Professionally Diverse

Charnelle Bjelkengren

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

NominatedSeptember 2, 2022

  • Charnelle Marie Bjelkengren serves as a judge on the Washington State Superior Court, a role she has had since 2019.

  • Bjelkengren previously served as an administrative law judge for Washington State’s Office of Administrative Hearings from 2013 to 2019.

  • From 2001 to 2003 and from 2004 to 2013, she served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.

  • Bjelkengren received her J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2000 and her B.A. from Mankato State University (now Minnesota State University), cum laude, in 1997.