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Honorable Kitty-Ann van DoorninckDepartment 20

  • Judge: Honorable Kitty-Ann van Doorninck
  • Elected / Appointed: Nov. 6, 1998


  • University of Puget Sound, J.D. 1983
  • California State Polytechnic University, B.A. 1980

Career Highlights

  • Pierce County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney 1983-1998

  • Pierce County Superior Court Family Law Judge 2003-2007

  • Pierce County Juvenile Court Presiding Judge 2011-2014

Professional Affiliations, Committees

  • Pierce County Superior Court various committees
  • Washington State Superior court Judges Association (SCJA)    
  • SCJA Board of Trustees member 2002-2005    
  • SCJA Family and Juvenile Law Committee member and chair 2009 to present    
  • SCJA Legislative Committee member and chair 2009-present    
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Trustee 1997-1998    
  • Washington Women Lawyers Member    
  • Commission on Children in Foster Care, Member on behalf of SCJA

Civic Involvement

  • American Leadership Forum since 2001
  • Fund for Women and Girls Grant Committee since 2008
  • Safe Streets Campaign, past Board member and President
  • Fuchs Foundation, past Board member
  • Tacoma City Club member since 1999
  • Volunteer Judge for “We the People” High School civics program