1 Title by Mary Kay Becker

JUDGE MARY KAY BECKER grew up on the Olympic coast at Kalaloch and settled in Whatcom County in 1969. She has been a judge on the Court of Appeals since 1994.

Judge Becker's undergraduate education was at Stanford University where she received a B.A. in English in 1966. Later she was a VISTA volunteer in Pittsburgh.

Judge Becker obtained her law degree from the University of Washington in 1982, while serving in the Legislature. She practiced law in Bellingham initially in a three-person firm, and after 1986 with the firm of Brett & Daugert. Her practice provided considerable experience with personal injury litigation and insurance.

Judge Becker's long history of active involvement in public affairs includes authorship of "Superspill," a 1974 novel describing-five years before the Valdez oil spill-a scenario of a Valdez-type spill in Puget Sound. During eight years as a state legislator (1975-1983), she took a leadership role in sentencing reform and other issues affecting the courts, as well as in environmental affairs. She was once a member of the Whatcom County Council; and was, in 1991, a member of Washington's first constitutional redistricting commission. She was a trustee at Western Washington University for five years. Judge Becker and her husband live in Bellingham.

Ten Tips for Writing Summary Judgment Motions

Published by Washington State Association for Justice

Powered by

Powered by SeminarWeb.com