In Washington, Superior Court handles all "general civil" cases. A general civil case begins when an individual or organization initiates or files a lawsuit against another individual or organization. Breach of contract, personal injury, and medical malpractice disputes are examples of this type of case. In Thurston County our general civil cases are heard at the Superior Court Main Campus, five Judges are assigned civil cases. Civil motions are heard by each civil Judge on Fridays. Calendar information is below under helpful links.
Superior Court handles other types of civil matters as well. For example, family law cases, and most probate and guardianship cases are handled by Family and Juvenile Court, as well. Petitions for court-ordered mental health treatment are handled by ITA Court.
Civil cases assigned to Judge Chris Lanese were reassigned to Judge Sharonda Amamilo. Please see LCR 3 regarding reassigned cases because a judge is no longer assigned to a trial department. To see a list of those cases please click here.