Stephen W Gillard

Superior Court
Title: Superior Court Commissioner
Phone: 360-385-9395
Stephen W Gillard

Private Practice

P.O. Box 1220
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Early Life

  • Born: September 3, 1949, in Toppenish, Washington
  • Moses Lake (Washington) High School, Class of 1967
  • B.A., Religion Seattle Pacific University, 1971
  • J.D. University of Puget Sound Law School (Now Seattle University Law School), 1979
Law Practice, Redmond and Duvall, Washington from 1979 to 1989. Solo and partnership general law practice. [Neiman and Gillard, Gillard and Sullivan]

Deputy Prosecutor for Pacific County, Washington Criminal/Civil Departments, 1989 to 1991
1990 to 1991 Contracted as full-time retained municipal counsel to the Board of County Commissioners, Department of Health and Human Services, Departments of Planning and Public Works, and Community Agencies. Responsibilities included advising agency heads and commissioners in all civil matters, conducting litigation, representation in labor-management disputes and negotiations, drafting of legislation, land use and county property management issues.

Law Practice, Port Townsend, Washington from 1991 to 2019. Practice includes real estate and land use; business, corporations and LLCs; bankruptcy and debtor/creditor issues; landlord/tenant; family law; wills and probate. Training and Focus on Collaborative Law and Facilitative Mediation, 2011 to present. Member of the Washington Mediation Association and Collaborative Professionals of Washington

Boards of Directors
  • Humane Society of Jefferson County
  • KPTZ Radio
  • Peninsula Dispute Resolution Center (Jefferson and Clallam Counties)
  • Dispute Resolution Center for Kitsap County
  • Jefferson County Animal Shelter
  • Port Townsend Film Festival

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