Seattle Municipal Court Hon. Karen Donohue, Presiding

Judges Bios

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

Seattle Municipal Court Judges

Honorable Steve Rosen


  • University of Washington, B.A. Economics
  • University of Minnesota, J.D., cum laude

Career Professional Experience
Past and Present

  • Judge, Municipal Court of Seattle, 2011-Present
  • Presiding Judge, Black Diamond Municipal Court, 2008-2010
  • Judge Pro Tempore
    • Federal Way Municipal Court
    • Orting Municipal Court
    • Buckley Municipal Court
    • Milton Municipal Court
    • Olympia Municipal Court
    • Bonney Lake Municipal Court
    • Tukwila Municipal Court
    • Pierce County District Court
  • The Rosen Law Firm, 2003-2010
  • Attorney General's Office, Sexually Violent Predator Unit, 2001-2003
  • Pierce County Prosecutor's Office, 1998-2000

Career Affiliations and Committees
Past and Present

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • King County Bar Association
  • District Municipal Court Judges Associatio
  • Mock Trial Judge, YMCA Regional and State Championship
  • Member, Judicial Information Systems Committee
  • Member, Data Dissemination Committee
  • Chair, DMCJA Technology Committee


  • Misdemeanor Prosecutor of the Year Award
  • Washington Traffic Safety Commission/ Governors Sutherland & Booth award for Traffic Safety Excellenced

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