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Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointment of Jeffrey Bassett to the Kitsap Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed Jeffrey Bassett to the Kitsap Superior Court. Bassett replaces retiring Judge Jay Roof, who has served honorably since 1994.

Julie McKay

Inslee appoints Julie M. McKay to the Spokane County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today appointed Julie M. McKay to the Spokane County Superior Court. McKay is currently a Spokane County Superior Court Commissioner and has served in that role since 2014.

Rebecca Pennell

Inslee appoints Rebecca Pennell to the Division III Court of Appeals

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointment of Rebecca Pennell to the Division III Court of Appeals, District 3. Pennell is a trial attorney with the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington and Idaho, and has been with the organization since 2000.

Johanna Bender

Inslee appoints Johanna Bender to the King County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Johanna Bender to the King County Superior Court. Bender will replace Judge Carol A. Schapira, who has served on the King County Superior Court bench since 1989.

Jackie Shea Brown

Inslee appoints Jackie Shea Brown to newly created Benton-Franklin County Superior Court position

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Jackie Shea Brown to a newly created position on the Benton-Franklin County Superior Court.

David G. Estudillo

Inslee appoints David. G. Estudillo to Grant County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that he is appointing David G. Estudillo to the Grant County Superior Court. He will replace Judge Evan Sperline, the longest serving Superior Court judge in Washington state. Estudillo’s term is effective beginning in September.

Michael Schwartz

Melissa Hemstreet

Inslee announces appointment of Melissa A. Hemstreet to Kitsap County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Melissa A. Hemstreet to the Kitsap County Superior Court. Hemstreet has practiced law in Port Orchard for 16 years and currently operates a solo practice where she focuses on family law and criminal defense. 

Inslee announces appointment of Michael Schwartz to the Pierce County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he is appointing Michael Schwartz to the Pierce County Superior Court. Schwartz serves as a sole practitioner, handling complex felony and civil litigation in both state and federal courts. He has operated his own private law firm since 1999.

Brian Stiles

Inslee announces appointment of Brian Stiles to Skagit County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Brian Stiles to the Skagit County Superior Court. Stiles currently runs his own private law firm and serves as the sole Judge of the Sedro-Woolley Municipal Court.

Brian Coughenour

Governor Inslee announces appointment of Brian Coughenour to the Clallam County Superior Court

Governor Jay Inslee today announced the appointment of Brian Coughenour to the Clallam County Superior Court. Coughenour is currently the court’s commissioner and a Chief Judge for the Lower Elwha Clallam Tribe. He has served in both roles since 2001.

Janet Helson

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