Walla Walla County Superior Court
Walla Walla County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem; Former Law Clerk,
Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III; Complex litigation and
family law matters, specializing in mediation and arbitration since
Other Professional Experience
Gonzaga Law Review Editor; Past President, Walla Walla County Bar
Walla Walla High School, 1993. Washington State University, 1997,
Criminal Justice. Gonzaga University School of Law, 2000, Summa Cum
Laude, second in class of 147.
Assisted forming Walla Walla County Sheriff's Foundation; Former Board
member Liberty Christian School; Former Board member SOS Health Services
of Walla Walla; Former AWANA Commander, Trinity Baptist Church; Regular
blood donor (67+ units).
I went to law school because I wanted to help people. My practice is
devoted to mediation and arbitration. Rather than advocate for a
specific client, I am an advocate for amicable solutions. It takes a
certain temperament and desire to help people through some of their
worst times. This same temperament and desire to help is what I will
bring as Superior Court judge.
Superior Court judge is non-partisan. I am independent. I will apply the
law to the facts of each case, regardless of who appears before me. I
have always tried to treat everyone with respect. I will bring that same
attitude--treating everyone equally and with respect.
Superior Court cases are about people. Whether loss of liberty in a
criminal case, breakup of a relationship in a family law matter, or loss
of financial livelihood in a contractual dispute, all cases are about
people. My mediation practice has sharpened my empathy and desire to
help people through difficult times.
I have the experience, academic record, and temperament to serve Walla
Walla County as a Superior Court judge. I will always work hard and
strive to be fair. I pledge to be a judge for everyone.
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