Debra L. Stephens

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Debra L. Stephens
Associate Justice of the Washington Supreme Court
Assumed office
January 1, 2008
Appointed by Christine Gregoire
Preceded by Bobbe Bridge
Personal details
Born Debra Leigh Williams
1965 (age 51–52)
Spouse(s) Craig Stephens
Children 2
Education West Valley High School
Alma mater Gonzaga University
Gonzaga University School of Law
Religion Presbyterian

Debra Leigh Stephens (born c. 1965) is a member of the Washington Supreme Court. She was appointed to the court in December 2007 by Governor Christine Gregoire[1] and took office in January 2008. Justice Stephens is the first judge from Division Three of the Court of Appeals to serve on the Washington State Supreme Court, and the first woman from Eastern Washington to do so.


Early life and education[edit]

Debra Leigh Williams grew in Spokane, the end of the West Valley High School. Century III student body president and national leader, assisted by his Gonzaga University in 1987.


Stephens community and 1987/88 Spokane Falls Community College what a group discussion, and since 1988-90 teaching assistant at Gonzaga University Dean. After completing law school, retired Stephens Fred L. Van sickle clerked, in 1993-95 the US district court in the Eastern District.

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Stephens Orchard Prairie School District Board for more than ten years of service, No. 123,[2] and the board of the Spokane Valley Rotary Club. He has previously Mill Wood Community vatican church as an elder and served Giles. <Resource name = "judgenamed" /> Gonzaga University Legal Aid Clinic attorney supervision was voluntary. He is appealing the Washington College District court and the rules of the court and the committee on judicial District Education Committee.

Marriage and Children[edit]

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  1. ^ Roesler, Richard (2007-12-04). "Local judge named to state's high court". Spokane Spokesman-Review. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference middle_road was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Ken Kato
Judge, Washington Court of Appeals Division III
Succeeded by
Kevin M. Korsmo
Preceded by
Bobbe Bridge
Associate Justice, Washington Supreme Court
Succeeded by