​Mission

Adjudicate all cases, both criminal and civil, in a just and timely manner.  Assure due process and equal protection under the law.  Promote access to justice to all persons, and install public confidence and trust in the judiciary. 

Jeanette DaltonDepartment ​1​January 2017-December 2021
Michelle Adams​Department 2​June 2018-December 2021
Melissa Hemstreet​Department 3​January 2017-December 2021
William C. Houser​Department 4​January 2017-December 2021
Jeffrey P. Bassett​Department 5​January 2017-December 2021
​Kevin D. Hull​Department 6​January 2017-December 2021
Jennifer A. Forbes​Department 7​January 2017-December 2021
Sally F. Olsen​Department 8​January 2017-December 2021
​​Court Commissioner ​Matthew L. Clucas

Functions

         

The Superior Court is a general jurisdiction court.  It has the responsibility of adjudicating matters coming before it over which it has original or appellate jurisdiction, pursuant to the Constitution of the State of Washington.  This includes felony criminal, civil, juvenile, domestic relations, adoption, guardianship, paternity, probate, domestic violence, and mental illness cases.  The court is charged with resolving cases in an accessible, efficient, expeditious fashion to comply with the Trial Court Performance Standards.

Goals

  • Justly and fairly, adjudicate all criminal cases within the constitutional, statutory and judicial mandated time-lines.

  • Justly and fairly, adjudicate all civil cases within the applicable ABA standard time-lines for each type of civil case.

  • Provide, with limited resources, for anticipated increases in court filings.

  • Anticipate judicial response to significant changes in legislation, particularly in the juvenile justice system, criminal and domestic relations arenas.

  • Provide an open and accessible forum for court business.

 

2018 Judicial Assignments

Judge Sally F. Olsen, Presiding Judge
Judge Kevin D. Hull, Presiding Judge-Elect

 

​Criminal Calendar and
Juvenile Calendar
​Judge Bassett/Judge Mills (Jan - Jun)
Judge Hemstreet/Judge Houser (Jul - Dec)
​Adult Treatment Courts
Assistant Treatment Court
​Judge Dalton
Judge Hemstreet
​Domestic Presiding​Judge Hemstreet
​Guardianship Delinquency​Judge Bassett
​Family Dependency Drug Court​Judge Forbes
​Juvenile Treatment Courts​Judge Hemstreet
​Unified Family Court​Judge Bassett