Judge George B. Fearing
Judge George Fearing began service as a Judge of Division III of the Court of Appeals on June 24, 2013.
Before joining the court, Judge Fearing practiced law in the Tri-Cities with the same law firm for 31 years. Fearing was a trial lawyer, who specialized in representing municipal corporations and law enforcement officers in civil litigation. He also handled commercial and employment litigation. Despite his reputation being one of a trial lawyer, George loved legal research and writing and handled over 90 appeals as a litigator.
Judge Fearing served his church in various capacities, including adult and child teacher and board member. He served on the Board of Directors of Tri-City Junior Academy. He graduated from Walla Walla University in 1979, and recently served as his alma mater's Alumni President. In 2013 he was honored as the University's Alumnus of the Decade for the 1970s. Fearing graduated from the University of Washington law school in 1982. Five other of his classmates serve on the Court of Appeals.
George Fearing has served as a Presidential Elector. His hobbies include reading history and listening to classical and new age music. He has written four unpublished history books. George exercises by climbing Richland's Badger Mountain. Judge Fearing has one teenage son.
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