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Judge Position 4

Gregg Hirakawa

Gregg Hirakawa

3636 14th Avenue W. Ste. 103

Seattle, WA 98119

(206) 281-5292

Education: University of Oregon, BS; Seattle University, JD.
Occupation: Judge, King County District Court – Position No. 4

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 appointments to the City of Seattle’s Ethics and Elections Commission and Civil Service Commission, and the King County Board of Ethics.


Gregg is a highly respected judge with the intellect and compassion to serve fairly and objectively. In the 2018 King County Bar Survey of Judges, he received Excellent to Very Good in all categories, and was rated Exceptionally Well Qualified by the Washington Women’s Lawyers, Latina/o Bar Association of Washington, and the GLBT Bar Association of Washington.


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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