Experience: Libey has practiced law
in Whitman County for nearly 40 years, consisting of litigation, business, and
estate matters. He was elected Whitman
County District Court Judge (part-time) in 1978 and served until 1981. He has served as District Court Judge pro tem
since 1983 and as Superior Court Commissioner since 2009.
Experience: Past President Whitman
County Bar Association
Education: B.A., WSU – 1973 (Honors); J.D., Gonzaga
– 1976; M.S. in Taxation, Gonzaga – 1982.
Community Service: Contributor to Whitman
Hospital, Whitman County Library, Whitman County Fair, Colfax Chamber of
Commerce, Thrifty Grandmothers, Colfax Golf Course Foundations, and Colfax
Distinguished Young Women.
Statement: My nearly 40 years of legal experience, along
with common sense, commitment, and judicial respect, will assure that I will be
a fair and impartial judge. I have
litigated cases throughout southeastern Washington, including state and federal
courts, and I have the breadth and depth of a diverse legal career to
understand the challenges of being a judge.
Superior Court Judge has the ability to greatly affect lives, fortunes, and
freedom. I will take this responsibility
seriously and with great resolve to be fair, independent, and impartial in all
ways possible. Those who appear before
me, by themselves or by attorneys, will find that I am a good and patient
years I have seen the legal profession become extremely complicated. Laws and court decisions are constantly
changing, making our jobs more difficult, stressful, and demanding. I have the experience and people skills to
earn the respect of my fellow citizens by working hard to make the tough
decisions which I will face every day.
I am aware
of the great costs and personal trauma associated with litigation and resolve
to treat the parties, witnesses, jurors, attorneys, and others with respect,
patience, and resolve.