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Holly Hill


King County Superior Court

Position 22

Holly Hill

Current Occupation/Employer: Judge Pro Tempore, King County District Court; Seattle and Lake Forest Park Municipal Courts; Trial Advocacy Teacher.

Education: JD, Northwestern University Law School; BA, Vassar College.

Legal/Judicial Experience: Trial lawyer public and private sectors, Washington, Illinois and Federal Courts. Judge Pro Tempore. UW Certified mediator. Adjunct faculty UW Law School. Program Director National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Family: Married, two children.

Significant Career Experience: Federal civil rights attorney. Argued simple and complex civil and criminal cases in Municipal, District, Superior, Appellate and Federal Courts. Mediator. Taught hundreds of lawyers. U.S. State Department funded teacher of lawyers in Africa. Founder, internet filtering company.

Candidate Statement: You and everyone who comes before a court in our community are entitled to be treated fairly and with respect no matter who you are.

Over my 34 year career I have lived by this principle handling criminal and civil cases, in Municipal, District, Superior and Federal trials. My clients have included the U.S. government, enforcing our civil rights laws, union members in grievance arbitrations, corporations and poor and working people. For over 20 years I have worked to improve our system of justice by teaching hundreds of UW law students and lawyers here and nationally how to conduct themselves in court with the highest professional and ethical standards. I serve now as a Pro Tem Judge.

My husband and I raised two daughters in King County. We founded a company to protect our children and yours from the seedy side of the internet.

As a volunteer I have advocated for women, families and children through the NWWLC, the YMCA and Treehouse.

My experiences have prepared me to judge the wide variety of matters in Superior Court efficiently and with compassion, fairness and firmness. You can count on me as your judge. See: for more information.

Official web site:  
Opponents: Julia Garratt and Rebeccah Graham
Questionnaire responses: For King County Bar Association
For King County Democrats
For Municipal League of King County

Candidate ratings:

King County Bar Association Well Qualified Well Qualified Well Qualified
Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluation Committee
Well Qualified
Well Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
Well Qualified Well Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Loren Miller Bar Association Well Qualified Extremely
Well Qualified
Well Qualified
Municipal League
of King County
Outstanding Good Outstanding
GLBT Bar Association
Well Qualified * Well Qualified
Washington Women Lawyers Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Highly Qualified Highly Qualified

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Finance report:

(Click a dollar figure for detailed data from the Public Disclosure Commission. Note that summary numbers here might not match detailed data for various reasons.)

Julia Garratt 08/13/2008 $31,154.84 $26,558.93
Rebeccah Graham 08/13/2008 $37,171.00 $32,997.58
Holly Hill 08/13/2008 $88,326.64 $82,181.05
, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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