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In Memory of Judge Fred Bonner

It is with sadness we share that former Seattle Municipal Court Judge Fred Bonner has passed away. Judge Bonner had a long tenure with the court, serving from 1989–2014. He launched the first Community Court in Washington State and as a veteran, he was proud to help start our Veterans Treatment Court. He served three terms as Presiding Judge.

Judge Bonner was active in the community—initiating life skills programs at local high schools, serving on several boards including Big Brothers of King County, teaching law at Seattle University and North Seattle College, serving as a counseling resource for immigrant communities in South Seattle, and leading free trial advocacy seminars to help people better understand and interact with the law. We thank Judge Bonner for his many years of service to the people of Seattle, and send our condolences to his family and friends.