Pierce County Judge picked for State Appeals Court

Gov. Chris Gregoire today announced the appointment of Judge Lisa Worswick to the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II. Worswick is currently a Pierce County Superior Court Judge. She replaces retiring Judge Elaine Houghton.

Following graduation from the University of Washington School of Law, Worswick began her legal career in private practice focusing on insurance defense, and later serving as prosecutor and police advisor for several Puget Sound cities while working at Luce & Associates in Fife. In 1997, Warswick became a municipal court judge in the city of Roy, followed by an appointment to the Pierce County District Court. In 2002, Gov. Gary Locke appointed Worswick as Superior Court Judge for Pierce County.

When not practicing law, Worswick has been very involved in the Pierce County community. She is an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. She has also volunteered as a house painter for the “Paint Tacoma — Pierce Beautiful” campaign, which organizes volunteer crews to paint the homes of low-income seniors and low-income people with disabilities in Pierce County.

Worswick’s appointment is effective May 3, 2010.