Log In

James Michael Murphy

James Michael Murphy was American judge, mediator, arbitrator. Bar: Washington 1973, United States District Court (eastern district) Washington 1973. Named one of Outstanding Young Men American, 1979; recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Eastern Washington University School Public Affairs, 1986, 99; Junior Olympic Cross Country champion, 2006.

Background

Murphy, James Michael was born on January 21, 1943 in Spokane, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Harold Eugene and Helen Elizabeth (Rauschke) Murphy.

Education

Bachelor, Eastern Washington University, 1965. Juris Doctor, Gonzaga University, 1973. Cert, National Judicial College, Reno, 1980.

Career

Bar: Washington 1973, United States District Court (eastern district) Washington 1973. Law clerk United States District Court (eastern district) Washington, Spokane, 1972-1974. Assistant attorney general State of Washington, Spokane, 1974-1978.

Judge Spokane District Court, 1978-1985, superior court State of Washington, Spokane, 1985^. Judge juvenile court, 1988-1989, 92, 95, presiding judge, 1990-1991, drug court judge, 1996^. Judge pro tem Court Appeals State of Washington.

Member Bench Book committee, Judicial Qualification Commission State of Washington, 1984-1985, Board for Judicial Administration, 1984-1985, chair Board Trial Court Education State of Washington, 1979-1996. Board for improvement of judicial administration Superior Court Judges Association State of Washington, member Spokane County Programs Administration Board, 1984, Spokane County Correction Advisory Board, 1984, Mayor Chase Youth Awards Board City of Spokane, Dean's Business Forum board Gonzaga U., Washington State Supreme Court Task Force on Minority and Justice, 1987-1990,State of Washington Minority and Justice Commission, 1991^. Member Trial Court Performance Standards Task Force, 1991^.

Trustee Inland Empire Board Athletics. Counselor TAC cultural exchange committee, board directors Washington culturalexchange, delegate nat. track and field convention, 1988-1997, member organizing committee Junior Olympics, 1990. Member Spokane Sports Unlimited.

Vice president Spokane Limerick Sister City Association. Official United States Track & Field OlympicTrials, 1992, 96, Olympic Games, 1996. Board directors United States of America Track and Field.

Chair Cultural Exch. Committee, 1997. Counsel Youth Committee Named one of Outstanding Young Men American, 1979. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Eastern Washington U. School Public Affairs, 1986.

Membership

Member Center Stage Theater, since 2003, Spokane Regional Sports Commission, since 2004, Spokane County Programs Administration Board, 1984, Spokane County Correction Advisory Board, 1984, Mayor Chase Youth Awards Board City of Spokane, Dean's Business Forum Board Gonzaga University, Washington State Supreme Court Task Force on Minority and Justice, 1987-1990, executive committee, since 1990, State of Washington Minority and Justice Commission, since 1991. Member Trial Court Performance Standards Task Force, 1991-1994. Board trustees Inland Empire Board Athletics.

Counselor TAC Cultural exchange committee, board directors Hands Council, since 2003, Washington cultural exchange, delegate national track and field convention, 1988-1900, member organizing committee Junior Olympics, 1990. Member Spokane Sports Unlimited. Vice president Spokane Limerick Sister City Association.

Official United States Track & Field Olympic Trials, 1992, 96, Olympic Games, 1996. Board directors United States of America Track and Field. Chair Cultural Exchange Committee, 1997, law, legislation and restructuring committee, since 1996.

Counsel Youth Committee. Co-chair Washington State Board Judicial Administration, since 2000. Executive committee Spokane Regional Sports Administration, since 2000.

Member American Bar Association (Washington delegate national convention 1989-1991), American Judges Association, Washington State Superior Court Judges Association (chairman education committee, benchbook committee, improvement of judicial administration committee, chairman shorthand reporters committee, president judge 1999-1901), Association District and Municipal Court Judges (president 1985), Washington State Bar Association (Outstanding Judge 2002), Spokane County Bar Association (president young lawyers 1974-1975), Native American Legal Services (president 1975-1978), Spokane Enological Society, Footprinters, Spokane Track Club (president team 1989), Friendly Sons of St. Patrick (president 1983, board directors), Kiwanis (board directors Spokane club 1980-1984).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Skiing, golf, backpacking, boating, track & field officiating.

Connections

Married Jill Jenene Giles, August 31, 1968. Children: Ryan Michael, Timothy Giles.