Gregoire has announced the appointment of Judge Brian Altman to the Klickitat/Skamania Superior Court.
Altman will leave his position on the East Klickitat County District Court to replace Judge E. Thompson Reynolds, who is retiring this month.
Gregoire said, "I am impressed by the overwhelming support displayed for Judge Altman
, and am confident his energy, his fair and reasoned demeanor, and his dedication to the law will continue to be an asset for the citizens of Washington state in this new role."
Judge Altman began his legal career as a deputy prosecuting attorney.
He then opened his own law practice and worked as a city attorney before becoming a District Court judge in 1992.
Since 2001, he has served as a pro tem judge for the Klickitat/Skamania Superior Court to which he is being nominated.
?Office of Gov.
Gregoire, "Press Release: Gov.
Gregoire appoints Brian Altman
to Klickitat and Skamania County Superior Court," July 28, 2010