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Thurston County, Washington

The content on the Thurston County website is currently provided in English. We are providing the “Translation” for approximately 10 languages. The goal of the translation is to provide visitors with limited English proficiency to access information on the website in other languages. The translations do not translate all types of documents, and it may not give you an exact translation all the time. The translations are made through an automated process, which may not result in accurate or precise translations, particularly of technical and legal terminology.

Prosecuting Attorney

One of the foundational values of the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is transparency. To help ensure the community that we serve is well-informed, this office strives to provide members of the media with timely, accurate, consistent, and comprehensive information.

It is our goal to keep our community informed about high-profile court cases, legal decisions, office policies, and issues related to public safety in Thurston County. If you are a member of the media and would like to schedule an interview, need information on a certain case, or are looking for an expert in a certain area of prosecution, please call or email.

 Searching for Case Information

Thurston County superior court case and hearing information may be performed using the Odyssey Portal.  The Odyssey Portal provides information related to:

  • Criminal case attorneys, charges, calendars and hearings
  • Civil case parties, attorneys, calendars and hearings

If you can’t find what you’re looking for using the Odyssey Portal, please call or email our office. The communications staff does not work during holidays or weekends.

Court files are public records and subject to public inspection, unless they have been sealed by the court. Such records can be viewed and/or copied for a fee during business hours at the Thurston County Courthouse. For more information about looking up court records, please visit the Public Records page

Note: All Juvenile Court records are confidential. Journalists may petition the court to release juvenile court documents.

Interviews with Prosecuting Attorney Jon Tunheim

To request an interview, call Susan Strong.

Receiving press releases

If you’re interested in receiving press releases, email our office with a request to be added to the list. All press releases are posted online in the “Media Center” section of our webpage.

Attending court sessions

Members of the media are always encouraged to attend virtual or in-person court sessions, calendars, or hearings.

Photographing or filming court proceedings

Washington State law allows accredited news organizations to videotape/photograph court proceedings in the Superior Court if permitted by the judge, based on where the case is filed. For more information, contact the Thurston County District Court.