Honorable Anita Crawford-Willis

Judge Crawford-Willis

Judge Anita Crawford-Willis was appointed to the Seattle Municipal Court bench in 2017 after nearly 30 years in public service as a Public Defender, Judge Pro Tem, and Administrative Law Judge.

Judge Crawford-Willis is a native of Seattle and grew up in the Central District.  Both parents were proud members of the Machinists Union (IAM 751) and worked on the Boeing production line for 35 years.

As a graduate of Seattle University and its Law School, Judge Crawford-Willis has been a dedicated alumni leader -- mentoring and empowering students to pursue their goals. She has been honored with numerous awards for her work and has been a member of the university's Board of Regents and the Law School's Board of Governors. Her dedication to the success of young people has also been recognized by the King County Boys & Girls Club, where she served as a Board member for 13 years.

Judge Crawford-Willis and her husband, Pervis Willis, are the parents of a 3-year old daughter and reside in south Seattle.