Court of Appeals
Division One, District Three, Position One
Legal/Judicial Experience: Associate Attorney,
Carmichael Clark, P.S.; substitute Commissioner in Whatcom County
Superior Court; backup misdemeanor Prosecutor for City of Lynden; former
Assistant Attorney General, Attorney Generalís Office.
Other Professional Experience: Hired/trained law clerks and
attorneys. Implemented strategic plan for LAW Advocates.
Education: Gonzaga School of Law (J.D.); Gonzaga University (B.A.
Philosophy, Political Science)
Community Service: Immediate Past Board Chair and volunteer
lawyer, LAW Advocates; President-Elect, Washington Women Lawyers
(previously Treasurer, Membership Co-VP, and judicial evaluation
committees in Whatcom, Skagit and San Juan); Member, Whatcom County
National Adoption Day Planning Committee; Scoring judge, High School
Mock Trial Competition.
Statement: Throughout my legal career, I have worked to make the
law understandable and accessible for those I represent. Iím running for
Court of Appeals judge to continue that work. I care about the law and
understand how judicial decisions impact you. It is vitally important
that the judicial branch represent the diversity of Washington State
residents. I'm proud to bring my perspective as an experienced,
innovative attorney to the bench.
With more than ten years in private practice and with the Attorney
Generalís Office, Iím ready to serve Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, and
Island Counties. I have practiced litigation and client advice in torts,
insurance defense, employment, corporate, licensing, property,
guardianship, probate, consumer protection, and more. In addition, when
I served as an Assistant Attorney General in Bellingham, I developed my
experience with civil litigation, juvenile, adult protective services,
unemployment, licensing, and L&I workerís compensation and audits.
You deserve an experienced, balanced and thoughtful judge for Division
I. It would be an honor to earn your vote.
Endorsed by: Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst; Supreme Court
Justice Debra Stephens; Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Raquel
Montoya-Lewis; City of Bellingham Municipal Court Judge Debra Lev; and
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