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Deborra Garrett

Deborra Garrett Judge

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Professional Misconduct

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Local Hero AwardWashington State Bar Association2005
Human Rights AwardWhatcom Human Rights Task Force2005
Businesswoman of the Year FinalistBellingham Business & Professional Women's Assn.1997
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1996
Pro Bono AwardWashington State Bar Association1993
Member of the Year AwardWashington Women Lawyers1993
Boss of the YearWhatcom County Legal Secretaries Assn1991
ListedWho's Who In American Law1991
ListedWho's Who Among American Women1990

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerZender Thurson, PS2012 - Present
Judge pro temporeWhatcom County Superior Court1991 - Present
ArbitratorWhatcom County Superior Court Arbitration Board1987 - 2012
PartnerRaas, Johnsen, Garrett & Stuen, P.S.1983 - 1993
Staff AttorneyEvergreen Legal Services1979 - 1981
Trial AttorneyNational Labor Relations Board1976 - 1979


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Whatcom County Bar AssociationPresident2012 - Present
Pickford Film CenterBoard Member2010 - Present
Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission (Bellingham, WA)Member2009 - Present
Whatcom County Civil Rights ProjectLegal Advisor2004 - 2010
St Francis FoundationBoard Member2004 - Present
Meridian High School Mock Trial TeamCoach2001 - Present
YWCA BellinghamPro Bono Legal Advisor1997 - Present
Law AdvocatesVolunteer Attorney1987 - Present
Bellingham Planning & Development CommissionMember, Vice-Chair 1989-19921986 - 1993
Washington State Bar Association, Civil Rights Law SectionMember1985 - 1988
Womencare ShelterPro Bono Legal Advisor1980 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Whatcom County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Women LawyersMemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1972

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Employment Law WorkshopFederal and State Laws Regarding Leaves of Absence2011
Employment Law WorkshopAvoiding Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation2010
Public ForumThe Role of the Courts in American Society2009
Community Education EventFree Speech, Censorship, and Speaking Truth to Power2008
Law, Legislation, Leadership - and YouLabor Law and You2005