For Washington State Appellate Court Judge
Division 3 Position 2

Protecting and Maintaining Individual Rights for All

The government’s role is to protect and maintain individual rights.  Ensuring this happens is the most important issue facing our judicial system today.  As counsel of record on over 110 superior court cases, 11 appellate court cases, an amicus to the Washington Supreme Court and countless cases in other forums, my broad legal knowledge includes:

Right to Self-expression

  • Freedom of speech
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of conscience
  • Right to privacy
  • Freedom of movement

Right to Property

  • Personal property
  • Defending against foreclosure
  • Property boundaries
  • Condominiums
  • Land use

Financial Rights

  • Insurance contracts/ bad faith
  • Deceptive business practice (Consumer Protection)
  • Contracts
  • Corporations
  • Banking
  • Identity theft
  • Fraud
  • Securities violations
  • Employment
  • Legal malpractice

Right to Safety

  • Premises liability
  • Vehicle collisions
  • Medical malpractice
  • Assault

Rights to Family

  • Vulnerable adult action
  • Guardianship

Legal experience is only one of the qualifications I will bring to the appellate bench.  Every case entrusts the judge with the financial interests, honor, liberty, and possible life of a Washington citizen.  Human experience is incredibly important to protecting those interests.

In the past 10 years, I have been at the side of real people from all walks of life through wins and losses.  I know first-hand what it means when a ruling takes away a person’s home, enters a monetary judgment against a party, or separates a disabled person from their family.  I have rejoiced with people in the wins and consoled them through the losses.  I have represented a variety of people, whether it is the person being evicted from their home, the farmer whose building was destroyed by snow, the business person trying to stop their contract from being broken, or the nurse trying to maintain her guardianship for her sister, I have stood with them all. This is the human experience of law that brings depth to the bench.

Prior to practicing law, I was a Vice President for a financial institution where I had worked for nine years. From this I will bring business experience. I will also bring the human experiences of having taught Marshallese kids on the Marshall Islands and having raised my family here in Eastern Washington. These experiences outside the law allow me to connect with people in our community.

Judicial humility is critical to protect individual rights.  On the bench I will remember that laws are written by “We the People.”  Respect the Constitution, respect the role of the legislature, preserve the importance of the jury, and deliver justice to the parties; this is how I will serve you as an appellate judge.

Dedicated to the Highest Level of Justice

After almost ten years in the corporate world, I decided to become an attorney and for the last ten years, I’ve dedicated myself to helping people in my community.

Born and raised in Spokane, I come from a family of attorneys who still reside here and continue to practice law here.


I am running for Judge as I believe everyone deserves a chance to tell their story and get the justice they need to make things right.


When you feel wronged, the judicial system gives you the ability to tell your story to your community and get your day in court.  The role of the Court of Appeals is to ensure you have a fair chance to tell your story and get justice. I am dedicated to making sure my children grow up with these same rights and will do this for you and your future generations as well.

I am the only candidate in this race who, in the last 10 years, has represented people on these rights and run cases in federal court, superior court and the appellate court.  As your next court of appeals judge, I promise that I will use my experience to protect the constitution and the individual rights for everyone in our community.