Superior Court Department 6

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  • Judge


    Honorable Thomas P. Quinlan
  • Elected / Appointed:

    January 2021


  • Seattle University School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • U.S. Army War College, Masters of Strategic Studies
  • University College Dublin (Ireland)
  • University of Puget Sound, Bachelor of Arts

Career Highlights

  • Twenty-eight years of courtroom and trial private practice, prior to election
  • Superior Court Judge, pro tempore
  • Municipal Court Judge, pro tempore
  • Arbitrator and mediator
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Judge Advocate General Corps, US Army Reserve

Professional Affiliations, Committees

  • President, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association (TPCBA) (2014)
  • Chair, TPCBA Judicial Qualifications Comm. (2015-16)
  • Past President, Young Lawyers Division, WA State Bar Association (2000)
  • Founding Trustee, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Foundation
  • Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inns of Court (2009-11)

Civic Involvement

  • Trustee, South Sound Cancer Awareness, Research, Education (CARE) Foundation
  • WA Thoroughbred Breeders Association
Judge Thomas P. Quinlan