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Erik Price


Thurston County Superior Court

Department 4

Erik PriceLegal/Judicial Experience: Shareholder/attorney, Lane Powell (Olympia office), 2000-present; Attorney, Owens Davies (Olympia), 1995-2000; Attorney, Helsell Fetterman, 1993-1995. Civil Litigation. Peer Review Rated "AV" ("Preeminent") Martindale.

Other Professional Experience: Vice Chair, Judicial Recommendation Committee, Washington State Bar Association.

Education: University of Washington Law School (J.D., with honors, 1993); University of Washington (B.A., cum laude, 1988) (Phi Beta Kappa); Olympia High School.

Community Service: Thurston County Bar Association, President (2008-2009), Board Member (2005-Present); Salvation Army, Olympia Chapter, Advisory Board Member (1996-2010); Kiwanis International, Olympia Chapter, Member (1999-2009), Olympia H.S. Key Club Advisor; National Ski Patrol (11 years).

Statement: I'm Erik Price and I hope to earn your vote for Superior Court. In nearly 20 years of practicing law, litigating hundreds of cases all across our state, I've developed the critical qualities of a judge - work ethic, even temperament, and broad experience in complicated areas of law. When citizens come to court, I'll work hard to give them confidence that they will be heard respectfully and impartially by a judge who is capable of understanding the issues.

I'm deeply committed to our community. I grew up here, graduated from Olympia H.S, and am raising my family here. I served as President of the Thurston County Bar Association and have been active with the Salvation Army. I am the only candidate who has received the highest possible peer-review rating ("Preeminent"; Martindale).

I received the endorsement of retiring Judge Thomas McPhee, who held Position 4 on the Thurston County bench for over 20 years. Judge McPhee said, "Erik Price is the best choice for the Court. He knows the law and he knows Thurston County. He will make a great judge."

I have the experience, competence, and integrity to serve Thurston County well as your next Superior Court Judge.

Campaign Website:  
Opponents: Allen Miller, Indu Thomas
Video forum:

Candidate ratings and poll:

Joint Asian

Evaluation Committee
Qualified * Qualified
Latina/o Bar Ass'n
of Washington
Well Qualified * Well Qualified
Q-Law: The GLBT
Bar Association

of Washington
Well Qualified
* *
Thurston County Bar Ass'n
Members' Preference Poll
42 93 44
Washington Women Lawyers Qualified * Qualified

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Newspaper endorsements (click paper for details):

The Olympian  


Finance report:

Allen Miller 8/3/2012 $28,396.95
Personal Funds $6,000.00
Erik Price 8/3/2012 $60,165.03
Personal Funds $3,555.00
Loans $5,000.00
Indu Thomas 8/3/2012 $42,075.50
Personal Funds $22,000.00
Loans $5,000.00

Media stories:
    July 27, 2012
The Olympian   Superior Court Position 4 candidates tout history
    July 13, 2012
The Olympian   Schaller, Price big winners in Thurston County judge bar poll, P.O. Box 1460, Silverdale, WA  98383
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