Judge Elizabeth Pike Martin was sworn in Thursday at a public ceremony at the Pierce County Courthouse. Governor Chris Gregoire announced the appointment of Martin to Pierce County Superior Court, Department 16, on on May 11. Judge Martin was officially sworn in on Tues., May 18 in a private ceremony. Judge Martin was an attorney at Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP in Tacoma since 1983. Judge Martin has also served as a pro-tem judge for the Pierce County Superior Court from 2003 through 2008 and presided over bench and jury trials. She has served as a mediator in state and federal courts and is a volunteer for the Pierce County Dispute Resolution Center. Prior to joining Gordon Thomas Honeywell, Judge Martin was a judicial clerk for Washington State Supreme Court Justice Charles Stafford. Judge Martin is a volunteer for the YMCA Youth in Government mock trial competition and has served as a member of the Tacoma Art Museum Activities Council and as an elder in her church. Judge Martin earned a bachelor’s degree in American studies from the College of Idaho before attending Willamette University College of Law.
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