Skagit County District Court
EDUCATION: University of Washington - B.A. 1981
Gonzaga University - J.D. 1985
EMPLOYER: Gilbert & Gilbert, Inc., P.S.
LEGAL/JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE: I began my legal career as a clerk and
intern for the Skagit County Prosecutor's Office where I tried District
Court jury trials. I joined the Law Firm of Gilbert & Meyer in 1986
where I have practiced for the past twenty years. In that time, I have
tried jury trials in District Court, Superior Court and Federal Court. I
have tried cases involving criminal law, personal injury, municiple law,
land use, business, real estate, regulatory actions, and dissolutions. I
have represented Skagit County PUD No. 1 for 18 years and Dike District
No. 17 for 12 years.
Candidate Statement: Our legal system and our society's reliance
upon the rule of law depends upon the public's confidence in the
quality, impartiality and dedication of the judges who serve that
system. In my many years of practicing law in the courtroom, I have come
to appreciate the difference a good judge can make. Endorsed by current
Superior Court Judges John Meyer, Dave Needy and Mike Rickert. Former
Superior Court Judges Harry Follman, Stanley Bruhn, Walter Deierlein and
Gil Mullen. Former Prosecuting Attorneys James Anderson, Earl Angevine,
Garl Long and Tom Moser. Current Superior Court Commissioner Tom Verge.
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