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Honorable James OrlandoDepartment 1


Education

  • Peninsula High School 1976
  • University of Washington, B.A. 1980
  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, 1983

Career Highlights
  • Municipal Court Judge 1990-1995
  • Pierce County Superior Court Commissioner 1995-2000
  • Elected Superior Court Judge 2000
  • Presiding Judge for years 2003 and 2004
  • Criminal Division Presiding Judge 2005
  • Juvenile Court Judge 2006-2007 (Presiding Judge 2006)
  • WSAJ Judge of the Year 2010
  • Family Court Judge 2010-2012

Professional Affiliations, Committees
  • Superior Court Judges' Association Ethics and Criminal Law Committees
  • Past Chair, Presiding Judge Committee (Board for Court Education)
  • Past Chair, Guardian ad Litem Committee
  • SCJA appointee to GJJAC (Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee)
  • SCJA appointee to Washington State Partnership Council for Juvenile Justice
  • Presiding Judge Committee (Board for Court Education)

Civic Involvement
  • Former Volunteer Firefighter
  • Past President Fircrest Kiwanis
  • Past President Christopher Columbus Society
  • Wilson High School Scintillation Parent Booster
  • Wilson High School Water Polo Volunteer Parent
  • Stadium High School Water Polo Volunteer Coach (2009)