Lowry names Glenna Hall to King County Superior Court

OLYMPIA - Gov. Mike Lowry today named Seattle attorney and State Parks and Recreation Commissioner Glenna Spitzer Hall to the King County Superior Court.

Hall, 56, graduated from the University of Washington Law School in 1976 and has served as a family practice lawyer for 18 years. Since 1990, she has also served as a pro tem commissioner on the King County Family Law motions calendar, making decisions on custody, property division and child support matters.

"Glenna Hall is a fair and intelligent person with a demonstrated commitment to bettering her community," Lowry said. "She will be an excellent addition to the King County bench."

From 1979-86, Hall was a member of the Seattle Board of Parks Commissioners, which advises the caretakers of the Seattle parks system. Since 1986, she has been a Washington State Parks and Recreation Commissioner and served on the state team negotiating ongoing Native American tribal shellfish litigation. Hall also served as a member and past president of the Puget Sound Water Quality Defense Fund and is a performer and board member of the Seattle Symphony Chorale.

Hall replaces retiring Judge James Noe, effective July 1. She will earn $99,015 annually and stands for election this fall.

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