Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Aimee Sutton to the King County Superior Court today. She replaces Judge Monica Benton who is retiring on Jan. 31.
Sutton is currently a partner at The Marshall Defense Firm in Seattle where she handles criminal cases with a focus on domestic violence and sexual assault cases. She also represents parents in dependency proceedings and advises students and faculty in university misconduct hearings.
Before joining The Marshall Defense Firm, she had her own firm specializing in criminal defense and was a partner at Sutton & Curtis, PLLC in Seattle.
She currently serves as an attorney on the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel. Sutton is a member of the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW) Board of Directors, serving as its immediate past president. She also volunteers at the LBAW/Schroeter Goldmark and Bender Legal Clinic at El Centro de la Raza in Seattle and is an adjunct professor at Seattle University Law School. She is fluent in Spanish.
“Aimee’s experience on a range of complex issues, coupled with her extensive commitment to community service has given her a great understanding of the communities and issues that will appear before her on the bench,” Inslee said. “She will make an outstanding addition to the King County Superior Court.”
Sutton received her law degree from the University of Washington and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College. She also studied at Georgetown University where she had a graduate fellowship in Latin American studies.