Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Susan Amini to King County Superior Court, position 20, on May 2.
Amini has served as a King County District Pro Tem judge since 1994 and owns her own law practice focusing on criminal defense, family law, and immigration. She is considered an expert in the rights of individuals with disabilities.
“Susan believes strongly in equal access to justice, regardless of a person’s economic status, education level, or disability. She has worked tirelessly to help eliminate barriers that exist within our court system. I know she’ll excel in her new role,” Inslee said.
Amini, an Iranian American, is the first Superior Court Judge of Middle Eastern descent in Washington state. She is filling the seat that was slated for Scott Johnson, who unexpectedly passed away last October from a heart attack.
Amini’s term begins on May 13. (end)