Legal/Judicial Experience: Judge Pro Tempore, King County District Court; King County Superior Court Arbiter;Trial Attorney in Complex Litigation, including Civil Rights, Commercial, Personal Injury, Criminal, Family, and Gay and Lesbian Law.
Other Professional Experience: Immediate Past President, Washington State Bar Association; Intelligence Analyst, U.S. Navy (Gulf War Veteran).
Education: Graduate University of Washington, Law Degree from UW School of Law.
Community Service: Pro-Bono Counsel for Three Non-Profits; Volunteer Mentor for Homeless Youth and LGBT Youth; Guest Lecturer at UW and SU Law Schools; Founding Board Member, QLaw; Past Chair of State Bar Diversity, Founding Board Member of Washington Leadership Institute.
Statement: An experienced pro tem Judge, arbiter, and accomplished trial attorney, Anthony Gipe has dedicated his career to serving others and seeking equal justice for all. His practice focuses on helping regular people with their legal needs in both civil and criminal matters. Anthony’s experience in dozens of complex civil trials is especially well-suited for the Superior Court bench, which handles mostly civil cases. He is rated “Exceptionally Well Qualified” or “Well Qualified” for this position by five bar associations, including the King County Bar.
In his community, Anthony works with homeless youth and addresses problems in access to justice. His service to the legal community includes serving as the first LGBT President in our State Bar’s 125-year history.
Anthony was raised in southwest Washington in a multi-ethnic household with working class parents. He lives in Seattle with his husband Terry, where they raised two children.
Endorsements: All 9 State Supreme Court Justices; Dozens of Judges; County Councilmembers Dembowski, McDermott, and Upthegrove; Senators Chase, Carlyle, Pedersen, Hasegawa, and Habib; Representatives Bergquist, Hudgins, Tomiko Santos, Chopp, and Walkinshaw; Seattle City Councilmember González; King County Democrats; King County Labor Council; Seattle Mayor Ed Murray; Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes.