James D. Senescu
James D. Senescu received his B.A. in English from the University of Washington in 1993 and his J.D. in 1997 from Gonzaga University School of Law. Beginning with the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office in 1996, he handled domestic violence crimes in the newly formed Domestic Violence Unit. In 1998, he joined the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office and was involved in the creation of Clark County’s Domestic Violence Court and was a founding member of the Domestic Violence Prosecution Center, where he served as Unit Coordinator from 2003 – 2005. He was then assigned to the Clark County Major Crimes Unit handling homicides and major felonies, including crimes involving abuse of vulnerable adults. He has tried over 110 jury trials involving domestic violence, child abuse, guardianship and person crimes. In 2006, he went into private practice as a partner of Senescu & Babich, PLLC, emphasizing the protection of vulnerable adults in guardianships, civil litigation, and fiduciary management. He is a founding member of the Clark County Vulnerable Adult Task Force and served on the Executive Board of the Clark County Elder Justice Center. He has worked as an adjunct faculty member of Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, as a Pro Tempore Superior Court Judge for Clark County, and as an appointed Clark County Civil Service Commissioner for 10 years. He has presented at numerous trainings for law enforcement, attorneys, judges and community members both locally and statewide on familial and elder abuse issues and legal protections.