Judge Karl Williams


Legal/Judicial Experience: 

  • Karl previously served as a Pierce County District Court Pro Tem Judge for 22 years prior to being elected Judge to the Pierce County District Court. 
  • He also serves as Judge Pro Tem for Fife, Puyallup and Ruston. 
  • He has practiced law for 30 years with trial experience in both criminal and civil cases. 

Other Professional Experience: 

  • Managing Partner; Griffin & Williams. Arbitrator; Pierce and King County Superior Court. 


  • B.A., Political Science, University of Washington; J.D., University of Puget Sound School of Law. 

Community Service: 

  • Karl serves as the Youth Protection Officer for the Tacoma Narrows Rotary. 
  • He is the chair of the District/Municipal Court Liaison Committee to the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association.