Honorable Andrea Chin

Judge Andrea Chin

Judge Andrea Chin was elected to the Seattle Municipal Court bench in November 2018 and brings 26 years of public service as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Seattle. 

A Seattle native, Judge Chin grew up in the Mount Baker neighborhood. She graduated from Occidental College and spent several years working as an Assistant Director of Admissions at the California Institute of Technology. Following graduation from Loyola Law School, Judge Chin returned to her native Seattle and began a career with the Seattle City Attorney's Office where she tried criminal cases and argued appeals at all levels of state appellate courts. As the supervisor of the Specialty Court Unit, her duties included oversight of the City's participation in Mental Health Court and Veterans Treatment Court.

Judge Chin is a long time member of the Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW). She served on the Joint Asian Judicial Evaluation Committee from 2011-2014, as an ABAW Board Member from 2013-2016, and as ABAW President in 2017.