Inslee appoints Superior Court Judge to Hells Canyon Ciruit | News
Washington Governor Jay Inslee today appointed Lewiston attorney Scott Gallina to Superior Court Judge of the Hells Canyon Circuit which represents Asotin, Garfield, and Columbia Counties. Gallina replaces William Acey who retired at the end of April, with more than two years left on his term.
Columbia County District Court Judge Scott Marinella and City of Asotin Attorney Jane Richards were also considered for the appointment.
Gallina has been a Judge Pro Tem for Asotin County District Court and has more than 20 years of trial experience in the Asotin County area. He also served as an Asotin, Garfield, and Columbia County Superior Courts Commissioner.
“Scott’s diverse background of legal experience more than meets the expectations for this position, and he goes above and beyond the expectations for what a public servant should be,” Inslee says. “I look forward to Scott’s service on the bench, and know he will carry out his new role with honor and integrity.”
Gallina says he looks forward to serving the residents of the Hells Canyon Circuit.