Fearing Appointed to State Commission
Court of Appeals Chief Judge Steve Dwyer recently appointed Judge George Fearing, the newest state judge, to the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.
Fearing is a member of the the Commission with Court of Appeals Judge Joel Penoyar, the longest serving judge in the State of Washington.
“The law is my ministry; for years I’ve worked to educate and inform people on the rule of law and the role of the Courts,” Fearing said of his Judicial Conduct appointment.
Fearing was appointed June 24, 2013 by Governor Jay Inslee to the Court of Appeals Division III, Position 2 following the retirement of Judge Dennis Sweeney.
Sweeney first hired Fearing to his Tri Cities law firm in 1981 and served as his mentor; Sweeney served the Court for 22 years.
Fearing had been with the law firm of Leavy, Schultz, Davis & Fearing in Kennewick for 31 years.
Division III covers all of Eastern Washington; Fearing’s position represents the nine counties of Southeast Washington: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Walla Walla and Whitman.