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Judge Position 5

Willie Gregory

Willie Gregory

PO Box 20502

Seattle, WA 98102

(206) 276-7966

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Assistant Presiding Judge Willie Gregory has earned a reputation as a hard-working, ethical judge.  As a Seattle Municipal Court judge since 2011, and a judge pro-tem from 2005 to 2010, Judge Gregory has demonstrated judicial excellence.  He currently presides over a general trial court and Seattle Veterans Treatment Court.


Judge Gregory has developed a firm knowledge of the law in his 30-year legal career.  His many roles have included: judge, judge pro-tem, attorney, supervisor, teacher, and mentor.  His interest in the law began while serving as a military police officer where he developed strong leadership skills.  Judge Gregory graduated from the University of Arizona in 1986 with a BA and moved to the Puget Sound area to attend law school.  He received his law degree in 1989 from Seattle University School of Law.


Inspired by his desire to help people, he interned at the Legal Action Center in Seattle (newly renamed as the Tenant Law Center) and at Evergreen Legal Services.  He then joined Associated Counsel for the Accused (ACA) where he gained valuable experience as a trial attorney and supervisor.  In 2003, he left ACA and ran a successful solo practice until 2010 while concurrently serving on ACA’s Board of Directors, teaching classes at University of Washington’s Law School and mentoring law students at Seattle University. As a teacher he emphasized the importance of preparation, professionalism, and integrity.  In 2006, he was honored by the King County Bar Associations’ Young Lawyer Division for his exemplary mentoring.


Judge Gregory has an extensive history of being an active member of the community; serving on numerous non-profit boards, advisory committees, and coaching little league baseball.  He is currently involved in a variety of legal organizations including the Washington State Bar Association, King County Bar Association, and Loren Miller Bar Association.  He is also a member of the District and Municipal Court Judges Association where he serves on the Bylaws and Long Range Planning Committees and chairs its Diversity Committee.


Judge Gregory brings his diverse experience into the courtroom through his legal analysis, compassionate listening, and even-handed temperament.  Each case that comes before him is heard on its own merit, with both sides having a chance to present their case, and where citizens are heard and respected.


Judge Gregory is compassionate, ethical, dedicated, and fair.  We urge you to re-elect Judge Willie Gregory for position #5 on the Seattle Municipal Court bench.

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