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Judges Bios

Hon. Fred Bonner
Hon. Karen Donohue
Hon. Willie Gregory
Hon. Judith Hightower
Hon. C. Kimi Kondo, Presiding
Hon. Edward McKenna
Hon. Steve Rosen


Seattle Municpal Court Judges


Honorable Willie Gregory

Education

  • 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

Honors

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


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