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Judge Marcine Anderson


Judge Marcine Anderson has served as an appointed and elected judge with the King County District Court (KCDC) —West Division – Shoreline since 2010. She currently hears civil and criminal calendars in Shoreline and Seattle.


When she was sworn in on March 12, 2010, Judge Anderson became the first woman and the first Asian American to serve as a district court judge at the Shoreline District Court. This appointment continued Judge Anderson’s record of service to the public.


Judge Anderson’s previous experience includes working for the King County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, where her practice covered many aspects of technology law, including software licensing, cable television regulation and telecommunications. Judge Anderson also worked for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority; clerked for the Hon. Joyce London Alexander, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; and received the Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship awarded by the Legal Services Corporation.


In 2004 she was sworn in as the first Asian American member of the Board of Governors of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) in its then 115-year history. She served for ten years on the Advisory Board of the award-winning WSBA Leadership Institute. Judge Anderson currently is on the board of the Japanese American Citizens League – Seattle chapter.  She is a member of the William L. Dwyer Inn of Court and is the President during the 2020-2021 term. She is also the Vice-President for Programs with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Judicial Council. 

Judge Anderson received her J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law, and her B.A. and a Certificate in Ethnic Studies from the University of Oregon.