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Superior Court

Superior Court Judges: John M. Meyer, Susan K. Cook, Michael E. Rickert, Dave Needy
Court Administrator: Delilah George


Felony first appearances have always been held on the 7:00 District Court Calendar and heard by the District Court judges.  Their calendar times will soon change from 7:00 A.M. daily to 8:30 A.M. daily.   Please be advised that effective Monday, December 1st, 2014, all felony first appearances on Superior Court cases will be heard in Superior Court with the following calendars:

Monday – ex parte calendar
Tuesday – ex parte calendar
Wednesday – criminal motions calendar
Thursday – criminal in-custody calendar
Friday – out-of -custody calendar

2014 Changes to Local Court Rules


John M. Meyer, Judge
Department 1

Michael E. Rickert, Judge
Department 2

Susan K. Cook, Judge
Department 3

Dave Needy, Judge
Department 4

Court Commissioners

G. Brian Paxton
Karen Lerner

Court Administrator

Delilah George


Mission Statement

The mission of Skagit County Superior Court is to deliver fair, prompt, and understandable resolutions of legal disputes.
We will provide equal access to justice and treat participants professionally, impartially and respectfully.

Superior Court Handles the Following Cases:

Felony Criminal
Dissolution and Custody
Juvenile Court Proceedings
Paternity Cases/Adoption Matters
Mental Commitment Proceedings

All court records and documents are maintained in the Skagit County Clerk's Office. Please call that office directly at (360)336-9440 for all related inquiries about the court file.