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Honorable John A. McCarthyDepartment 11
  • Judge: Honorable John A. McCarthy
  • Elected / Appointed: Jan. 3, 1997
  • Years as Judge: 19 

Education

  • University of San Francisco - 1974 J.D.
  • Seattle University - 1971 B.S. General Science - Major, Math - Minor
  • Has attended several advanced education programs and also taught

Career Highlights

  • 1975 - 1992 Sole Practitioner - Tacoma
  • 1983 - 1992 Port of Tacoma Commissioner
  • 1992 - 1997 Pierce County District Court One - Judge
  • 1997 - Present Superior Court Judge

Professional Affiliations, Committees

  • Commission on Judicial Conduct - Superior Court Representative 2003 - Present
  • Superior Court Judges Association Member and Former Officer
  • Juvenile Court Executive Committee and Judges Superior Court Executive Committee
  • Superior Court Judges Association - Criminal, Legislation and Education Committee
  • Law Library - Board Member and President - Several years
  • Lawyer admitted in California and Washington - 37 years

Civic Involvement

  • Past Commissioner - Port of Tacoma and president - Washington Public Ports Association
  • Volunteer - Mt. Rainier National Park
  • High school football and basketball official - 11 years
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Pierce County - former board member
  • Member and competitor - Outrigger Canoe and Dragon Boat paddler
  • Former board member - Broadway Center for Performing Arts
  • Several other local boards and activities