Municipal Court Judge

Officer of the Court

The Puyallup Judge is an elected position and serves a four year term of office. The judge is the principal officer of the Court with authority to render findings and lawful judgments in all Puyallup Municipal Court cases.

Judge Andrea Beall

Andrea Beall was unanimously appointed Puyallup Municipal Court Judge by the City Council in 2012 to fill the term of retiring Judge Shelton. She was elected to her first four year term in 2013.


Judge Beall has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington with a dual major: Political Science and Society and Justice. She immediately went on to law school and graduated from Seattle University School of Law with a Juris Doctor cum laude.

Post - Graduation

In her final semester of law school, Judge Beall had the honor of serving as an extern to the Honorable William Dwyer, Judge for the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington. Following law school, she was an associate in a small firm providing misdemeanor indigent defense services to several municipalities. She remained with the firm for her entire career as an attorney, and was managing partner at the time she left to join the judiciary.

Joining Judiciary

Since joining the judiciary, Judge Beall has volunteered to serve as a judge for the YMCA mock trial competitions at both the district and state levels. She is an active member of the District and Municipal Court Judge’s Association, currently serving as the Association’s representative to the Washington State Interpreter Commission. She also volunteers with the Puyallup School District and is a proud Rotarian. Off the bench, Judge Beall enjoys travel, sports, and spending time with her husband and children.