Anne Handelman received her B.S. in Psychology in 1985 from Florida State University and her J.D. from the University of Puget Sound in 1989. She is an active member of the Washington State Bar where she currently serves as a Judge Pro-Tem for the Spokane County District Court. Her prior practice experience includes seven years as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for both Seattle and Spokane counties in juvenile and adult misdemeanor and felony prosecution and three years as a civil litigator representing management in labor and employment disputes. She is also a trained arbitrator and mediator.
Handelman also has six years recent experience teaching undergraduate law and criminal justice courses at Eastern Washington University, Whitworth University and North Idaho College. A sampling of those courses include: Criminology, Criminal Law and Procedure, Victimology, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Crime Prevention, Juvenile Justice, Ethics, Bachelor Thesis, Business Law, Legal Issues in Cultural and Behavioral Studies and Criminal Justice Systems and Development.
Handelman is committed to community service and has volunteered as an advocate and literacy tutor for children in schools, lobbied legislators for foster care rights, served on boards for agencies supporting the mentally ill, mentored pregnant teens, and volunteered in domestic violence shelters. She is a mother to two college aged students: a son who is a WSU Cougar and a daughter who is a Gonzaga Bulldog.