SCBA Judicial Evaluation News Release




The Spokane County Bar Association releases findings for Judicial Candidates

(SPOKANE – October 8, 2018) The Spokane County Bar Association (SCBA) has released the results of the Judicial Candidates Evaluation Panel and Bar Poll. The results are as follows:


FINDINGS: (Panel/Bar Poll)


County Wide – District Court Judge 1

Patrick T. Johnson:                       Well Qualified/Well Qualified

Randy A. Brandt:                            Refused to Participate/Refused to Participate


Spokane Superior Court – Judge Position 10

Dennis (D.C.) Cronin:                    Refused to Participate/Qualified

Michelle (Shelley) Szambelan:    Exceptionally Well Qualified/Well Qualified


Nearly 50% of SCBA …Read More

Fall 2018 Bar Poll Candidates – Bios


The candidate’s bios received are below.  The link on the candidate’s name will lead you to his/her candidate web site.


District Court Judge 1

Patrick T. Johnson
1998 Gonzaga Law School Graduate. Since 1998 I’ve worked for the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office handling cases ranging from misdemeanors to rape and murder. I am currently a Senior Deputy Prosecutor assigned to prosecuting chronic offenders. I’ve completed more than 150 criminal trials, and one civil trial.
I am also a Senior Defense Attorney in the US Army Reserves (JAG) serving in …Read More