Crossposted from For the Defense
Pictured: Judge McKee enjoys a moment with a well-wisher after her swearing-in ceremony in the King County Courthouse in September.
Since she obtained her law degree from Cornell University 16 years, Maureen McKee has been in the trenches of public defense, working as a line attorney and supervisor in one of King County’s public defense agencies. She has represented teenagers and adults, people charged with felonies and misdemeanors, clients who stood to be hospitalized against their will or civilly committed as a sexually violent predator.
As the newest member of the King County Superior Court bench, Judge McKee has stepped into a profoundly different world. Assigned to a civil rotation, she’s now presiding over cases involving car accidents, insurance disputes, and, most recently, a tough tenant/landlord fight having to do with allegations of mold.
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