Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Tyson R. Hill today to the Grant County Superior Court. He replaces Judge John Antosz, who is resigning on April 16.
Hill was appointed to serve as a judge on the Grant County District Court in 2013, where he has since served. In this role, he presides over hundreds of criminal and civil cases each year. Before joining the bench, Hill worked for the Grant County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office from 2009 to 2013, prosecuting felonies and arguing cases on appeal, and has served as a law clerk for the Washington State Supreme Court.
In the community, Hill serves as a guest lecturer to community and school groups on matters involving the justice system, and has conducted mock trials for students at Big Bend Community College.
“For years, Tyson has demonstrated his fitness for the bench in Grant County. To those who appear or practice before him in his district courtroom, he is trusted and respected,” said Inslee. “I expect he will quickly earn that same trust and respect on the Superior Court.”
Hill earned his bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University. He earned his law degree at the University of Washington.