University of Washington, 1983, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
University of Puget Sound/Seattle University, 1989, Juris Doctorate
Mitch Harada served as an Industrial Appeals Judge for the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals for the past 23 years. In that capacity, Mr. Harada adjudicated cases that involved nearly every type of litigation before the Board, including some of the most complex cases resulting from Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act appeals from citations issued by the Department of Labor and Industries.
Prior to his time at the Board, Mr. Harada served as an Assistant Attorney General representing both the Department of Labor and Industries and the Department of Social and Health Services. He also worked three years for the Seattle law firm Levinson Friedman, where he represented claimants in state workers compensation cases and before the U.S. Department of Labor under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act.
Mr. Harada is a proud Seattle native, and though he has lived his entire life in the Puget Sound region, he has gained rich experiences and a broad perspective through foreign travels with his wife, with whom he also connects with friends and family in his spare time. Mr. Harada has been involved with and volunteered for various organizations from the Asian American community and other local charities.
Admitted to practice in the State of Washington and the United States District Court, Western District.