Hon. Lauren King

US District Court - Western District of Washington

Judge King is a district court judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle. Before assuming the bench in December 2021, Judge King was a partner at Foster Garvey, P.C. (formerly Foster Pepper PLLC) in Seattle. She chaired the firm’s Native American law practice group. Judge King also previously taught Federal Indian Law at the Seattle University School of Law and served as a Commissioner on the Washington State Gambling Commission. She also served as a pro tem appellate court judge for the Northwest Intertribal Court System from 2013 to 2021. She received her Juris Doctor in 2008 from the University of Virginia School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in 2004.