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Professional ​


1996 to 11-8-2022: John David Wickham, Attorney at Law, San Juan County, WA (2003-2022) and Olympia, WA (1996-2003). Appearances in Superior Court in 8 counties in Washington. Mentor law students and new solo attorneys. Presenter of CLEs for attorneys and CASA trainings. Washington State Bar Family Law Section Chair & Committee member, Domestic Relations Attorneys of Washington Board member.


2003-2022: Guardian ad Litem, San Juan County, WA (2003-2022) and Thurston County (1999-2003). Assist court by investigating and representing the best interests of minors, incapacitated or allegedly incapacitated adults in cases pursuant to Titles 4, 11, 13, 26, as well as SPR 98.16W.  Founding member of the Thurston County Family Treatment (Drug) Court. Member Washington State Supreme Court Guardian ad Litem Workgroup.

Judicial & Dispute Resolution History

2011 - 2019 Superior Court Commissioner for San Juan County (occasional)

2008 - 2019 Judge, pro-tem, San Juan County District Court (occasional).


2003 - 2004 - Superior Court Commissioner (Substitute) for Thurston County Family Court and also for the Juvenile Court.  Presided over judicial matters including motions dockets, evidentiary hearings, protective orders, Family Treatment (Drug) Court, Juvenile Offender, and ex-parte matters.


2004 - 2016 - Attorney-Mediator.  Mediation for family-law cases, including child custody, residential schedules, child and spousal support, distribution of property, debt, attorney fees.


2004    Judicial College – Certificate of Completion, General Program, Washington State.


1996    University of Washington, School of Law, Seattle, WA.

Juris Doctor.  Co-chair and Treasurer of the Environmental Law Society.  Legal experiences during law school:


10/95-06/96    Student Legal Services, University of Washington. Rule 9 Extern.

02/96-04/96    The Public Defender Association, Seattle, WA. Rule 9 Extern, represented client in criminal jury trial.

06/95-12/95    Center for Environmental Law and Policy, Seattle, WA. Research Assistant.

01/95-02/95    Levinson, Friedman, Vhugen, Duggan, & Bland, Seattle, WA. Law Clerk on a class-action project.

01/95-03/95    Mediation Clinic at UW, School of Law. Student Mediator.


1992    University of Washington, Tacoma, WA.

Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies.  Founding member of the Associated Students of UW, Tacoma.  Chair of By-Laws Committee.

Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors society).

Community Involvement

Mock Trials, Friday Harbor High School and Olympia YMCA, coach, judge and juror. 

Street Law Course, Friday Harbor High School, organizer and primary instructor. 

San Juan Masons, Lodge #175, Master 2016, SJMTA Chair

San Juan Co-op By-Laws Committee, Advisor. 

San Juan County Council Human Services Advisory Board, Chair & board member

San Juan County Bar Association, President (2005), Family Law Night presenter, Local Rules Committee. 

Carefree Owners (Homeowners) Association, President; By-Laws and CC&R Committee. 

San Juan Golf & Tennis Club, Mens Club President

Editorial Committee, Mountaineers Books for “Freedom of the Hills, Mountaineering” Ed.7.

San Juan Lions, Secretary, San Juan Leos Advisor (high school student group affiliated with the Lions).  Christmas Island Organizer  (holiday event for local children).

Mountaineers, Board Member, 2000-2003.


Tacoma Mountaineers, Climb Leader, 1994-2009

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