On Nov. 15, King County Superior Court Judge Steven Gonzalez was appointed to the state Supreme Court by Governor Gregoire. Gonzales is the first Mexican-American to serve on the high court. In a newsmaker interview, we meet the new justice and find out about his path to the court. Also, our Insiders Roundtable weighs in on the upcoming special session of the legislature.
About Steven Gonzalez
Steven C. Gonzalez was appointed to the bench by Governor Locke in March 2002. Gonzales won a contested election the same year. Gonzales was re-elected in 2004 and 2008. He is currently assigned to the Criminal Department and has also served in the Civil and Family Law Departments. Prior to his appointment, he was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Washington, a Domestic Violence Prosecutor for the City of Seattle, and an Associate in the Business Law Department at the Seattle law firm Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson. He earned his B.A. with Honors in East Asian Studies from Pitzer College and his J.D. from U.C. Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where he was the Technical Editor of La Raza Law Journal.