Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Alicia Burton to the Pierce County Superior Court today. She will replace Judge John Hickman, who is retiring at the end of the year.
Burton has worked for over 20 years as an attorney with the Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. She currently serves as a tort litigation attorney in the office’s civil division as well as the legal advisor to juvenile court. She has spent several years in the office's criminal and appellate divisions and has served as judge pro tempore in Thurston County District Court.
In addition to her legal work, Burton is an active member of her community, sitting on the board of directors for The Journey Fund and as a member of the Junior League of Tacoma. Burton also provides volunteer attorney advice to low-income individuals through Tacomaprobono’s legal aid program.
“Alicia brings a remarkable breadth of experience to the bench, having spent significant time practicing in the civil, criminal, juvenile and appellate arenas," Inslee said. "She is a committed public servant and stands ready to contribute to the bench from day one."
She received her law degree from the University of Washington and her bachelors from Washington State University.