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 Damon Shadid

Honorable Damon Shadid


  • University of Oklahoma, B.A. English Literature
  • University of Houston, J.D.

Career Professional Experience
Past and Present

  • Judge,Judge, Municipal Court of Seattle, 2015-Present
  • Judge Pro Tempore, King County District Court, Kent Municipal Court, Des Moines Municipal Court, 2009-2014
  • Private Attorney, Criminal Defense and Immigration, 2009-2014
  • Public Defender, 2005-2009
  • Private Attorney, Civil Litigation, Family Law, Criminal Defense, Immigration, 1998-2005

  Career Affiliations and Committees
Past and Present

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • District and Municipal Court Judges Association
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System
  • Race and Social Justice Community Roundtable
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Racial Justice Report Card
  • Middle Eastern Legal Association of Washington
  • Arab American Community Coalition
  • Exchange Club for the Prevention of Child Abuse
  • Medicine for Peace Project
  • KCBA Family Law Mentor Program
  • Pro Bono (Volunteer) Attorney: OneAmerica, MELAW, AACC, AILA, YMCA International, Houston Area Women's Shelter


  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, Houston Area Women's Center
  • Humanitarian Award, CAIRs


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