Young Lawyer's division of King County Bar Association.

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