Judges

Judge J. Andrew Toynbee, Department 1

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Education: University of San Diego School of Law (J.D. 1992); University of Washington (B.A. 1988); Bellarmine Preparatory School (1984)

Legal/Judicial Experience: Superior Court Commissioner Pro Tem from April 2015 to January 2017; Chief Criminal Deputy - Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office from 2006 to January 2017, Chief Criminal Deputy - Lewis County Prosecutor's Office from 2002 to 2006; Deputy Prosecutor from 1994 to 2002.

Judge James W. Lawler, Department 2

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Education: Snohomish High School, Snohomish, WA (1975); Washington State University (B.S Agricultural Economics, 1979); Willamette University College of Law, Salem, OR (J.D., 1982); National Judicial College

Legal Experience: Twenty-four years in private practice in Lewis County with significant experience in felony and misdemeanor defense, family law and estate planning. Partner in law firm of Olson, Althauser, Lawler and Samuelson (1980- 2007). Court Commissioner Pro Tem (1997-2007). Judge, Lewis County Superior Court, Department 2 (2007-Present).

Judge Joely A. O'Rourke, Department 3

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Education: Gonzaga University School of Law (J.D., 2001); Special Agent Training Academy, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, GA. (2003); University of Washington (B.A., Sociology, 1998); Meadowdale High School, Lynnwood, WA. (1993)

Legal/Judicial Experience: Superior Court Commissioner Pro Tem (2016), Centralia Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem (2016), Lewis County Public Defense (2014-2016), Lewis County Family Treatment Court (2014-2016), Deputy Prosecutor, Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (2009-2014), Special Agent, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) (2003-2007), Keith S. Douglass & Associates (1999-2003).