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g. Helen WhitenerDepartment 11
  • Judge: G. Helen Whitener
  • Elected / Appointed: Jan. 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

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association   
  • Pierce County Minority Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Pierce County Minority Bar Association Youth and Law Forums   
  • Pierce County Department of Assigned Counsel Advisory Board, 2005-2009   
  • Board of Directors, People of Color Against AIDS Network, Brother to Brother, 2002     
  • People of Color Against AIDS Network, 1995-1998