Superior Court Department 11

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

 
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