On Tuesday, May 27, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointment of Sam Chung to King County Superior Court. Chung is filling the seat of Judge Mary Yu, who was recently appointed to the Washington State Supreme Court.

Chung is currently a partner at Lee Anav Chung and has served in private practice since 1989 with a focus on commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation. He also serves as a Pro Tem Judge for King County District Court.

Chung, who is originally from Korea, has deep ties in the Korean American community and has served in leadership roles on numerous boards including the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority, the Korean Community Service Center, and is Founding President of the Korean American Bar Association of Washington, according to a state press release. Chung graduated from Columbia University and earned his law degree at George Washington University.

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