Chairman of the Board, Joe Brotherton is a Seattle-based Attorney, CPA and Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Washington. Mr. Brotherton is also a successful entrepreneur across multiple fronts and was named one of Seattle’s “Most Influential” business leaders. Joe is one of the leading investors and thought leaders in the Northwest bringing decades of experience in the technology, legal and investor community. Mr. Brotherton has served on many corporate and philanthropic Boards. Joe is the past President of the University of Washington Law School Foundation, Current President of the Attorney-CPA Foundation, Trustee of Cornish College of the Arts, Trustee of the University of Washington School of Business Foster School Foundation. He and his wife, Maureen have five children and helped found the non-profit Teens In Public Service. Joe and Maureen also perform annual service work in Ethiopia and Uganda. In his spare time, Joe is a longtime volunteer at the prison in Monroe, spending one night a week there with “The Lifers.” Joe describes it as “the best four hours of his week.” Joe started his career as a computer programmer and systems designer and thus has long-standing technological and business experience. As Joe has stated, “Democracy Live will bring efficiency, accuracy, accountability and accessibility to the voting process for every voter in America and every serviceman or woman serving overseas. I am very proud to assist in that effort
Joe is a graduate of the University of Washington Business and Law schools where he has taught most of the last 25 years. He is currently teaching at the UW School of Law. In addition, he has taught at Seattle University, Cornish College (Ethics and Law for the Practicing Artist) and, combining his interests in education and prison reform, at the University Behind Bars at the penitentiary in Monroe.