June 2014 Bar Bulletin
Loading
 
Skip Navigation Links
CLE / Education
For Lawyers
Judicial
Legal Help
Membership
Special Programs
YLD
 
MyKCBA Login


June 2014 Bar Bulletin

Judges Thorp, Ruhl Sworn in

 

Two more new judges were officially welcomed to the King County Superior Court bench on May 7 when Tanya Thorp and John Ruhl were sworn in by Presiding Judge Susan Craighead and donned their robes. Their recent appointments to the bench by Governor Jay Inslee bring the number of new Superior Court judges this year to four, with two more on the way.

Judge Ruhl, who fills the seat vacated by the retirement of Judge Jay White, was a longtime member of Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland PLLC in Seattle, and was in private practice for more than 30 years. He was the founding president of the Dispute Resolution Center of King County and was instrumental in helping to found VotingforJudges.org, a nonpartisan website designed to provide voters with more information about candidates for judicial office.

Judge Thorp replaces Judge Joan DuBuque, who also retired. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Thorp worked for 12 years as an assistant state attorney general. Her tenure there included nearly a decade in the Social & Health Services Termination Unit, where she worked on difficult family law and parental rights cases. She also defended the State's citation against Tesoro Anacortes Refinery after the 2010 refinery explosion that killed seven workers.

Judge Thorp and Judge Ruhl are pictured here with Washington Supreme Court Justice Charlie Wiggins, who welcomed Judge Ruhl to the bench with remarks before an assembly of the new judges' family members and friends at the King County Courthouse.

 

Go Back


...login to read the rest of this article.


Return to Bar Bulletin Home Page

KCBA Twitter Logo KCBA Facebook Logo KCBA LinkedIn Logo KCBA Email Logo

King County Bar Association
1200 5th Ave, Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98101
Main (206) 267-7100
Fax (206) 267-7099

King County Bar Foundation Home Page

Charitable Arm of the Bar

Jewels Page

Pillars of the Bar Page


All rights reserved. All the content of this web site is copyrighted and may be reproduced in any form including digital and print
for any non-commercial purpose so long as this notice remains visible and attached hereto. View full Disclaimer.