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

Superior Court Administration Staff

Find out below who you need to contact for assistance.

Tiffany Deaton

(509) 736-3071 Ext. 3318

Tiffany.Deaton@co.benton.wa.us

 

Court Administrator

 

  • Serves as the judicial administrator and supervisor for the daily operations of the Superior Court.
  • Provides daily oversight of the court’s operations; development and implementation of policies and procedures; budget development; personnel management; records management; facilities management; case-flow management; identifies and resolves technological needs and challenges; oversight of projects, grants, and contracts; and other duties as required.
  • Provides managerial leadership for selection, supervision, mentoring, and evaluation of non- judicial staff.

 

Josee Saldua

(509) 736-3071 Ext. 3219

josee.saldua@co.benton.wa.us

 

Administrative Assistant

 

Angelina Stevenson

(509) 736-3071 Ext. 3218

Angelina.Stevenson@co.benton.wa.us

 

Domestic and Paternity Case Manager

 

Sandra Alarcon

(509) 736-3071 Ext. 3328

Sandra.Alarcon@co.benton.wa.us

 

Family Court Investigator

 

Johnny Izaguirre

(509) 736-3071 Ext. 3184

johnny.izaguirre@co.benton.wa.us

 

Civil Case Manager

 

Civil Cases

  • Prepares and monitors Civil Case Schedule Orders
  • Schedules Civil Status, Settlement and Pre-Trial Conferences
  • Provides available civil trial dates for continuances/re-sets

Mandatory Arbitration Coordinator

  • Manages Appointment of Arbitrators
  • Processes Arbitration Applications
  • Maintains Arbitration Forms

 Lower Court Appeals  (LCA)

  • Prepares and monitors LCA Case Schedule Orders
  • Schedules Status and Oral Argument Hearings

Administrative Law Reviews (ALR)

  • Prepares and monitors ALR Case Schedule Orders
  • Schedules Status and Oral Argument Hearings

 Bench Copies

  • Point of contact for electronic submitting of bench copies through eMotion

      Janette Lopez

(509) 736-3071 Ext. 3389

Janette.Lopez@co.benton.wa.us

 

     Superior Court Case Manager

 

  • Assists Civil Case Manager in management of civil cases
  • Assists Domestic Case Manager in the management of domestic cases
  • Processes Motions for Reconsideration, Motions for Revision and Motions to Appear by Telephone

Julie Higuera

(509) 736-3071 Ext. 3563

Julie.Higuera@co.benton.wa.us

 

     Guardianship Monitoring Program Case Manager

 

       Guardianships

       Title 11 Guardian ad Litem Registry Manager

       Title 26 Guardian ad Litem Registry Manager

      Marshall Pickett

(509) 736-3071 Ext. 3172

Marshall.Pickett@co.benton.wa.us

    

      Adult Drug Court Coordinator

 

  • Meets with and interviews prospective Drug Court participants and prepares intake reports and recommendations 
  • Conducts weekly interviews and status reviews with participants
  • Reviews all drug testing
  • Prepares weekly reports for team review
  • Presentation of reports and intakes in weekly staff meetings
  • Facilitates weekly team staffings
  • Court presentations
  • Testimony in Court
  • Supervises Drug Court Case Manager
  • Community Outreach
  • Provides Retention Services
  • Collects Program Data

      Kerry McLerran

(509) 736-3071 Ext. 3019

Kerry.McLerran@co.benton.wa.us

    

     Adult Drug Court Case Manager

 

  • Meets with and interviews prospective Drug Court participants and prepares intake reports and recommendations 
  • Conducts weekly interviews and status reviews with participants
  • Reviews all drug testing
  • Prepares weekly reports for team review
  • Presentation of reports and intakes in weekly staff meetings
  • Facilitates weekly team staffings
  • Court presentations
  • Testimony in Court

       Kimberely Schuler

(509) 736-3071 Ext. 3019 &3054

Kimberely.Schuler@co.benton.wa.us

      Adult Drug Court Assistant

 

  • Obtains and tracks all drug testing 
  • Writes quarterly newsletter for Drug Court 
  • Prepares and edits all weekly court reports 
  • Statistical tracking of Drug Court participants 
  • Prepares monthly financial activity report 
  • Assists the Drug Court Case Manager 
  • Organizes graduations

Ex Parte

Important Notice

 Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.

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

509-736-3071

 

Importance Notice

The Courts will be closed for  Veteran's Day on Monday, November 11, 2019.

 

There will be no court procededings during the afternoon of Friday, September 20, 2019 do to a Judicial Meeting.

 

The week of September 23, 2019 is a non-trial week because of the Fall Judicial Conference.

 

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

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Due to the rapidly changing nature of the Court’s information on the internet pages, the Benton and Franklin Counties Superior Courts cannot insure 100% accuracy.  The data and links are provided for informational purposes only and may not have been updated on the date you view it.  The Courts assume no liability for any legal consequences arising out of any information on these pages.

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