Member of the Board
NAICJA Region 3
Mark Pouley was appointed as Chief Judge of the Swinomish Tribal Court in March 2004 and was appointed to the Sauk-Suiattle Tribal Court in 2006. He also serves as a pro tem judge for the Northwest Intertribal Court System. Judge Pouley has been a pro tem judge for the Lummi Tribal Court and Court of appeals since 1996. In 2012 he began a four year appointed term as a member on the Washington State Gender and Justice Commission. Judge Pouley is a member of the Board of Directors of the National American Indian Court Judges Association and a member of the Northwest Tribal Court Judges Association. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Pouley was in private practice as a partner in the law firm of Cole & Cole in Stanwood, WA. Judge Pouley earned a J.D. degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan and his undergraduate degrees in political science and speech communication from Gonzaga University. Judge Pouley is a part-time instructor at Everett Community College teaching Tribal Governance.