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Judge Position 3

Laurel Gibson

Laurel Gibson

200 sw 176th street

Normandy Park, wa 98166

Education: B.A., University of Washington – 1990; J.D., Seattle University -- 1996
Occupation: King County District Court Judge

Judge Gibson was unanimously appointed to the bench by the King County Council in 2016. She was elected to retain her seat that same year. Judge Gibson is mindful of both individual rights and public safety. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Judge Gibson spent years advocating for developmentally disabled adults and children -- balancing individual needs with limited public resources. She continues to look for cost-effective and efficient ways to operate our courts while improving accessibility to court services. She serves on several committees focused on improving fairness in the judicial process, considering equity in court policy-making, and adherence to the law.


As a South King County native, Judge Gibson understands the issues facing the working poor. She also recognizes the concerns about crime and the impact it has on our community. She will continue to work hard to make the District Court a true community court. Judge Gibson is rated “Exceptionally Well Qualified” or “Well Qualified” by five different Bar Associations.

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