OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed Tony Hazel to the Spokane County Superior Court. Hazel has worked as Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor since 2004.
“Tony’s background as a seasoned trial attorney, in addition to his impressive work implementing more efficient and expedient tools such as the Early Case Resolution Program, gives me the confidence that he will serve Spokane County well,” Inslee said. “His evident passion for justice and reform efforts will benefit the entire community.”
Before his 13 year career with the Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Hazel worked for the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. He received the Salvation Army’s Making Spokane Better award in 2012 and has served on the Spokane County Bar Association since 2012. Hazel was elected president of the Spokane County Bar Association in 2014.
Hazel earned his bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University and completed his juris doctorate, cum laude, at the Gonzaga School of Law.