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Michael Haas


Jefferson County Superior Court

Michael Haas

Legal/Judicial Experience: Attorney 24 years, argued before State Supreme Court or Court of Appeals many times, Deputy Prosecutor Jefferson and Mason Counties nearly 12 years, senior level Public Defender Grant County and Supervising Felony Defender Okanogan County (assigned most serious cases including aggravated murder), extensive civil and criminal complex trial/litigation experience in state and federal court.

Other Professional Experience: Admitted to: Washington State Bar, 1988; U.S. District Court, W.D. of Washington, 1988; U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1994; and U.S. Supreme Court, 2003.

Education: B.A., Willamette University, 1983; J.D., California Western School of Law, 1987.

Community Service: Provide low /no cost legal services to those in need.

Statement: My wife and I consider ourselves fortunate to live in Jefferson County. We believe it is an ideal place to raise our children, two of whom attend public school. We are committed to this community and I would like the opportunity to serve it further by being your next Superior Court Judge.

Jefferson County has one Superior Court Judge who must be a jack of all trades. The more diverse their litigation background the better. I have practiced law for 24 years; nearly half as a deputy prosecutor in Jefferson and Mason Counties, with the balance as a public defender and private practitioner. I have argued before our State Supreme Court several times and the Court of Appeals many more times. I have tried well over a hundred cases, many of which were felony jury trials. Case responsibility has included crimes from minor driving offenses to multiple aggravated murder cases.

I have represented clients in countless civil matters. As counsel for a Seattle insurance defense firm I was responsible for 10 - 20 million dollars in potential claims with cases ranging from fender benders to wrongful death, complex construction litigation, and a multi-million dollar arson.

I would appreciate your vote.

Campaign Web Site: michaelhaasforjudge.com  
Email: mh@haas-ramirez.com
Opponents: Peggy Ann Bierbaum, Keith Harper


Finance report:

Peggy Ann Bierbaum 7/25/2012 $15,840.00
Personal Funds $5,500.00
Michael Haas 7/25/2012 $7,481.74
Personal Funds $100.00
Keith Harper 7/25/2012 $25,299.10
Loans $5,000.00

Media stories:
    July 13, 2012
Port Townsend Leader   County lawyers' poll rates Harper as best judicial candidate; some comments are blunt
Peninsula Daily News   Jefferson County bar group rates judicial candidates


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