Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Marshall Ferguson to the King County Superior Court. He will replace Judge Helen Halpert, who retired at the end of June.
Ferguson has spent the past 11 years at Williams Kastner, where he became a partner in 2012. He currently serves as his firm’s chief ethics counsel and chair of the Ethics and Loss Prevention Committee. At Williams Kastner, Ferguson focuses on real estate related civil litigation and aviation-related matters.
Ferguson has also served as judge pro tem at Edmonds Municipal Court since early 2017 and is a disciplinary hearing officer for the Washington State Bar Association.
Ferguson has extensive litigation experience, serving as associate attorney at Floyd & Pflueger (now Floyd, Pflueger & Ringer) and Metz & Associates, and as a Rule 9 Attorney for the San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. His civil experience also includes work in the fields of employment discrimination and workers’ compensation.
“Marshall has a broad civil practice background that has earned him the respect and confidence of his peers,” Inslee said. “He has been described as thoughtful and ethical beyond reproach, and I look forward to his contributions to the bench.”
Ferguson received his law degree from the University of Washington. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University.
His appointment is effective immediately.