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Tag: kathryn nelson

Aug.
2nd

ELECTION: Judge Nelson is fair and unbiased

We encourage voters to re-elect Pierce County Superior Court Judge Kathryn Nelson.

Nelson has served as a Superior Court judge for 12 years. We have appeared in front of her on family law, criminal and civil matters during her tenure as judge. Her intelligence, hard work and dedication to the law make her an ideal judge and one who has contributed much to the public and the legal community.

Nelson has demonstrated fair and unbiased decision-making. She is prepared for every case, even when she has to review volumes of materials. She is respectful to all litigants, including attorneys and

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July
13th

JUDICIARY: Fundraising events prove revelatory

I dare say I am the only voter to freeload two back-to-back fundraisers to identify the best possible judge in their own informal environments. And I don’t even vote in Pierce County.

My volunteer organization, which attempts to serve parents in trouble with Child Protective Services and therefore the courts, took a special interest in Superior Court Judge Kathryn Nelson because of her incredulous decision to permit in-home visitations for the Powell boys. Normally, CPS insists on supervised visitations within their its own DSHS offices. We were not surprised by Nelson’s low ratings in the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association

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July
2nd

JUDGES: Undeserved criticism of Nelson

I read the extensive report (TNT, 7-1) regarding our Superior Court judges and court commissioners. Thank you for the comprehensive effort. However, concerning Judge Kathryn J. Nelson, another view is crucial.

I have practiced law in Tacoma for almost 35 years, and I knew Nelson when she was a practicing attorney and have appeared before her in cases since she has been a Superior Court judge. At no time have I found her to be limited, confusing, unprepared, equivocal in rulings or the like. She expects attorneys, and our clients, to be prepared at all times.

Nonetheless, as human

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