Judge Richard T. Okrent was appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire on January 18, 2011. Prior to that, he was a commissioner pro tem, arbitrator, and mediator in Snohomish County courts. Judge Okrent received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington in 1978, an Master of Arts from UCLA in 1981, and his law degree from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) in 1986. He was employed by the Island County and Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Offices from 1986 to 1991. Judge Okrent was an Associate of the Law Offices of David Kastle from 1991 to 2005. From 2005 to 2010 he was a partner in the Law Office of Okrent and Wogsland and is a former president of the Snohomish County Bar Association. Judge Okrent is married to Rita and lives in Lynnwood. He has four adult children and one grandchild.