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resented serial killer Gary Ridgway, the
Green River Killer; he brokered a plea deal
that spared Ridgway the death penalty in
exchange for Ridgway’s confession to 49
counts of aggravated murder. In 2006, he
published a book, Defending Gary, detailing the experience.
Mark W. Prothero died on April 19,
2014, at the age of 57.
Hon. Christine J. Quinn-Brintnall
Christine Quinn-Brintnall was born in
Portland. She received her undergraduate
degree from Evergreen State College and
her law degree from the University of Puget
Sound. She worked as a deputy prosecuting attorney for King County and clerked
for Judge James A. Andersen at the Court
of Appeals. In 1983, Quinn-Brintnall became chief criminal deputy for the Pierce
County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and
later became a senior criminal prosecutor
and head of the appeals unit. In 2000, she
was elected to the Washington State Court
of Appeals, and in 2012, she was elected
its presiding chief judge. In her free time,
she judged mock trial competitions for the
YMCA and law schools and served on the
boards of the Emergency Food Network,
Werlin Reading Teams, and Tacoma Youth
Symphony. She was a volunteer reading tutor in Tacoma public schools, and enjoyed
playing the flute and piano.
Christine J. Quinn-Brintnall died on
May 19, 2014, at the age of 62.
Alan N. Rasmussen
Alan Rasmussen was born in Tacoma
and was a lifelong resident of the Tacoma
and Lakewood area. He received his undergraduate degree from the University
of Washington and his law degree from
the University of Washington School of
Law. After law school, Rasmussen served
a tour of duty in Vietnam with the U.S.
Army, and was awarded a Bronze Star for
meritorious service. Returning home, he
joined a law firm in Fife before starting his
own solo practice in Spanaway, which he
maintained for 43 years. Rasmussen was
known for being compassionate and generous with his time, frequently assisting
those in need of legal services who could
not afford to pay. He strongly believed that
legal services should be available and affordable to all.
Alan N. Rasmussen died on June 21,
2014, at the age of 71.
Ann M. Ryan
Ann Ryan was born in Minnesota and
grew up in Bellevue. She received her un-
dergraduate degree from Western Wash-
ington University and her law degree from
the University of Puget Sound. She worked
for the Pierce County Department of As-
signed Counsel, the Associated Counsel
for the Accused, the Commissioner to the
Washington Supreme Court, and was an
assistant attorney general at the Washing-
ton Office of the Attorney General.
Ann M. Ryan died on April 2, 2014, at
the age of 55.
Albert J. Schauble
Albert Schauble was born in North Dakota
and grew up in St. John, Washington. He
received his undergraduate degree from
Gonzaga University and his law degree
from Gonzaga University School of Law.
He served a 16-month tour of duty in Ko-
rea as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army. After
law school, Schauble moved to Pullman
and joined the firm of Hugh Aitken and
Marshall Neill, where he practiced for the
rest of his life. He was a past president of
the Pullman Chamber of Commerce and
the Whitman County Bar Association
and was a fellow of the American College