Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Lauren Erickson to the Clallam County Superior Court today. She replaces Judge Erik Roher who was elected to Clallam County District Court II and will leave the superior court on January 14.
For 10 years, Erickson has operated a solo practice in Port Angeles representing parents in dependency matters, and she serves as an administrative law judge pro tem in the Office of Administrative Hearings. She also works as a Hearing Examiner for both the cities of Port Angeles and Bellevue and as a presiding officer for the Washington Health Benefit Exchange.
Before that, Erickson served as a Clallam County District Court Commissioner and Judge Pro Tem as well as a deputy prosecuting attorney in both Clallam and Kitsap County.
“Lauren has a wealth of experience in both civil and criminal law, and in addition to serving as an advocate, she has built a strong track record as a neutral decision maker,” Inslee said. “Her vast experience will be an asset to the court and people of Clallam County.”
Erickson earned her law degree from Seattle University and bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. She served on the Port Angeles City Council from 2000 to 2006.
Her appointment will be effective later this month.