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Brendan Williams

 

Washington Court of Appeals

Division II, District Two, Position 2

Brendan Williams

Legal/Judicial Experience: Law Clerk, Washington Supreme Court, 1998-2000; Attorney/Executive Director, Washington Health Care Association, 2000-2005; Law Office of Brendan Williams P.S., 2005-2010.

Other Professional Experience: Current Deputy Insurance Commissioner, 2010-present. Early professional work included Governor's and Senate internships, running Washington Student Lobby, and a WSU criminal justice teaching assistantship.

Education: B.A., Evergreen; M.A., Criminal Justice, Washington State University (Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society); J.D., University of Washington Law School.

Community Service: State representative, 2005-2010, named best by eight groups. Frequent newspaper columnist. Many philanthropic activities including boards of groups like Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County. Member, First United Methodist Church.

Statement: Deputy Insurance Commissioner Brendan Williams is a former state representative, statewide health care association leader, and State Supreme Court clerk who worked on murder cases. He brings to the Court of Appeals integrity, a passion for justice, and proven hands-on leadership for crime victims and their families.

While in the State House, Brendan had a solo legal practice, specializing in labor-management relations. A member of the Criminal Justice & Judiciary committees, Brendan helped negotiate major sex crime and court funding legislation, and authored several criminal laws.

Honored by the Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Brendan is endorsed by all public safety advocates - from Firefighters to State Troopers. A disabilities' advocate, Brendan was an Autism Society honoree. An advocate for justice, Brendan played key roles in defeating ballot attempts to rig courtrooms to favor big insurers over you.

Published in three law reviews on criminal justice, Brendan earned a WSU criminal justice M.A. and UW law degree. An Olympia resident, Brendan lived in low-income housing as a child. Brendan and Nicole have a 10-year-old son, Blake. As a judge, Brendan will keep giving 3% of salary back to the state as long as state workers must.


 
Campaign web site: brendanwilliams2012.comFacebook  
Email: olylaw@gmail.com
 
Opponents: Thomas Bjorgen, James Foley, Pam Loginsky, Michael Lynch, Tom Weaver
 
Candidate ratings:

ORGANIZATION TOM
BJORGEN
JIM
FOLEY
PAM
LOGINSKY
MICHAEL
LYNCH
TOM
WEAVER
BRENDAN
WILLIAMS
Cardozo Society * * Well Qualified * Well
Qualified
*
Justice for Washington
Foundation
Well Qualified Unqualified Well Qualified Well
Qualified
Qualified Unqualified
Q-Law: The GLBT
Bar Association of Washington
* * * * * Well
Qualified
Tacoma-Pierce County
Bar Association
Well Qualified * Exceptionally
Well Qualified
* Well
Qualified
*
Washington Association
of Prosecuting Attorneys
Well Qualified Not Rated Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Well
Qualified
Qualified Well
Qualified
Washington Defense
Trial Lawyers
Qualified Declined
Participation
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Declined
Partipation
Declined
Participation
Washington
Women Lawyers
Exceptionally
Well Qualified
* Exceptionally
Well Qualified
Qualified Qualified *

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Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

NEWSPAPER TOM
BJORGEN
JIM
FOLEY
PAM
LOGINSKY
MICHAEL
LYNCH
TOM
WEAVER
BRENDAN
WILLIAMS
Kitsap Sun      

 

Finance report:

See individual contributors:
Tom Bjorgen
Jim Foley
Pam Loginsky
Mike Lynch
Tom Weaver
Brendan Williams


 
Media stories:
    August 1, 2012
Sequim Gazette   Appellate candidates attend Sequim debate
    July 25, 2012
The Olympian   Judge Armstrong endorses Bjorgen, Weaver as potential Court of Appeals successors
    July 23, 2012
Kitsap Sun   Kitsap appellate candidates met before in state's highest court
    July 11, 2012
Kitsap Sun   Would-be judges suggest ways to speed up legal process

 
 

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