Superior Court Department 15

Department 15


  • Judge

    : Honorable Gretchen Leanderson
  • Elected / Appointed

    : November 7, 2014

Education


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, 1987
  • University of Washington, B.A., 1981

Career Highlights


  • Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney's Office 1987 - 1988
  • Washington State Attorney General's Office 1988 - 2014
    • Tacoma Division Chief 2007 - 2014

Professional Affiliations, Committees


  • Superior Court Judges' Association
  • Seattle University Law School Alumni Board
  • American Inns of Court, Robert J. Bryan Chapter XXVI
  • Roberts Fund Advisory Board
  • Washington Women Lawyers Member 1988 - present
    • Pierce County Co-President 2011 - 2012
    • State Board Treasurer 2012 - 2014
  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Chair, Professionalism Committee 2011 - 2012
  • Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Pierce County Superior Court Committee Member:
    • Juvenile Court Executive Committee
    • Judicial Education Committee
    • Guardianships/Probate Committee
    • GAL Grievance Committee
    • Civil Case Management Committee
    • GR 31.1 Implementation (Chair)

Civic Involvement


  • Lawyers Helping Hungry Children
  • YWCA of Pierce County
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Commencement Bay Rowing Club
Honorable Gretchen Leanderson - Department 15