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Judge Elizabeth D. Stephenson

Judge Elizabeth D. Stephenson was first elected to the bench in 2002. Throughout her time as a judge, she has been committed to being a good steward of the responsibilities entrusted to her by the citizens of her judicial district. She is faithful to the law as written and faithfully applies the law to the facts of each particular case.

Judge Stephenson is committed to impartial performance of her duties as a judge, balancing the public’s interest while ensuring that an individual’s rights are protected. She is decisive, firm, and fair.

In 2010, Judge Stephenson was appointed to the Board of Judicial Administration (BJA) Public Trust & Confidence Committee. She was re-appointed for an additional term in 2012.  Judge Stephenson has also served as a member of the Washington State District and Municipal Courts Judges Association (DMCJA) Rules Committee, as well as the DMCJA Department of Licensing (DOL) Liaison Committee.  At King County District Court, Judge Stephenson has served on a variety of committees, including the Technology Committee, Rules Committee and Case Management System (CMS) Committee.

Judge Stephenson is currently assigned to mainstream civil. She is one of three judges that handles all of the mainstream civil cases for the entire Court.