Erickson is County’s First Female Superior Court Judge

 Lauren Erickson made history becoming the first female Superior Court judge to serve on the bench in Clallam County.

Gov. Jay Inslee appointed Erickson to the bench last month and she was sworn in Monday, making her the first female Superior Court judge in the court’s 118-year history.

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She has replaced Judge Erik Rohrer, who was elected to the District Court 2 judgeship, a position he won in the Nov. 6 general election. He had two terms left.

Erickson says she’s thrilled to be the first female Superior Court judge,”and said  “This is a big deal. Women deserve representation on the bench.

Before taking on her new position, Erickson operated a solo law practice in Port Angeles where she represented parents in state dependency matters. She also served a pro-tem administrative law judge in the state Office of Administrative Hearings in Tacoma.

State Supreme Court Justice Susan Owens was on hand to swear in  Erickson, Owens served as a district court judge in Clallam County for 19 years.