King County Superior Court
Judge North was elected to Superior Court in 2000. In the 2020 King
County Bar survey, over 75% of the lawyers who appeared before him rated
him “excellent” or “very good” for his integrity, impartiality, and
legal decision making.
Other Professional Experience
Judge North meets with parties of limited financial means to help
them resolve disputes outside of court.
Ingraham High School, 1970; Stanford University, 1974; University of
Washington Law School, 1977.
For over 35 years, Judge North has worked to preserve our natural
environment. He served on the Boards of Washington Wild and River
Network and started the Northwest Rivers Council.
For the past twenty years, Judge North has presided over hundreds of
civil, criminal, and family law cases. He is a fair and thoughtful
judge; who works hard to ensure that litigants of all racial, ethnic,
and religious backgrounds who come before him are listened to,
respected, and treated fairly.
Judge North is proud to serve on a Court where over half of the 53
judges are women. However, nearly half of the current judges have been
on the bench for less than four years. The court desperately needs Judge
North’s years of wisdom and knowledge.
Judge North is an experienced, dedicated, and hardworking trial judge.
He is endorsed by over 85 appellate and trial court judges, and Supreme
Court Justices Charles Johnson, Debra Stephens, and Barbara Madsen. He
is also endorsed by the 46th District Democrats, Mayor Jenny Durkan,
former Mayor Tim Burgess, Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht, King County
Councilmembers Rod Dembowski, Reagan Dunn, Kathy Lambert, former Senator
Adam Kline, Bellevue City Councilmembers Jennifer Robertson and John
Stokes, and Federal Way Mayor Jim Farrell. A complete list of Judge
North’s endorsements is available on his website at
www.reelectjudgedougnorth.com. Judge North would be honored to have your
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