• Meet Judge Jason Poydras

    A public servant dedicated to due process and access to justice

    A fundamental desire to assist others led Jason to pursue the legal field, and this has been the primary source of inspiration and motivation throughout his legal career.  He chose Seattle University School of Law based on their commitment to social justice. 

    Jason’s legal career began with the practice of criminal law, first as a public defender in Seattle and later as a deputy prosecutor in Pierce County.  Jason later began adjudicating hearings as a Hearing Examiner with the Washington State Department of Licensing. Jason was appointed in 2012 as an Administrative Law Judge with the Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH).  In addition to holding administrative hearings for individuals and administrative agencies looking to resolve significant legal disputes at OAH, he joined the management team in the Seattle Field Office as a Senior Administrative Law Judge. 

    In April 2017, Jason was unanimously appointed to the King County District Court by the King County Council. 

    Most recently, he joined the Court's technology committee to find new ways to help people access the court and justice. Jason and his wife, Amy, make their home in Renton.