Beth M. Andrus

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Beth Marie Andrus
Judge of the Court of Appeals of Washington, Division I
Assumed office
June 2018
Appointed byJay Inslee
Judge of the Superior Court of Washington for King County
In office
July 2010 – June 2018
Appointed byChristine Gregoire
Personal details
Born (1963-10-03) October 3, 1963 (age 55)
Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
Alma materWayne State University B.A.
University of Minnesota Law School J.D.

Beth Marie Andrus (born October 3, 1963) is a Washington State Judge and is a former nominee to be a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.


Andrus was born October 3, 1963 in Saginaw, Michigan.[1] She received at Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in 1985 from Wayne State University. She received a Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1988 from the University of Minnesota Law School. She began her legal career as a law clerk to Judge Gerald W. Heaney of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, from 1988 to 1989. She worked at the law firm of Schweppe, Krug & Tausend in 1989 and at the law firm of Miller, Nash, Weiner, Hager & Carlsen (now Miller, Nash, Graham & Dunn LLP), from 1990 to 1995, both firms located in Seattle, Washington. From 1995 to 2010, she was a partner at the law firm of Skellenger Bender, P.S., in Seattle. Since 2010, she has served as a Superior Court Judge for Washington's King County Superior Court, currently serving as the court's Chief Civil Judge and previously serving as the Assistant Presiding Judge in 2015.[2]

Failed nomination to district court[edit]

On April 14, 2016, President Obama nominated Andrus to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, to the seat vacated by Judge Robert S. Lasnik, who took senior status on January 27, 2016. Her nomination expired on January 3, 2017, with the end of the 114th Congress.[3]

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