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: 

  • WA State Minority & Justice Commission, Co-Chair - Click for Bio
  • WA State Superior Court Judges' Association
  • International Association of Women Judges
  • International Association of LGBTQI Judges
  • National Association of Women Judges
  • American Bar Association
  • Judicial Member, Q-Law Advisory Board
  • Washington Women Lawyers

Awards:
  • WA State Bar Association's C.Z. Smith 'Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion' Award 2019
  • King County Washington Women Lawyers President Award 2019
  • Seattle University School of Law Woman of the Year Award 2019
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association's Diversity Award 2019
  • Pierce County Washington Women Lawyer's Woman of the Year Award 2018
Civic Involvement


  • National and International Speaker on Access to Justice and Human Rights
  • "STREET LAW" Teacher: Lincoln High School

Articles and Video Presentations

 
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