Legal/Judicial Experience: Current Asotin, Columbia and Garfield County Superior Court Judge. Former Town of Colton Municipal Judge. Former Town of Uniontown Municipal Judge. General practice attorney in Washington and Idaho
Other Professional Experience: Clark and Feeney Law Firm, Lewiston, Idaho 1989-2014; Asotin, Columbia and Garfield County Superior Courts Commissioner 2003- 2014; Pro Tem for Asotin County District Court 2003-2014
Education: Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington 1981-1983; Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 1983-1985 B.A. Political Science; University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho 1987-1990 Juris Doctor, Life for 52 years.
Community Service: Former Whitman County Volunteer Firefighter and EMT
Statement: I remain committed to improving access to justice for all of our people and to contributing to a judiciary that is responsive, respectful to all participants, and unbiased in the application of the law. I seek to promote professionalism, accountability, and respect within our courts and to maintain the public’s trust in our legal system which, while sometimes imperfect, remains the best in the world.
We have made a lot of positive progress in the last 2 years including increasing the number of docket days in Asotin County and giving both Columbia County and Garfield County their own Docket days within the Judicial District to assist in improved case management and to create time for people to be heard. Recently, the 2nd Judicial District Idaho CASA program was forced to pull out of Asotin and Garfiled Counties. In response, we have implemented our own Court Appointed Special Advocate program to assist children in our District who come into our system through abuse, neglect, and other means. Despite these positive trends, we all know there is still a lot of work to be done and I look forward to working hard to serve our collective needs. Thank You.