Superior Court Department 19

Department 19

  • Judge

    : Honorable Philip K. Sorensen

    Elected / Appointed

    : April 2, 2014

Education


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, J.D., 1986
  • Pacific Lutheran University, B.A.,1982

Career Highlights


  • Pierce County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney 1989 - 2014
    • Chief Criminal Deputy 2011 - 2014
  • Deputy Insurance Commissioner 1988
  • Kargianis & Austin 1987-1988
  • Session Attorney, Washington State Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee 1987
  • Guest Lecturer University of Puget Sound 2005-2011

Professional Affiliations, Committees


  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA)
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Trustee Tacoma Pierce County Bar 2005-2007
  • Chair, Criminal Law Section TPCBA 2003-2004
  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals

Civic Involvement


  • Hudtloff Middle School Site Council 2006 - present
  • Former President D.A. Gonyea Boys and Girls Club
  • Former President Christ Lutheran Church Council
  • Select girls fastpitch and soccer coach
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