Judge Lloyd D. Oaks

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Legal/Judicial Experience:

  • Current District Court Judge
  • Senior Military Magistrate, Southwest Asia, 1991

Career Highlights:

  • Deputy Prosecutor, Pierce County, 1999-2018
  • Private Practice in Pierce County, 1993-1999
  • Military Service:
    • Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve (Retired, with service 1980-2012)
    • Active Duty: 1981-82; 1986-1993; 2003-2005; 2011-2012
    • Locations: Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Afghanistan, JBLM
    • Enlisted Service: E-3 to E-5, Interpreter/Interrogator (Japanese/Arabic)
    • Officer Service: Infantry, Judge Advocate General Corps
    • Awards: Combat Action Badge, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (Service)


  • MSS (Master of Strategic Studies), U.S. Army War College, 2008
  • LL.M. (Master of Law, Asian Law), University of Washington, 1986
  • J.D. (Juris Doctor), Northern Illinois University, 1985
  • Certificate (Arabic), Defense Language Institute, 1982
  • B.S. (Bachelor of Science, Geology), Brigham Young University, 1981

Community Service:

  • Board Member, BSA-Pacific Harbors Council
  • Volunteer, Paint Tacoma and Parks Appreciation Day
  • Holds local leadership position in his church