Honorable Patrick Johnson

District Court Judge, Department 1, Courtroom 1


  • Current Assignment: Civil Protection Orders, Small Claims, Infractions
  • First Elected: 2018
  • Judicial Assistant: Gary Bartole, 509-477-2924
  • Judicial Secretary: 509-477-2901
 

Career Highlights


  • Major, US Army Reserves JAG Corp, Trial Defense Services: 2001 - Present (Deputy Regional Defense Counsel)
  • Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Spokane County: 1998 - 2019 (Major Crimes, Drug/Property, Special Assaults, Juvenile, District Court, Chronic Offenders)
  • US Army Enlisted, Active Duty: 1989 -1992, Psychological Operation Specialist, Airborne
 

 Awards


  • Local Hero Award, 2008, Washington State Bar Association
  • Top Attorneys, Spokane, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011
 

 Education


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, 1998 (JD, Honors)
  • Central Washington University, 1994 (BS, Business Administration with a Specialization in Finance)

Community Development


  • VALU (Vulnerable Adult Links United) 2005-2010
  • SCOPE (Sheriff's Community Oriented Policing Effort )Board of Directors, 2007-2009