Spokane County Superior Court
Legal/Judicial Experience: Law Offices of J. Scott Miller,
2008-present; Miller, Devlin & McLean, 1992-2008; Turner, Stoeve,
Gagliardi & Goss, 1982-1992.
Other Professional Experience: Gonzaga Law School and Whitworth
University, adjunct professor; frequent speaker at continuing legal
education seminars; American Bar Association, multiple leadership
positions; Washington State Bar Association, various committees; Spokane
County Bar Association, various committees.
Education: Gonzaga University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
1984; Gonzaga University, B.A. 1980; Pullman High School, 1972 .
Community Service: Spokane Public Radio; Central Terrace
subsidized housing corporation; St. Johnís Properties subsidized housing
corporation; Chancellor to the Episcopal Bishop of Spokane, and
Statement: Everyone who comes into a courtroom deserves to be
treated with respect without regard to background or economic status. As
a Superior Court judge I will administer justice fairly and impartially,
imposing penalties when appropriate. However, administering justice also
includes providing reasonable, creative, and fair alternatives, after
carefully evaluating all the facts and circumstances.
Above all else, judges must be correct about the law on a wide variety
of subjects. I have been lead counsel on trials in state and federal
courts for over 32 years representing clients in personal injury and
product liability cases, insurance litigation, contract disputes, wills,
trusts, business matters, family law, and administrative hearings.
I have been an adjunct professor at Gonzaga Law School since 2000 where
I teach insurance law. And since 2010 I have also been an adjunct
professor at Whitworth University where I teach Business law and
International Law and Ethics. I am a Life Fellow of the American Bar
Foundation, and the American Judicature Society, and I am a proud
supporter of the Equal Justice Coalition.
My wife and have been married for 43 years and have lived in Spokane
since 1977 where our four children attended local public schools.
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