Court Commissioner for Superior Court

The Pierce County Superior Court Judges solicit applications at this time for the full-time position of Court Commissioner with an anticipated start date of November 2017.  Please review the announcement and application packet here.



Beginning September 15, 2017, attorneys interested in applying to be on the 2018 Pro Tem Judge/Settlement Mediator panel can pick up applications in Superior Court Administration, Room 334. A fillable PDF application will also be available; here. Completed applications may be emailed back to cplatt1@co.pierce.wa.us or you may deliver and date stamp your application in Superior Court Administration, Room 334, by no later than 4:30 pm on October 27, 2017.  Late applications will not be considered. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Current members of the panel must re-apply to be considered for the 2018 panel.

If there are questions please contact the Pro Tem Judge Coordinator, Cristina Platt at 253-798-7287. 

Court Appointed Attorneys in ADA Cases

Pierce County Superior Court is seeking to add to the list of qualified local attorneys who are willing to accept appointment by the court to represent civil litigants with eligible disabilities under GR-33. Appointments under GR-33 are nearly always for disabled individuals who are eligible due to severe psychological or neurological impairments and have subsequently been found after an evaluation and review of healthcare records to qualify for court appointed counsel as an ADA accommodation. The court appointment rate is currently set by Superior Court at $85.00 per hour.

Any attorney who is interested in being placed on the ADA Appointment List, should provide the below listed information to Dea Finigan, Deputy Court Administrator, at Pierce County Superior Court, 930 Tacoma Avenue South, Room 334, Tacoma, WA. 98402. If you have questions please contact Ms. Finigan at (253) 798-4193.

  • Full Name (First, M.I. Last)
  • WSBA#
  • Business Mailing Address
  • Business Physical Address (if different from the mailing address)
  • Business Phone
  • Business Fax
  • Business E-Mail Address
  • Practice Emphasis (i.e. what are your areas of expertise and what types of cases are you willing to accept for court appointment?)
Please Note: Attorneys Who Are Already on the Superior Court Ada List Do Not Need to Re-Apply!!

You can also view a list of all open positions within Pierce County.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are no volunteer opportunities with Superior Court at this time.