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Honorable Ronald CulpepperDepartment 17
  • Judge: Honorable Ronald Culpepper
  • Elected / Appointed: Feb. 17, 2003

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law, JD 1976
  • University of Washington, B.A. in History, Magna Cum Laude

Career Highlights

  • 1976 - 1977 Private practitioner, Seattle Firm Royal, Coates and Hutton
  • 1977 - 1987 Sole practitioner Tacoma
  • 1987 - 2003 Pierce County District Court judge and commissioner
  • 2003 - Present Judge, Pierce County Superior Court

Professional Affiliations, Committees

  • Superior Court Representative to the Board for Judicial Administration 2008 - 2012
  • Member of Criminal Law and Rules Committee
  • Member of Civil Law and Rules Committee
  • Superior Court Judges' Association (SCJA); Board of Directors, 2005 - 2008
  • Member of SCJA Education Committee
  • Former member District and Municipal Court Judges' Association
  • Legislative, Education, Conference Planning Committees
  • Former member Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (WSTLA) and various committees of Tacoma - Pierce County Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Former member Eastside Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors
  • Board member Allied Arts of Tacoma
  • Former president Pierce County Film Society
  • Cub Scouts pack master
  • Former chairman Pierce County Democratic Party