Amy King

Adjunct Professor


Seattle University School of Law
901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090


JD, Valparaiso University School of Law, Indiana, 2002
BS, Public Administration, Minor in Business, Indiana University, 1999


Amy King has been a Defender at King County DPD, ACA Division since May 2005. She has done extensive work in the Problem Solving Courts - Mental Health Court and Drug Court as well as practiced in District and Superior Courts. Ms. King has written and lectured on legal topics relating to the Problem Courts. She has given many CLE's on these Courts within ACA Division and given WDA webinars on the issues of competency and restoration. In 2009, she was selected by The National Center for State Courts to be on an Advisory Panel to gather data from various Mental Health Courts nationwide and contributed to the Center for State Court's published study, "Mental Health Court Culture: Leaving your Hat at the Door." In 2010, she was awarded the Randy Revelle Award by the Washington state Psychiatric Association for her advocacy in the King County Mental Health Court. She attended the National Association of Drug Court Professionals National Conference in 2014 and 2015 where she presented on defense perspective on the King County Drug Court's Young Adult Model. She earned her J.D. in 2002 from Valparaiso University School of Law. She is admitted to the bars of the states of Indiana and Washington.


“Mental Health Court Culture: Leaving Your Hat at the Door,” November 2009, National Center for State Courts, Advisory Council Member tasked with gathering data, reviewing data, meeting regarding findings and assisted with formulating and revising the written published study.