Background and Experience

  • B.A. and J.D. (Law Degree) from Gonzaga University (1967 and 1981.)
  • M.Ed. from Georgia State University (1973)
  • Licensed attorney in Washington since l981 (Bar # 12077)
  • Eleven years as a Superior Court Commissioner (Jan. 1996-May 2007)
  • Over seven years as a superior court pro tem judge/commissioner (1988-1995)
  • Currently serves as a pro tem judge in the Spokane County District Court
  • Fifteen years as a family law and criminal defense litigation lawyer in private practice.
  • Eight years as a charter member (five years as vice-chair) of the WASHINGTON CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL GUARDIAN BOARD (twice reappointed by the Chief Justice of the WA Supreme Court)
  • Founder and CEO of Aronow Enterprises, LLC
  • President, Board Member and Co-Founder, Spokane Veterans Forum
Military: Thirty-two years combined U.S. Army (11 years) and Army  Reserve (21 years) service, retiring as a colonel in 1998. Vietnam  combat infantry veteran (1967-68) with the 101st Airborne Division
CURRENTLY SERVES as an Ambassador for Washington for  The Chief of the U.S. Army Reserve in the Pentagon.
Service on the following state-level committees: 
Family and Juvenile Law, and the Probate and Guardianship  Committees of the Superior Court Judges Association,  Court Facilitator Training Program Committee and the Court  Improvement Grant Steering Committee of the Administrative  Office of the Courts.
Service on the following local superior court committees: 
Guardianship Monitoring Program (GMP) charter member. 
Juvenile Court Committee 
Indian Child Welfare Dependency Team 
CASA Program Trainer 
RCW 11.88 Guardian Ad Litem Registry Committee
Current Community Involvement: 
Spokane Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee 
Fairfield Presbyterian Church Ruling Elder
Lilac Festival Honorary Director since 199
Various veterans’ organizations and efforts
Personal: Husband to one (Jacci), Dad to four, Grandpa to eight
“Laws are not made for particular cases, but for men in general.”
Samuel Johnson, 1776
1324 N. Liberty Lake Dr. #343, Liberty Lake, WA 99019-8243
Office: (509) 496-9714
Cell: (509) 999-3356