Bar Ratings

Received since 2018

 

Well-Qualified

King County Bar Association

Latina/o Bar Association

Exceptionally Well-Qualified

Loren Miller Bar Association

Cardozo Society of Washington State

QLAW - The LGBT Bar Association of Washington

The Joint Asian Bar Association

 

Well-Qualified for SMC

King County Bar Association

Latina/o Bar Association

Exceptionally Well-Qualified for SMC

Loren Miller Bar Association

QLAW - The LGBT Bar Association of Washington

The Joint Asian Bar Association

Cardozo Society of Washington State

Well-Qualified for King County Superior Court

King County Bar Association

Exceptionally Well-Qualified for King County Superior Court

Loren Miller Bar Association

QLAW - The LGBT Bar Association of Washington

The Joint Asian Bar Association

Latina/o Bar Association

Cardozo Society of Washington State

 

From the 2021 King County Bar Association Survey for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction, Published March 22, 2022:

 

"Likely the best judge in the building, the community is lucky to have you."

 

"Judge Chess was willing to take time to understand the circumstances of my clients' lives.  She is able to summarize issues very clearly and will speaking directly to my clients so that they understand what is happening and why.  She is willing to be flexible and take people's individual situation and struggles into account when making decisions.  She makes the people who appear before her feel like they have a voice, so that even if she does not rule in the way that they wanted, they know that their position considered."

 

"I have never heard the name "Faye Chess" before she became a judge.  However, since becoming Judge, and after appearing before her on many cases and occasions, I have to say she is one of the best Jurists in Seattle.  Thank you for your decision to public service, and your presence on the bench."

 

"One of the kindest, thoughtful, patient, and empathetic judges that in over four decades of practice I have appeared before.  I hope I retire before she does and she will be greatly missed when she does so."

 

"Judge Chess is a leader within the SM bench.  Her ability to be neutral, respectful, and fully engaged with all dynamics of a criminal case is the model all judges should follow.  I truly respect Judge Chess and appreciate her dedication and determination." 

Endorsements

Washington State Supreme Court

Justice G. Helen Whitener

Justice Steven Gonzalez

Justice Mary Yu

 

Washington State Court of Appeals

Judge Lori Kay Smith

 

King County Superior Court

Judge David Keenan

Judge Jason Poydras

Judge Johanna Bender

Judge Matthew Williams

Judge Michael Scott

Judge Nicole Gaines Phelps

Judge Veronica Galvan

Judge Karen Donohue

Ret. Dean Lum

Ret. Judge Michael Spearman

Ret. Judge Monica Benton

Ret. Laura Inveen

 

Kent Municipal Court

Judge Anthony Gipe

 

King County District Court

Judge Fa'amomoi Masaniai

judge Lisa O'Toole

Judge Virginia Amato

Judge Rebecca Robertson

Judge Matthew York

Judge Gregg Hirawaka

Judge Michael J. Finkle

Judge E. Raina Rampersad

Judge Rhonda Laumann

Judge Lisa Paglisotti

 

Puyullup Municipal Court

Judge Andrea Beall

 

Lakewood Municipal Court

Judge Lisa Mansfield

 

Seattle Municipal Court

Judge Adam Eisenberg

Judge Andrea Chin

Judge Catherine McDowall

Judge Willie Gregory

Ret. Judge Edward McKenna

 

Renton Municipal Court

Judge Kara Murphy Richards

Judge Joann May Grider

 

Issaquah Municipal Court

Judge N. Scott Stewart

 

Office of Administrative Hearings

Judge Bonnie Glenn

 

Board of Industrial Insurance

Industrial Appeal Judge Andrea Samonica Jarmon

 

Bremerton Municipal Court

Judge Tracy Flood