Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Robert Jourdan today to the Chelan County Superior Court. He will replace Judge Lesley A. Allan, who is retiring on June 30, after serving over 23 years on the bench.
A career public defender, Jourdan has worked the last two years in Wenatchee for the Counsel for Defense of Chelan County. Before that, he spent 17 years with the Defender Association and King County Department of Public Defense in Seattle.
Jourdan is also active in the Chelan County community and the greater Wenatchee Valley. This year he served as a rater to help judge the YMCA Mock Trial Chelan County tournament. He also is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Eastmont Youth Baseball. These activities are a continuation of his ongoing commitment to serving his local community through the work of non-profit organizations.
“Robert has a reputation as a consummate professional and an outstanding attorney with a real depth of experience in criminal law,” Inslee said. “I’m pleased that he has decided to continue his career in public service as a member of the Chelan County bench.”
Jourdan earned his bachelor’s degree from National American University in Rapid City, South Dakota. He earned his law degree at Gonzaga University.