December 2020 Bar Bulletin
By Peter A. Talevich
Judge Michael Ryan was appointed to serve as a King County Superior Court judge by Governor Jay Inslee in early 2019. Ryan brings to the bench a deep understanding of civil litigation, backed by years of advocacy in both private practice and public service. His respect for the rule of law — and his sheer enjoyment of engaging in the law — are qualities that he has brought to the bench.
Ryan was raised in New Jersey. His father was a union electrician, and his mother one of the few women ever elected to the city council in his hometown at...