Legal/Judicial Experience: Over 17 years of experience; Litigates Plaintiff’s personal injury, employment and other complex civil cases; Worked closely with Judge Brian Tollefson for nine years as a Judicial Assistant in Pierce County Superior Court.
Other Professional Experience: Established Law Office of Dwayne Christopher; Mary Owen and Associates; Cole, Wathen, Leid and Hall; Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association Trustee.
Education: Seattle University School of Law, JD; Morehouse College, BA; Wilson High School; Baker Jr. High; Birney Elementary
Community Service: Palmer Scholars board member; City Club Tacoma; Werlin Reading Program; YMCA volunteer; March for Babies; MESA Program; Tacoma Rescue Mission; Paint Tacoma Beautiful; Serve the City.
Statement: Dwayne Christopher is a lifelong resident of Pierce County. Dwayne has been providing service for many years to our community through mentoring and volunteer work. Dwayne’s values of respect, accountability and hard work come from his parents who are retired Tacoma School District No. 10 educators.
With over 17 years of experience, Dwayne has extensive knowledge of multiple areas of the law. As a Judicial Assistant for nine years, he trained under one of the most experienced judges on the bench handling a broad range of serious cases including criminal, civil, juvenile and family law. Through diligence and dedication, Dwayne continues to fight for the rights of Pierce County citizens, including winning a disability discrimination case in our Washington State Supreme Court.
Dwayne is the only candidate in this race that is endorsed by retiring Judge Brian Tollefson for his now open seat. Dwayne seeks this position to serve Pierce County as a Superior Court Judge in the same department in which he began his legal career.
You, the citizens of Pierce County, deserve to have a judge with the most relevant experience, values integrity and will work tirelessly to keep our community safe. Please vote for Dwayne Christopher.