Lowry names Trickey to King County Superior Court

OLYMPIA - Gov. Mike Lowry today announced the appointment of Michael Trickey to the King County Superior Court, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Liem Tuai earlier this month. Trickey's appointment will take effect May 6.

Trickey, 42, has been a private practice attorney and partner in the Seattle law firm of Appelwick, Trickey and Lukevich since 1982. Prior to entering private practice, he spent three years as an attorney with the Eastside Defender Association. Trickey received the King County Bar Association's highest rating for appointment to Superior Court, earning the distinction "highly recommended."

"I am appointing Mike Trickey to the Superior Court because of his extensive and varied legal experience and his dedication to fairness and professionalism in the practice of law," Lowry said. "He has won the respect of his colleagues, including his opponents in the courtroom, and has earned the admiration of the bench he is about to join."

Trickey said he was honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve as a judge.

"I am grateful for the faith and support of my colleagues and the governor in this decision," Trickey said.

Currently, Trickey serves as a magistrate and judge pro tempore for the Shoreline division of the King County District Court. He also serves as a judge pro tempore for the Lake Forest Park Municipal Court. Trickey earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1975 and a juris doctor from the University of Washington School of Law in 1979. He lives in north King County with his wife and two children.

Trickey will earn $99,015 annually and will stand for election this fall.

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For more information, contact the Governor's Communications Office at 360-753-6790.