Jay Inslee said in his presentation:
Edirin has a clear dedication to the legal profession and a long history of law that has brought justice to the most vulnerable victims of crime in our state. He will be an excellent judge for Snohomish County.
He has worked for 13 years at the Snohomish County Attorney’s Office, where he is the Assistant Attorney for Murder, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse and Abuse.
The Nigerian appointee has also worked in the violent crime, property crime and district court units and represents the Snohomish County Multiple Agency Response Team office. The team investigating alleged cases of excessive force by police.
Edirin Okoloko has successfully completed four murder trials and has been recognized by his office for carrying out a large number of trials.
Prior to working as a prosecutor, Okoloko was a law clerk to former Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Michael Downes.