Legal/Judicial Experience: Law Offices of Laura Murphy, PLLC., Superior Court Commissioner Pro Tem, District Court Judge Pro Tem, Foster, Foster, Schaller and Quinn, Prosecuting Attorney in Thurston and Pierce Counties.
Other Professional Experience: Former Corrections Officer and Reserve Police Officer
Education: Olympia High School, South Puget Sound Community College, Saint Martin’s University, summa cum laude and Seattle University School of Law, cum laude.
Community Service: Board member of Thurston County Bar Association, Board member of South Puget Sound Community College, pro bono Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services and Safeplace, volunteer YMCA mock trials, Saint Martin’s College Alumni Association.
Statement: Laura Murphy has the experience, knowledge and integrity to be an outstanding Superior Court Judge. A former Prosecuting Attorney with a background in law enforcement, Laura understands community safety. After 15 years as an attorney in Thurston County, Laura has extensive courtroom experience. Serving 10 years as Judge Pro Tem and now Superior Court Commissioner Pro Tem, Laura knows the law.
A Thurston County lifetime resident, graduate of Olympia High and local Universities, Laura knows our community. She has served in the courtroom as a public servant as well as private attorney and business owner. Laura knows the importance of a balanced court and budget.
A community leader, Laura is on the boards of Thurston County Bar Association and South Puget Sound Community College. She volunteers hundreds of hours to those in need through Safeplace and as direct counsel.
“Over the last nine years, I have observed the value Laura Murphy adds to our legal and local community. Her diverse legal background, integrity and wisdom will make her an exceptional Superior Court Judge.” Superior Court Commissioner Indu Thomas. Please join Court Commissioner Thomas, Kenneth Minneart and community leaders in supporting Laura Murphy as our next Superior Court Judge.