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District Court Judge Gregory Tripp to retire

SPOKANE, Wash. - District Court Judge Gregory Tripp has informed the Spokane County Board of Commissioners that he will be retiring effective September 29, 2017.

“It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Spokane County since 1997. This was a decision that weighed heavily on me,” said Judge Tripp. “Ultimately, my family and I have decided that now is the right time. I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure a smooth transition.”

Judge Tripp served as President of the Legal Foundation of Washington, Chair of the Washington State Access to Justice Board, and is currently a member of the Civil Legal Aid Oversight Committee.

He has also served as Presiding Judge of his Court, President of the Washington State District and Municipal Court Judges Association, and taught at the Washington State and National Judicial Colleges.

Judge Tripp was named Outstanding Judge by the Washington State Bar association in 2007. In 2014, he was named Judge of the Year by the Washington State Misdemeanant Corrections Association.