Inslee appoints Ketu Shah to King County Superior Court

April 25, 2019

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Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Judge Ketu Shah to the King County Superior Court today. He will replace Judge Jim Cayce who retired earlier this month.

Shah has been a judge in King County District Court for the past 6 years, where he presides over the regional Mental Health Court and regional Veterans Court. Before joining the judiciary, he had his own law office in Bellevue for 13 years practicing immigration and civil law.

Shah worked as assistant city attorney in both Seattle and Vancouver, Washington. He has a long history of community involvement in King County, from being a judge for the University of Washington Law School Gates Scholarship, to serving on the board of directors for the South Asian Bar Association and for Chaya, an organization that provides support to victims of violence, to coaching soccer and being a math tutor.

“Ketu has demonstrated strong leadership and excellent jurisprudence while being deeply dedicated to community service,” Inslee said. “He will make an excellent addition to the King County Superior Court.”

He received his law degree from University of Minnesota, where he served as managing editor for the Journal of Law and Inequality. His bachelor’s degree is from Whitman College.

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Tara Lee
Governor Inslee’s Communications Office
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