Judge Karen D. Moore was appointed to the Superior Court Bench by Governor Jay Inslee in 2021. Judge Moore graduated from the University of Idaho in 1986 with a double major in Finance and Information Systems. She was awarded her law degree from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) in 1991 where she served in student government, eventually serving as Student Bar Association President. During law school, Judge Moore completed an externship in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and practiced as a Rule 9 intern in the Pierce County Prosecutor’s office. Following graduation, Judge Moore served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Idaho Falls, Idaho, before moving back to Everett in 1995 where she then worked for the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney in the Family Support, Appellate, and Criminal Divisions. In 2001, Judge Moore left the prosecutor’s office for civil practice at Brewe Layman where she practiced family, personal injury, and appellate law until her appointment to the bench. In 2008, Judge Moore was awarded the David Kastle Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award by the Snohomish County Bar Association. She has served the community in many other ways through her volunteer participation on a number of local boards, including the Everett Rowing Association and Everett Family YMCA. Judge Moore enjoys spending time with her two adult children and their families, watching baseball, and (not so enjoyable) chasing her obstinate beagle, Lucy.