Island County Superior Court
Pro Tem Judge Island County Superior Court 2019-present, Pro Tem Judge
Island County District Court 2018; Lawyer (1992-2017): PartneróMiller
Nash Graham & Dunn/Miller Nash/Graham & Dunn (2007-2017), Stokes
Lawrence 2002-2007 (Partneró2004), PartneróSummit Law Group, PrincipalóPetrich
Law Firm, AssociateóBarnard Pauly & Bellamy.
Other Professional Experience
Sales EngineeróGeneral Electric (1982-1991).
Law Degree Seattle University (1992); Mechanical Engineering Bachelor
Degree, Valparaiso University (1982).
Friends of the Langley Library (President 2019-2020), League of Women
Voters Whidbey Island member, Slow Food Whidbey member, and King County
Bar Foundation (2010-2017, President 2016-2017).
Kathleen is a proven hard worker, known as a fair but firm, prepared pro
tem Island County judge, able to handle a large caseload day in and day
out. She's highly organized, knowledgeable and passionate about the law,
and patient and compassionate to those before her.
She and her husband George have enthusiastically pitched into Island
County Life since their arrival, generating fresh views on local issues
and, for Kathleen, bringing a broad-gauged wisdom and efficacy gained
from decades of legal experience at the state and national level. All of
this gives her a unique advantage in seeing the larger perspectives
often useful for sound rulings at the county level.
As an attorney, peers and judges have honored her for her integrity and
legal skill. With her engineering background, she is a natural problem
solver. Raising a son taught her the value of listening, then saying
what you mean and meaning what you say.
Supporters of her candidacy include: Judge Charles Burdell (Ret.),
Island County Democrats, and prominent residents: Bob Alexander, Ann
Medlock, John Graham, Mike Noblet, Bill O'Brien, Carol Squire, Maggie
Johns, Polly, Primm, Larry Nichols, Phyllis Alexander, and Connie
Savage. Please join them in voting for her.