EVERETT — An attorney who has focused her attention on helping courts better serve children and families has been named the next Snohomish County Superior Court judge.
Langbehn has been serving as a Snohomish court commissioner pro tempore and has focused her legal practice on family law and dependency matters, most recently at the Law Offices of Moriarty & Associates in Mill Creek.
She also has served on the Snohomish County’s Table of Ten program, which aims to improve how the courts work on child-welfare matters.
“Jennifer has extensive experience in family law and working with juvenile offenders and individuals struggling with issues of addiction, mental health, and homelessness,” Inslee said in a press release. “She has a strong reputation in the Snohomish County community as a hard worker and I look forward to the contributions she will bring to the bench.”
Langbehn earned her law degree at Seattle University and is a graduate of The Evergreen State College.
Downes announced his retirement earlier this year. He served 14 years on the superior court bench. Previously he’d spent 21 years as a Snohomish County deputy prosecutor.