Seattle Municipal Court Hon. Karen Donohue, Presiding

Judges Bios

Hon. Karen Donohue, Presiding
Hon. Anita Crawford-Willis
Hon. Adam Eisenberg
Hon. Willie Gregory
Hon. C. Kimi Kondo
Hon. Edward McKenna
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.

Photo by Carl Murray, Seattle Photography

Municipal Court Judicial Officers

Standing, Left to Right

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 Karen Donohue 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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