I am proud to have spent my entire career working for the people including more than ten years here in Whatcom County, and I look forward to continuing to do so as your next superior court judge.
Over my career, I have prosecuted serious crimes, handled child dependency cases, provided legal advice to the Mayor of Bellingham and the city’s leadership team, and represented the taxpayers on a variety of complex civil issues. My wide range of experience in criminal, family, and civil law has prepared me to serve the people of Whatcom County when they walk into the courthouse.
If elected, I will always treat everyone with dignity and respect, and make decisions based on the law. I would be honored to continue serving the people of Whatcom County as your next superior court judge.


James Erb is an experienced attorney with both the criminal and civil legal experience needed to serve on the Whatcom County Superior Court. He is a former prosecutor with substantial courtroom experience having tried nearly fifty jury trials. James later represented the Nooksack Indian Tribe in state and tribal courts. He has been working for the Bellingham City Attorney’s Office for the past ten years.


James has been evaluated for a position on the Whatcom County Superior Court by numerous bar associations. He is rated as Well Qualified for the position by the Latina/o Bar Assoc. of WA, LGBTQ+ Bar Assoc. (QLaw), Joint Asian Judicial Evaluations Committee, and the WA State Veterans Bar Assoc. and Qualified by the Loren Miller Bar Assoc., WA Women Lawyers, and the Whatcom County Bar Assoc.

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