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King County Local Voters' Pamphlet

November 4, 2014 General And Special Election

District Court, Northeast Electoral District 
Judge Position No. 6

Michael Finkle

Michael Finkle

Education: BBA: Loyola Marymount University (1978); JD: UCLA School of Law (1981); MBA: Seattle University (1995)
Occupation: King County District Court Judge


Judge Michael Finkle has served as a King County District Court Judge since 2010.  He has been rated “Exceptionally Well Qualified” by all five bar associations that have rated him.  His endorsers include: the Martin Luther King County Labor Council, the King County Police Officers Guild, AFSCME Local 21-DC and other judges.


Judge Finkle has a proven record of helping to improve the criminal justice system.  In 2012 he chaired the group that created the Regional Veterans Court within the King County District Court, and in 1998 he helped form Seattle Municipal Mental Health Court.


Judge Finkle is highly respected for his legal expertise.  He serves as a faculty member of the National Judicial College, the Washington State Judicial College and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Judge Finkle has served as an Adjunct Professor at Seattle University School of Law since 1998, teaching courses in Trial Techniques and in Law, Policy & Mental Health. He was one of the original faculty members for the State Bar’s Trial Advocacy Program, and developed the original curriculum for the program’s first 10 years.  The State Bar presented him with a special recognition award for his work.

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