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Seattle Municipal Court Judge Anita Crawford-Willis Awarded Outstanding Judge Award from Washington State Bar Association

On September 23, 2022, Seattle Municipal Court Judge Anita Crawford-Willis was awarded the Outstanding Judge Award at the Washington State Bar Association’s 2022 APEX Awards. The APEX Awards (Acknowledging Professional Excellence) honor outstanding legal professionals and organizations and recognize their contributions to the legal profession, the law, and their communities.

“Judge Anita Crawford-Willis is known for her compassion, drive, and, perhaps most of all, for being a role model. Since 2017, Judge Crawford-Willis has sat on the Seattle Municipal Court where she has been vital to programs that expand the court’s resource center to provide community services to those who need it most. She is deeply committed to bringing about gender and racial equity and justice for all and has persistently called on others to be allies.”

2022 APEX Awards Announcement

Judge Crawford-Willis was appointed to the Seattle Municipal Court bench in 2017 after nearly 30 years in public service as a public defender, judge pro tem, and administrative law judge. Judge Crawford-Willis is an advocate for Seattle Municipal Court’s Community Resource Center, a social services hub located on the second floor of the courthouse that is open to the public.

As a graduate of the Seattle University School of Law, Judge Crawford-Willis has been a dedicated alumni leader, mentoring and empowering students to pursue their goals. Her dedication to the success of young people has also been recognized by the King County Boys & Girls Club, where she served as a board member for 13 years.

Please join us in congratulating Judge Crawford-Willis!