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Mary Ellen Roberts

Mary Ellen Roberts, American judge. Bar: Washington 1985, United States District Court (western district) Washington 1986, United States District Court (eastern district) Washington 2002, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1987, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1990.

Background

  • Roberts, Mary Ellen was born on October 12, 1958 in Bellingham, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of James Gerald and Lois Jean Roberts.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, University Puget Sound, 1981. Juris Doctor, University Washington, 1984.

    Career

    • Law clerk to Honorary Gerard M. Shellan King County Superior Court, Seattle, 1984—1985. Staff attorney Public Defender, 1985—1986. Deputy prosecuting attorney King County Prospective Office, 1986—1992.

      Associate Frank and Rosen, 1992—1995. Partner Frank Freed Roberts Subit & Thomas LLP, 1996—2003. Judge King County Superior Court, since 2003.

      Cooperative attorney American Civil Liberties Union, Seattle, 1992—2003. Mediator, arbitrator United States District Court (western district) Washington, Seattle, 2002—2003. Arbitrator King County Superior Court, Seattle, 1990—2003.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Washington 1985, United States District Court (western district) Washington 1986, United States District Court (eastern district) Washington 2002, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1987, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1990.

    Membership

    Speaker, member Northwest Women's Law Center, Seattle, 1986—2003. Member civil rights pro bono screening panel United States District Court, 1997—2001. Chairman Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference, 2000—2001.

    Member of King County Bar Association (chairman labor and employment section 2001-2002), National Employment Lawyers Association (convention chairman 2001), Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (chairman employment section 1998—2000), Washington Employment Lawyers Association (board directors 1993—2003, chairman 1999—2000).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, hiking.

    Connections

    • Married James Lawrence Brewer, April 1, 1990. Children: Emma Elizabeth Brewer Hite, Alexander Roberts Brewer.
    • father: James Gerald
    • mother: Lois Jean Roberts
    • spouse: James Lawrence Brewer
    • children: Emma Elizabeth Brewer Hite Roberts
    • Alexander Roberts Brewer Roberts
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    Born October 12, 1958
    (age 59)
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