Honorable C. Kimi Kondo

Judge Kondo

Judge C. Kimi Kondo is the Senior Judge on the Seattle Municipal Court Bench. She joined the court in 1990 and served as the Presiding Judge of the court twice and has been a member of the Court's Executive Committee for the past six years. Judge Kondo worked as a magistrate judge and a pro tem judge before her appointment to the bench. Previously, she was in solo practice handling family law, wills, estates and small business cases.

Judge Kondo has been active in the Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW) and has chaired the NW Regional Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition since 2004 including serving as national chair overseeing regional competitions for two years. In October of 2005, the ABAW named her the Judge of the Year for that organization. In November 2012, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association selected her as the NW Regional Trailblazer Awardee as the first Asian Pacific Islander female judge in the State of Washington.

She served from 1994-2001 as a member of the Statewide Gender and Justice Commission. She was on the Planning committee for the Presiding Judge's conference during her latest term and has served on numerous committees for the District and Municipal Court Judges Association. Judge Kondo earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Idaho in 1974 with dual degrees in Journalism (B.S.) and Political Science/Public Administration (B.S.). Her law degree was earned in 1977 from the Seattle University School of Law.

Judge Kondo has served on every calendar in the court and will return to a combined domestic violence and general trial courtroom in 2018.