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Justice Mary E. Fairhurst

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Justice Mary E. Fairhurst, J.D. – Mary Fairhurst is a Justice on the Washington State Supreme Court. She began her career as a judicial clerk for Chief Justice William Williams, and then Justice William Goodloe. Prior to her election to the State Supreme Court she served for many years in the Washington Attorney General’s Office. She earned both her law degree magna cum laude and her undergraduate degree cum laude from Gonzaga University, and holds an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Gonzaga University of School of Law where she is the current president of its Board of Advisors and its Alumni Association. Justice Fairhurst has also served as President of the Washington State Bar Association, as a member of the bar Board of Governors, been a President of Washington Women Lawyers, and has served on the Supreme Court Gender and Justice Commission.

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