Legal/Judicial Experience: Chelan County Superior Court Judge – presiding over criminal, family, and civil matters; and County’s new drug court. Previously private law practice (Wenatchee) – complex civil litigation in diverse areas of law, including agricultural, family, employment, construction, contract, torts, and civil rights.
Other Professional Experience: Tribal Court Criminal Defense Clinic; English Professor in Beijing, China; Teacher; AmeriCorps* VISTA.
Education: JD, University of Washington; BA Anthropology, Minor Mandarin Chinese, Western Washington University
Community Service: Judge Ferrera has volunteered at legal clinics and civic organizations: Volunteer Attorney Services, Immigrant Families Advocacy Project, Campaign for Equal Justice; and four-time Super Lawyers® Rising Star recipient.
Statement: Honest: Believes everyone is equal before the law. She is a dedicated, prepared, and well-reasoned judge; committed to serving the people of Chelan County.
Experienced: Appointed to Superior Court based on her credentials, professional references, broad litigation and family law experience, and commitment to providing equal access to justice.
Respected: Genuinely upholds the judicial oath – following the U.S. Constitution and the laws and Constitution governing the State of Washington. Judge Ferrera treats everyone before her with respect and, in turn, has earned the respect of peers, colleagues, and others in the community.
Endorsements: All nine Washington State Supreme Court Justices; Chelan County Superior Court Presiding Judge Lesley Allan; three retired Chelan County Superior Court Judges: Hon. John Bridges, Hon. T.W. “Chip” Small, and Hon. Carol Wardell; Chelan County Superior Court Commissioner Bart Vandegrift; Over 21 Superior Court Judges and Commissioners from across the state, including the counties of Okanogan, Grant, Yakima, Spokane, King, Cowlitz, Snohomish, Thurston, and Pierce; East Wenatchee Mayor Steve Lacy; Wenatchee City Councilor Ruth Esparza; and many attorneys, business and community leaders, and other citizens who value Judge Ferrera’s legal and judicial experience and commitment to fairness and impartiality. Additional endorsements on website