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Richard Francis McDermott

Richard Francis McDermott, American judge. Bar: Washington 1973, United States District Court (western district) Washington 1973, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1973, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1981. Named Washington Super Lawyer, Washington Law and Politics, 1999.

Background

  • McDermott, Richard Francis was born on February 18, 1948 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Son of Richard F. Senior and Madeline (Frison) McDermott.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Political Science, Seattle University, 1970. Juris Doctor, University Washington, 1973. Graduate, National Judicial College, 2002.

    Career

    • Attorney King County, Seattle, 1973-1976. Associate Parks, Johnson & East, Bellevue, 1976-1978. Partner Revelle, Ries & McDermott, 1978-1986, McDermott & Jones, Bellevue, 1986—1993, Richard F. McDermott, Junior P.S., 1993—2000.

      King County Superior Court judge, since 2000. Member Minorities and Justice Commission, since 1993. Adjunct professor law Seattle University School Law, since 1999.

      Member Board Court Education, 2003, vice chair, since 2004.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Washington 1973, United States District Court (western district) Washington 1973, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1973, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1981.

    Works

    • Author: (with others) Best of Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 1986, Auto Accident Deskbook, 1988.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army Reserve, 1970. Member Washington State Bar Association (special disciplinary counsel 1993-1999), Seattle King County Bar Association, East King County Bar Association, Association Trial Lawyers American, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (board directors 1982-1990), Superior Court Judge's Association (spring conference chair 2002, 05). Lodges: Rotary.

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, baseball.

    Connections

    • Married Susan Lynn Brandt, February 19, 1977. Children: Kelsey Anne, Megan Marie, Michael Brandt.
    • father: Richard F. Senior McDermott
    • mother: Madeline (Frison) McDermott
    • spouse: Susan Lynn Brandt
    • children: Kelsey Anne McDermott
    • Megan Marie McDermott
    • Michael Brandt McDermott
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    Born February 18, 1948
    (age 69)
    Nationality

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