Superior Court Department 5

Dept 5 - Judge Shelly Spier-150
  • Judge

    : Honorable Shelly K. Speir
  • Elected / Appointed

    : January 9, 2017

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law, WA  J.D.
  • University of Alaska, Anchorage  M.A.T.
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, B.F.A.

Career Highlights

  • November 8, 2016  Elected to Pierce County Superior Court Dept. 5
  •  2000 – 2016  Shareholder, Troup, Christnacht, Ladenburg, McKasy, Durkin & Speir, Inc., P.S.
  • 2000  Session Attorney, Senate Republican Caucus
  • 1998 – 2000  Owner, Speir Law Office
  • 1997 – 2014  Owner/Partner, Fraser Robinson Speir
  • 1997 – 1999 Adjunct Professor, Tacoma Community College and Pierce College
  • 1992 – 1994 Public School Teacher, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1989 – 1992 Assistant School Director, Alaska Dance Theatre
  • 1988-1989 Soloist, Utah Ballet

Professional Affiliations, Committees

  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters 2012 – 2016
  • Top Attorneys in Washington, Seattle Met Magazine 2012 – 2016
  • Nominee for Community Service Award, Washington State Association for Justice, 2008
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, Thomson Reuters 2007
  • Nominee for Jefferson Award, Seattle Post Intelligencer 1997
  • “Class Act” Environmental Challenge Award 1994

Civic Involvement

  • American Association of University Women
  • Gig Harbor Super Business Group
  • Lakewood United
  • Mary Bridge Foundation Festival of Trees fundraiser, 2005-2016
  • National Women’s Political Caucus
  • Women’s Intergenerational Living Legacy Organization (WILLO), founding member
  • Presenter at numerous continuing legal education seminars 2001 - 2015