ARSON LAW GROUP P.S.
MICHAEL T. DOWNES (Ret)
Judge Michael T Downes Became “of counsel” to the firm upon retiring after serving 14 years on the Snohomish County Superior Court. He served multiple terms as the court’s Presiding Judge, and also served 8 years as an officer of the State of Washington Superior Court Judges’ Association, including as president.
Michael moved west in 1970 after attending high school in Boston. He graduated from Western Washington University in 1977. After working for several years, he attended the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) Law School graduating in 1982. He served as a Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for 21 years. In 2004 he became a Snohomish County Superior Court Judge.
Michael and David were law school classmates. They met when David offered Michael help fixing a broken-down Volkswagen Bug in the law school parking lot between classes.
Judge Downes is available for mediations and arbitrations.