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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 Karen Donohue

Education

  • University of Washington, B.A. Political Science
  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D.

Career Professional Experience
Past and Present

  • Judge, Seattle Municipal Court, 2011 - present
  • Judge Pro Tempore
    • Seattle Municipal Court, 1994 - 1998, 2001 - 2006, 2007 - 2010
    • Des Moines Municipal Court, 2008 - 2010
    • King County District Court, 2009 - 2010
  • Director, Front Porch Classics, 2001 - 2004
  • General Counsel, Meteor Mobile Communications, Dublin Ireland, 1998 - 1999
  • General Counsel, The Walter Group, 1996 - 2000
  • Attorney/Consultant, Solo Practitioner, 1994 - 1996, 2000 - 2001, 2004 - 2007
  • Assistant Seattle City Attorney, 1990 - 1994
  • Law Clerk/Bailiff, King County Superior Court Judge Jerome M. Johnson, 1989 - 1990
  • Associate Attorney, Bird & Percival, 1987 - 1989
  • President, The Remediation Company, 1987 - 1996

Career Affiliations and Committees
Past and Present

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • YMCA Mock Trial Volunteer Coach
  • Judge, King County Kid's Court
  • Mock Trial Judge, YMCA State Championship
  • Board Member, King County Washington Women Lawyers
  • Judge, Pacific Science Center Crime Solvers Camp Mock Trial
  • Co-Founder and Co-Director, Seattle Youth Traffic Court
  • District Municipal Court Judges Association (DMCJA)
  • Member, DMCJA Education Committee
  • Member, DMCJA Uniform Citation Committee
  • Member, DMCJA DOL Liaison Committee
  • Member, William Dwyer Inn of Court
  • National Association of Women Judges

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