The Office of the Superior Court Administrator performs the executive functions to enable the judges to focus on adjudication of cases.

Superior Court Judges do not have Judicial Assistants therefore, contact with Judges should go through the Court Administrator. Court Administrators do not give legal advise.

The Administrator handles all the fiscal and logistical needs of the courts. The office provides several services in connection with the administration of justice, to wit:

  • Arbitration Services
  • Public Defenders Contracts
  • Guardian ad Litem Services
  • Mental Health Court Program

Susie Palmateer, Court Administrator, (360) 740-1333 ext. 3,

Paula Willey, Assistant Court Administrator (360) 740-1333 ext 2

Stephanie Miller, Drug Court Manager, (360) 740-2731 Fax: 360-740-2739

Jan Self, Drug Court - Community Outreach Worker (360) 740-1179 Fax: 360-740-2739

Sophia Limacher - Mental Health Court Program Coordinator (360) 740-1405

Court Reporters

Assigned To


Tel. No.

Judge Toynbee, Dept 1

Randi Hamilton

(360) 740-1173

Judge Lawler, Dept 2

Cheryl Hendricks

(360) 740-1171

Judge O'Rourke, Dept 3

Jessica Turner

(360) 740-2658