Superior Court

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


Please be advised as follows:


The Judicial Spring Conference will be April 27, 28, 29.  There will be no trials scheduled during that week.  All of the calendars have been stricken except those listed below:

  • Monday – 1:15 Ex Parte (Judge Svaren)
  • Tuesday –  9:30 Civil Commitment Hearings (Pro Tem Commissioner Nielsen)  & 1:15 Ex Parte (Judge Svaren)
  • Wednesday – 1:15 Ex Parte & *1:30 DV   (Judge Gilbert)  *This calendar will immediately follow the ex parte calendar.

Emergency orders only should be taken to District Court after checking in at Court Administration.  Please note that our staff will find out when District Court has a judge available.

Drug Court will be heard Thursday April 30th at 1:30.

  • PROPOSALS FOR SKAGIT COUNTY LOCAL COURT RULES – Comments accepted through May 8, 2015

All comments regarding our local court rules, or any suggested new rules, should be in writing and directed to Delilah M. George by May 8, 2015.

We are again pleased to share with you Superior Court’s 2014 Annual Report.  With a continuing effort to “go green”, we will not be printing or mailing out any hardcopies.

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


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

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.