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.