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Posted on: April 18, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Judge Susan Serko honored as a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Western Washington

Judge Susan Serko honored as a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Western Washington.

During a luncheon at Hotel Murano on Thursday, April 19th, Judge Susan Serko will be awarded the 2018 Women of Distinction Award by the Girl Scouts of Western Washington.  Judge Serko was nominated by a few of her fellow Pierce County Superior Court colleagues.  Judge Serko was nominated because she is an outstanding jurist who is widely respected for her compassion, intellect, honesty and fairness to all who appear before her, even in the toughest of circumstances.  As a youth, Judge Serko was a Girl Scout in both New York and Alaska.  As an adult, she exemplifies the Girl Scout Law.  Judge Serko is a leader in her community and on the Pierce County Superior Court Bench.

About the Women of Distinction Award:

Each year, the South Region Girl Scout Luncheon brings together over 300 women leaders and entrepreneurs from throughout the region.  The luncheon celebrates the power of Girl Scouts to build the next generation of women leaders, from business to government, from science to the arts.  The Women of Distinction Award is presented to exceptional women who are paving the way for future girl leaders.

About Judge Susan Serko:

Judge Serko was appointed to the Pierce County Superior Court Bench by Governor Christine Gregoire in January of 2006.  Prior to her position with Superior Court, Judge Serko worked for the law firm of Rush, Hannula, Harkins and Kyler before becoming a sole practitioner from 1995-2001.  Just prior to appointment, Judge Serko was a Washington State Administrative Law Judge.  Judge Serko has been a member of the Washington State Bar Association since 1982.  She is a member of the Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Washington Women Lawyers and the National Association of Women Judges.  She is a member of Tacoma Rotary number 8 and a recipient of the young Lawyers Division Liberty Bell Award in 2008.  Judge Serko is a graduate of State University of New York Cortland College and she holds a Juris Doctor from University of Puget Sound School of Law. 

About Pierce County Superior Court:

Pierce County Superior Court is the second largest Superior Court in the State of Washington and is proud to serve the citizens and visitors of Pierce County.  The Court is staffed with 22 Judges and 9 Commissioners.  There are three sites where court is held; the County City Building at 930 Tacoma Ave S Tacoma, Remann Hall Juvenile Court at 5501 6th Ave Tacoma, and Western State Hospital at 9601 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood.  For more information, please visit our website at


Media Contact:

Chris Gaddis, Superior Court Administrator

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