Superior Court Department 13

Department 13

  • Judge

    : Honorable Kathryn J. Nelson
  • Elected / Appointed

    : January 8, 2001

Education


  • UCLA School of Law, J.D. 1979
  • University of Washington, 1972
  • Woodrow Wilson High School, Tacoma, 1969

Career Highlights


  • Pierce County Superior Court Judge, 2001 - Present
  • Eisenhower & Carlson PLLC, Tacoma, 1981 - 2000
  • Lawler, Felix & Hall, Los Angeles, 1979 - 1981
  • High School English Teacher, 1973 - 1976

Professional Affiliations, Committees


  • Superior Court Judges Association (SCJA)
  • SCJA Family and Juvenile Law Committee, Chairperson
  • SCJA Education Committee
  • Superior Court - Executive Committee
  • Superior Court - Past Criminal Division Presiding Judge
  • Superior Court - Past Family Court Presiding Judge
  • Juvenile Court - Past Presiding Judge
  • Juvenile Court - Executive Committee
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • American Inns of Court - Emeritus
  • Guardian ad Litem Committee, Chairperson
  • Washington State Judicial College Instructor
  • Continuing Legal Education Speaker

Civic Involvement


  • Tacoma Rotary #8
  • Paint Tacoma Beautiful participant
  • Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community Foundation Board
  • Other church and civic activities

Civic Involvement - Past


  • American Leadership Forum - V
  • Multicare Foundation Board
  • Tacoma Pierce County Economic Development Board
  • Municipal League
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