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The Superior Court of Pierce County is organized into as many departments as there are judges authorized by law. Each departmental judge employs a full-time judicial assistant and court reporter. Seven full-time court commissioners are employed by the court. The commissioners preside over and decide matters in various divisions such as Civil, Juvenile, Civil Mental Health and Adoptions.

Individual Information
Use the photos below to view individual judge and commissioner profiles. The departments are numbered consecutively in the order of their creation, as follows:
Dept. 1
Judge Orlando

Hon.
James
Orlando

253.798.7578
Dept. 2
Judge Stolz

Hon.
Katherine
M. Stolz

253.798.7573  
Dept. 3
Judge Larkin

Hon.
Thomas
P. Larkin

253.798.7576  
Dept. 4
Judge Chushcoff

Hon.
Bryan
Chushcoff 

253.798.7574  
Dept. 5
Judge Hogan

Hon.
Vicki
L. Hogan

253.798.7566  
Dept. 6
Judge Nevin

Hon. 
Jack 
Nevin

253.798.7502  
Dept. 7
Judge Costello

Hon. 
Jerry
Costello

253.798.7568
Dept. 8
Judge Tollefson

Hon.
Brian
Tollefson

253.798.7565
Dept. 9
Judge Murphy

Hon.
Edmund Murphy

253.798.3655  
Dept. 10
Judge Johnson

Hon.
Garold
Johnson

253.798.7572  
Dept. 11
Judge McCarthy

Hon.
John A. McCarthy

253.798.7571  
Dept. 12
Judge Arend

Hon.
Stephanie
Arend

253.798.7562  
Dept. 13
Judge Nelson

Hon.
Kathryn
J. Nelson

253.798.7564  
Dept. 14
Judge Serko

Hon.
Susan
K. Serko

253.798.3646  
Dept. 15
Judge Felnagle

Hon.
Thomas
J. Felnagle

253.798.3966
Dept. 16
Judge Martin

Hon.
Elizabeth Martin

253.798.6630  
Dept. 17
Judge Culpepper

Hon.
Ronald
Culpepper
Presiding
253.798.6640  
Dept. 18
Judge Rumbaugh

Hon. 
Stan
J. Rumbaugh

253.798.6650  
Dept. 19
Judge Sorensen            
Hon.
Philip K. Sorensen      

253.798.7735
Dept.20
Judge van Doorninck

Hon.
Kitty-Ann
van Doorninck

253.798.6688  
Dept. 21
Judge Cuthertson

Hon.
Frank E. Cuthbertson

253.798.7625  
Dept. 22
Judge Hickman

Hon.
John R. Hickman

253.798.6779 
Comm.
Meagan
Foley 
Comm.
Mary
Dicke
Comm.
Mark
Gelman 
Comm.
Robyn
Lindsay 
Comm.
Diana 
Kiesel 
Presiding
Comm.
Clint
Johnson
Comm. 
Craig
Adams
Comm.
Karena Kirkendoll
Commissioner Services,  253.798.6697