Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Karen D. Moore today to the Snohomish County Superior Court. She will replace Judge David Kurtz, who is retiring on May 31.
Since 2001, Moore has practiced at the Everett law firm of Brewe Layman, where she has been a partner since 2005. In her practice, Moore represents clients in complex family law, civil litigation and criminal matters. Before entering private practice, Moore served as a deputy prosecuting attorney in the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office. Moore has also accrued judicial experience as a Snohomish County Superior Court pro tem judge and pro tem commissioner.
Moore is active in the Snohomish County community, where she has been a member of the Central Lutheran Church Choir and on the Board of Directors for the Everett Family YMCA. She also served as an Ombudsman for the United States Navy, USS Ingraham.
“Those who know Karen and have worked with her describe her as a tireless and stellar professional and community member,” said Inslee. “She has proven herself in Snohomish County legal circles, and that respect and reputation will serve her well as she begins this next phase of her legal career.”
Moore earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho. She earned her law degree from Seattle University Law School (formerly University of Puget Sound Law School).