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g. Helen WhitenerAbout Judge 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 Industrial Insurance Appeals Judge, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals

  • 2005 - 2013 Managing Partner, Whitener Rainey Writt PS.

  • 2003 - 2005 Pierce County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

  • 2001 - 2003 Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel Attorney

  • 2000 – 2001 Island County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney

  • 1999 – 2000 Assistant City of Olympia Prosecuting Attorney

    Professional Affiliations, Committees, Awards: 

  • Various Pierce County Superior Court Committee Memberships:

  • WA State Minority & Justice Commission - Click for Bio

  • Superior Court Judge Association: Vice Chair, Equality and Fairness Committee

  • International Association of Women Judges

  • International Association of LGBT Judges

  • National Association of Women Judges

  • Judicial Member, Q-Law Advisory Board

  • Washington Women Lawyers

    Civic Involvement: 

  • Speaker on Access to Justice and Human Rights

  • Washington State YMCA High School Mock Trial, Volunteer Judge

  • Law Day participant at middle and high schools

    Articles and Video Presentations: