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Superior Court Department 5
2017-03-08_8-15-08.jpgDepartment 5 
  • Judge: Honorable Shelly K. Speir
  • Elected / Appointed: Jan. 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 - 2008  Shareholder, Troup, Christnacht, Ladenberg, 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