RCW 11.88.090 is the Washington law that governs appointment of guardians ad litem in guardianship matters filed with the superior court. RCW 11.88.090(3) provides that "Upon receipt of a petition for appointment of guardian or limited guardian, . . . the court shall appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the best interests of the alleged incapacitated person, . . .". RCW 11.88.090(4)(a) provides that "The superior court of each county shall develop and maintain a registry of persons who are willing and qualified to serve as guardians ad litem in guardianship matters. The court shall choose as guardian ad litem a person whose name appears on the registry in a system of consistent rotation, . . .".
Kitsap County Superior Court complies with the provisions of RCW 11.88.090. Our court conducts an annual review of each guardian ad litem's qualifications. Appointment of a guardian ad litem in guardianship cases is based on a strict rotation. The guardians ad litem listed below have met the qualification requirements of RCW 11.88.090(4)(a) and (b). A notebook is maintained in the Kitsap County Superior Court office located in Room 210 of the Kitsap County Courthouse that includes each GAL's qualifications. You
must contact the Kitsap County Superior Court Office to obtain the name of the guardian ad litem next in line for appointment in the strict rotation. The order must be initialed by an appropriate staff member prior to presentation to a judge.
To comply with HIPPA requirements, all requests for GAL fees paid under KCLGALR 5 must include an Order re Guardian ad Litem Fees that may be downloaded in
Adobe PDF format.
Title 11 Application (Word or PDF)Release of Information (Word or PDF)PolicyWSP WATCH LinkGAL Code of Conduct
Title 11 Application (Word or PDF)
Release of Information (Word or PDF)
WSP WATCH Link
GAL Code of Conduct
Albert A. Abuan10896 Maiden Lane NEBainbridge Island WA 98110206-595-8614Andrew L. Benjamin4616 25th Ave #311Seattle WA 98105206-622-8953Stanley D. Bonner1702 Sixth Ave Ste 1Tacoma WA 98405-3310253-593-4190Linda P. BurbankPO Box 111899Tacoma WA 98411253-301-2562Angela K. Carlson-Whitley222 Lee St SW Ste 112Tumwater WA 98501360-915-9774Curtis J. Coyne28 S Harrington Lagoon RdCoupeville WA 98239-3916360-682-2476Heather L. Crawford911 South I StTacoma WA 98405253-627-7800Stephen J. DeVoghtPO Box 2537Vashon WA 98070206-819-2944Mark S. Elgot1521 Piperberry Way SE Ste 127Port Orchard WA 98366-1231360-307-0666Carole S. Fisher40 Lake Bellevue Dr Ste 100Bellevue WA 98005-2480206-799-4898Landon M. Gibson III901 E Main StAuburn WA 98002253-833-8855Michael W. Howard911 South I StTacoma WA 98405253-627-7800Sheridan Ley-Mackey9424 NE Lafayette AveBainbridge Island WA 98110206-554-1294Deborah Mark-CorpolongoPO Box 72Olalla WA 98359253-857-5711Sara McCullochPO Box 4519Rollingbay WA 98061206-842-5841Jenifer MickPO Box 1063Seabeck WA 98380360-710-9122Steven L. Olsen216 Erickson Ave NEBainbridge Island WA 98110206-780-0240Paulette Peterson7869 Hansen Rd NEBainbridge Island WA 98110206-855-9293MagdaLena A. Pratt11899 Venice Loop NEBainbridge Island WA 98110206-794-7143Ron Richmond1521 Piperberry Way SE Ste 135Port Orchard WA 98366360-692-7201Perri Rochelle4521 76th St NWTulalip WA 98271360-651-8657Shawna Shearer3330 Kitsap WayBremerton WA 98312360-377-7691Susan Spuller7869 Hansen Rd NEBainbridge Island WA 98110206-855-9293Philip B. WadePO Box 5714Bremerton WA 98312360-373-8526Carol J. Williams7061 NW Jupiter TrailSilverdale WA 98383360-355-5168Marcus Williamson10866 NE Bill Point DrBainbridge Island WA 98110310-780-1510Suzanne Thompson Wininger1410 Main StSumner WA 98390253-863-0207