Tom Chambers

Obituary
4:23 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Foster Care and Public Defense among Justice Chambers’ Legacies

Former Washington Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers died of cancer at age 70.
Credit: Chambers Retirement Video 2012

In 12 years on the Washington Supreme Court, Justice Tom Chambers authored two groundbreaking opinions: one on foster care, the other on indigent defense. The former justice died late Wednesday at the age of 70.

In 2003, Chambers wrote the unanimous majority opinion in a case that put a spotlight on how often foster children in Washington bounce from home to home. 

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