Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that he is appointing two new judges to King County’s Superior Court, John Chun and Roger Rogoff.
“John and Roger are both strong, effective advocates for justice and equality, and that is something I know will serve the people of King County well,” said Gov. Inslee. “These men are both widely respected and lauded for their legal skills and experience as well as their untiring efforts to serve the people in their communities. I’m very proud to welcome them to the bench.”
Chun, who has received numerous awards and recognitions as one of the top lawyers in Washington State, is a current member of the Summit Law Group with a civil litigation practice. He is also a former law clerk for the Honorable Eugene Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Rogoff is currently an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Gang Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle. Prior to that he spent about 10 years as a Senior Deputy Prosecutor in the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Chun and Rogoff were both rated “Exceptionally Well Qualified” by the King County Bar Association and Washington Women Lawyers, as well as QLaw, a LGBT law association, and the Loren Miller Bar Association, a bar association for African-Americans with a focus on promoting civil rights.
Chun is replacing retiring judge Michael Hayden and Rogoff is replacing retiring judge Deborah Fleck. Their terms are effective January 6, 2014. Both Judge Hayden and Judge Fleck have served the King County Superior Court with distinction since 1992.