Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Emily Sheldrick today to the Clark County Superior Court. She will be filling a new judicial seat that the state Legislature recently authorized.
Sheldrick has served as a deputy prosecuting attorney in the Civil Division of the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office since 2014, and she has held the position of chief civil deputy since January 2018. In this role she advises the Clark County Council and other county officials, representing the county in litigation, labor arbitrations and other hearings. Prior to joining the Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Sheldrick worked in private practice, advising and litigating employment and business matters in Vancouver starting in 2000.
In addition to her professional work, Sheldrick has volunteered as a YMCA Mock Trial Team coach at Columbia River High School in Vancouver since 2013. She is also active with the local chapter of Washington Women Lawyers, having served in various leadership positions.
“Throughout her career in private practice and now as a public servant, Emily has earned the respect of her peers and community,” Inslee said. “I expect her to do the same in this new judicial seat.”
Sheldrick earned her law degree at the University of Washington School of Law and her bachelor’s from Oregon State University.