Gloria Ochoa-Bruck JD
Gloria currently serves as Director of Local Government and Multi-Cultural Affairs for the City of Spokane. Gloria commenced her legal career as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Benton County and then transitioned into private practice. Gloria served as Chief Judge for Spokane Tribal Court.
Gloria serves on the board for the Washington State Bar Association Lawyer's Fund for Client Protection and the Civil Rights Section. Gloria was elected to serve as a Trustee for the Spokane County Bar Association and serves as Co-VP for the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington. Gloria is a founding member of the Latino Hope Foundation and serves as the Immediate Past President. Gloria serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington State YMCA Youth and Government, Empire Health Foundation, Family Impact Network, and the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force. Gloria is a member of Spokane Rotary Club 21.
Gloria was named one of the Top Lawyers in Spokane by Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine, from 2011 to 2017. Gloria was selected as one of Catalyst Magazine's Twenty Under 40 in 2012. Gloria is a Washington State Bar Association Leadership Institute Fellow in the inaugural class of 2005 and a 2012 Judicial Institute Fellow. She was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star by Law and Politics in 2005 and 2013. She was recognized by the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington with the 2015 Modelo de Excelencia/Model of Excellence Award. Gloria was awarded the Leadership Spokane 2016 Alum Lifetime Achievement Award.
Gloria earned her Associates of Arts degree from Columbia Basin College, her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Washington State University Tri-Cities, and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Idaho College of Law.