Pro-Tem Judge, Former Deputy Prosecutor, Civil Litigator and Attorney in Private Practice.
Other Professional Experience:
Small Business Owner, Specially Assigned Countywide Domestic Violence Deputy Prosecutor.
University of Cincinnati College of Law, Juris Doctorate; University of Denver, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
Habitat for Humanity, Threads of Change (non-profit for youth), Mary Meyer Life Fitness Triathlon, Extensive Pro-Bono Volunteer, Former Youth Soccer Coach, Washington Coast Cleanup Volunteer.
Background & Perspective:
Lizanne Padula was raised in South Florida and Georgia by her Grandmother after her mother passed away when she was 10 years old. It was from her Grandmother, that Lizanne learned her "old world" approach to hard work and honesty. For nearly 25 years, Lizanne has been an attorney in Western Washington and has handled cases in almost every possible area of both civil and criminal law. Her commitment to the law, fairness, equality, human rights and accountability make her the best choice for Pierce County District Court Judge Position #3.
We can count on Lizanne to ensure judicial independence every day in the Courtroom. Her strong work ethic, integrity and experience will serve the citizens of Pierce County well because Lizanne will help build on the strong, well-deserved recognition that our District Court currently has throughout the state of Washington.