January 2022 Bar Bulletin
On January 1, 2022 Judge Patrick Oishi will become Presiding Judge of King County Superior Court, and Judge Mary Roberts will become Assistant Presiding Judge.
Judge Oishi comes to the position of Presiding Judge after serving as Assistant Presiding Judge in 2021. He has also served as Chief Judge of the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent, Lead Dependency Judge, Assistant Chief Criminal Judge, and Chief Criminal Judge.
Judge Oishi was first appointed to the King County Superior Court bench in 2011 by Governor Chris Gregoire. Prior to law school, Judge Oishi was a junior high school teacher and coach in...