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Southeast Electoral District

Judge Position No. 5

Virginia M. Amato

Virginia M. Amato

P.O. Box 23011

Seattle, WA 98102

(206) 551-3395

Education: JD, Gonzaga University; MS, University of Idaho; BA, Eastern Washington University
Occupation: Judge, King County District Court, Southeast Division, position #5.

It has been my honor and privilege to serve the citizens of King County as a Judge in District Court.   Thank you for the trust you have placed in

During the last two (2) years the Court has had to adapt and grow in a rapidly changing world by moving to Zoom hearing and focusing on serving the public in a safe and healthy environment in this ever changing world. 

Our new Case Management System brings the court to everyone through web-based access.  This allows the public easier access to information from the Court.

We work to solve problems through our specialized courts.  Our Domestic Violence Court responds quickly with expertise and intense monitoring.  Our award winning Regional Mental Health Court improves the lives of the mentally ill, increasing stability, reducing recidivism and incarceration of the mentally ill.  The Veterans Court serves those who have served us. Not all parties appearing in court come with the same resources, opportunities, and experiences.  She is aware that each person appearing in her courtroom needs to be heard.  It is with this awareness that she emphatically affirms her commitment to equality and to ending systemic racism and bias, both explicit and implicit.

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