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

Honorable Anita Crawford-Willis

Honorable Anita Crawford-Willis


  • Seattle University, Bachelor of Arts
  • Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctor

Career Professional Experience
Legal Positions

  • Judge, Municipal Court of Seattle, 2017-Present
  • Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings, State of Washington, 1990-2017
  • Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings, State of Washington, 2001-2015
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Municipal Court of Seattle, 1994-2017
  • Judge Pro Tempore, King County District Court, 1990-1995
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Des Moines Municipal Court, 1998-2000
  • Staff Attorney, The Defender's Association, 1987-1990
  • Rule 9 Intern, Norton Clapp Law Center, University of Puget Sound, 1986

  Professional Service

  • Seattle University Board of Regents, 2008-Present
  • Seattle University Law School Board of Governors, 2009-2014
  • Seattle University Alumni Board President, 2006-2008
  • Seattle University African American Alumni Association Chapter Co-Chair, 2005-2015
  • Seattle University Access to Justice Institute Executive Board, 2000-2007
  • Washington State Supreme Court Access to Justice Board Member, 2012-Present
  • Bar Leaders Planning Committee - ATJC Conference, 2009-Present
  • National Association of Women Judges, National Conference Planning Committee, 2015-Present
  • The Defender Association Board of Directors, 2008-2010
  • Northwest Women's Law Center/Legal Voice, Board Member and Executive Board Member, 1991-1996
  • Urban People's Law School, Program Co-Chair, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, 1994-1995

   Community Service

  • King County Boys and Girls Club, Board Member, 1994-2007
  • King County Boys and Girls Club, Corporate Board Chair, 2003-2004
  • Rainier Vista Boys and Girls Club, Board President, 1997-2003
  • Parklake Boys and Girls Club, Board President, 1990-1996
  • Crista Ministries, Board of Directors, 2011-Present
  • Agape House, Board of Directors, Vice-President, 2014-Present

Career Affiliations and Committees
Past and Present

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Loren Miller Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Judges


  • Woman of the Year, Seattle University Women's Law Caucus, 2014
  • Woman in Leadership Award, Seattle University, 2016
  • Social Justice Award, Loren Miller Bar Association, 2012
  • University Service Award, Seattle University Alumni Board of Governors, 2011
  • Alumni Service Award, Seattle University School of Law, 2010
  • Alumni Award, Black Law Students Association, Seattle University Chapter, 2008
  • Public Service Award of Distinction, Seattle University Access to Justice Institute, 2006


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