EVERETT — Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday appointed Paul Thompson to Snohomish County Superior Court.
He’ll replace Judge Ellen Fair who is retiring at the end of the year.
Thompson has spent the past 11 years serving as an attorney at the Snohomish County Public Defender Association where he was a trial attorney for eight years and misdemeanor supervisor for nearly three years.
Thompson has also worked as counsel for Defense of Chelan County where he represented clients charged with offenses in both the superior and district courts. He began his career as a legal intern in Spokane.
He is the president of the Washington Defender Association and a board member for the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
His appointment is effective in January.