​Title 11 (Probate/Guardianship) Guardians ad Litem

   

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 Word or Adobe PDF format.

Title 11 Application
Policy
WSP WATCH Link
GAL Code of Conduct

Current Registry Guardians ad Litem.  To view profiles, click on the name (requires Adobe Reader).


​Albert A. Abuan
10896 Maiden Lane NE
Bainbridge Island WA 98110

206-595-8614

Andrew L. Benjamin
​4616  25th Avenue #311
Seattle WA  98105

206-622-8953
Stanley D. Bonner
​1702 Sixth Avenue, Ste. 1
Tacoma WA 98405-3310

253-593-4190​
Linda P. Burbank
PO Box 111899
Tacoma WA  98411

253-301-2562
Angela K. Carlson-Whitley
​222 Lee St SW Ste 112
Tumwater WA 98501

360-915-9774
Curtis J. Coyne
​28 S Harrington Lagoon Road
Coupeville WA 98239-3916

360-682-2476
Heather L. Crawford
​911 South I Street
Tacoma WA 98405

253-627-7800
Stephen J. DeVoght
​PO Box 2537
Vashon WA  98070

206-819-2944​
Mark S. Elgot
​1521 Piperberry Way SE, Ste 137
Port Orchard WA 98366-1231

360-307-0666​
Carole S. Fisher
​40 Lake Bellevue Drive, Ste 100
Bellevue WA 98005-2480

206-799-4898​
Landon M. Gibson, III
​901 E Main Street
Auburn WA 98002

253-833-8855
Michael W. Howard
​911 South I Street
Tacoma WA 98405

253-627-7800​
Sheridan Ley-Mackey
​9424 NE Lafayette Avenue
Bainbridge Island WA 98110

206-554-1294​
Deborah Mark-Corpolongo
​PO Box 72
Olalla WA 98359

253-857-5711​
Sara McCulloch
​PO Box 4519
Rollingbay  WA  98061

206-842-5841
Jenifer Mick
​PO Box 1063
Seabeck WA 98380

360-710-9122
Steven L. Olsen
216 Erickson Avenue NE
Bainbridge Island WA 98110

206-780-0240​
Paulette Peterson
​7869 Hansen Road NE
Bainbridge Island WA 98110

206-855-9293
MagdaLena A. Pratt
​11899 Venice Loop NE
Bainbridge Island WA 98110

206-794-7143
Ron Richmond
​1521 Piperberry Way SE, Ste 135
Port Orchard WA 98366

360-692-7201
Perri Rochelle
​4521 76th Street NW
Tulalip WA  98271

360-651-8657
Shawna Shearer
​3330 Kitsap Way
Bremerton WA  98312

360-377-7691
Susan Spuller
​7869 Hansen Rd NE
Bainbridge Island WA 98110

206-855-9293​
Philip B. Wade
​PO Box 5714
Bremerton WA 98312

360-373-8526
Carol J. Williams
​7061 NW Jupiter Trail
Silverdale WA  98383

360-355-5168​
Marcus Williamson
​10866 NE Bill Point Dr
Bainbridge Island WA 98110

310-780-1510​
Suzanne Thompson Wininger
​1410 Main Street
Sumner WA 98390

253-863-0207