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King County Local Voters' Pamphlet

November 4, 2014 General And Special Election

City, Seattle Municipal Court 
Judge Position No. 5

Willie Gregory

Willie Gregory

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Judge Willie Gregory has earned a solid reputation as a hard-working and ethical judge.  He has a firm knowledge of the law, a patient and gracious manner in the courtroom, and proven experience on the bench. 

Judge Gregory has served in many roles in his 25-year legal career: judge, judge pro-tem, attorney, manager, supervisor, and teacher.  His interest in the judicial system 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 B.A. degree and moved to the Puget Sound area to attend law school.  He received his Juris Doctorate in 1989 from Seattle University (SU) School of Law.

Inspired by his desire to help people, he interned at Seattle Catholic Community Service’s Legal Action Center and at Evergreen Legal Services.  He then joined Associated Counsel for the Accused (ACA).  There he gained valuable experience as a trial attorney and supervisor.  After leaving ACA in 2003, he served on ACA’s Board of Directors for 5 years and ran a successful solo practice until being elected to the bench in 2010.

For many years Judge Gregory taught trial advocacy classes at University of Washington’s Law School and through the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.  He continues to teach through Continuing Legal Education classes as well as in mentor/mentee relationships.  His teaching emphasizes the responsibility of attorneys to be prepared and to practice professionally and ethically.  He was honored by the King County Bar Associations’ Young Lawyer Division in 2006 for his exemplary mentoring.

Judge Gregory is active on several boards in his community, including the SU Law Alumni Board, and is a member of a number of legal organizations such as Loren Miller Bar Association, William Dwyer Inn of Court in Seattle, and the District and Municipal Court Judges Association (DMCJA); serving on DMCJA’s bylaws and long range planning committees, and chairing the diversity committee.

Judge Gregory brings his varied experience into the courtroom through his legal analysis, compassionate listening, and evenhanded temperament.  Each case that comes before him is heard on its own merit, with both sides having a chance to present their case and for the citizens involved to be 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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