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WSCD’s Miguel Duran Ascends to the Bench in Snohomish County Superior Court

Jun 8, 2022

Wilson Smith Cochran Dickerson is proud to announce that attorney Miguel Duran has recently been appointed by Governor Jay Inslee as a Snohomish County Superior Court judge.  Duran will fill a newly created judicial seat in the county. 

Duran joined WSCD in 2019 as a civil litigator with a focus on personal injury, premises liability, and other complex torts. Duran co-founded the firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee to encourage diversity in legal practice, bolster the firm’s awareness of minority cultural issues and improve its focus on pro bono work. 

Before joining Wilson Smith Cochran Dickerson, Duran worked as a trial attorney with Allstate. He has also worked at SEIU Local 925 assisting their membership in employment-related disputes.  Prior to those positions, from 2008 to 2013, Duran worked as a public defender, first for the Association of Attorneys for the Accused in Everett and then with the Northwest Defenders Association in Seattle. 

Duran is active in the community. In recent years, he has volunteered to judge youth mock trial programs and with Food Lifeline. He also served as a chapter president and shop steward with the Northwest Defenders Association chapter of SEIU Local 925. 

On Duran’s appointment, Governor Jay Inslee stated:  “Miguel has the skills and breadth of professional experience, including jury trial experience, to flourish as a judicial officer and help the court address its needs.”  “Those who have worked with him also speak quite highly of his temperament and friendly disposition.” 

Duran earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas and his law degree at New York University School of Law. 

Duran take the bench in the summer of 2022. 

The team at WSCD will certainly miss Miguel Duran, but wish him well on his ascension to the bench!