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Honorable Brian TollefsonDepartment 8
  • Judge: Honorable Brian Tollefson
  • Elected / Appointed: Jan. 9, 1989


  • University of Nevada, 2009, Master of Judicial Studies
  • Willamette University College of Law 1976
  • University of Washington 1973

Career Highlights

  • Presiding Judge for Pierce County Superior Court, 1997
  • Member of Superior Court Judges' Association Board of Trustees, 1994 - 1999
  • Member of the Board of Directors for Washington State CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) October, 2004 - October, 2006
  • Law Clerk for Honorable Charles T. Wright, Chief Justice of the Washington State Supreme Court 1976 - 1978
  • Private practice 1979 - 1988

Professional Affiliations, Committees

  • ASTAR (Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource) Science and Technology Fellow, 2009 to present
  • Member of the Washington State Superior Court Judges' Association Education Committee
  • Member and former chair of the Washington State Superior Court Judges' Association Technology Committee
  • Member of the Board for Court Education of Washington State Courts
  • Member of the Washington State Courts' Judicial Information System Data Management Steering Committee
  • Emeritus Member Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court, Chapter XXV