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


Seattle Municipal Court Judges

The Municipal Court of Seattle's seven judges are elected to judicial departments for a four year term.

The majority of their workload is dedicated to jury trials and pre-trial hearings. The judges also hear sentencings, arraignments, reviews, and non-jury (bench) trials. The Court's judicial officers are also empowered by the laws of the State of Washington to perform Marriage Ceremonies.


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Municipal Court Judicial Officers

Standing, Left to Right

Honorable Judith M. Hightower
Honorable Steve Rosen
Honorable Willie J. Gregory
Honorable C. Kimi Kondo, Presiding
 

Every other year, the judges select one judge to act a Presiding Judge for a two year term. The Presiding Judge is responsible for administrative operations and judicial departments, including Magistrate Operations. Honorable C. Kimi Kondo is currently serving as the Court's Presiding Judge.

To learn more about the roles and responsibilities of a Presiding Judge, please review Washington State Courts General Rule 29.

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