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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

798.7578
Dept. 2
Judge Stolz

Hon.
Katherine
M. Stolz

798.7573  
Dept. 3
Judge Larkin

Hon.
Thomas
P. Larkin

798.7576  
Dept. 4
Judge Chushcoff

Hon.
Bryan
Chushcoff 

798.7574  
Dept. 5
Judge Hogan

Hon.
Vicki
L. Hogan

798.7566  
Dept. 6
Judge Nevin

Hon. 
Jack 
Nevin

798.7502  
Dept. 7
Judge Costello

Hon. 
Jerry
Costello

798.7568
Dept. 8
Judge Tollefson

Hon.
Brian
Tollefson

798.7565
Dept. 9
Judge Murphy

Hon.
Edmund Murphy

798.3655  
Dept. 10
Judge Johnson

Hon.
Garold
Johnson

798.7572  
Dept. 11
Judge McCarthy

Hon.
John A. McCarthy

798.7571  
Dept. 12
Judge Arend

Hon.
Stephanie
Arend

798.7562  
Dept. 13
Judge Nelson

Hon.
Kathryn
J. Nelson

798.7564  
Dept. 14
Judge Serko

Hon.
Susan
K. Serko

798.3646  
Dept. 15
Judge Felnagle

Hon.
Thomas
J. Felnagle

798.3966
Dept. 16
Judge Martin

Hon.
Elizabeth Martin

798.6630  
Dept. 17
Judge Culpepper

Hon.
Ronald
Culpepper
Presiding
798.6640  
Dept. 18
Judge Rumbaugh

Hon. 
Stan
J. Rumbaugh

798.6650  
Dept. 19
Judge Sorensen

Hon.
Philip K. Sorensen      

798.7735
Dept.20
Judge van Doorninck

Hon.
Kitty-Ann
van Doorninck

798.6688  
Dept. 21
Judge Cuthertson

Hon.
Frank E. Cuthbertson

798.7625  
Dept. 22
Judge Hickman

Hon.
John R. Hickman

798.6779 
Comm.
Meagan
Foley 
Comm.
Mary
Dicke
Comm.
Mark
Gelman 
Comm.
Robyn
Lindsay 
Comm.
Diana 
Kiesel 
           
Comm.
Clint
Johnson
Presiding
Comm. 
Craig
Adams
Comm.
Karena Kirkendoll
Commissioner Services,  253.798.6697