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West Electoral District

Judge Position No. 4

Gregg Hirakawa

Gregg Hirakawa

3636 14TH AVE W # 103


(206) 979-5622

Education: Seattle University School of Law, J.D.
Occupation: Judge, King County District Court

Judge Gregg Hirakawa was first elected to the King County District Court in November 2016, after being appointed to the position in May 2016. He has experience both as a prosecuting attorney and as a public defense lawyer, and is committed to maintaining public safety while protecting individual liberties. In private practice, he successfully represented children, the elderly, and veterans in guardianship, trust, and disability proceedings, and protected vulnerable adults from abuse and financial exploitation.

Gregg has a deep commitment to public service and has been recognized for his professionalism and integrity through previous appointments to the City of Seattle’s Ethics and Elections Commission and Civil Service Commission, the King County Board of Ethics, and King County Charter Review Commission.

He is a highly respected judge with the intellect and compassion to hear cases fairly and objectively. In the recent 2022 King County Bar Association's Judges Survey, he received Very Good to Excellent (highest) ratings in all categories, scoring well above the court average.

When not hearing cases, Gregg performs regularly as a musician with jazz, orchestra, and theater groups around the region, and enjoys the active Pacific Northwest outdoor lifestyle.

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