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 C. Kimi Kondo


  • B.S., Journalism and Political Science, University of Idaho, 1974
  • J.D., Seattle University of Law (Formerly University of Puget Sound), 1977
  • Passed State Bar Examination: State of Washington, 1977

Career Professional Experience
Past and Present

  • Judge, Seattle Municipal Court, 1990-Present
  • Presiding Judge, Seattle Municipal Court, 1995-1996 and 2012-2015
  • Acting Presiding Judge, Seattle Municipal Court, 1994
  • Executive Committee, Seattle Municipal Court, 1994-1997
  • Magistrate, Seattle Municipal Court, 1986-1990
  • Attorney, Solo Practitioner, Family and General Law, 1977-1983

Career Affiliations and Committees
Past and Present

  • Asian Bar Association of Washington
  • Board of Director, Evergreen legal Services
  • District Municipal Court Judges Association, and Various Subcommittees
  • Domestic Violence Subcommittee
  • Judkins Community Council President
  • Mayor's Council on Domestic Violence
  • National Asian Pacific Bar Association
  • Organized Youth Violence Summit Mock Trial , St. Therese School
  • Supreme Court Committee on Court Consolidation
  • Take Your Daughter to Work, Mock Trials
  • Washington State Gender and Justice Commission
  • Women of Color Roundtable/Rural and Tribal courts Domestic Violence Summit
  • YMCA State Championships Mock Trial Judge


  • National Asian Pacific Bar Association Service Award, 1993

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