Spokane County Superior Court
Experience: Representing people from all walks of life for 33 years;
hired in 1987 under the mentorship of Carl Maxey; practicing attorney
and mediator with appellate opinions in Eastern District, Ninth Circuit
and Washington Courts; Spokane County Superior Court Pro Tem, 2005-2015.
Other Professional Experience: President, Association of Family
and Conciliation Courts - Washington; Chair, Spokane Bar Family Law
Section; Vice President, Northwest Mediation; Mediator; WSAJ Eagle
Education: J.D., Gonzaga School of Law; B.A., Fairfield
University; Holy Cross High School.
Community Service: Former Chair, Spokane City Human Rights
Commission; Current Chair, Spokane City Ethics Commission, serving each
with bipartisan support.
Statement: As an appellate attorney and Superior Court Pro Tem
from 2005 - 2015 presiding over cases presented in Superior Court,
Dennis is uniquely qualified to understand how judicial decisions and
the court process impact families for life, underscoring the importance
of clear judicial decisions and policies consistent within the
comprehensive spectrum of Federal and State laws.
For 33 years, Dennis has represented ordinary people in the areas of
experience required of a Superior Court Judge, concentrating since 2000
on complex family law including domestic violence, adoptions, criminal,
juvenile, tax law, military law and retirement ramifications in divorce.
Judges are your public servants. As a small business owner with proven
experience, Dennis is uniquely qualified to improve our court system for
families. His work ethic, legal knowledge, independence, impartiality
and persevering commitment to justice by ensuring the law is applied
fairly to all is recognized by state and local judicial ratings of "Well
Qualified" and "Exceptionally Well Qualified" and endorsements across
partisan lines by ordinary people and organizations. On behalf of
families throughout Spokane County, Dennis is honored to continue
working over the coming months to earn your vote this November.
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