Legal/Judicial Experience: 26 years of courtroom experience prosecuting the most complicated and high profile cases in our justice system, including murders, sexual assaults, domestic violence, and crimes against children. Led the Cold Case Homicide Unit.
Other Professional Experience: Adjunct Professor, Seattle University School of Law; National Advocacy Center; National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Education: Washington State University, Willamette University College of Law
Community Service: Washington Women Lawyers Foundation board of directors (diversity and anti-bias); Victim Support Services board of directors (crisis assistance, advocacy for families of violent crime victims); East African Community Outreach Committee (immigrants’ liaison with judicial system); Supreme Court Jury Instruction Committee.
Statement: The King County Bar Association and Washington Women Lawyers have rated Kristin Richardson as “Exceptionally Well Qualified,” their highest rating and the highest in this race. The GLBT (Q Law) Bar Association and Asian Judicial Evaluation Committee also rate her “Exceptionally Well Qualified.”
The citizens of King County deserve to have judges presiding over trials who have extensive trial experience. Having done more than 100 Superior Court jury trials, civil and criminal, Kristin offers unmatched courtroom experience and a lifelong record of public service. She has handled many of the most serious cases to come through the courthouse doors.
Known for her legal knowledge, fairness, and compassion, Kristin will be a judge who treats everyone with respect and ensures that all participants are heard. Kristin has dedicated her career to standing as the voice for vulnerable and disenfranchised victims and witnesses who have no one to speak for them. She is passionate about providing access to justice for everyone.
Kristin has strong bipartisan support. She has earned the respect and endorsements of the incumbent retiring from this position, Supreme Court justices, elected officials, more than 40 judges, dozens of civil and criminal defense attorneys, and many more.