Primary Election: August 7, 2018

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Roger Leishman


Court of Appeals

Division One, District Three, Position One

Roger Leishman

Legal/Judicial Experience: Washington Office of Attorney General (chief legal advisor to Western Washington University); Davis Wright Tremaine LLP (partner in appellate practice group); also worked in other small and large law firms and for nonprofit advocacy organization

Other Professional Experience: Washington State Bar Association (Board of Governors); Washington Supreme Court Discipline Advisory Round Table; WSBA Court Rules Committee; Q-Law

Education: Yale Law School (Juris Doctor, 1990); Brigham Young University (B.A. in English summa cum laude,1986)

Community Service: Washington Initiative for Diversity (chair); Seattle Menís Chorus; Vancouver Menís Chorus; Equality Federation (chair); Leadership Tomorrow

Statement: Ever since I went to law school thirty years ago, Iíve valued the vital role of the rule of law. Judges must ensure that every party has a full and fair opportunity to be heard.

My varied legal career has prepared me for service on the Court of Appeals. I have successfully argued appeals in the Washington Court of Appeals, the Washington Supreme Court, the Alaska Supreme Court, and the federal Court of Appeals. Iíve written hundreds of briefs in a wide variety of cases, including family law, contracts, criminal, employment, intellectual property, and civil rights.

As a leader in the Washington legal community, Iíve worked closely with judges and lawyers to promote the rule of law. Throughout my career, I have been committed to public service and ensuring access to justice for all. I promise to maintain the integrity of the judiciary, uphold fairness and common sense, and treat everyone with respect.

On a personal note, my family has lived in the area for almost forty years. My three children began school on Whidbey Island, and now attend Bellingham public schools. I would be honored to serve the people of Northwest Washington on the Court of Appeals.

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Opponents: Cecily Hazelrigg-Hernandez, Lisa Keeler, Rita Latsinova, Tom SeQuine
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