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Judge William Houser

Department No. 4

Judge William C. Houser joined the Kitsap County Superior Court on April 1, 2014.  He earned his bachelors and law degrees from Willamette University and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1983 and the Washington State Bar in 2003.

Judge Houser's legal career includes work as a prosecutor, partner in a small law firm and public defender.  In Kitsap County he worked with The Law Office of Wecker/Hunko and the firm of Crawford, McGilliard, Peterson & Yelish.  Immediately prior to his appointment to the bench, Houser was an attorney with the Kitsap County Public Defender Division. 

As a part of his judicial work, Judge Houser served as a judicial member of the Washington State Sentencing Guidelines Commission from 2018 to 2023.
Judge Houser is married and has two adult children.


Judge Houser's Law Clerk:

Kyle Gallagher 360-337-4593