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Hillary Madsen

 

King County Superior Court

Position 13

Hillary Madsen
Legal/Judicial Experience
Trained as pro tem judge; well-balanced courtroom experience and litigation, including: Real Estate (landlord and tenant), Family Law (divorce, child custody), Business (contracts), Civil Rights, Dependency, and Criminal (felony).

Other Professional Experience
Hillary’s other professional efforts center on children and families, including: King County Family Law Court Appointed Special Advocate; attorney for pregnant mothers at risk of child welfare system involvement; King County Prosecuting Attorney Trial Fellow.

Education
BA, University of Washington; JD, Seattle University

Community Service
Mentor in prison programs at WCCW and Monroe (Latino Development Organization); co-chair WSBA Juvenile Justice Subcommittee; Board Vice Chair for Children’s Alliance; WSBA Statute Law Committee Representative.

Statement
An experienced lawyer trained as a pro tem judge, working mother of three children, and former union member, Hillary Madsen will combine common sense and broad legal experience in her judgements to ensure a fair legal system for everyone.

Broad Legal Experience: Hillary has represented diverse clients, including foster children, immigrants in detention, crime victims, and businesses. She taught classes to lawyers and authored educational materials for judges. She worked in big firms, small firms, government, and nonprofit. Hillary represented clients in trials, appeals, and the state legislature.

Commitment to Community: Hillary fought to strengthen juvenile record sealing laws, challenged youth solitary confinement, and investigated abuses against detained immigrants. Working with judges, public defenders, prosecutors, child and immigrant rights advocates, Hillary brings a big picture view to solve complex problems facing our legal system. Hillary believes all people deserve justice.

Trusted Leadership: Hillary is honored with endorsements by former Governor Christine Gregoire, Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib, County Executive Dow Constantine, Washington Supreme Court Chief Justice Debra Stephens, and the incumbent Judge Theresa Doyle. Hillary is highly rated by lawyer associations. Hillary is also endorsed by scores of bipartisan elected officials, Democratic organizations, Superior Court Judges’ Association Presidents, and union leaders.


 
Web Site: https://www.hillaryforjudge.com  
Email: campaign@hillaryforjudge.com
 
Opponent:  Andrea Robertson
 
Candidate ratings and recommendations:

BAR ASSOCIATIONS HILLARY
MADSEN
ANDREA
ROBERTSON
Cardozo Society
of Washington
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Joint Asian
Judicial Evaluation Committee
Qualified Well Qualified
King County Bar Association Qualified Well Qualified
Latina/o Bar Association
of Washington
Well Quallified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Loren Miller Bar Association Qualified Well Qualified
QLaw:
The LGBT Bar Association
Well Qualified Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Washington State
Veterans Bar Association
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Washington Women Lawyers * Exceptionally
Well Qualified

* No rating available (yet).

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS HILLARY
MADSEN
ANDREA
ROBERTSON
Progressive Voters Guide   Recommended
Seattle Metropolitan
Elections Committee
  Highly
Recommended

 
   
 
 
 

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