Clemencia Castro-Woolery, partner, Ledger Square Law
“When I walk out the door of my office, I’m in my community, not a crowded elevator or parking garage.”
“I love working here,” said Castro-Woolery, a longtime Lakewood resident. “The community, especially the local Bar community, is far more collegial than in King County. It makes it much easier to negotiate deals and settle disputes.”
Being in Pierce County isn’t just about the legal stuff, she said. It’s also about having opportunities to make her community a better place. Castro-Woolery has served on boards for multiple organizations, including the YWCA Pierce County, Asia Pacific Cultural Center, and more. She was also board chair of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce amid the pandemic and in the wake of the death of George Floyd and the ensuing racial protests.
“It was momentous in terms of the changes we made,” she said. Those changes included altering the Chamber’s mission statement to emphasize it as an antiracist organization. “We helped make the South Sound the most equitable and inclusive place to do business in Washington state.”
On Jan. 3, 2022, Jason Whalen was appointed by the Lakewood City Council to the position of Mayor. Whalen is Lakewood’s fifth Mayor since the City’s incorporation in 1996.
Mayor Whalen was elected as a member of the Lakewood City Council in 2009. He is an Army veteran and a longtime participant in local government and service clubs. He is the President-elect of the Lakewood Rotary Club and is a former President of the Tacoma-Pierce County Economic Development Board. He has also served on the Pierce County Charter Review Commission and Lakewood Planning Advisory Board. His wife and three daughters were present to observe his appointment.
The “Hand of Ivan” took a vacation to the Lakewood History Museum for the City of Lakewood’s 25th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, 25, 2021. Ledger Square Law partner and City of Lakewood Deputy Mayor Jason Whalen (right) joined the director of the Ivan Foundation, Earl Bogert (left), at the exhibit featuring Ivan the Gorilla’s life and times at the B & I in Lakewood.
Please join us on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm for an opportunity to meet and view the works of our newest artist, Karen Luke Fildes as well as mingle with local business owners, community leaders and artists. Wine & light appetizers will be served.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest by a pair of self-professed nature lovers, Karen Luke Fildes has spent the past two decades dedicating her love, respect and awe for the natural splendor of the Northwest, using oil and canvas. Her works have been displayed at galleries and exhibits in the Northwest, Canada and Europe. She is a recipient of Pierce County Arts Commission’s Margaret K. Williams Award for Excellence in the Arts and is approaching her goal to complete 1000 landscapes studying water and atmosphere. She seeks rhythm and tone as if music is the heart of her brush.
View the address in full below to see Mayor Victoria Woodards speak on the theme “Our Destiny in Motion”. The event will open with dancers from the Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (TUPAC). There is also ceremonial drumming by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and a performance by the Tacoma Refugee Choir.
Ledger Square Attorney Jason Whalen, Chair of the Economic Development Board for Tacoma and Pierce County, MC’s the 42nd Annual Meeting before a packed audience. With Bruce Kendall, CEO, Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, and futurist, Rebecca Ryan, as keynote speaker.
Grady Heins is a litigation associate, practicing in business law, real estate and title matters, and estate and probate litigation. Grady’s professional background includes significant project management work in the energy industry, involving complex title and leasing work with a variety of landowners and energy-related clients.