© 2018 by Douglas Pierce

RESUME

JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE
  • Whitman County District Court Commissioner, 2003 – 2008

  • Cases heard: traffic infractions, misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, domestic violence orders, conducted bench criminal trials, and heard motion practice for civil cases less than $50,000

 
LITIGATION PERCENTAGE
  • 95% of practice devoted to litigation and time in court

  • A very experienced trial lawyer in both criminal and civil jury trials 

  • Winning verdicts in both arenas


BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Washington, 2002

  • Idaho, 2009


EDUCATION
  • Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts, J.D. – 2002

  • University of Missouri, Columbia, M.Ed. – 1996

  • Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts, B.A. – 1988, Major: Political Science, Minor: Philosophy

 

CLASSES/SEMINARS
  • National Judicial College; Reno, Nevada; DUI Laws, Spring, 2008

  • National Judicial College; Reno, Nevada; Commercial Driver’s License, Fall 2004

  • Washington State Judicial College; Tacoma, Washington; December 2003


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
  • President, First District Bar Association, Idaho State Bar, 2011 – 2012

  • Officer, First District Bar Association, Idaho State Bar, 2009 – 2011

  • Editorial Advisory Committee, Northwest Bar Journal, Member, 2012 – 2016

  • ASTAR (Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource) Judge – State of Washington, 2004 – 2008

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE/VOLUNTEER WORK & NONPROFIT BOARD POSITIONS
  • Families Together for People with Disabilities, Former Board Member

  • Cub Scout Pack 3, Committee Member and Advancement Lead

  • CDA School District/Ramsey Elementary Cross Country, Parent Volunteer

  • Active/Veterans Military Estate Planning event, Gonzaga University School of Law

  • Hoopfest Court Monitor

PUBLISHED WORKS
  • All Bars Have Bastards, NW Lawyer, November 2014, Vol. 68. No. 8.

  • Top 10 Legal Cases that Will Spook You (written with Allison Peryea and Stephanie Perry), NW Lawyer, October 2014, Vol. 68. No. 7

  • Top 10 Behind the Scenery: Washington Sites With Legal Pasts, NW Lawyer, September 2014, Vol. 68. No. 6.

  • Top 10 What-Ifs about Prenuptial Agreements, NW Lawyer, February 2014, Vol. 68. No. 1.

  • Top 10 What Every Trial Notebook Needs, NW Lawyer, November 2013, Vol. 67. No. 8.

  • Top 10 Issues for Border-Crossing Lawyers, NW Lawyer, July/August 2013, Vol. 67. No. 5.

  • Family Law From a Different Vantage, DeNovo: The Journal of Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar Association, June 2004.