Legal/Judicial Experience: Deputy Prosecutor (2014 - present). Superior Court Commissioner (2011 - 2014, PT). District Court Commissioner and Judge Pro tem (2012 - 2014, PT). Attorney, Self-employed (2005 - 2011) – family, child abuse/neglect, guardianship, probate, personal injury, business, juvenile offender, mediation, G.A.L., and Family Court Facilitator.
Other Professional Experience: Enlisted U.S. Air Force, Honorably Discharged. Certified Nursing Aide, Waitress, Grocery Clerk, Graduate Teaching Assistant, and Adult Felony Drug Court Extern.
Education: J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, 2004; B.A. Psychology, 1998.
Community Service: Guardianship Monitoring Board, Superior Court Judges Association Committees; CASA and Neighborhood Accountability Board Volunteer.
Statement: Jessica Taylor is known for her balanced and calm demeanor as both judicial officer and deputy prosecutor. She has worked in the tri-counties for eleven years. Her strong sense of fairness and ability to peacefully resolve high conflict disputes has earned her the respect of people across the political spectrum and in all sectors of the legal system. Jessica has a reputation for hard work, dedication to justice, excellent organizational skills and highest ethical standards.
As a Stevens County Superior Court Commissioner, Jessica established the guardianship monitoring program and created a family court investigator position, without any budget increase. She joined three Superior Court Judges Association committees and was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Washington Association of Family and Conciliatory Courts. As a member of the Family and Juvenile Law Committee, Jessica helped develop the non-parental custody bench book used by judges statewide.
Jessica lives in Chewelah with her husband, Rick. Between them, they have three adult daughters, one grandbaby and another one on the way. They enjoy camping, target practice, four wheeling, getting the kids together and visits with their grandson.
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