Legal/Judicial Experience

Attorney with Leavy, Schultz, Davis & Fearing, PS for 30 years.  George served on the Washington State Bar Association Disciplinary Board.  Admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, US District Court for Eastern Washington, Court of Federal Claims, Washington State  and Benton Franklin County Bar Associations.

 

Other Professional Experience

George taught continuing legal education seminars; served as pro-bono counsel to ARC of Tri-Cities, numerous religious organizations.

 

Education

• Juris Doctor, University of Washington Law School

• Bachelors/Business Administration, Magna cum laude,

   Walla Walla College

 

Community Service

President of the Walla Walla University Alumni Association; Rotarian; Sabbath School teacher and church board member; Tri-City Academy Board

 

 

"My father was a minister and my mother a nurse, instilling in me a spirit of public service. The law has been and will continue to be my ministry.  I follow my mentor, retiring Judge Dennis Sweeney, who hired me as an intern in his law firm in 1981.  Southeast Washington has been my home since attending Walla Walla college.

 

"I’ve represented cities and counties throughout Eastern Washington, and have successfully defended law enforcement officers wrongfully sued for protecting the community."

 

• George has earned a superior reputation for his extraordinary character, integrity, and knowledge of the law.

 

• He has argued before the Court of Appeals and State Supreme Court.

 

• During his 31 years as a private lawyer George Fearing has represented scores of municipal corporations in litigation.

 

Cities:

Benton City

Cheney

Clarkston

Goldendale

Grandview

Kennewick

Mesa

Moses Lake

Othello

Pasco

Prosser

Pullman

Richland

Selah

Sunnyside

Tieton

Union Gap

Walla Walla

Warden

West Richland

Zillah

 

Counties:

Adams

Benton

Columbia

Franklin

Grant

Klickitat

Walla Walla

 

Other municipalities:

Benton County Emergency Management Services

Columbia Irrigation District

Ellensburg School District

Franklin County Fire District #5

Franklin County Irrigation District

Franklin County Public Utility District

Kennewick Irrigation District

Kennewick School District

Port of Pasco

Richland School District

Tieton School District

 

• During his career, George has often provided legal services free of charge to indigent citizens and to charitable organizations, including his church and the ARC of Tri-Cities.

 

• George is a Rotarian.

 

• He has served in the following capacities:

Member Washington State Disciplinary Board

Member Washington Commission on Judicial Conduct

President Walla Walla University Alumni Association

Member Tri-City Junior Academy Board of Directors

Member Pasco Riverview Seventh-day Adventist Church

Elector 2012 Presidential Election

Trustee Interfaith Religious Liberty Foundation

 

• He has repeatedly and successfully defended law enforcement officers wrongfully sued for protecting the community.

 

• He has represented individuals harmed in accidents and employees wrongfully terminated.

 

• George excels in research and writing, skills essential for an appeals judge.

 

• George enjoys music, traveling, and climbing Badger Mountain with his son.

 

• George was recently honored as Walla Walla University Alumnus of the Decade for the 1970s.

 

“It’s an honor to be a member of the Court of Appeals,

and I pray that I will do an excellent job for the

citizens of Washington.

I respectfully ask for your vote.”

– George Fearing

 

Paid for by Committee to Re-elect Judge Fearing

 

P.O. Box 1701, Richland, WA 99352 • GeorgeFearing@outlook.com • 509-375-5414