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g. Helen Whitener   Superior Court Department 11

Judge: G. Helen Whitener

Elected / Appointed: January 13, 2015

Education 

  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D. 1998
  • Baruch College, City University of New York, B.B.A. 1988

Career Highlights 

  • January 2015, appointed to Pierce County Superior Court, by Governor Jay Inslee
  • 2013 - 2015 Judge, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
  • 2005 - 2013 Managing Partner, Whitener Rainey Writt PS.
  • 2003 - 2005 Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Pierce County
  • 2001 - 2003 Attorney, Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel 
  • 2000 – 2001 Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Island County 
  • 1999 – 2000 Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, City of Olympia

Professional Affiliations, Committees, Awards: 

  • WA State Minority & Justice Commission - Click for Bio
  • WA State Superior Court Judge Association: Chair, Equality and Fairness Committee
  • WA State Office of Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee, Supreme Court Judicial appointee
  • National Association of Women Judges, Co-Chair Law School Outreach Committee
  • American Judge's Association, Education Committee member
  • International Association of LGBT Judges, Board of Directors
  • International Association of Women Judges
  • Q-Law Advisory Board, Judicial member
  • WA Women Lawyers, PCWWL J-FAB Award recipient - 2018

Civic Involvement 

  • Speaker on Access to Justice and Human Rights
  • Teacher, STREET LAW, WA Courts

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