Legal/Judicial Experience: Pierce County Superior Court Commissioner, 3 years; Administrative Law Judge, 4 years; Industrial Appeals Judge, 4 years.
Other Professional Experience: Over the last 25 years, Karena has served our community as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Administrator; Past President, Pierce County Bar Association; American Association for Justice, Member; and as a Family Law Attorney in private practice.
Education: University of Puget Sound School of Law, JD. University of Idaho, BS.
Community Service: Pierce County Volunteer Legal Services; Pierce County Dispute Resolution Center; Habitat for Humanity; Team Child Pierce County; Pierce County Citizen’s Advisory Panel; and YMCA Mock Trial Judge.
Statement: Commissioner Karena Kirkendoll is the clear choice for Superior Court Judge. Rated “Exceptionally Well Qualified” by the Pierce County Bar Association, the Pierce County Minority Bar Association and the Washington Women Lawyers, Karena Kirkendoll will be a Judge we can count on to serve with distinction.
Experience counts when electing a Judge. Karena Kirkendoll is the only candidate in this race who has the depth of judicial experience we need from our Superior Court Judges. Commissioner Kirkendoll’s experience, work ethic, and exceptional record of accomplishment as a Superior Court judicial officer make her the clear choice.
Uniquely qualified to serve as a Judge, Karena Kirkendoll is endorsed by a majority of her fellow judges and commissioners because of her integrity and unwavering commitment to the law. Karena is widely endorsed by attorneys, community leaders, law enforcement, and various other organizations.
Throughout her career, Karena has worked to guarantee access to justice for all. As a judicial officer for over ten years, and as an attorney in private practice for 15 years, Commissioner Kirkendoll exemplifies the qualities we deserve from our judges. Please vote for Karena Kirkendoll for Superior Court Judge. Experience really does matter.