“Exceptionally Well Qualified”
King County Bar Association


I am Eric Newman, and I am running for King County Superior Court.  When electing a judge, it is important to choose someone who is not learning as he or she goes.  I am an experienced judge, having served for more than three years as a King County District Court judge pro tempore.  During that time, I have spent hundreds of hours on the bench presiding over hearings and trials in criminal and civil cases at District Court locations around King County.  In my role as judge pro tempore, I have also presided over hearings for a number of cities, including Auburn, Bellevue, Redmond, Shoreline, and Kenmore. My judicial experience will allow me to seamlessly step into my role as Superior Court judge.

The King County Superior Court is a trial court, and the people of King County deserve to have a judge who knows how a case is tried.  I have been a trial lawyer in Superior Court for 15 years.  I have tried or arbitrated dozens of cases.  Since early in my career, I have been recognized as a leader in trial advocacy; I have been asked to teach trial skills for a number of prestigious institutions, including Seattle University School of Law, Emory University School of Law, and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

I encourage you to read more about my experience here.

I think you will find that I am not only an experienced judge and jurist, but also a person who is compassionate and committed to his community.  I am actively involved in volunteer work that includes providing legal representation to immigrants, helping to provide educational support for our youth, and volunteering at a local women’s shelter.

I believe that I have the experience, wisdom, integrity, and compassion needed to excel as a Superior Court judge, and I hope to win your support.