Judge Claire Sussman


Legal/Judicial Experience:

  • Pierce County District Court Judge, 2010-Present

Career Highlights:

  • Attorney in private practice, 5 years
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 6 years
  • Pro-Tem Judge for numerous jurisdictions, 7 years
  • Washington State Judicial College Faculty
  • District and Municipal Court Judges Association


  • University of Puget Sound School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • University of Washington, Bachelor’s Degree, Business Administration

Community Service:

  • American Inns of Court, Emeritus
  • Emergency Food Network, Volunteer
  • Wreaths Across America (JBLM), Volunteer
  • YMCA Mock Trial 2018
  • Communities in Schools-Tutor
  • Senior High School Internship Program-Mentor
  • Tacoma Business Academy-Mentor
  • Lawyers Helping Hungry Children-supporter
  • Girl Scouts of America-supporter
  • Tacoma Community College-supporter
  • Helping Hand House-supporter
  • St. Francis House-supporter