Department 12

Comm Anderson

Rachelle E. Anderson

Department 12
Courtroom 204
Title: Superior Court Judge
Phone: 509-477-6006

  • Current Assignment: Trial Judge
  • Appointed: 2019

Judicial Assistant:  Tracy Rayfield 509-477-6006 -
Court Reporter: Deb Peck 509-477-4419 -

Career Highlights 

  • Spokane County Superior Court Commissioner - 2010-2018
  • Administrative Law Judge - Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings, 2010
  • 13 years in private practice, emphasizing Family Law and Juvenile Dependency work

Professional Affiliations, Committees

  • Member of the Spokane County Bar Association
  • Former member of the Character and Fitness Board of the Washington State Bar Association, Chair 2010
  • Former member of the Washington State Young Lawyers Division, 2000-2007.  Recipient of the President’s Award 2007
  • Founding member of the Greater Access and Assistance Program, precursor to the Washington State Moderate Means Program
  • Chair of the Certified Professional Guardian Board beginning October 2018; Member of the Board since October 2012
  • Chair of the Superior Court Judge’s Association (SCJA) Probate and Guardianship Committee since 2017.  Member of the committee since 2013 – first  Commissioner in Washington to chair an SCJA committee without a Judge co-chair
  • Member of the SCJA Legislative Committee October 2017 to present
  • Member of the SCJA Family and Juvenile Committee 2012-2016
  • Rated Exceptionally Well-Qualified by the Washington LGBTQ Minority bar
  • Member of the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Implicit Bias Anchor Training Team


  • Eastern Washington University, Government, BA, 1994 
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, JD, 1997 


  • Life-time resident of Spokane
  • Proud parent of two very talented and hardworking daughters
  • Lover of books and travel