Patricia Fassett Appointed to Cowlitz Superior Court


"Patricia Fassett's appointment maintains our continuing commitment to the diversity of our bench, and to the fair, and impartial delivery of justice in Cowlitz County. I anticipate her to be quick learner in the new position, and a solid member of our judicial team. We are looking forward to her beginning her new position with our Court."

by Judge Gary Bashor
Cowlitz Superior Court Presiding Judge

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Patricia Fassett to the Cowlitz County Superior Court on February 28, 2019. She replaces Judge Anne Cruser who was recently appointed to the Court of Appeals, Division II.

Fassett brings 15 years of legal experience to the bench. She has spent the last seven years as a defense attorney for the Cowlitz County Office of Public Defense, working primarily in juvenile court. She has also worked as a consulting attorney for the Stone Law Firm and as deputy prosecuting attorney for the Cowlitz County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.

"Patricia's many years of experience practicing law in Cowlitz County affords her a deep knowledge of the community," Inslee said. "This experience, combined with her diverse case history that ranges from bankruptcy to child sexual assault cases, will make her a valuable addition to the bench."

Fassett graduated with her law degree from Marquette University Law School, where she served as president of the Association of Women in Law. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Oregon. 


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