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Judge Lisa Paglisotti


Judge Lisa Paglisotti was appointed to King County District Court’s West Division in May 2016. She has served in all of the court’s three divisions: West, East and South. She currently presides over King County District Court’s first “community court” (Community Court in Redmond), which is an alternative problem-solving court aimed at helping participants reconnect with their communities by providing on-site services, while holding them accountable for their behavior.

Judge Paglisotti came to the bench with more than 30 years of experience in the justice system. Previously, she served King County’s indigent population as a public defender for more than 22 years, and served our community’s youth as a juvenile probation counselor and as a juvenile corrections officer.

Active in the court’s management, Judge Paglisotti currently serves on the King County District Court Equity and Social Justice Committee, Personnel Committee and Probation Committee. She also regularly volunteers for community mock trial programs.

A graduate of the University of Washington with B.A. degrees in Sociology and in Society and Justice, Judge Paglisotti earned her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law (formerly the University of Puget Sound School of Law).