Superior Court Department 22

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  • Judge

    : Honorable Alicia M. Burton
  • Elected / Appointed

    : January 1, 2020


  • Washington State University, B.A. cum laude, 1996
  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D.,1999

Career Highlights

  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Pierce County Prosecutor's Office, 1998-2020
  • Pierce County Superior Court Judge, Department 22, January 2020 to current
  • Juvenile Court Executive Committee, Member, 2020-
  • Juvenile Court Presiding Judge, 2021-2022
  • Pierce County Superior Court Committees: Criminal Justice Committee, GAL Grievance Committee, Law and Justice Commission, Therapeutic Courts Committee

Professional Affiliations, Committees

  • Superior Court Judges Association (SCJA)
    • Family and Juvenile Law Committee, 2020-present
    • Ethics Committee, 2021-2022
    • Judicial Education Committee, 2020-present
    • Legislative Committee, 2022-present
  • SCJA Representative to Commission on Children in Foster Care, 2021-present
  • SCJA Representative to the Board of Judicial Administration, 2022-present
  • SCJA Representative to Block Grant Committee, 2022-present

Civic Involvement

  • The Journey Fund, Board Member, 2019-2023
  • The Junior League of Tacoma, Former President, Board Member, and Committee Chair 2004-present
Photo of Judge Alicia Burton