OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that he is appointing Daniel Goodell to the new judicial position created by the 2014 Legislature for Mason County Superior Court. Goodell is a principal practicing attorney at Goodell Law, Inc. with offices in Belfair and Shelton. His firm’s practice includes family law, civil litigation, real estate law and business law. He has also provided criminal defense representation in misdemeanor cases. Prior to opening his own practice, Goodell served as Judge Pro Tem in Mason County District Court and Shelton Municipal Court.
“Dan has deep roots in Mason County, a deep commitment to serving his community and highly-regarded legal expertise and experience that will suit him well on the bench,” Inslee said. “The people of Mason County will be well served by the addition of a new judge in their court.”
Goodell currently serves on the Board of Directors for Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services and is the Trustee/Treasurer of the Mason County Bar Association. He volunteers with numerous community organizations including On Paddles’ Wings and the North Mason Chamber of Commerce and was a founding member of the Boys and Girls Club in Belfair.
Goodell’s term will begin January 1, 2015.