Experience

Professional Recognition

Professional Activities since elected to the Pierce County Superior Court Department 7

Other Professional Activities

  • Created Family Law continuing education series “Love Stinks” for the last fifteen years, as well as frequent presenter. Currently planning the 2024 “Love Stinks XVI” seminar
  • Faculty member, Judicial College, 2017 to 2019
  • Certified Professional Guardianship and Conservatorship Board Member, appointed by the State Supreme Court October 2014 to October 2023. Chairperson for the Board in 2023
  • Friends of the Pierce County Law Library, 2018 to present
  • Pierce County Superior Court Guardianship Committee member 2009 to present
  • Superior Court Judges’ Association Family and Juvenile Court Committee 2010 to present.
  • Superior Court Judges’ Association Legislative Committee 2020 to present
  • Superior Court Judges’ Association Guardianship and Probate Committee 2012 to present, current chairperson
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee, Chairperson, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, February 2007 through February 2010
  • American Inn of Court, Hon. Robert J. Bryan Chapter, current status Emeritus
  • Settlement Conference Mediator at Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution December 18, 2000 to September 2009
  • Frequent presenter for Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association on Family Law, Animal Law, Technology and Guardianship issues –
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association Trustee February 2005 to February 2007
  • Two terms as Adjunct Disciplinary Counsel of the Washington State Bar Association 1997-2002 and 2002-2007
  • Instructor at Tacoma Community College Family Law course, Spring Quarter 2001
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Family Law President 1999 and 2000
  • Editorial Board Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association 2000
  • Public Relations Committee Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association 2000
  • Advisory Board Member, Bates Technical College 1998
  • Fee Arbitration Panel, Washington State Bar Association 1997 to Spring 2009
  • Legislative Committee, Washington State Bar Association 1997
  • Lawyer Assistance program Committee 1997
  • Guardianship Committee, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association 1993-1998, chairperson 1998
  • Chairperson, Mediation Committee, Family Law Section, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association 1994
  • Mandatory Settlement Conference Committee, Family Law Section, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, 1992
  • Chairperson, Expert Committee, Family Law Section, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, 1992
  • Family Law Guardian ad Litem Committee, Chair: Bruce Cohoe, Judge, Retired, 1990
  • Probate/Guardianship guardian ad litem training committee, 1991 and 1994
  • Board of Director member, Comprehensive Mental Health, 1989
  • Board of Director member, Children’s Home Society, 1996 to 1997