Department 5

Judge Beggs

Breean L. Beggs

Department 5
Courtroom 305
Title: Superior Court Judge
Phone: 509-477-4766

• Current Assignment: Family Law Judge
• Appointed:  2023

Judicial Assistant:  - Julie Young-509-477-4766 - dept5@spokanecounty.org  
Court Reporter:  - 509-477-4412

Career Highlights

  • Spokane City Council President 2020-2023
  • Partner Paukert & Troppmann 2010-2023
  • Executive Director Center for Justice 2004-2010
  • Partner Brett & Daugert 1996-2004

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law J.D. 1991, Order of the Coif
  • Whitworth University B.A. International Studies 1985, summa cum laude
  • University of Washington School of Law 36-hour Mediation Certificate
  • National institute of Trial Advocacy

Civic Involvement

  • Adjunct Professor Gonzaga School of Law
  • Former Member Washington Supreme Court Access to Justice Board
  • Co-Founder of Street Law
  • Co-Founder of Whatcom County Civil Rights Project
  • Former Member Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council
  • Former Chair Spokane Civil Legal Aid Regional Planning Committee

Awards and Recognition

  • Washington State Bar Association Norm Maleng Leadership Award 2016
  • Washington State Bar Association Local Hero Award 2003
  • Washington State Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award 1996
  • Whitworth University Distinguished Alumni Award 2015
  • Whitworth University Constitution Day Lecturer 2014
  • Washington Law and Politics Super Lawyer
  • AVVO Lawyer Rating of 10
  • Best Spokane Elected Official, Pacific Inlander Readers Poll, 2020, 2022 and 2023