About Steve Rosen


Judge Rosen earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington and went on to law school at the University of Minnesota, one of the country's top 20 law schools.

Returning to his home in Washington, Judge Rosen began his legal career in the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office, where he handled computer crime and tried many jury trials.  He later moved to the King County Prosecutor’s Office where he focused on drug charges and juvenile offenses.  Still later, he moved to the Attorney General's Office, where he prosecuted the state's most dangerous sexually violent predators.As an Assistant Attorney General, he prosecuted some of Washington’s most dangerous sexually violent predators.

In 2003, Judge Rosen opened his own law firm, employing several other attorneys, and focused on misdemeanor and felony defense as well as civil class actions.  He also owned and operated a licensed real estate brokerage.  For several years, Judge Rosen also frequently served as judge pro tem (a temporary, fill-in judge) in Municipal Courts in Federal Way, Olympia, Renton, Everett, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Milton, SeaTac, Tukwila and Black Diamond as well as Pierce County District Court.  In 2008, he was named the part-time judge for the City of Black Diamond, and in 2010, he was elected to the Seattle Municipal Court bench.

Judge Rosen is now serving his second elected term as a judge in the Seattle Municipal Court and has become a leader in improving the racial diversity of our state’s jury system.  He has served the City of Seattle as a domestic violence judge, a community court judge, a veteran's court judge, and a general trial judge.

Judge Rosen and his wife Jodi have lived in North Seattle for over 20 years, and stay very busy parenting their four young children – including 5-year old twins.  Their children either attend public schools or soon will.




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