Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court
  Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court

Welcome to Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court

Judge Joe Burrowes

Judge Alex Ekstrom

Judge Cameron Mitchell

Judge Dave Petersen

Judge Carrie Runge

Judge Jacqueline Shea-Brown

Judge Sam Swanberg

Court Commissioner Jacqueline Stam

Court Commissioner Pamela Peterson

Court Commissioner Darin Campbell



2021 to 2022 Administrative Judges

Judge Swanberg - Presiding Judge 

Judge Shea-Brown - Assistant Presiding Judge



Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court strives to adjudicate all cases in a manner that is timely, fair, impartial & endeavors to respect diversity, ethics and individuals’ rights.



Open to all

Accountable to all

Justice for all

Benton County Business Hours

Mon-Fri :

08:00 am - 04:00 pm

Franklin County Business Hours

Mon-Fri :

08:30 am - 04:00 pm

Courts close for lunch from Noon to 1:00 pm

Court's Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

En respuesta a la nueva pandemia de coronavirus (o COVID-19), nuestros servicios estaran limitados

Click HERE for the latest information concerning the Court's response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Superior Court bench has made several amendments and additions to the Superior Court Local Court Rules  We encourage all to review and provide comments and/or feedback to the bench's anticipated amendements and additions via email to Tiffany Deaton  no later than June 28, 2021 at 5:00pm.

DRAFT 2021 Superior Court Local Court Rules - Updated 5/28/2021
DRAFT 2021 Local Court Rules 5.21.2021 -[...]
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Ex Parte

Important Notice

 Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.

Holiday Schedule

The Courts will be closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 5, 2021. 



Please refer to the Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.


Arbitrator Eligibility

Important Notice

Click HERE for information and attestation form.

Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center

7122 W Okanogan Pl

Building A

Kennewick, WA 99336




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