Governor Jay Inslee posted a Notice of Judicial Vacancy, soliciting applications to be appointed as San Juan County’s next Superior Court judge to replace Judge Donald Eaton who is retiring at the end of this year. San Juan County attorney Steve Brandli is pleased to announce that he has submitted his application to Governor Inslee to be considered to take the bench after Eaton’s retirement, on January 1, 2018.
Steve has practiced law in San Juan County for the last 10 years. He has been in private practice for the last 8 years after serving as a San Juan County criminal prosecutor. He has built a reputation of integrity and of skill with complex legal analysis on a wide variety of legal issues both civil and criminal. Importantly, Steve believes he brings insight and compassion to the very personal impact that the legal system has on all its participants. Steve’s practice for the past 8 years closely tracks the types of cases heard by Superior Court judges involving family law, criminal law, probate and trusts, commercial law, and real estate issues. He has appeared in San Juan County Superior Court on a weekly basis for a decade representing clients from all walks of life—as well as the government.
If appointed, Steve will bring his diverse background and broad experience to the bench. He and his wife, BJ, have raised four girls on San Juan Island and fostered over a dozen children. In addition to his legal practice, Steve is an inventor, has owned businesses, and has served on business and non-profit boards. He has volunteered for several charitable organizations including as a Court-appointed Special Advocate for children, for Angel Flight, Island Rec, and most recently for the San Juan Lions Club.
Steve invites anyone to call him at (360) 378-5544 and welcomes input from members of the community on how their legal system can work better for them.