Doris Walkins named new county commissioner – The Suburban Times
Pierce County Announcement.
The Pierce County Superior Court is pleased to announce that Doris Walkins has accepted an offer to become our new Commissioners beginning in June 2022. Commissioner Walkins is fulfilling the 10e Commissioner position which was approved by Pierce County Council in the 2022-23 Biennial Budget. The official swearing-in of Commissioner Walkins will take place on June 6th. The date of his public ceremony will be announced later. She will attend the judicial college in January 2023.
About curator Doris Walkins
Ms. Walkins (her) is a graduate of the University of Washington, Tacoma (2002) and Seattle University School of Law (2006). She sat and passed the Washington State Bar exam in the summer of 2006 and launched her solo law firm, Doris M. Walkins, Attorney, PLLC, in November 2006.
Ms. Walkins has devoted her practice to family law, dependency/termination defence, adoptions, estate planning and criminal tort defense, while also providing a variety of other services on request. Ms Walkins was also an ad litem guardian of Title 26 from 2008 to 2021. She has been a pro tem commissioner since March 2021.
Ms. Walkins is a member of the United States District Court, the Federal Bar for the Western District of Washington (2009), and the Puyallup Tribal Court Bar (2008). She passed the 2014 NFLPA Certified Agent Exam and became an NFLPA Certified Agent, spending time advising NFL prospects until 2016.
Prior to beginning her law practice, she was a women’s and children’s rights advocate at the YWCA of Tacoma and Pierce County Women’s Support Shelter, and at Noel House, Women’s Emergency Shelter. Ms. Walkins also served as secretary of the Pierce County Minority Bar Association for over two years.
About Pierce County Superior Court
The Pierce County Superior Court is the second largest superior court in Washington State and proudly serves the citizens and visitors of Pierce County. The Court is composed of 23 judges and 10 commissioners. There are three sites where the court is held; the County-City Building at 930 Tacoma Ave S., Tacoma, Remann Hall Juvenile Court at 5501 6e Ave., Tacoma, and Western State Hospital currently located near the County City Building campus. For more information, please visit our website at www.piercecountywa.gov/122/Superior-Court.