District Court Bench

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Terry Tanner (Position 1)

Terry Tanner started his career in law with the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office. He has also served as the Prosecutor for the Cities of Richland and Pasco. He was appointed as a District Court Judge in 2009.

He attended Pepperdine University School of Law and earned his Juris Doctor in 1988. He received his undergraduate degree from University of Washington, majoring in Business Administration. 

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Steve Osborne (Position 2)

Steve Osborne had 42 years in private practice prior to his appointment as a District Court Judge in 2016.

He received his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law and his undergraduate degree in Economics from Central Washington University.

 

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Dan Kathren (Position 3)

Dan Kathren was in private practice for over 12 years prior to his election as District Court Judge in 2011.

He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1996. He completed his undergraduate degree from Washington State University with a double major in Political Science and Public Administration. 

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John Ziobro (Position 4)

John Ziobro was the Kennewick City attorney from 1999-2007, thereafter he entered the private practice and focused on civil litigation. He was appointed as District Court Judge in 2017.

 He attended Seattle University School of Law. 

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Katy Butler (Position 5)

Katy Butler was appointed as District Court Judge in 2009. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she worked for the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, eventually becoming a judge pro-tem and a part-time court commissioner. 

She earned her law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. She attended Whitman College in Walla Walla for her undergraduate degree.

 

 

 

 

       
       
       

       
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