Hon. Ron Culpepper



After more than 29 years of judicial experience, retired Judge Ronald Culpepper is available to help resolve disputes through mediation and arbitration. Mediation or arbitration will save clients time, money, and stress.

Work History

A Tacoma native, Judge Culpepper graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington, with a degree in history, then attended and graduated from the University of Washington School of Law.  After eleven years of private practice in Seattle and Tacoma, he began his judicial career in Pierce County District Court, first as Commissioner, and then as Superior Court Judge.  Governor Gary Locke appointed Judge Culpepper to Superior Court in 2003.

Judge Culpepper served as an officer of the Superior Court Judges Association and was selected as a Superior Court Representative to the Statewide Board of Judicial Administration for a four year term.

An active member of the community, Judge Culpepper has served as member of the Eastside Boys and Girls Board of Directors, as president of the Pierce County Film Society, as a Cub Scout Pack Master, as Chair of the Pierce County Democratic Party, and is presently a “Read to Me” tutor in Tacoma’s Hilltop, and a CASA at Remann Hall.