​Title 11.130 (Probate / Adult Guardianship/ Conservatorship)

Guardians ad Litem / Court Visitors

RCW 11.130.280 is the Washington law that governs appointment of guardians ad litem and court visitors in adult guardianship and conservatorship matters filed with the superior court.  RCW 11.130.280(1) provides that "On receipt of a petition under RCW 11.130.270 for appointment of a guardian, . . . the court shall appoint a court visitor.  The court visitor must be an individual with training or experience in the type of abilities, limitations and needs alleged in the petition." RCW 11.130.155(1) 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 and visitors in guardianship and conservatorship 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 11.130.  Our court conducts an annual review of each guardian ad litem's and court visitor's qualifications.  Appointment of a guardian ad litem or court visitor in adult guardianship and conservatorship cases is based on a strict rotation.  The guardians ad litem/court visitors listed below have met the qualification requirements of RCW 11.130.155.  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/court visitor'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 and/or court visitor fees paid under KCLGALR 5 must include an Order re Guardian ad Litem/Court Visitor  Fees that may be downloaded in Word or Adobe PDF format.

 
Current Registry Guardians ad Litem.  To view profiles, click on the name (requires Adobe Reader)
 
Albert A. Abuan
​PMB 341
321 High School Rd NE Ste D3
Bainbridge Island WA 98110
cdrabuan@msn.com
206-595-8614
Stanley D. Bonner
​1702 Sixth Avenue, Ste 1
Tacoma WA  98405-3310
lifelongspastic01@yahoo.com
253-593-4190
Angela K. Carlson-Whitley
222 Lee St SW Ste 112
Tumwater WA 98501
Acarlson-whitley@CWL.comcastbiz.net
360-915-9774
​Stephen J. DeVoght
​PO Box 2537
Vashon WA  98070
steve@devoghtlaw.com
206-819-2944
Landon M. Gibson III
​901 E Main St
Auburn WA 98002
landon_SGJ@yahoo.com
253-833-8855
Jaime Huff
​PO Box 911
Seabeck WA  98380
jaime@jshuff.com
360-443-6563
​Deborah Mark-Corpolongo
​PO Box 72
Olalla WA 98359
debbielmc@hotmail.com
253-857-5711
Sara McCulloch
​PO Box 4519
Rollingbay WA 98061
sara@saramccullochlaw.com
206-842-5841
Jenifer Mick
​PO Box 1063
Seabeck WA 98380
structuredharmony@yahoo.com
360-710-9122
​Katherine Moglia
​8202 NE Hwy 104 Ste 102 #155
Kingston WA 98346
kate@kitsaplawoffice.com
360-881-7090
Shawna Shearer
​3330 Kitsap Way, Suite B
Bremerton WA 98312
s.shearer@bcalawyers.com
360-377-7691
Carol J. Williams​
​7061 NW Jupiter Trail
Silverdale WA 98383
cjwkgo@gmail.com
360-355-5168
Marcus R. Williamson
​PO Box 311
Keyport WA  98345
wmassociates2021@outlook.com
310-780-1510
Suzanne Thompson Wininger
​1410 Main St
Sumner WA 98390
suzanne@ctwcaringsolutions.com
253-863-0207