Judge Dwayne L. Christopher

Judge Dwayne Christopher

Legal/Judicial Experience:

  • Pierce County District Court Judge, 2022-Present
  • Tacoma Municipal Court Judge, 2019 – 2022 
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Pierce County District Court

Career Highlights:

  • Earlier in his career, Judge Christopher worked as a Judicial Assistant in Pierce County Superior Court for the now retired Judge Brian Tollefson.  He went on to practice insurance defense litigation and later opened his own law practice representing plaintiffs in personal injury and employment discrimination cases.  


  • Juris Doctorate, Seattle University School of Law
  • BA cum laude, Business Administration, Morehouse College, Atlanta GA

Community Service:

  • Recipient of the United Way Live United award
  • Recipient of the Marilyn Holzman Humanitarian award from the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Recipient of the Service to Diversity award from the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association
  • Volunteers teaching Street Law at Pierce County high schools
  • Assists with Moot Court competitions for Seattle University School of Law
  • Served on the Board of Palmer Scholars and continues to serve as a mentor to students throughout Pierce County.