Seattle Municipal Courts Hon. Karen Donohue, Presiding

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Judges Bios

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

Seattle Municpal Court Judges

Honorable Fred Bonner


  • Wiley College, BA Sociology, 1968
  • University of Washington School of Law, 1974
  • Passed State Bar Examination: State of Washington, 1976; State of Minnesota, 1976

Career Professional Experience
Past and Present

  • Presiding Judge, Municipal Court of Seattle, 2003 - 2006, 2011
  • Judge, Municipal Court of Seattle, 1989 - Present
  • Executive Committee, Municipal Court of Seattle, 2003
  • Magistrate, Municipal Court of Seattle
  • Commissioner, Municipal Court of Seattle
  • Attorney, National Labor Relations Board
  • Investigator, Department of Licenses and Consumer Affairs
  • Program Coordinator, Office of Policy Planning
  • Law Clerk, National Labor Relations Board
  • Legal Intern, King County Prosecutor's Office
  • Law Clerk, City of Seattle Corporation Counsel

Career Affiliations and Committees
Past and Present

  • American Judges Association
  • District and Municipal Judges Association
  • Loren Miller Bar Association
  • Member, Legal Aid Society
  • Member, Minority Law Students Caucus
  • National Bar Association, Judicial Council
  • Washington State Magistrate Association


  • Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities

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